Em Bailey

They/Them
Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula
Location: Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Families Served: 5 +
Birth Package: $1500 + Agency Fee & Taxes
Experienced Supporting: LGBTQIAS2+ Families, BIPGM Families, Immigrant and/or Refugee Families, Low-Income Families, Single Parenthood, Disabled Persons, Neurodivergent Persons, Chronic and/or Acute Illness(es), Perinatal Mood Disorders, Pet Care, Rural Living

Birth Doula Package

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Prenatal Care
  • Complimentary meet and greet. 
  • 3 prenatal sessions; one virtual and two in-person visits.
  • In-person and online appointment attendance for those requiring additional advocacy in healthcare spaces. 
  • Access to personalized resource package and community referrals.
  • Text and phone support as needed. 
  • Access to all Brood’s online courses and Brood’s Family Portal.
  • Colostrum collection kit with written and video instructions.
Birth Attendance
  • On call 24/7 from 36 weeks until labor. 
  • Continuous, one-on-one support for your birthing journey. 
  • Trauma-informed care and advocacy in all birthing spaces.
  • Massage, movement, and support materials are available for pre-labor and birthing positions, and preparation of birthing space.
  • First feed, latching, and newborn care support.
Postpartum Support
  • 2 postpartum sessions; one birth debrief session including optional facilitated birth story exercise, and one postpartum plan check-in and support.
  • Postpartum preparation and emotional support resources.

About

What languages do you speak?

English.

What is your personal definition of “doula”?

A doula is someone who has the capacity to hold the breadth, complexity, and care of a transformational experience — so that those centered in the experience can turn up the dial on their own needs, instincts, and inner wisdom. Working with a doula is an invitation to strengthen the pathways of community care and mutual aid networks in our lives and best serves the needs of birthing people when participating in a co-creation of relationship, trust, and consent.

What brought you to birth and postpartum work?

I am drawn to birth and postpartum work as a site for pleasure, healing, and justice in our lives. Birth and postpartum work is a magical landscape for being deeply met, supported, and cared for in ways that have the ability to ripple throughout our own lives and the lives of our little ones.

In a climate of caregiver burnout, how are you caring for yourself?

I have retired to a new and emerging gentle pace and work with myself each day to unlearn the rhythm of “the grind”. As a capital “T” Taurus, I love to luxuriate and treat myself to nourishing and glamorous foods, spend long stretches of time nestled in bed, and romance myself with gifts and pretty things to look at!

What is a standout book, movie/tv, etc about the childbearing/parenting journey that you return to?
BOOK
  • I have learned so much from returning over and over again to Bell Hook’s All About Love.
    • Bell so gently pulls apart all of the ways parenting maps onto our lives and how we understand our relationships to love. All About Love, helps me keep my love radical and carry the strength of the word and concept with me as I move into all my relationships and work.
Trainings
BIRTH/POSTPARTUM
  • Moonstone Birth & Labor Training, Cornerstone.
  • Sunstone Postpartum Doula Training, Cornerstone.
FOR YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING, WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP/TRAINING ON YOUR RADAR?
  • Abortion Doula Training!
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