Need more info on what a Birth Doula does to help support your birthing team? Be sure to check out our "What Is a Birth Doula" page. Planning a VBAC? We have the expertise to help facilitate that too. Check out our "TTDS VBAC Resource" page to help get you started on the path to success.
Our Birth Doulas work in teams of 2. This allows us to provide our clients with superior care, 365 days per year. There are always two Doulas on call as this allows us to meet the needs of all of our clients, and our own families. (You will never be left wondering who may show up if your Doula is busy the day you give birth). You get to interact and meet with each of our Doulas in the months (or weeks) leading up to your birth. We love working as a team and hope to find ourselves supporting your team in the near future!!
The First Step to an Exceptional Birth Experience...
All birth support packages start with a no obligation "Meet & Greet" Consult. This is a time for getting to know each other, asking lots of questions and making sure we will work well as a team. Partners are asked to attend this initial consult, if available.
Once you hire a team of Tender Touches Birth Doulas, we are available 24/7 to answer all of your pregnancy and birth related questions. We are on call for you from the moment your contract is signed. We can offer you referrals and a wide variety of resources, any day of the week. We are going to attend your birth whenever your baby decides it's time to come, because we know babies do not just arrive after 38 weeks!
We Believe in Comprehensive Support...
Tender Touches Doula Services offers all clients a variety of up to four prenatal meetings to discuss your comprehensive birth wishes, breastfeeding basics, car seat safety, comfort measures, and ways to prepare your body to give birth. These meetings typically take place in your third trimester, and are facilitated by your Doula team, certified car seat techs and our lactation consultant.
Want more information on prenatal nutrition and supplementation? Interested in ways to support a healthy pregnancy and labor process? Want to know how to kick the common cold while pregnant? Our clients have exclusive access to one of Calgary's finest Naturopathic Doctors. Let us setup a consultation for you today!
Birthing moms can also enjoy the use of a TENS machine as part of our birth support packages. Not sure what a TENS machine is? Check out what our TENS MACHINE can offer you, as a method of pain control.
Moms choosing to birth at home with Midwives, or at South Health Campus, also receive a complimentary birth pool rental with purchase of home birth water kit. (Subject to pool availability. Booking in advance is always recommended).
When your birth begins your Doula will be with you every step of the way. From early labor phone support, to showing your partner how to do a double hip squeeze, she will be there to guide you throughout your birth. We can also take photos if desired, so your partner can be fully present and in the moment with you, instead of behind the camera. (Please note that we are not professional photographers, but try very hard to capture the moments you desire).
After your beautiful baby arrives we can help get breastfeeding established, if you are choosing to breastfeed. Not breastfeeding? No worries, your Doula is also well educated in bottle feeding too.
While everyone else is focused on your new bundle of joy, we are focused on you. We want to ensure you get the BEST info available on when, and HOW, to begin exercising again post birth. All clients receive a consultation with 2 The Core Training, within a month of giving birth. Your pelvic floor, and core muscles, will thank us down the road! (The preferred timeframe for this consultation is between 2-4 weeks post birth).
Your Tender Touches Doula team remains on call for your family for 4 weeks postpartum, and will come to visit you at home. This is a fantastic time to get extra hands on support with feeding, and ask the myriad of questions that always come up once you actually have baby!
At Tender Touches Doula Services we offer a variety of birth packages to meet your needs. From the first time mom to the seasoned pro, we have the perfect support package for you.