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Our Birth Doulas Support All Kinds of Birth.. even if it's Virtual!

Due to COVID-19, our in-person support may not be possible at all hospitals... but we are still here to support you!

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 for their birth!

Our Doulas Can...

provide information & explain Expectations to relieve anxiety

give hands-on physical support to manage contractions

offer suggestions for coping with early and active labour

support your partner to be as involved as you/they want, and give them a break!

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 in-person Birth Doula Packages also include a Lactation Consultant support sessions, or they can be added to any virtual package!

Having the option to call my doula in the middle of the night to ask questions, get advice, and get suggestions for coping with labour
(and deciding when to go to the hospital!) was SO helpful even over the phone!
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R.L.
Toronto
The Labour & Delivery nurses absolutely loved you, and they were raving about how great you are as a Doula! I don't think I could have survived birth without you!
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M.
Toronto

Research shows that parents who receive non-judgemental Birth Doula support in labour & birth:

Feel more secure and cared for

Are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics

Have greater success with breastfeeding

Have greater self-confidence

Have less postpartum depression

Our Birth Doula Packages Include:

  • Free Virtual Consultation

    Free virtual consultation to discuss the services we provide, and the type of support you want!

  • Prenatal Session

    One or more Prenatal sessions to go over your wishes for your labour and birth, get your questions answered, help with your Birth Wishes/Plan, and discuss ways to help you have the birth you want (whatever that might be!)… choose a Prenatal Breastfeeding Prep consultation or education session also if you wish!

  • Contact Throughout Your Pregnancy

    Contact throughout your pregnancy by email, phone or text, to answer questions and provide resources as needed.

  • 24/7 Availability Before Birth

    Availability 24/7 during the 2 weeks before your due date until your baby is born, for unlimited email/phone/text support.

  • Support for your Birth

    On-call availability to support you during Labour & Birth whenever you need us. In-person support when possible, or virtual support via phone/zoom/ facetime. In-person support includes the first 1-2 hours after your baby is born, so we can help with skin-to-skin and breastfeeding!

  • Private one-on-one Lactation Consultant support sessions

    Our In-person Birth Doula package includes 2 hours of support our Registered Nurse / Lactation Consultants, to give you expert care and breastfeeding support for you and your new baby. This session is virtual and includes a full breastfeeding assessment, milk supply assessment, Lactation plan (feeding/pumping/ supplementing), and even tips for baby care, babywearing, safe sleep and more!

  • Postpartum Doula Visits (currently unavailable due to Covid-19 safety)

    Our Elite & Ultimate Birth Packages include Postpartum Doula visits, so you can have extra in-home or hospital support while you learn to care for your new baby!

Request Your FREE Birth Doula Consultation

Contact us to find out how we can help you.