Caesarean Support

As a doula, our primary mission is to provide unwavering support and comfort to expectant parents throughout their birthing journey, however that may look. While many associate doulas with vaginal childbirth, it is important to emphasize that we are here to support all birthing choices, including caesarean births. We recognize that each birth experience is unique and meaningful, and we are committed to ensuring that those who choose caesarean births receive the same level of care and support as any other birthing option.

Our Approach: We wholeheartedly welcome those who choose to have a caesarean birth and are dedicated to being a reliable source of support throughout the entire process. Here's how we assist and guide you:

  1. Prenatal Preparation: Before your scheduled caesarean section, we will have a prenatal visit with you to discuss what typically happens during the procedure and how it all plays out. This visit is designed to help you feel informed and prepared, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of what to expect on the day of your baby's birth.

  2. Hospital Arrival: When it's time for your scheduled caesarean section, we will meet you at the hospital. Our presence is aimed at providing emotional support and ensuring that you feel comfortable and prepared for the upcoming procedure. We understand that this can be an anxious moment, and we are here to ease your concerns.

  3. Surgical Room Support: If you do not have another support person with you in the surgical room, we are more than willing to be by your side. We will offer comfort, reassurance, and encouragement as you undergo the procedure, ensuring you feel as relaxed as possible during this crucial moment. We can distract, or talk you through what is happening, and keep you updated throughout the procedure while holding your hand. 

  4. Room Preparation: Before you settle into your recovery room, we can assist in preparing the space for you and your baby. This includes ensuring the room is comfortable and welcoming, setting up any personal items you have brought with you, and ensuring that you have everything you need to make your recovery as smooth as possible.

  5. Recovery Room Assistance: After the surgery, when you are in the recovery room, we will be there to assist you with your baby. Whether it's helping with initial bonding, offering breastfeeding support, or simply providing a comforting presence, we will be there to ensure a positive start to your post-operative journey.

  6. Postpartum Support: As you settle into your room for the remainder of your stay, we will be right there with you. We will take the time to walk you through what to expect during the postpartum period, answer any questions you may have, and offer emotional support to help you feel more confident in your new role as a parent to a newborn, whether this is your first or third baby.

    Conclusion: Choosing a caesarean section is a valid and personal choice, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Our doula services extend beyond just vaginal childbirth, and we are committed to providing comprehensive support for all birthing experiences. Our goal is to ensure that your caesarean birth is a positive and empowering experience, filled with the support, care, and information you deserve. We are honoured to be part of your birthing journey and look forward to assisting you during this significant moment in your life.