Pregnancy & Birth

Growing a human is hard work! With standalone sessions and full packages, we're here to support you in each phase of your pregnancy and birth.

Individual Support Sessions

Knowledge and planning is power. We offer the following sessions individually, in bundles, or incorporated into your Birth Support package.

Strategies for Success

$50-$100

We make detailed plans for success in other areas of our lives, but when it comes to birth, we tend to make a list of our wants. "I don't want an episiotomy, I don't want continuous monitoring, I do want immediate skin-to-skin." While clearly outlining our expectations for birth can be beneficial, we are more likely to reach our goals with a comprehensive plan. During this two-hour session, we focus on the seven keys to labour progress and the physiology of birth. Working off these natural laws, we will help you build your personalized labour plan.

Comfort Measures for Labour

$40-$80

Birth is hard work. It is also an experience that you can manage and work through with practical tools. From relaxation techniques to position changes to hands-on support, this one-hour session covers a wide variety of proven pain reduction methods. By having a plan in place, you can approach your upcoming birth with confidence.

Strategies for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)

$50-$100

This session can be booked during your pregnancy, or in preparation for a pregnancy with HG. We will discuss evidence-based treatment protocols and the current research around commonly-used medications. We will define and prioritize your needs and use this framework to create a plan for practical and emotional support.

Preparing for Induction

$50-$100

With this session, you will gain a solid understanding of the induction process, what options are available at each stage, how to advocate for yourself, and how to effectively utilize pain relief strategies to meet your goals. Birth can be unpredictable; this session can be booked in advance and is also available on a last-minute basis.

Preparing for Cesarean

$50-$100

Is a surgical birth in your future? Are you wondering about what to expect or how to feel in control in the operating room? In this session, we provide cesarean education and use a goal-based framework to help you identify your options and create a plan to achieve your goals. We understand that plans can change quickly, so this session can be scheduled in advance, or on a last-minute basis.

Preparing for Postpartum

$40-$80

A new baby can mean a big adjustment, and we want you to feel prepared as you enter this new season of life. This session lays the groundwork for a solid postpartum plan. We can help you identify your goals, potential obstacles, and avenues for support.

Preparing for Breastfeeding

$40-$80

Whether this is your first child or you’re hoping for breastfeeding success the second (or third) time around, we can help you plan ahead. In this session, we discuss how breastfeeding works, what to expect in the first couple of days, what’s normal (and what’s not), when to get extra help, and where to go for it. We are passionate about helping you meet your breastfeeding goals.

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Birth Support

Navigating pregnancy and birth can feel overwhelming at times. There are many different ways to go, and almost everyone has a different opinion or conflicting advice to offer. Doulas can act as a trail guide, offering support and information so you can pick your best path. We help you identify your goals, plan for success, and provide continuous support during your labour and birth.

At Circle, we recognize that one-size-fits-all often fits none. In that spirit, all of our packages are customizable so that our support can fit your needs.

Birth Support Package

$750-$1400

Includes:

  • Strategies for Success: our unique birth planning session
  • Your choice of other prenatal visits, including: Comfort Measures for Labour, Preparing for Postpartum, Preparing for Breastfeeding, Preparing for Induction, or Preparing for Cesarean
  • Unlimited text/email/phone support until 6 weeks postpartum
  • 24/7 on-call from 37 weeks onward
  • Continuous birth support from early labour until at least one hour postpartum
  • At least one postpartum visit

Early Labour Support Package

$450-$850

Includes:

  • Strategies for Success: our unique birth planning session
  • Your choice of other prenatal visits: Comfort Measures for Labour, Preparing for Postpartum, Preparing for Breastfeeding, Preparing for Induction, or Preparing for Cesarean
  • Unlimited text/email/phone support until 6 weeks postpartum
  • 24/7 on-call from 37 weeks onward
  • Support during early labour until you head to the hospital or the midwife arrives
  • At least one postpartum visit

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Want to hire us but fees are an issue? Please contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Support

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of pregnancy sickness. Those affected experience nausea and/or vomiting that is excessive and persistent, so much so that they are unable to eat or drink adequately. Without appropriate treatment, or if symptoms are especially severe, this condition can be associated with weight loss, dehydration, nutritional deficiencies, and metabolic imbalances. While the physical symptoms of HG are the most apparent, it is crucial to understand the social and emotional impacts of this illness in order to truly support those that are suffering. (HER Foundation)

With first-hand experience and a whole lot of compassion, we aim to support you or your loved one through the fierce storm that is Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

Strategies for HG

$50-$100

This session can be booked during your pregnancy, or in preparation for a pregnancy with HG. We will discuss evidence-based treatment protocols and the current research around commonly-used medications. We will define and prioritize your needs and use this framework to create a plan for practical and emotional support.

HG Pregnancy Support Package

$125-$300

Includes:

  • Strategies for HG session
  • Unlimited text/email support until 1 week postpartum
  • 1 follow-up visit, in person or online

Add on Support

  • In person or online visit: $25-$40
  • Attend medical appointment as support person: $30-$45

Learn more about our fee scales.