Tarana’s Current Offerings

Birth Prep Sessions

Body in Balance

This in person session is ideal for the 18-2 weeks gestation period.  I will go over some of the biomechanics of the pregnant body with you and give you a series of stretches, exercises and techniques to use throughout the pregnancy to hopefully avoid excessive discomfort now and during the birth. I also spend time on ways to create a useful synergy between you and your primary support person. “Training for birth” makes sense to this Doula. This is a very interactive session where I will demo and have you practice these techniques to be sure you feel comfortable with them before I leave.  You will receive a guidebook with visual and written aids.  – Fee is $150.00

the Big Day + Labour Tips & Techniques

This two part session includes attending The Big Day class, followed up by an in-person Labour Tips & Techniques session. The class can be taken any time in the third trimester, and the in-person session is best timed for somewhere between 32-36 weeks. It is good to have this material fresh in your mind for the actual birth, but to also have some time to practice some of these moves. I will show you the techniques that I have found the most useful over the years. I give a fair amount of my focus to the primary support person in terms of sharing my best tips for how to support someone during birth.  I will demo, and you will practice! This session also includes a guide with visual and written cues. Fee is $200.00

Birth Prep & Doula Support Options

Birth Preparation SessionsI am now offering Birth Preparation sessions on their own, and of course as always they are included in Birth Doula Support packages. You can read more about the sessions I am offering on the left side of this  page. If you have massage coverage included in your health insurance plan, ask me about how these sessions can be covered.

Doula Support PackagesI have created several packages to cover the various possible scenarios depending on your preferences and what is possible. 

Every package includes the following :

Email information and support

Body in Balance session

The Big Day Class (taught by me)

Labour Tips & Techniques session

Birth Philosophy Consultation

Weekly phone/text check in from 32 weeks gestation

Virtual Labour & Birth support (text/phone)

Package #1 – Birth Preparation & Virtual Support – valued at $650.00

This package includes all described above

Package # 2 – Birth Preparation & In-Person Labour Support valued at $1000.00

This package also includes in-person Support during labour until heading to the place of Birth (or in the case of a Home birth, until I am asked to leave)

Package #3 – Birth Prep & In Person for the Full Birth Journey valued at $1200.00

This package also includes in-person support for the whole Birth and first hour post birth.

It is best to meet before deciding, because this is an important decision and we need to know that we are going to work well together as a team. Our first meeting is a no charge, no obligation consultation, where we can go over the options in detail, and I will be happy to answer questions.

*please note that the Birth Prep sessions may be covered under your Health Care insurance plan, and if I am able to be there in person the day of the birth, providing hands on massage treatment and techniques, I will be able to issue you an insurance receipt for a portion of my time.

If we have birthed together in the past, you will receive a reduced rate

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