Spice Harmony Yoga

Doula Services

 

What is a Doula?

A birth doula is trained, non-medical assistant who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after childbirth.

 
 

 
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Doulas are trained professionals experienced in childbirth. We serve as a constant presence of support and an emotional anchor for our client. As your doula I will offer education, serve as an advocate, and help with comfort measures, acupressure,  aromatherapy, massage and mindfulness techniques such as deep breathing, relaxation, movement and positioning. Unlike medical staff, who change shifts and have other jobs to do, your doula’s only job is supporting you and assisting your loved-ones in supporting you as well. 

Prenatal + Birth Doula Package

Starting at $900EC

  • 1-2 in-home prenatal visits

    To assess your needs and desires for birth, assist in developing a birth plan, breastfeeding and postpartum plan, and provide you with useful techniques to enhance comfort during late pregnancy, labour and birth.  

  • Unlimited Phone & email support

    To answer your questions, offer suggestions and provide support throughout pregnancy and early labour.

  • Access to my lending library

    Feel free to borrow books on pregnancy, labor, yoga, breathing etc.

  • On-call starting at 38 weeks until 42 weeks

    I arrange to be at your side as quickly as possible once labour begins, no matter the time of day/night.  

  • Continuous face-to-face labour support for up to 12 hours with an hourly rate beyond that.

    I will stay with you during active labour and birth providing emotional & physical support, helping you advocate for your needs and providing comfort and guidance.

  • 1-2 hours of postpartum support after baby's arrival
    Assistance in supporting you and baby get settled before quietly leaving you to some much deserved rest.

  • One in-home postpartum visit

    An opportunity to check in with you and baby, talk about your birth experience and share resources. Typically a week after you return home.

 

About YOur Doula

Malaika Maitland is a Professional Yoga Therapist and creator of the Maternitea Prenatal Yoga Series. She has attended the International Center for Traditional Childbearing Doula intensive and is a Mama Glow Doula-Trainee. Malaika has experience assisting births at hospital and at home.