778-269-0191 sarah@islanddoula.ca

Island Doula

Birth Doula Sevices

Welcome

Sarah Welsby – Birth Doula

Serving Mid Vancouver Island

-Nanaimo – Gabriola Island – Lantzville – Ladysmith – Chemainus – Parksville – Coombs – Errington – Qualicum –

Congratulations and welcome to the sometimes daunting world of pregnancy and childbirth. You are on the right track. Finding a Doula is a great way to smooth the transition into parenthood or welcoming a new sibling.

Free Consultation

This is a time for us to meet and explore your labour and birth preferences. This does not obligate you to choose me to be your Doula.

Pre Birth Prep

Prenatal Visits are where we discuss your hopes and any fears around labour and birth. We go over natural management options and the use of pain medications. This is a time when we get to know each other and build a plan of how we can work together during labour and birth.

Labour Support

As your Doula I am on call for you from two weeks before your due date until your baby is born. During labour I strive to create a calm and peaceful birth environment. I offer continuous emotional and physical comfort for you and your partner.

Postpartum Follow Up

During the first two weeks at home with your newborn I come to your home to help with breastfeeding, offer emotional support, debrief your birth experience and celebrate your baby!

 

 

 

 

 

LET’S BE OXYTOCIN PEEPS!

 

The calming presence of a Doula enhances oxytocin release (study) which decreases stress reactions, fear, and anxiety, and increases contraction strength and effectiveness. The mother’s own natural pain coping hormones (beta-endorphins) are then further enhanced making labour feel less painful. Oxytocin is the LOVE hormone – it’s a really good time! But this party isn’t just for you… it is said to spread around the birthing room to all who are present!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact me to set up a FREE no-obligation meet & greet.

This short and casual meeting gives you and your partner an opportunity to ask me any questions you’d like about how my services can meet your needs.

 

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers–strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” – Barbara Katz Rothman