What does a doula do?
My role as a Doula is to provide you with support and guidance so you can feel confident in the decisions you are making for yourself and your family when it comes to your birth and postpartum care. I will offer you physical and emotional support and provide you with evidence based research. I am also there to educate and assist your main support person or partner.
I may support you physically through massage or by suggesting labour positions- we will work together to figure out what suits you best! I will ensure your birth space is calm and comfortable; allowing you to rest with ease.
I will support you emotionally by encouraging and accepting the choices you make so you can feel cared for and safe.
Ultimately, my goal as a birth worker is to stand beside you and support you as you advocate for yourself, your baby and your family!
As a Doula I will not...
Speak on your behalf
Tell you what you should or should not do
Replace your support person
Offer medical advice/support
*if at any point you need medical support I will always refer you to your doctor, midwife or a specialist.
What Clients Say
"My midwife recommended Elyse as a birth and Postpartum doula. Going with Elyse as my doula was the best decision I made.
Elyse spent multiple sessions before my delivery to go over a detailed birth plan. She explained the different options I had during labor. We agreed that she would be my advocate during labour to avoid unnecessary medical interventions and make sure I had a safe delivery. We created a good plan based on my vision of the birth experience.
Elyse was an excellent doula during my labour. I delivered the baby in 2 hours of reaching the hospital. My birth experience was pleasant and not nerve wracking, thanks to her.
I also called her after my delivery to help with the baby. Elyse massaged my baby so well that the baby slept for hours after the massage. She is also a certified yoga instructor and we did a yoga session for me as well. She is easy going, understanding, fun and is ready to do anything to help a postpartum mom out. Plus she totally understands a new mommy's brains! I have already recommended her to my friends." - Niharika, March 2022