At Rebirth, our professionally trained Doulas are here to support you and your partner to ensure you achieve your most desirable birth experience. Numerous studies have shown that a doulas presence at a labour and birth:

  • often results in fewer complications
  • reduces the need for pitocin, an assisted delivery, and cesarean sections
  • reduces the request for an epidural, and narcotic pain management options
  • reduces negative feelings about one's experience
  • increases breastfeeding success and longevity
  • increases the family's feelings of self-confidence
  • increases feelings of security 
  • decreases likelihood of postpartum depression

Services and Rates

  • Birth Doula Package: 2 prenatal visits, birth, and 2 postnatal visits - $875 + hst
  • Postpartum Doula Package: 10 hours of support (including overnight) - $250 + hst
  • Postpartum Doula Services: $29/hour (minimum of 3 hours)

Appointment Booking

To schedule an initial appointment with one of our Doulas at no cost, please contact us at 226.663.3243 or email us directly at info@rebirthwellness.ca. Your experience will begin with a free, no obligation meeting with our Doulas, to allow you to decide which relationship feels like the best fit.

Contact

  • Rebecca Robertson at rebecca.r@rebirthwellness.ca
  • Tasha Gilles at tasha@rebirthwellness.ca

Once you have decided which Doula will be supporting you, you will receive the following care:

Two prenatal consultations in your home (approximately 1.5 hours each) to discuss:

  • Your pregnancy and anticipation of the birth
  • Your preferences for your birth experience
  • Helpful information & resources
  • Anything else that you feel you want to talk about before your anticipated due date

Ongoing Support During Pregnancy

  • Reference material and resources when/as you need them.
  • Ongoing availability by phone and email for any questions or follow-up. 
  • Your doula is on call for you 24/7, starting 2 weeks before your estimated due date, and up until your baby is born.

Support During Your Labour & Birth

  • From the time you would like your doula to be there (meet at home or at the hospital) 
  • Throughout labour and approximately 1.5-2 hours after birth
  • Assist your partner in supporting you and protecting your space. 
  • Your doula is your constant source of support, information, and advocacy -there to help you have the most empowering and blissful birth experience

Two Postnatal Visit in Your Home (within the first few days following birth)

  • Providing info and solidify your circle of support as you adjust to life with your beautiful new baby
  • Process the birth experience
  • Breastfeeding support

What is a Doula?

The word "doula" comes from ancient Greek, meaning "a woman who serves", and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical (non-medical), emotional, and informational support to parents-to-be before, during, and following birth. As Doulas, we are honoured and thankful to families who allow us to support them during this monumental life moment. We work to ensure that each family we serve feels educated about their birthing experience and options, allowing them to feel empowered as their families grows. We encourage you to be an active participant, not a passive one, in your birthing experience, therefore however your birthing turned out, the things that happened and the decisions that were made were done so with your knowledge and consent

We help you to find the joy, peace, calm, and happiness in labour and birth. We assist you in working through fears, worries, negativity, and stress. We provide encouragement and emotional and mental support whenever and however often you need it. We provide physical, hands on comfort measures as much as possible for every stage of labour in which we are present. Finally, we provide in-home support for Parent(s) and Baby, as you adjust to one of life's greatest transitions

All of Rebirth's Doulas are professionally trained, and as such, their services may be covered under your private health insurance plans. 


Postpartum Doulas

Postpartum doulas do whatever a mother needs to best enjoy and care for her new baby. A large part of their role is education. They share information about baby care with parents, as well as teach siblings and partners to “mother the mother.” They assist with breastfeeding education. Postpartum doulas also make sure the mother is fed, well hydrated and comfortable.

The goal of a doula is to nurture the parents into their new roles. As they experience success and their knowledge and self-confidence grow, their needs for professional support should diminish. A doula respects the partner’s role and input, and teaches concrete skills that will help the partner nurture the baby and birthing parent. The doula will share evidence-based information with the partner that shows how his or her role in the early weeks will have a dramatic positive effect on the family. (Excerpt from DONA International) 

To schedule an initial appointment with one of our Doulas {no cost}, please contact us at 226.663.3243 or email us directly at info@rebirthwellness.ca. 


Our Rebirth Doulas

Rebecca Robertson, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Birth & Post Partum Doula, & Childbirth Educator

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I am a birth advocate, a breastfeeding educator, and especially an advocate for mothers and the choices they make. As a doula my main role is to support mothers and partners to ensure a satisfying and positive birth experience. I am trained in providing emotional and spiritual support, as well as physical comfort during labor. I completed a DONA training course in 2009 and it sparked my love for supporting laboring women. Since then I have been inspired to continue my learning to provide the best support I can with additional studies in lactation and natural medicine. Some of the things in my tool kit include massage, acupressure, and items to help with visualization and relaxation.  I am trained in different stretches and birthing positions to improve pain tolerance and pushing efficacy, as well I give lots of encouragement! In 2012 I enrolled in a Lactation Medicine Program at the Centre for Breastfeeding Education. There I was instilled with this goal "To enable the mother to manage her own breastfeeding experience, so she will be empowered to achieve her own breastfeeding goals." I accumulated over 90 hours in lactation specific education, as well as hours in observation at their breastfeeding clinic. Since that time I have been supporting new moms as they transition to motherhood and begin the breastfeeding relationship. During my time studying Naturopathic medicine, I was fortunate to expand on my knowledge on lactation medicine as well as how naturopathic medicine can play a role in the perinatal care of women and their new babes. I am passionate about my job, and I bring lots of enthusiasm and love for what I do.  


Tasha Gillies, Birth Doula

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I’ve finally found my passion and my calling! Even though I’m a new doula, I’m absolutely in love with every moment of it and I know this is what I was made to do. Pregnancy, labour and birth is a very exciting and memorable part of a person’s life. It’s a complete honour to be a part of it to provide physical and emotional support as well as to educate and provide information.

My passion in life is helping people in any way possible. Being a doula has been life-changing for me. Being present to help someone through the whole experience and getting to see their reward at birth for all of their hard work is amazing. I am always looking to expand my knowledge to better serve my clients and to be the most informed I can about all aspects of pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum. Most recently I took a course on VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). I love empowering people to ask questions and use their voice. After all this is your baby, your birth, your experience. You have the right to informed consent and to make decisions based on what you think and how you feel. It would be my pleasure to meet with you and chat.