Didn’t plan on hiring a doula and now you’re in labour and wishing you had more support?
Sometimes people don’t realize they want doula support until they’re in labour or at the very end of their pregnancy. Sometimes circumstances and needs change, even at the last minute. Perhaps you planned to have your mom or sister with you during labour and circumstances have made that impossible. Perhaps you have recently moved to the area and didn’t have an opportunity to look for a doula prior to the onset of labour. Perhaps your birth plans have suddenly changed. Perhaps your labour has brought unexpected challenges with it and you and/or your partner are panicking. Whatever the reason, even if you are already in labour when you decide you want a doula, it’s never too late!
While it’s definitely ideal to book a doula in advance in order to ensure availability (when you pre-book doula services, I am on call for you from 38 weeks until the time you birth), build a trusting relationship prior to your birth, and have opportunities to discuss your birth choices, if you didn’t get around to it or didn’t think during your pregnancy you would want a doula, you could still benefit from the support of a doula now!
Dial – A – Doula Service is subject to availability. Please contact me directly by phone at (250)251-4189 as emails and text/Facebook messages are not monitored overnight.
Rates for last minute Dial – A – Doula Service are as follows:
$50/hr, with a minimum fee of $250 and up to a maximum of $600.
Prepayment of the minimum fee of $250 will be required in order to hire initiate services and can be paid by e-transfer or cash. The remainder owing will be invoiced after your birth and due one month from the date of birth.
This fee includes continuous labour, birth and immediate postpartum (first 1-2 hours after birth) support. The fee also includes one postpartum visit (1-2 weeks after birth) to provide you with an opportunity to talk about your birth and ask any questions you may have about the birth, your baby, breastfeeding, etc.
Again, there is no guarantee of availability with Dial – A – Doula service and please note that pre-booked clients will take priority. It is possible that I may need to leave if a reserved space client goes into labour when I am with you. If this were the case, I would do my best to find another doula to come and replace me, but due to the last minute nature of these arrangements, a back-up cannot be guaranteed.