A Birth Doula is an experienced, professional, non-medical support person that can help you and your partner navigate and cope with pregnancy, labour and birth. A Doula does not ‘catch’ the baby, do medical procedures, check dilation or blood pressure (that’s the job of your doctor or midwife).
A doula is a VERY important member of your birth team because their only job is to focus on you! You deserve constant support during your labour and birth no matter what kind of experience you’re hoping for.
We support ALL kinds of birth!
Our Doulas have attended births at home, the Birth Centre, and in every hospital in the Greater Toronto Area! We are proud to support parents regardless of their birth wishes. Whether your goal is an un-medicated birth, if you are unsure about interventions and medications, if you know FOR SURE that you want an epidural or … something in between, we are here for you. Also, we can be your Birth Doula if you are having a TOLAC (VBAC attempt) or a scheduled Cesarean birth, because everyone can benefit from help, reassurance and support during their birth!
Virtual Birth Support will still be offered if you wish! This is a great option for parents who want someone on-call to answer questions / provide advice about induction decisions, interventions & labour coping strategies when they come up (day or night!). This is also a great option if you would love to have a “coach me through the middle-of-the-night-I-think-my-water-just-broke-so-now-what? moments” and provide resources as needed. If you are an experienced parent, just need advice during early labour before you head to the hospital, or want a professional support person available 24 hours to answer your questions but don’t need in-person or physical support, then you need a Virtual Doula!
Having a dedicated, calm, knowledgeable, patient, non-judgemental support person (who knows you, your partner and your preferences) can make a huge difference to your birth experience.
Nutmeg’s owner and founder Angela Grant Buechner, is a Birth Doula, Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant, and Newborn Care specialist with 20 years of experience. Angela has built a team of professional Birth Doulas who will support you and your partner every step of the way, no matter how you wish to birth.
We work hard to promote a respectful and cohesive atmosphere, working right alongside your health care providers. We are proud to be a member of your labour/birth team, and want you to have the best experience possible.
Our Birth Doula Packages also include a Lactation Consultant support sessions, and virtual education courses, and Postpartum Doula support can be added to any package!
Contact us to find out how we can help you.