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Speed Dating with Doulas

Thank you for joining Bloom's Speed Dating with Doulas night.

 

Read about each of our doulas and what their doula's packages contain before our event.

 

This article has information about what questions to ask your doula and what to look for during your quick 15 minute interview.  

 

If you have any questions contact us at  hello@birthbybloom.com.

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Olivia

Birth + Postpartum  Doula

I was drawn to support growing families after I gave birth and realized the need for evidence-based continuous birth support. My work as a doula is further  informed by a BA in counselling and years of experience working closely with women. Together, we will lovingly prepare your mind, body, and heart for birth and parenting. I will care for you with peaceful and attentive kindness, and work to ensure your choices and voice are respected and heard by your care team.

How long have you been a doula?

I completed training and began my business in 2022 and have been attending births and providing postpartum care since then. I am experienced in a wide spectrum of birth possibilities- in hospital and at home.

Packages

Services start at $1195

  • 3 prenatal visits (each 2 hours long) 

  • Biweekly check-ins

  • Virtual support as needed

  • 1 breastfeeding class

  • On call 24/7 from 36 weeks 

  • Continuous birth support 

  • Use of birth pool, TENS machine, Rebozo, Lending library, evidence-based handouts and more 

  • 1-2 postpartum visits 

  • Optional birth closure session – process and celebrate the birth as you move forward in parenthood

 

Postpartum Fees

Daytime $30+GST /hour (4 hour minimum) Nighttime $35+GST /hour (6 hour minimum)

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Nicole

Birth + Postpartum Doula

The birth of my own son is the driving force behind my passion & journey into birth work. I’m excited to be supporting families both as a doula & a prenatal educator. I love providing my clients with evidence-based information & having honest discussions prenatally so they feel confident & informed throughout the birthing process. 

 

During birth, I tune into you & anticipate your needs & promote a nurturing environment. My goal is to keep you comfortable & calm enough to root into your instincts, & to ease your transition into parenthood. 

How long have you been a doula?

I’ve been a doula for 2 years and have been honoured with supporting more than 40 families on this transformative journey. I work in a solo practice but alongside a back up partner doula who brings a similar vibe to the birth space.

Packages

Services start at $1250

  •  2-3 Prenatal Appointments (2 hours each)

  • Monthly/Weekly Check-Ins

  • On-Call Virtual Support from time of hire until 6 weeks postpartum

  • Continuous In-Person Support for your birth

  • Use of TENS Machine & other pain dispersion tools

  • Access to my diverse lending library

  • 1-2 Postpartum visits  (2 hours each with the option to add more at a discounted rate)

  • Birth Pool add on $150 (+GST)

Postpartum Fees

Daytime $35+GST /hour (4 hour minimum) Nighttime $40+GST /hour (6 hour minimum)

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Carissa

Birth + Postpartum Doula

The values that guide my life are authenticity, connection, humour and integrity. I am warm hearted and love to laugh! Community care is my passion, and building and engaging in it keeps me grounded and connected. I love deep conversations, hikes in the forest, food of all kinds, adventures, curling up with a good book and some warm tea, and hugs.

How long have you been a doula?

I have been a doula for 4 years and have attended 100+ births. I work closely with a group of doulas who share my birth philosophy and practice, as well as energy I bring to a birth,  in order to provide consistent care in the event I need to call upon a back up!

Packages

Services start at $1550

  • 3 prenatal visits

  • Monthly connection calls 

  • Personalized guided meditations if desired

  • Unlimited support via phone, text or email

  • Access to lending library and extensive resource list 

  • Use of an Elle Tens machine during labour

  • Continuous labour support beginning at home until baby is born (whether home or hospital)

  • Placenta print keepsake

  • 1-2 Postpartum visits

  • Postpartum care package and herbal blend

  • Closing pregnancy portal ceremony (optional)

  • Birth pool if desired

Postpartum Fees

$35/ Hour Day and  $40/ Hour Night

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Jessica

Birth Doula

I am a birth doula, prenatal educator and mother based in East Van. I aim to help families have positive births by helping them get informed and grow their confidence in advance, and by being present on the big day to help with logistics, comfort, encouragement and guidance. I have a practical, direct and non-judgemental style.

I have experience with home birth, hospital birth, unmedicated birth, high risk birth, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and more.

How long have you been a doula?

I have been a birth doula for 3 years and supported 100+ births so far.

Packages

Services start at $1450

  • 2 prenatal appointments + 1 breastfeeding and baby care education appointment

  • on call from time of hire

  • labour/birth support including TENS machine & other tools

  •  unlimited phone/text/email support 

  • 1 postpartum visit. 

  • birth pool included 

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Melissa

Birth + Postpartum Doula

My initiation into motherhood deeply shaped how I desire to show up in the birth space. My philosophy is family centered, building deep trust in the physiologic process of birth so that informed consent is at the forefront of all decisions, and that all birth values are met no matter how the process unfolds. I desire all parents to reflect on the birth and feel empowered & equipped to trust their innate gifts as parents.

How long have you been a doula?

I have been a birth doula for ~1.5 years. Through my work I have spent thousands of hours sitting with women during pivotal times in their lives. I found a love for supporting women navigating sometimes challenging fertility journeys including miscarriage/loss, and more recently walking with families through pregnancy and the birth process.

Packages

Services start at $1095

  • 3-4 Empowering Prenatal Sessions

  • 1 Additional session per month (beginning from the first month hired) for space holding, Mindset Coaching, Birth Values Creation and more

  • Energy Work (Meditation, Reiki, Kundalini Dance & Breath)

  • On call for 5+ weeks beginning Week 37 of pregnancy

  • Use of TENS Machine & other comfort measure tools

  • Birth Pool (if desired)

  • Family Advocacy & Support

  • Onsite birth support beginning with early labor until 3-4 hours after baby’s arrival

  • Lending library of helpful books and resources

  • 6 weeks of Postpartum Support

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Ongoing voice memo or text support beginning from hiring date to end of postpartum period

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Serena

Birth + Postpartum Doula

Serena is a Birth & Postpartum Doula and a Therapeutic Bodyworker. She supports families by holding space in a heart-centered and nurturing way. She has trained with Doula Canada and Wombs of the World, providing you with educational tools, techniques and encouragement. She will advocate for you to ensure you feel heard & empowered in your journey.

How long have you been a doula?

I've been a Doula for the past three years taking on 1-2 clients per month. Since becoming a Doula I have attended 25 births, supporting families at home and in the hospital. I work on my own but always have a back up Doula with a trusted Birth Doula within our community, to ensure you will have full support and nourishment.

Packages

Services start at $1200

  • 2 prenatal visits to learn about you and discuss your birth preference, the various options available to you and any concerns that may arise. 

  • Unlimited support by phone, text or email

  • Access to my lending library

  • Continuous labor and birth support 

  • Use of TENS unit

  •  Holding space up to 2 hours after birth, ensuring you are comfortable and helping your new family settle in.

  • 2 Postpartum visits in your home to check in with you and offer any assistance, answer any questions and provide resources and referrals, as needed.

Postpartum Packages

Investment: $35/hour- Minimum 4 hour visit

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Lori

Birth and Postpartum Doula

I’m here to help you be the boss of your own birth! My role as Doula is fluid; no two people, two babies, or two births are the same, so I adapt and customize my support to suit your unique and
specific needs. I’m your hype girl, sharing practical tools, proactive prep, and holistic-minded support, with strategies and resources to help you approach your birth with clarity and confidence. My clients describe me as someone with a supportive and calming presence combined with a motivating and passionate energy. My goal is that you feel heard, respected, and in charge of your birth.

How long have you been a doula?

I have been a doula for 10 year and have attended over 20 births.

Packages

Services start at $895

  • 2 Pre-natal Sessions covering basic prenatal education and Birth Plan prep.

  • Unlimited support via phone, email, or text from the date of hire until 6 weeks postpartum.

  • Monthly connection calls.

  • Access to extensive lending library and resource list.

  • Early labour support until 1-2 hours after baby is born.

  • Use of Mama TENS Machine, and a treasure chest of comfort items. (Birth pool rental also available)

  • Continuous birth support. (24/7 on call from 37 weeks)

  • 1 postpartum visit assisting with baby care and feedings, self-care, and to discuss your birth.

 

Postpartum Fees

$35/ Hour Day and  $40/ Hour Night

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Cleo

Birth and Postpartum Doula

I am a mother of 3 little and found my calling as a care provider after having my first born. I am passionate about building relationships and love a cup of coffee and a comfy place to listen. I have training in both Birth & Postpartum courses with Wise Woman Way of Birth and work throughout the Lower Mainland. I look forward to connecting with you.

How long have you been a doula?

 have training in both Birth & Postpartum courses with Wise Woman Way of Birth. I have been a doula for 2 years. 

Packages

Services start at $895

  • 2- 3 prenatal visits

  • On call for you from time of hire until 6 weeks postpartum

  • Support during your pregnancy.

  • Lending library and community resources 

  • Early labour support until a few hours after baby is born.

  • TENS machine + doula tools

  • 1 Postpartum visit on call until 6 weeks postpartum.

Postpartum Packages

$27 hour (min 4 hours)

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Ariel

Birth Doula

Hello! I am mother of 3, and full spectrum doula, offering holistic support for all folks during their reproductive journey; pregnancy, birth, loss, abortion, and postpartum. I provide deep connection, warmth and guidance, throughout your experience. I support you in stepping into your power, and view you as the authority of your birth experience!

How long have you been a doula?

I have been a doula for 6 years, and have had the privilege of supporting 80 families through their birthing journey. I work solo, and have incredible doulas that I have available for backup if needed.

Packages

Services start at $1695

  • 3 Prenatal Visits (2-3 hrs each)

  • Breastfeeding Education session (1hr)

  • Unlimited phone/text/email support throughout pregnancy and early postpartum

  • 24/7 on-call support for your birthing time

  • Birth pool rental and supplies (included)

  • Tens machine available 

  • 1 Postpartum visit

  • Placenta Print (optional)

  • Yoni Steaming (optional)

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Hiking

Speed Dating with Doulas was really great! Such a nice way to easily meet with doulas who are also interested in connecting with you. Looking for a doula can feel quite overwhelming because so much is about how you connect together. The experience did provide the opportunity to get a 'vibe' and go by instinct. Thanks for hosting, Morag! We'd definitely recommend for anyone considering a doula!

Young Couple

As future parents, we are so busy preparing everything for our baby's arrival that it can be extremely overwhelming so this is a great way for parents to learn more about the doulas overall as well as meet the ones that potentially are matching our criteria and available for the due date. What a great idea!

Couple with their Baby

Great way to meet multiple doulas. Gave me a good sense of community and connection and eased my discomfort about "online-dating" :P

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