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 visits.  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, or 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 prepare you for your labor

I will e-mail information before the prenatal so you can follow along as we review the information

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

I take pictures of you during labor and the birth, I am happy to also take pictures of the delivery

I stay with you after delivery as we try to initiating breast feeding and make sure you are comfortable

Although I rarely need to use back-up Doulas, I work with Doulas that have similar experience and birth philosophy as myself

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

For this service I charge $1,050

 

Need More than the Basic package  

Your prenatal visit will be more in-depth, more instruction and more time for questions

Help with writing a Birth Plan

4 hr Post Partum visit, which allows time to ask a lot of questions and receive advise, (see below what a post partum client can expect)

For this service I charge $1,400

 

Referrals 

Please ask for any and all referrals for other birth related services i.e.:

Professional Photographer

Placenta Encapsulation

Acupuncturist

 

 

My Fees and Services

The fee is paid via;  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 home births!

 

This will be the most memorable day of your life over and above anything you have ever experienced and having a doula with a lot of knowledge and experience should be your priority.    I have been blessed to attend 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 – Please view my availability for post partum work 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

Fee:  $30 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