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

Labour Tips & Techniques

This in person prep 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 os $150.00

The Blended Session

This session is for when it isn’t possible to do both The Body in Balance and The Labour Tips & Techniques sessions separately.  I have taken the elements from the Body in Balance session that are specific to the birthing day, and added them to the Labour Tips session so that it all makes sense! Fee is $225.00

Birth Prep & Doula Support Options

Birth Preparation Sessions – I 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 each session I am offering on the left side of this  page. The Birth Preparation sessions are covered under most health care insurance plans.

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

Package #1 – Birth Preparation & Consultation includes: Email information and support – Body in Balance session – Attendance at 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) – Value $650.00 *

Package # 2 – Birth Prep, Phone & In Person Labour only Support includes: Email information and support – Body in Balance session – Attendance at The Big Day Class (taught by me) – Labour Tips & Techniques session – Birth Philosophy Consultation – Weekly phone/text check in from 32 weeks gestation – 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) – Value $1000.00 *

Package #3 – Birth Prep & In Person for the Full Birth Journey includes: Email information and support – Body in Balance session – Attendance at The Big Day Class (taught by me) – Labour Tips & Techniques session – Birth Philosophy Consultation – Weekly phone/text check in from 32 weeks gestation – In person support for the whole Birth and first hour post. – Value $1200.00 *

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 and providing hands on massage treatment and techniques, I will be able to issue you an insurance receipt for a portion of my time.

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Childbirth is unpredictable and can feel overwhelming at times. We believe the best support is that which involves clear information before the birthing day, open conversation about available choices, empowerment and comfort throughout the birth experience, and a safe touchstone in the early postpartum days. We believe that the role of the birth Doula and educator is primarily one of support. Read More about “Philosophy of Care”

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