Doula Services

12166523 [Converted]Serving Northern Ontario (Timmins and Kirkland Lake area)

Contact: E-mail: info@northerndoula.ca or Phone: 705-262-9537

Welcome to my Doula Services page. My name is Julie-Anne Mauno and I would love to support you on your childbearing journey. I am an experienced Doula and Childbirth Educator. I have been working in this field for 16 years. I have participated in numerous workshops, educational and training opportunities. I have also spent time in midwifery studies.  I am currently a member of toLabor and am pursuing Doula Certification with their organization.

The following are some frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) about Doulas and the services we offer. Below the FAQ’s you w ill find the services and packages that I offer.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Doula?

A Doula is a Birth Professional who educates, empowers and supports women and their families during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Pregnancy: A Doula provides in-home education and ongoing support for expecting parents, encouraging informed choice and healthy practices.  For in-depth education, see “Childbirth Education Services” below.
Birth: A Doula provides emotional and practical support, non-medical comfort measures for labour, confidence in the birth process, guidance for a better birth experience.
Postpartum: A Doula provides in-home visits, resources and support to parents in the early postpartum weeks to encourage a positive start to life with a new baby.

Why Should I Hire a Doula?

Studies show that the presence of a Doula reduces the use of medical interventions and increases parents’ satisfaction of their birth experience. Simply put, Doulas provide the support and knowledge women need to experience birth in a positive, empowering way. Doula support should not be considered a luxury, instead it should be viewed as a necessity.

Will a Doula Replace My Partner’s Support Role?

No! Doulas support women AND their partners. Doulas do not replace the partner’s role. Instead, Doulas support and empower the partners to confidently fulfill their role.

What is the difference between a Doula and a Midwife or Obstetrician?

Doulas are not medical professionals. They do not perform any medical or clinical tasks. Instead, they offer knowledgeable support to expecting parents and their families. They do this by empowering through education, comforting through hands-on pain coping techniques, encouraging through emotional support.

Doula Work

*All Services include a free initial consultation.

Birth Doula Services:

Light Package: $600

INCLUDES:
-1 prenatal visit
-labour support
-1 postpartum visit
-24/7 on-call phone support 37 weeks-3 weeks after birth

Full Package: $750

INCLUDES:
-2 prenatal visits
-labour support
-2 postpartum visits
-24/7 on-call phone support 37 weeks-3 weeks after birth

C-section support: $500

INCLUDES:
-1 prenatal visit
-hospital support on the day of surgery
-1 postpartum visit (subsequent visits subject to Postpartum Doula rates)

Postpartum Doula Services: $25 – $35 per hour

INCLUDES:
-emotional and informational support
-light housekeeping

Childbirth Education: $120 – $200

INCLUDES:
-Private in-home classes or group workshops
-Topics covered include:
Preparing for birth, including belly mapping and encouraging optimal baby positioning
Understanding natural birth
Learning how to deal with pain and challenges during birth
Making informed choices
Developing positive communication with health care providers
Understanding possible medical interventions
And much more!