Birth Doula Services
The birth of your child is an extraordinary moment!
With our help, you can experience that moment in a relaxed and comfortable state - focused only on the joy of the experience. At Four Trimesters, we believe that womens’ bodies are innately designed to give birth, breastfeed and nurture. We empower you to have your best birth possible - easy, short, and relaxed - regardless of the outcome. Welcome your baby into the world gently, blissfully and remember this incredible event for a lifetime.
Passionate and committed to positive birth experiences
Giving birth is at times slow, then we have to work as a doula team to make sure you are continuously supported. Sometimes mothers lose trust in their ability, then we have to work with her partner to reinstate hope and trust. During the last part of labour our expertise in guiding a baby through a pelvis can make all the difference.
We truly want you to have the birth you desire.
What are the benefits of having a Doula?
A Doula believes in “mothering the mother” - enabling a woman to have a much more satisfying, positive and empowered time before, during, and after birth, and thus allowing a baby to have a better start in life.
The birth doula is the modern day link in the tradition of women helping women in birth. They enhance the birth experience through information, empathy, and physical assistance. Parents that have used doulas say they are an invaluable part of the birth team.
*Women supported by a doula during labor have been shown to have:
- 50% reduction of cesarean rate
- 25% shorter labor
- 60% reduction in epidural requests
- 30% reduction in analgesia use
- 40% reduction in forceps delivery
*From Mothering the Mother: How a Doula can help you have a shorter, easier and healthier birth by Marshall H. Klaus (Perseus Press, 1993)
"Giving birth is your superpower just as it's a baby's innate superpower to know what to do when you place them on the mother's chest. They will instinctively look for the breast. Feeling whole is also your superpower. My role is to cut out the noise obscuring what you already know innately."
Hospital Doula Package
The Hospital Doula Package is for clients who have attended our Four Trimesters Antenatal Group Classes and are planning to birth at the hospital.
2 Prenatal Sessions
3 Postnatal Visits
Refresher Doula Package
The Refresher Doula Package is for repeat Four Trimesters clients who have engaged our Doula services with their previous pregnancies. 2 Prenatal Sessions
1 Prenatal Session
1 Postnatal Visit
Continuous Doula Package
Continuous Birth and/or Postpartum Doula Package: Starting from $2,500
The Continuous Birth and Postpartum Doula Service has evolved to bridge the gap between a hospital birth and a home birth experience where you receive continuous support and services to guide you through the first few days of parenting and empower you to know what to do as new parents when you are on your own with your beautiful child.
New Birth Doula Package
The New Doula Package is for birth support only in-exchange for the Doula’s certification requirements / The New Birth Doula Package is for clients who are willing to engage Doulas-in-training at a reduced price in exchange for using your birth as part of their Doula certification and experience. The trainee Doulas would have attended births as a training Doula Assistant before embarking on being a primary doula for you, and your birth would be the first 5 births she has attended as a primary doula.
30mins Immediate Post-Birth Support