Doula Services Include:
~ Three Prenatal Visits, during which we can get to know each other better and connect about what your vision is for your birth. I can offer help with: what to expect in pregnancy and birth, nutrition and herbal support, reiki for relaxation, and practical tools for labour and birth.
~ Ongoing phone support throughout your pregnancy.
~ I will be on call to attend your birth starting two weeks before your baby's estimated day of arrival. If I will be unavailable, I will ensure that a backup doula is available.
~ One Postpartum Visit, during which I can offer support around breastfeeding, the transition to parenthood, practical help in the home or with older children, and processing the birth experience.
~ If you would like continued support after your baby's birth, please ask me about postpartum support.
My fee is $600. This includes prenatal visits, birth support, a postnatal visit, and all of the supplies that I bring with me to assist you in your labour & birth process.
Please ask me about discounts on packages which include other services, such as Sacred Pregnancy or Dancing For Birth classes.
I began my journey with Birth when I became a doula in 2003 and was blessed to be invited to support some of my closest friends. I was in awe of the strength and vulnerability of women and their partners during the birth process. Each birth that I was part of gave me the courage to birth my own children – one at home in the water and one at the hospital.
The path of parenthood contains uncertainties that require faith, trust, and dedication – right from the beginning. Having someone to look to who can help with guidance and reassurance is such a relief. I hope to provide that relief and support to all the families who choose to invite me into their birth experience. It is an honour to share such a precious time in a family’s life.
If you would like to know more about me or the birth doula services I offer, please feel free to contact me. Many blessings on your journey!
Training & Experience:
~ Apprentice Herbalist, Emery Herbals, 2012-2016
~ Certified Holistic Doula, Advanced Studies, The Matrona, 2015
~ Dancing For Birth™ Instructor Certification, 2015
~ Certified Sacred Pregnancy & Birth Journey Instructor, 2014
~ Birth Doula Training, DONA, 2003
~ Reiki Master Certification, 2003
~ Thai Massage Levels 1 & 2, 2001
"My birthing experience was a wonderful and positive experience, and I have no doubt that this was largely due to Raina and her skills as a doula. She provided outstanding consultation prior to the birth, and was the support we needed during so that I could focus on birthing and my partner could focus on me. Not only do I recommend having a doula present, but I can personally and strongly recommend Raina. We will always thank Raina for being there for us in the way we needed her, and for the care and dedication she puts into her work." ~Tanya Barber