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Hi, I’m Rebecca, and I’m a birth doula.

The word doula comes from the greek word meaning “to serve”, or “woman’s servant”, and doulas were originally also midwifes.  Today, the word doula is used to describe women who provide support for a mother and her family during pregnancy, labour, and birth (in addition to a midwife or OB). As a doula it is my responsibility to help each individual mother I support in the unique and specific way that she needs, which means I dedicate much time to getting to know each person’s individual birth wish, expected coping techniques, and likes and dislikes.

My services include:

  • – a  free consultation
  • – 2, 3, or 4 prenatal visits,
  • – attending the birth (I am on-call 24/7 beginning 2 weeks before expected due-date, I will come whenever needed, and stay for 2-5 hours after the birth)
  • – 2, 3, or 4 post natal visits
  • access to a small collection of books about pregnancy, birth, and parenting
  • unlimited phone and email support

During the prenatal visits some areas of discussion we may focus on are:

  • mapping out mother’s birth wish (hospital or home, amount of intervention, other people there, coping techniques)
  • discussing and practicing various coping techniques including positions, massage, water, heat/cool packs, breathing techniques, tools (exercise ball, tub, etcetera)
  • information about what to expect during labour and what your choices are
  • information about forms of induction and pain relief if you deliver in a hospital, including the benefits and risks associated with each
  • practice relaxation techniques
  • some basics of prenatal yoga, prenatal massage and prenatal nutrition
  • emotional and spiritual healing that may rise to the surface during pregnancy and birth
  • providing resources and information about anything else you would like

During the labour and birth, I will be doing whatever mother needs me to be doing, which might include

  • help you to recognize the signs that labour is coming
  • providing physical support through massage, pressure points, applying hot or cold compresses etc.
  • helping with coping techniques such as moving into different positions, and reminding of breathing techniques
  • assisting with practical tasks like preparing or bringing food and drinks and making phone calls
  • providing support for mother’s partner, baby’s father, or anyone else attending the birth

During the postnatal visits some areas of discussion are:

  • mother’s care after birth
  • baby’s care, including massage, yoga, and support with feeding (whether breastfeeding, formula, or both)
  • help with practical tasks, including but not limited to meal preparation, light housework, caring for baby

For a very limited time my services are available at half price while I compete my the doula certification process through HALO.

Pricing varies on number of prenatal and postnatal visits required. Sliding scale rates are available to make doula care accessible to all mothers. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation.

226 780 0406

imagineonelovecare@gmail.com

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Hi there! Thanks for checking out my website.

I’m Rebekah Nicole, a mumma, writer, doula, childcare provider, and sociology student living in Elora, ON.

I’d like this blog to be a place where folks can discuss and share ideas, information and resources with folks in their community. Please feel welcome to comment or discuss anything you read! 🙂

I post about a variety of topics close to my heart – which have recently expanded to include baby-wearing, cloth diapers, and homemade organic “baby-food,” since the birth of my daughter Aira in 2013. I like to stay active by walking, jogging, horse riding, long boarding, and doing yoga. I love growing food. Four very important members of my family are canine and feline. I like to keep things simple.  I try my best to avoid passing judgement, and be aware of how my words and actions affect those around me. I like hugs and laughter. I really enjoy reading unpublished writers, and sometimes host writing contests. I’m learning to become less dependent on capital by making clothes, growing food, and doing work that helps me to feel fulfilled.

If we’ve got something in common, you’re in the right place, and I recommend you hit that “follow” button that’s beckoning you! If you are looking for a doula, or would like to find out more about what a doula is, check out this page.  Or Find out details of my home childcare,  check out my product line, which includes baby bum balm, massage oils (for baby or mum), natural gardener’s hand scrub or moisturizer, mittens (for babies and toddlers), cat toys (organic catnip & reused fabrics), coasters (hand knitted with love).

Also, it’d make me really happy if you read the synopsis or a free preview of my recently published YA fantasy romance, the Crashes of Waves.

Risen from the ashes, born of the waves.

“The mermaid was different, and not just because of her ‘mythical’ connections. Her opinions were strong, and she didn’t seem to think in the same way the people around her did. Sometimes she felt as though she was just on a completely different wavelength to everyone else, living in some kind of parallel universe.”

When Leila starts at her new school she falls madly and irrevocably in love with the charismatic and mysterious Vulcan Kevlar. However, Vulcan is keeping a huge secret from Leila, which he knows he has no choice but to let her in on when he realizes that her life is in serious jeopardy, along with the well-being of the entire human race.

Rebekah Nicole is a young fantasy author living in Guelph, Ontario. Rebekah’s passions other than writing include her daughter Kasaira, longboarding, reading, horses, and spending time with her friends (including her dog Fawkes and three cats Judy Jadine and Achilles).

Rebekah was born in 1992 in Portsmouth, England, and lived in Rockville, Maryland before moving to Canada. Rebekah has written since she was a child, when she began a series of short stories featuring a group of children who dedicate their lives around helping animals in need. She began her first novel, the Crashes of Waves, when she was fourteen.