Our support starts with a free 45-minute consultation. We take the time to learn more about you and about your wishes for labour and childbirth. We review the support services that Melissa provides as a birth doula and answer any questions you may have about the process.
If you have chosen to work with Padma Yogi as your birth doula, we will meet two times before your estimated due date. During these visits, we will discuss how your pregnancy has been and review your preferences for labour and delivery.
We will take time to practice comfort measure techniques including massage, birth ball, peanut ball, tens machine, rebozo, temperature, deep breathing, visualization and positioning.
Email & Phone Support
Melissa is available via email, text and phone support to answer any questions you may have. She will be on-call 24/7 starting two weeks prior to your expected due date until your baby arrives.
Melissa will be with you and your birth team during your labour and delivery as a constant support system, whether you are delivering at the hospital, birth centre or at home. She will support you physically, emotionally and mentally and will provide you with the tools and information needed for you to make the best informed decisions for you.
Once your baby is born, she will stay up to two hours postpartum. Melissa is also happy to help assist with breastfeeding, take photos and gather your items together.
After your baby is born, Melissa will visit you at your house a days after delivery to see how you and your new baby are doing. We will discuss the labour and delivery and how you are feeling about your experience. We will also review any concerns you have with your newborn, including feedings.