This package includes:
1 initial visit at your home
24-hour on-call service for 4 weeks (2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your estimated due date)
Naturopathic doula care all through your active labour until 2 hours after the birth
2 post-natal visits (Day 3 and Day 7)
Labour Prep Acupuncture
40 minutes | $50.00
Through the use of specific points, acupuncture has been shown to help the body prepare for labour. This protocol will not induce labour unless the baby is ready. This protocol is not available unless you are 37 weeks or more.
help soften the cervix
help baby move into the correct position
increases the uterus' response to labour.
15-minute Meet and Greet
15 minutes | FREE
Dr. Quan also offers free 15 minute meet and greet consultations. This short appointment will allow for you to ask more about birth coaching, how it can help in your labour, and for you to see if this is a good fit for you. It is important to have trust and comfort with everyone on your birthing team.
Birth Support ~ Doula
What's a birth support?
...and why would I need one?
Studies show that when doulas attend births, women's labours are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier, and they breastfeed more easily. These findings may be possible because the mother often feels safe during her labour when a doula is present.
Mothers who have continual support throughout their pregnancy:
Have shorter labours
Feel more satisfied with their birth experience
Are more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth
Are less likely to have a cesarean section (C-section)
Are less likely to use pain medication during labour
Are less likely to have forceps or vacuum delivery
If I have a midwife, do I still need a doula?
A midwife and a doula are both there to support the labouring mother, but they do focus on different things. Many midwives and obstetricians prefer labouring mothers to have doulas on their team since doulas are able to assess the situation and provide quick information for better care.
Doulas mainly provide support to the mother and her partner throughout pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.
They help the mother and her partner communicate their wishes and also provide any missing information to help guide informed decisions.
They do not perform any medical exams, offer any medical advise, or micro-manage a birth.
Midwives are the medical professionals who are in charge of the medical side of pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.
They can offer medical advise, and can do medical exams like a cervical exam to diagnose and treat the mother.
Doulas and midwives both work for you towards a successful pregnancy and labour.