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Doula Support

By the Moon doulas offer support at all stages of your reproductive journey, from holistic fertility support through pregnancy, birth, postpartum and loss. Our doulas offer backup and team support for you and for each other. You may choose to meet one or all of our doulas to find who you and your family connect with. Our doulas offer support at home or hospital in Belleville, Kingston, Cobourg and surrounding areas. All of our doulas hold multiple certifications including reflexology and Reiki in addition to doula training plus more.

 

Whether you are planning for a natural birth, request or require medical options, our doulas are happy to support you to feel empowered, informed and positive about your birth experience. Not sure about a doula? We offer doula crash courses for your partner or primary support person!

Tell us a little about you and request your free doula consultation. Read bout our doula support packages.

Ann Louise Hedger, HRP, PNSW

Ann Louise is a Certifying Holistic Reproductive Practitioner and a Perinatal Support Worker. She offers reflexology, Reiki and doula support. Ann Louise offers holistic healing support to clients on all kinds of healing journeys and she has a special passion for postpartum care including night support. In addition to fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum support, Ann Louise is especially interested in peri-menopause and menopause healing support.  

Ann Louise loves babies and has a special gift for soothing infant issues using reflexology and Reiki.

Ann Louise lives in Belleville and attends births in Kingston, Belleville and Cobourg.

Michelle Stroud, HRP Trainer

Michelle is a Holistic Reproductive Practitioner offering reflexology sessions, Reiki sessions and doula support for people at all stages of life. She has a special passion for fertility and loss support, birth trauma healing support, and reproductive healing in general. When Michelle isn't seeing clients and attending births, she's probably travelling and teaching, snowboarding with her son or swimming in the river.

 

Michelle is an experienced surrogacy doula. She also has excellent success helping breech babies turn.

Michelle lives in Belleville and attends births in the Cobourg, Belleville and Kingston areas.

Anna Siwakoti, BSc, HRP 

Anna Siwakoti received her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from the Universtity of Waterloo in 2012. Anna is also a Holistic Reproductive Practitioner, she is a certified reflexologist, Reiki practitioner and doula with a specialty in fertility and birth. She has four beautiful children and is also a proud military spouse. On top of spending time with her family, Anna loves playing board games.

 

Anna loves to share information and teaches our prenatal education classes.

Anna lives in Belleville and attends births in the Cobourg, Belleville and Kingston areas.

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Natalie Judd, CD, HRP 

Natalie first entered the Doula world in 2009, when she hired a birth Doula for her first pregnancy and birth and realized she didn't know what she would have done without her doula.  Wanting to bring this value to others, she trained as a Birth and Postpartum Doula in 2013, and is currently certifying with By the Moon, as a Holistic Reproductive Practitioner.  Natalie has three children and has had doulas for all three births.

 

When Natalie isn't seeing clients you might find her doing yoga or enjoying the outdoors.

 

Natalie lives in Cobourg and attends birth in the Cobourg and Belleville areas.

 
  • Free initial consult with two doulas

  • Two in home prenatal visits

  • Unlimited email support

  • 2 hour comfort measures workshop

  • 24/7 On call support starting two weeks before expected due date until birth

  • Backup doula

  • Birth support for duration of birth and up to two hours postpartum including reflexology/Reiki

  • Two in home (or hospital) postpartum visits including postpartum reflexology and infant feeding support

  • Unlimited in clinic infant feeding support up to 6 months

$800 + HST

Basic Doula Package
Doula Package Plus
  • Free initial consult with two doulas

  • Two in home prenatal visits

  • Unlimited email support

  • Consultation with Registered Herbalist re: herbs for pregnancy, birth and postpartum

  • 2 hour comfort measures workshop

  • 24/7 On call support starting two weeks before expected due date until birth

  • Backup doula

  • Birth support for duration of birth and up to two hours postpartum including reflexology/Reiki

  • Two in home (or hospital) postpartum visits including postpartum reflexology and infant feeding support

  • Unlimited in clinic infant feeding support up to 6 months

$875 + HST​

Initial consultations are always free and no obligation to commit. 50% balance is due upon contract signing with the balance due by 38 weeks gestation. Other payment schedules may be arranged. By the Moon doulas are available for hire at any stage of pregnancy. Custom packages may be available upon request. Maternity reflexology sessions and/or Reiki sessions are recommended for By the Moon doula clients and are available at a 15% discount for an unlimited number of sessions. Discount applies through the first year postpartum. 

On call Maternity Reflexologist

Reflexology can be very beneficial during childbirth. Some of our clients may wish to have a maternity reflexologist attend part of their birth to receive the benefits of this ancient holistic therapy. You may wish to have your maternity reflexologist attend to you at home or hospital during early labour to help your labour progress or during a challenging time of labour for natural physical comfort, relaxation and hormonal support. This package includes one prenatal reflexology session. More sessions can be scheduled during pregnancy for a 15% discount.

  • One in clinic prenatal reflexology session

  • Two to four hours of maternity reflexology support

  • 24/7 on call support starting two weeks before estimated due date

  • Backup maternity reflexologist

  • One in home postpartum reflexology session

$375 + HST​

Additional maternity reflexology sessions are available at a 15% discount for an unlimited number of sessions. Discount applies through the first year postpartum.