Full Spectrum Doula
What does full spectrum doula mean? Full spectrum doulas are doulas that work with clients during fertility, pregnancy, labour and delivery and postpartum. As well as a bereavement doula that supports clients that suffer pregnancy and infant loss.
A doula provides informational, emotional as well as hands on support by way of reflexology, Reiki and comfort measures. As a Holistic Reproductive Practitioner I was trained to be a full spectrum doula
Whether you want a home, birth center or hospital birth, with midwives or with doctors it is important that you know what to expect, know your options and are cared for and supported throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum.
A doula's primary responsibility is to support their clients in the vision of their birth, to educate and inform clients of options available to them as well as the risks and benefits for all options.
Doulas are professional non-clinical support people that are committed to knowing their client, knowing their values and the reasons why they have made the decisions they have for their birth wishes.
It is believed that the connection a doula has with her clients and the way that they connect increases the natural production of the hormone oxytocin as well as endorphins which promote labour progress, strengthen contractions and decreases sensations of pain. As well as reduces anxiety and pain.
Did you know?
Doula support in labour:
Shortens labour by an average of 41 minutes
Decreases your risk of a cesarean section by 39%
Decreases the use of medications for pain relief by 10%
Increases the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth by 15%
Decreases the risk of low 5 min APGAR score by 38%
Decreases the risk of being dissatisfied with your birth experience by 31%
Lowers the risk of postpartum depression
Why choose Sarah Taylor Wellness as your doula?
As a Holistic Reproductive Practitioner I am more than a doula, I am a full spectrum doula that can support you from preconception all the way through the postpartum period. I also offer reflexology and Reiki support.
I believe in supporting clients in their vision for their labour and birth. Ensuring they have the information they need and want to make informed choices every step of the way. I offer support by way of comfort measures, information sharing, emotional support, space holding and more before, during and after birth.
In addition to being a Holistic Reproductive Practitioner I am also a Certified Dancing For Birth™ Instructor. All of Sarah Taylor Wellness Doula clients will receive the option of attending Dancing For Birth™ classes as part of their package. No dance experience or coordination required!
Doula Interview ~ FREE
~Doula interviews are always free. Book for an in person or virtual appointment. A doula interview is a chance to connect and get to know each other. Find out what you're expecting for your birth and see if I would be a good fit to your birth team
1 hour with a doula ~$75
~1 hour to ask any questions you may have about what a doula does, your upcoming birth or postpartum. Birth wishes, information gathering. Whatever you would like :)
90 Minute Breech Session ~$125
~this session is for clients with a breech baby in their last trimester, it consists of a Reiki session followed by moxabustion and more.
Doula Package ~$1100
2 Prenatal Visits includes reflexology or Reiki session if client wishes
Unlimited telephone, text and email support
On Call Service 24/7 from 38 weeks gestation until birth
Continuous labour support
2 Postpartum visits which includes a reflexology or Reiki session if client wishes
Unlimited breastfeeding/infant feeding support
Unlimited infant care support
15% discount on additional reflexology or Reiki sessions up to a year postpartum including packages (prenatal reflexology & Reiki package and postpartum reflexology & Reiki package)
Includes Dancing For Birth™ classes, Sarah Taylor Wellness Workshops and discounted workshops/classes that are hosted with other practitioners and businesses.
* Please note that due to the pandemic and restrictions on not only birth workers in hospitals but support for new families I have adapted support offered at this time to support families more:
For those planning a hospital birth I will offer in home early labour support followed by phone/video support as needed.
For all families I will offer up to 6 weeks of weekly or bi-weekly postpartum visits.
Giving back and supporting others is so important to Sarah.
When choosing Sarah as your doula $100 of your fee will go directly t0
By My Side Doula support to support a birthing person in need.
Prenatal Reflexology & Reiki Package ~$1250 (savings of almost $300)
(*payment options available)
~ Reflexology and Reiki are beneficial while pregnant. With this in mind Sarah Taylor Wellness offers a discounted bundled package that includes 17 sessions - 15 Reflexology or Reiki sessions and 2 Reflexology and Reiki Combo sessions. This program allows for monthly sessions until 28 weeks gestation, bi-weekly sessions from 29-36 weeks gestation, weekly sessions from weeks 37-40 weeks as well as 2 postpartum session. If your pregnancy goes over 40 weeks we can continue complimentary sessions until baby is born. You can use these sessions at any time during your pregnancy this is just a guideline.