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: $30/hour (minimum of 3 hours)
  • See more Postpartum Doula Packages below

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.caYour experience will begin with a free, no obligation meeting with our Doulas, to allow you to decide which relationship feels like the best fit.


  • Rebecca Robertson at
  • Tasha Gilles at
  • Cassie Truckle at
  • Keri Patterson at

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 Doula Services

Postpartum doulas do whatever parents need to best enjoy and care for their 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 birthing parent 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 their new role in the early weeks will have a dramatic positive effect on the family. (Excerpt from DONA International) 


  • Adrienne MacDonald at

Services Provided

  • Complimentary consultation
  • Help preparing home for new baby
  • On-call phone, text and email support during the term of the contract
  • Assistance in identifying needs to ensure a positive transition to new parenthood
  • Coping strategies for new parents
  • Education on well-baby care
  • Education and support on creating a plan for self-care
  • Infant behavioural guidance
  • Troubleshooting sleep and routine
  • Feeding support (breast and/or bottle)
  • Baby wearing education
  • Physical and emotional support
  • In-home visits
  • Light housekeeping
  • Errand running
  • Child minding
  • Postpartum mood disorder awareness
  • Resource lists and referrals to community programs
  • Judgement-free environment
  • Certified in Standard First Aid and CPR Level C

Services Not Provided

  • A doula is not a medical professional and will not perform clinical tasks.
  • A doula cannot treat or diagnose specific medical conditions or concerns for mother or baby.
  • A doula does not make decisions on your behalf. We will provide you with the information and community resources necessary to help you and your partner make informed decisions.


  • $30/HOUR
  • 10 HOURS for $250 (add the on-call service for $60)
  • $170 flat rate for only on-call phone, text, email support for weeks 1-6
  • $17/hour for child minding at Rebirth while attending an appointment.


The Helping Hand $345 + HST - includes initial consultation, 1 hour pre-planning appointment to outline postpartum care goals, on-call phone, text message and email support for both parents for the duration of the contract, three-3 hour in-home visits, self-care plan, child minding, postpartum care package and accompanying resource lists. Bonus FREE One-Week Unlimited Mom & Baby Class Pass.

The Nurturer $597 + HST -  includes initial consultation, 1 hour pre-planning appointment to outline postpartum care goals, on-call phone, text message and email support for both parents for the duration of the contract, weekly in home visits for weeks 1-6 (3 hours), self-care plan, light housekeeping, child minding, postpartum care package and accompanying resource lists. Bonus FREE One-Week Unlimited Mom & Baby Class Pass.

The Village $675 + HST - includes initial consultation, 2 hour prenatal visit to outline postpartum care goals, 1 (90 min) in-home appointment with lactation specialist, five (3 hour) in-home visits with postpartum doula, on-call phone, text message and email support for both parents for the duration of the contract, errand running, child minding, light housekeeping, meal prep, postpartum care package and accompanying resource lists. One month Mama and Baby Class Pass to be activated upon first time attending a class.

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

Our Rebirth Doulas

Rebecca Robertson, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Birth & Postpartum 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


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.

Adrienne MacDonald, Postpartum Doula

Photo by: Photography By Kendal N Hunt

Photo by: Photography By Kendal N Hunt

I am a mother of two children, two dogs, one horse and a cat.  I am currently completing my Postpartum Doula certification through Doula Training Canada and am fully insured as a postpartum doula in training. Some previous work experience that I bring into this new role includes many years volunteering in crisis intervention with Victim Services as well as a career as a legal assistant, where I learned both compassion and professionalism.

New parenthood can feel both exciting and overwhelming. Nothing can prepare us for this journey. Sometimes, the only way to get through the day is with the help and support of others. Some of my best and most valuable postpartum experiences were receiving the support and encouragement of another person when I was feeling vulnerable. It is through these moments that my passion for helping others navigate the postpartum period emerged.

I believe that when it comes to parenting, there are often 100 different ways of doing the same thing.  It’s our job as parents to choose what works best for our family, and it’s my job to provide you the support you need to make safe and healthy choices that help you achieve your goals during the postpartum period.

Cassie Truckle, Full Spectrum Doula


All Families. All Bodies. All Options. All Outcomes.

I am a dual-certificate Full-Spectrum Doula (try saying that five times fast!) through Fanshawe College’s Doula Studies Program and Stillbirthday Doulas (SBD). Through both of these, I have had extensive training on all aspects of the reproductive journey, including fertility, prenatal, labour & birth, postpartum, pregnancy loss, termination, stillbirth and other. Providing Full-Spectrum Doula care allows me to meet you where you are- and stay with you through it. 

A huge part of why I do the job I do, is a strong desire to be a part in pregnant persons' reproductive journeys. Informed choice and knowledge of what our bodies are capable of is invaluable information in my eyes. Throughout your prenatal stage as well as labour and birth, I can provide you with emotional support, physical comfort and informational resources to help you make the best informed decisions.  My goal as a Doula is to provide my clients and their loved ones with the accompaniment, information and support they need. I take a strong pride in ensuring that your decisions throughout your reproductive journey are respected, and that unique care is given to you, that fits your wants and needs. This is your body, your choice and your birth. 

Keri Patterson, Full Spectrum Doula


I was inspired to become a doula after learning of the invaluable support and transformative experience that close friends had with their doula during labour and postpartum, and I’m thrilled to have found my passion in this work. I work collaboratively with care providers, partners and families to help foster a supportive and informed team. As a Full Spectrum Doula, I extend the doula model of care to people across the reproductive spectrum, including pregnancy, birth, fertility, abortion, adoption, surrogacy, miscarriage, stillbirth, and postpartum. I am a trained professional and graduate of Fanshawe College’s Doula Studies Program and can provide emotional, physical and informational support that is individually tailored to fit the unique needs of each client.

Additionally, I believe that my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and previous professional experience with working front line at a counselling agency has given me a deeper understanding and appreciation to the diversity and resiliency of individuals and has fuelled my commitment to build a practice of compassionate care, autonomy and respect. When I’m not supporting individuals and families, I’m most likely to be found hiking (hiking all of Canada’s National Parks is a bucket list item of mine!), listening to 80’s music, playing board games with friends and family and eating copious amounts of guacamole.