Hayley Kew Doula » Services

By: Hayley Kew Doula  09-12-2011
Keywords: Doula, Infant Massage

Hayley Kew Doula » Services

Doula by Definition

A Doula:

  • Recognizes birth as a profound life experience that the mother will remember and reflect upon throughout her life;
  • Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a mother/couple in labour;
  • Assists the mother/couple to prepare and implement their desired birth plan;
  • Stays by the side of the labouring mother/couple throughout the entire labour;
  • Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, an objective viewpoint and assistance to the mother/couple by providing information they need to make good decisions;
  • Facilitates communication between the labouring mother/couple and their clinical care providers; and
  • Nurtures and protects the woman’s memory of her birth experience

- Doulas of North America International (DONA)

Doula by Design

All packages include:

  • 24-hour on-call support from 36 weeks to one month following the birth
  • 1 hour of postpartum/breastfeeding support directly following the birth
  • Personalized birth plan or ‘wish list’
  • Birth story

$650 Package A

1 Prenatal visit
Labour & birth support
1 Postnatal visit

$800 Package B

3 Prenatal visits
Labour & birth support
3 Postnatal visits

$900 Package C

3 Prenatal visits
Labour & birth support
5 Postnatal visits

$1000 Package D

3 Prenatal visits
Labour & birth support
7 Postnatal visits

$1400 Deluxe Package

3 Prenatal visits
Labour & birth support
7 Postnatal visits
1 Overnight stay
3 Sessions of infant massage instruction

*Payment plans are available for each package

** For Clients outside of the immediate Ottawa area, a small nominal fee will apply to cover the extra costs associated with transportation

Description of Services and Possible Add-On Services

  • Each pre or postnatal visit is 1 hour in duration - Monday to Friday late afternoon to early evening availability, Saturday and Sunday early morning to early evening availability
  • Additional pre or postnatal visits may be added at a cost of $50 per visit
  • Packages of postnatal visits are available at a reduced rate depending on the number of visits requested
  • The overnight stay is typically 12 hours in duration
  • An overnight stay may be added to any package at a cost of $250
  • Infant massage instruction is based on three, 30 to 45-minute in-home classes over a 3-week period
  • Infant massage instruction may be added to any package at a cost of $100


As a separate business, I also offer scrapbooking services. I have completed baby books as well as wedding, birthday, vacation and other special books as requested.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Doula, Infant Massage