My Services and Fees

A birthing person has complex needs during childbirth.  In addition to the safety of modern obstetrical care, the love and companionship provided by the partner,  along with consistent and continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect. You need individual care based on your circumstances and preferences.  We will discuss your choices about your birth, during our prenatal visit.  As a Doula, I specialize in the non-medical skills, I do not perform clinical tasks that the doctor and nurse are expected to do, I cannot diagnose medical conditions, give a second opinion or medical advise. I do NOT make decisions for mum, I am your advocate.  A very important part of my time during your labor, is keeping you relaxed while you breathe and ‘allow‘ your body, to birth your baby.

I understand you may have special requests for your labor and I will try my best to accommodate you.  (I do not look after your other children; you and your partner are my only responsibility)

Basic Labor Support Services – Please view my availability for Labor Support at www.DoulaMatch.net 

Prenatal visit at your home – we review your birth wishes and I help to prepare you for your labor

I e-mail information that we can review  at our prenatal visit

Phone and Txt Communication as needed – 24/7 before and after birth

Write a Birth Plan

With your permission I will take pictures of the labor and birth, please advise if you Do Not want delivery pictures

Within the First hour after birth, we try latching baby at the breast and I will help to make you comfortable ie; tea and toast or anything else that might help in this time frame

I work with Rheja Gilchrist, we back each other up for births if necessary

Post Partum Visit follow-up,  we talk about the labor and I answer questions you might have about your labor and birth

Birth Service Fee $1,500

Referrals 

Please ask for a referral to this or more – Professional Photographer – Placenta Encapsulation – Acupuncturist – Cranial Sacral for Baby

My Fees and Services

e-transfer or cash; 1st half of my fee is payable the day I’m hired, the 2nd half is payable the day baby is born

Women’s Hospital  is my favourite, I attend 95% of my births there, and I know the staff and the hospital well.   I am happy to go to other hospitals in the lower mainland

Home Births  I love all home births!

 

This will be the most memorable day of your life, over and above anything you have ever experienced.  Hiring a doula with a lot of knowledge and experience should be a priority.    I have attended over 550  births since 2001.  I can offer you a natural birth; with my extensive experience, knowledge and your willingness to try,  providing; the progression of labor;  and yours and/or baby’s health are not compromised due to unforeseen medical complications

 

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Basic Post Partum Doula Services – My availability for post partum work is at www.DoulaMatch.net 

Breast Feeding support and education

Bathing Baby support and education

Basic Baby care, support and education

Care for multips and siblings

Sleep support

Errands

Meal Preparation, I am not a ‘chef’ but I do like to cook healthy and organic

Light Housekeeping

Help fielding visitors

I work Monday to Friday, days only

Fee:  $35 per hour

I believe if I share with mums and dads the tools and education to take care of baby, they learn quicker to be the best parents for their baby.  I look after the Mum first, then Baby, the family and then the house.   Along with my personal and professional training and experience, I bring the same care and understanding to mum and baby – as I do with laboring mums and dads.  I have a reputation of genuine respect, dignity, caring and compassion to all people that I work with.   I am happy to help and answer all your questions, or give you a referral to a professional that can help with medical advise.

 

Kim Palmatary       604  230-6341    

contact me at:      mydoulabirth@gmail.com