Birth Doula Services
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The first information meeting is free! Ask for an introductory meeting with a doula now, it’s 100% free and without obligation. Meetings can be done online or at home.
COVID-19:The Birth Doula Service continues to be a valid and effective option to prepare you for a positive and precious moment. Ask if your birth location accepts doulas. If the protocols are not yet in place, an accompaniment service can still be a way to reassure yourself in this uncertain time.
« An extraordinary birth experience, thanks to the Les Premiers Moments team. A human approach where I always felt confident, respected and well advised during this magical moment. My partner and I highly recommend their services! » -Stéphanie Potvin, 5 stars review on Google
We can call her doula or accompanying, in Quebec we go back and forth between the two terms. Doula is the word widely used in English or European circles to designate an accompanying person at birth.
A doula is a person who supports, listens and empowers a pregnant person as well as a person who has just given birth.
A unique service
A doula is not a midwife or a nurse, but she has training that is specific to her job as a doula.
Her specialty lies in creating a bond of trust with the pregnant person and their significant other if they have one, while providing information on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.
During the birth, the doula is present from the beginning to the end and supports the birthing person and their partner physically and emotionally.
We offer three packages
|The essential||UOne prenatal meeting, our one-one-one support during the whole birth and one postnatal meeting at your home|
Three prenatal meetings, our one-one-one support during the whole birth and one postnatal meeting at your home
|The total||Three prenatal meetings, our one-one-one support during the whole birth, one postnatal meeting at your home and one hours of postnatal care|
Included in every package
|A meeting with your doula||To make sure that you and your doula are a good fit.|
|The prenatal meetings||We cover pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and babies’ sleep as well as any additional subject that may interest you.|
|Presence during childbirth||During your birth, your doula meets you at your home or directly at the hospital or birth centre and stays with you until 2 hours after you’ve given birth.|
|Last approximately 1h30.|
|Availability during pregnancy||
Your doula stays available by email and by phone during your pregnancy and up until the moment your baby is six weeks old.
|Presence during childbirth guaranteed||Your doula is on call for you (day and night) from 37 weeks until you give birth.|
The advantages and our take on the doula’s role
A study by Washington University proves that the continuous presence of a doula during birth leads to:
- 60% less epidurals
- 50% less caesarean section
- 25% faster deliveries
- 30% less medication related to pain management
- 40% less use of forceps and suction cups
- 40% less artificial oxytocin to induce childbirth
The health of the parents and the child is always at the centre of the care received during childbirth. But what about the emotional experience of the family?
Having a doula present at your birth can make you feel more supported.
Someone who knows you, with your history, expectations and needs, can help bridge the gap with hospital protocols.
A doula can support you during a home, hospital or birth centre birth.
She has many tools and can help manage the intensity of contractions and the birth process for both you and your baby.
A doula will also visit you a few days after birth to offer support and answer questions.
She has training in breastfeeding and is there to answer all your questions.
The professional body for Doulas in Quebec is the Quebec Doula Association (QAD). By hiring a doula that is a member of AQAN, you make sure to hire a person who is fully trained. We cover the city of Montreal, a 70km radius outside Montreal on the north and south shore!
- Prenatal meeting 150 $
- Postnatal meeting 120 $
- Post-partum doula services : price upon request
- Pregnancy or postnatal photography: 400 $