DOULA

 
 
Csection Calgary Birth Bethany Galster Copywrite
 

I loved birth before I had my own babies...

But the experience of birthing my own has transformed me into the doula that I am today. I developed pre-eclampsia, HELLP syndrome and severe IUGR (absent end diastolic flow) at 25 weeks and had to deliver my firstborn at 26 weeks. What ensued was 4 months of ups and downs and learning throughout our time in the NICU. My second pregnancy was followed very closely as I was considered very high risk (I did end up developing pre-eclampsia again but thankfully not until 37 weeks).   

I carry unique knowledge.

Not only have I attended over 30 births of all varieties (home, hospital, low risk, high risk, etc) but I have personal knowledge of how to have an empowered birth even in extremely stressful medical situations. I have maintained my certification through DONA International for the last 4 years as a Birth Doula. I have also trained as a Childbirth Educator and am a Certified Lactation Educator. 

A change in plans doesn't have to mean traumatic. 

While I can in no way guarantee a flawless birth, I hope that I can help empower you to know all of your options, be prepared for the upcoming transition, and eliminate anxiety when it comes to childbirth. 

I support all births, regardless of whether you are low or high-risk, planning a home, hospital or birth centre birth, vaginal or cesarean, unmedicated or medicated.


Doula Pricing

$900
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Free Consultation
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Once Hired
1 or 2 in-person meetings at your house
50% discount on Birth Photography
Phone or email availability to address concerns or fears
On-call at 37 weeks (earlier if anticipating a preemie)
Continuous Labour Support
1 In-Home/Hospital Postpartum Meeting 

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Add-ons
Visual Birth Plan Creation
Breastfeeding 101 Private Class
Postpartum In-home Breastfeeding Support
Birth Photography
Newborn Photography

 
 
 
 

Certificates Obtained and Training Programs Attended

DONA Certified Birth Doula

Certified Lactation Educator

Childbirth Educator Training

When Survivors Give Birth (sexual trauma survivors)

Miscarriage for Doulas

Breastfeeding for Doulas

Emergency Medical Responder

BA in Outdoor Leadership