Combo Birth Support

Sometimes you need a little of both to get you on the right track. Always have the guidance of your virtual doula, with in-person education & support to fill in any gaps. Whether it be a helping hand in your pregnancy to learn massage techniques.

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I Need a Helping Hand Combo Package
$1400 plus HST
  • 2 Virtual Preparation Sessions
    • Signs and stages of birth
    • Birth preferences
  • In Home Preparation Session
    • Coping techniques & comfort measures for birth
  • Group Chat to stay in constant contact with your doulas until your baby is born
  • Birth support with unlimited group chat messages and up to 6 hours of video or phone support.
I Need a Hug Combo Package
$1999 plus HST (save $150)
  • Hand package plus:
  • 2 additional virtual preparation sessions
    • Newborn care with a Postpartum Doula
    • Infant Feeding with an Infant Feeding Specialist
  • Extended Group chat for 6 weeks postpartum
  • 4-30 min virtual check in calls with an infant care specialist
  • In Home On-the-Job training with an infant care specialist in the first week after the baby is born.
Full Embrace Combo Package
$3600 plus HST (save $341)
  • Hand & Hug plus:
  • Option of 1:
    • Virtual session with Lactation Consultant
    • Virtual Newborn Sleep Session with Sleep Consultant
    • In home 60 minute RMT massage *must be in GTA
  • 50 hours of In Home Postpartum Doula support to help with the transition to becoming parents

Meet the Birth Teams

Nikole Vali

Meet The Team

Fiona Kelman

Meet The Team

Kristi Clements

Meet The Team

Jessica Payne

Meet The Team

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a partner supporting me. Do I need a Doula?

Most, but not all of our clients have a partner supporting them throughout this process. Our clients find that their partner is more involved in the process when they have a Doula there to guide them on how to best provide support. It is difficult for partners and even family and friends to know how to help us during this time. They can take the classes and read the books but it is hard for them to retain all that information. When we are in labour we also don’t seem to listen to our partners suggestions as readily as a Doula who we are not as emotionally attached to.

How does a Doula support me if I plan to have an epidural?

There are many tools available to a labouring mom and the epidural is one of them. Your doula team supports all birthing options and make sure you have all the information you need to decide what feels right to you at the time. Before an epidural there are sensations that require focus to work through. Your doula helps to keep you comfortable with providing comfort measures such as breathing, positions, massage and other tools until an epidural is available to you. An epidural reduces some sensations in labour but not always all, your doula aids in your comfort and keeping you as calm as possible throughout your birth process.

How does a doula support a scheduled cesarean section?

Some people believe that you only hire a Doula if you are having a vaginal birth. The reality is that babies are born in many different ways and there is no right or wrong way to go through this process. In the event of a scheduled cesarean section we help you plan for the birth by knowing your options and what to do if you go into spontaneous labour before your scheduled date. Your doula is there the day of the c-section to make sure things run smoothly and help with bonding and baby’s first feed after delivery. When you get home from the hospital we are there to help you understand what to expect with your recovery as well as learning about taking care of your baby.

How do I know if I connect with my HHD doulas?

Before any of our birth clients hire us we schedule a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your home. This is a great way to see if there is a connection between yourself and the Doulas as well as have the opportunity to ask all the questions you may have. This consultation is scheduled for 60 minutes in length and there is no cost or obligation.

Why do I have 2 doulas?

Life is unpredictable and birth is the most unpredictable life event that there is. By building a relationship with your Doula Team you have the security of knowing who will be supporting you on the day of your baby’s birth. You don’t have to worry if your Doula is unwell or if something serious come up in their personal life. You will be supported by one of your Doulas when the time comes. Many of our clients have anxiety with meeting their nurse and doctor for the first time during labour. Having two Doulas on your team means you will have that familiar face to bring a sense of reassurance to your experience.

Charlotte
Out of all the things my husband and I can recommend in terms of preparing for a first time birth is having a doula by your side. Helping Hands are phenomenal! She took care of me and my husband throughout the entire birth (the whole day!) When I wasn’t sure of something my doula would be right there explaining and reassuring me. As a first time mom, I cannot thank them enough! They were with me every step. Also if you have any questions or concerns they respond within minutes…as a first time mom I had so many fears and doubts but both were always there for me! I will totally have them again for my second child!!!!

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