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WE'LL BE THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

YOU DESERVE CARING AND CONSISTENT SUPPORT DURING YOUR PREGNANCY, LABOUR & BIRTH, NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF BIRTH YOU'RE HOPING FOR!

Expecting parents quickly realize that having a non-judgemental support person who is calm, knowledgeable, experienced, and “there just for you” can make a huge difference throughout pregnancy and during their labour & birth experience.

A Birth Doula is a 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 still a VERY important member of your birth team because their only job is to focus on you!  

Our Birth Doulas have attended births at homes, the Toronto Birth Centre, and at 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 of the interventions and medications you will choose, if you know FOR SURE that you want an epidural, if you are planning a VBAC or are having a scheduled cesarean, we are here for you!  Everyone can benefit from help, reassurance, information and support during their birth.

We support ALL kinds of birth!

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We will always remember you and be grateful for all you did for us during our baby's birth.
It was the most amazing and intense moment of our lives. You brought expertise and a gentle kindness, and eased our worries through this amazing experience. Words will never express our gratitude to you. You truly are an angel of the rarest form.
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Brittany
Toronto

Our Doulas Can...

provide resources during pregnancy & explain what to Expect so you feel more prepared

provide information about induction, interventions & options for birth to help you choose what works best for you

provide hands-on support and comfort measures to reduce pain and discomfort

be present to support you before, during and after your vaginal or cesarean birth

Be available to Support you DAY AND NIGHT when you think you might be in labour, and to help you copE during early and active labouR

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


WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF WAYS TO SUPPORT YOU!

Prenatal education is also a big part of feeling prepared!   Check out our options for prenatal education in the Virtual Academy, or book a one-on-one session so you can feel confident and ready!  

From customized, one-on-one Prenatal classes or Birth Refresher sessions, to on-demand online courses for Baby Care Education and Breastfeeding Prep, we can help you feel ready and prepared no matter what you need! 

 Virtual Pregnancy & Birth Support is also available, and it’s a great option! 

On-call Virtual Doula Support works well in many situations: if there are restrictions due to hospital policy and only one support person can be present for birth; for experienced parents who just want someone on-call if they have questions or need reminders during labour; if parents don’t need physical support during their birth, but they still want someone on-call and available to answer questions, provide advice, suggest coping strategies and be available day or night when they need reassurance!

On-call virtual support is a great option for those “it’s-the middle-of-the-night-and-I-think-my-water-just-broke moments”, so you always have someone available who you can talk to, and ask for advice!  Use as much or as little support as you need, whether you just want advice and reassurance during early labour before you head to the hospital, or you want a professional support person available 24 hours a day so they help you by phone/video/text throughout your labour and birth, then you need a Virtual Doula!


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

HAVE YOU STARTED PLANNING FOR POSTPARTUM?


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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Melissa
Toronto

 

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, and she 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 session, and virtual education courses, and Postpartum Doula support can be added to any package!

 

Research shows that parents who receive non-judgemental support in labour:

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 phone or video call to discuss the services we provide, meet your doula, and chat about the type of support you want!

  • Prenatal Sessions

    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. You can choose In-person support 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 Birth support packages include 2 hours of Virtual Lactation/Feeding support from our Registered Nurse / Lactation Consultant. Urgent breastfeeding / chestfeeding / lactation support is available for you and your new baby whenever you need help. Sessions can be used for Breastfeeding prep, and/or 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

    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! Individual visits or smaller packages of support can be added at any time.

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