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Postpartum Doula Support

While the Birth Doula Program has been in operation since 2010, we are now offering Postpartum Doula Support in addition to our birth support options. We can currently support clients in much of the Greater Toronto, though availability is limited.

Our goal since we began was to make doulas affordable for all families. We currently offer families two options when registering for the program. They can choose to be a part of our Apprentice Program ($350 plus HST), which offers a doula who is working through certification with the support of a mentor, or they can hire an experienced certified doula ($640 plus HST).

Apprentice Doula

Doulas in our training apprentice program have completed all of their in-class learning. They are now at the stages of getting hands-on experience to complete their certification.

In our training program doulas:

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Have completed in-class training

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Will have an experienced mentor join for the first shift with each client

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Will suport you with FOUR 4-hour daytime shifts (16 total hours of support)

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Will help you with education on your newborn, including soothing skills

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Will help with feeding issues, including breastfeeding support

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Will discuss your recovery, give you suggestions and be a listening ear

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Will help with light housekeeping duties including baby laundry, dishes, making meals, etc.

Experienced Doula

Some people prefer to work with more experienced and certified doulas. We have a wonderful team of experienced doulas who are happy to support you through your pregnancy and birth. With our experienced doulas, you can expect to choose the doula that is the right fit for your family.

In our experienced program doulas:

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Have completed certification by a recognized organization

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Have over 20 families of experience (usually much more)

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Will suport you with FOUR 4-hour daytime shifts (16 total hours of support)

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Will help you with education on your newborn, including soothing skills

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Will help with feeding issues, including breastfeeding support

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Will discuss your recovery, give you suggestions and be a listening ear

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Will help with light housekeeping duties including baby laundry, dishes, making meals, etc.

Ready to Register?

By registering you are signing up for 16 hours of postpartum daytime doula support. This will include 4 shifts of 4 hours each. If you’re signing up for the apprentice program, the first shift will include the support of a senior doula overseeing the apprentice doula. The remaining 3 shifts will be done on their own.

We will connect you with the doula(s) that seem like the best fit for your needs as described in your registration. If we do not have availability for your requested dates we will inform you immediately.

Once we have secured a doula for your needs we will:

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Confirm your registration

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Schedule payment (due in advance)

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