Infant Massage Classes

Infant massage promotes attachment and bonding, is relaxing for both baby and caregiver, helps promote good digestion and sleep, and is a great way to spend one to one time with your baby.

 

For more information visit: www.iaim-aimbcanada.org

 

Investment

$75 for a four week (approx 1 hour) session, which includes handouts

 

 

 

 

 

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is a normal, natural, and healthy way for an infant to be fed, however, many women in our society are led to believe that it will be challenging, and their confidence becomes shaken in their ability to feed their baby.  Education and support can greatly improve breastfeeding outcomes.

 

Support is offered through home visits on an as needed basis, and includes phone support and access to a resource library, which includes books and videos.

 

Investment

$25 per hour, minimum 2 hours

 

 

 

 

 

Postpartum Doula Support

 

A Postpartum Doula:

  • Helps ease the transition into parenting
  • Offers physical and emotional support to the mother and her family during the first three months of a newborn's life
  • Assists with breastfeeding
  • Helps parents and siblings adjust to their new roles
  • Helps with light household tasks
  • Can hold baby or entertain siblings while parents rest/shower
  • Connect you with resources in the community

 

A Postpartum Doula does not:

  • Tell you how to parent
  • Diagnose medical concerns in baby or mother
  • Babysit for you
  • Replace your primary support system

 

Postpartum Doula Support Includes:

  • A prenatal meeting to get to know each other and discuss your parenting plan
  • In home support (minimum of 3 hour shifts)
  • Above assistance as required/determined by the family
  • Assistance with breastfeeding
  • Light household duties (ex. laundry, tidying, meal/snack prep)
  • Referrals to community supports
  • Back up doula support as necessary
  • Access to resource library

 

Investment

$25 per hour, minimum of 3 hour shift

 

FAQ

I still have questions about what a postpartum doula does/doesn't do, how can I get more information?

Please see the following link, which offers more information about the role of Postpartum Doulas: www.dona.org/mothers. If you still have questions, I am happy to answer these via email or phone.

 

I'd like to meet you before committing to doula support, is there a cost to meet?

It is a great idea to meet potential doulas to see if it is a good fit.  I am happy to have a 30 minute meeting at a coffee shop or other convenient location.

 

I know that I will require more than a few hours of support, is there a discount package available?

Please feel free to contact me to discuss this option.

 

I really want a doula, but the cost isn't in my budget at the moment.  Will you offer a reduced fee or payment plan?

DONA International stands strong behind the belief that there should a be a doula for every woman who wants one, and I couldn't agree more! If the cost associated with my support is not within your budget, I am happy to discuss payment plans, referrals to doulas who offer reduced/free services.  Please feel free to send an email or call me to discuss your options.

 

I want overnight support.  Is this an option?

Yes, of course!  A postpartum doula is there to support you at the times that you feel you will need support. Please feel free to contact me to discuss schedules.

"Trena is wealth of knowledge about bringing babies into the world and works with your needs. She is an amazing human being and a fabulous doula; when it comes to birth, breastfeeding and babies she knows her stuff!" Genevieve, Parent

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