Our Birth Doulas
support ALL kinds of Birth!
A Birth Doula is an experienced, professional, non-medical support person that can help you and your partner navigate and cope with pregnancy, labour and birth. A Doula does not ‘catch’ the baby, do medical procedures, check dilation or blood pressure; that’s the job of your doctor or midwife. A doula is a VERY important member of your birth team because their only job is to focus on you! You deserve constant support during your labour and birth no matter what kind of experience you’re hoping for. We support ALL kinds of birth!
Our Doulas have attended births at home and in hospitals all over the Greater Toronto Area, and we are pleased to support mothers regardless of their birth wishes. Whether your goal is an un-medicated birth, if you are unsure about interventions in birth, if you know FOR SURE that you want an epidural, or something in between, we are here for you. Also, we can be your Birth Doula if you are having a TOLAC (VBAC attempt) or a scheduled Cesarean birth, because everyone can benefit from help, reassurance and support for their birth!
Our Doulas can:
- provide information and explanations
- offer suggestions for coping with early and active labour
- give hands-on physical support to manage contractions
- support your partner to be as involved as you/they want, and can give them a break!
Our Doulas will answer your call in the middle of the night when you think you’re in labour
and you don’t know what to do!
Having a dedicated, non-judgemental support person who is calm, knowledgeable, patient and has gotten to know you, your partner and your preferences throughout pregnancy, can make a huge difference to your birth experience. Nutmeg Consulting is headed by owner and founder Angela Grant Buechner, who is a Birth Doula, Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant, and NICU Newborn Care specialist. Angela has built a team of professionals, consisting of amazing Birth and Postpartum Doulas who will support you and your partner every step of the way.
We work hard to promote a respectful and cohesive atmosphere working alongside your health care providers. You will also benefit from the extra knowledge and support of an expert, since all of our Birth Doula Packages include a Lactation Consultant Home Visit, with Angela, and access to even more support as needed!
“The Labour & Delivery nurses absolutely love you… They were raving about how great you are as a Doula.”M. Toronto
Research shows that parents who receive non-judgemental Birth Doula support in labour & birth:
Feel more secure and cared for
Are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics
Have greater success with breastfeeding
Have greater self-confidence
Have less postpartum depression
Our Birth Doula Packages include:
Request Your FREE Birth Doula Consultation
Private Prenatal Labour & Delivery Education
This is not your ‘usual’ Birth Prep class….
Need to ask a million questions about Labour and Delivery of your baby?
Want to chat about what to REALLY expect and how to prepare yourself for birth?
Angela will answer your questions and discuss your concerns about labour and birth. She can share her experiences and knowledge about home and hospital births, what to expect and even help you work on a Birth Plan….. right in the comfort of your own home!