Birth Doula Package
Nechama & Hannah work together as a duo doula team.
- 2 – 3 prenatal sessions; in person or virtual.
- One with Nechama, one with Hannah, and one with both of us.
- 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.
- Continuous in-person support throughout labor and until 1-2 hours after birth.
- Support with comfort techniques and pain relief including TENS machine, massage, and movement.
- First feed and newborn care support.
- Birth photos and video.
- 1 – 2 postpartum sessions.
- Text and phone support, throughout the fourth trimester.
- Personalized referrals to postpartum resources.
What languages do you speak?
English and Hebrew.
What is your personal definition of “doula”?
A birth doula is a person who provides emotional, physical, and educational support. In a world full of contradictions, and judgment, when it comes to birth and parenting, a doula can be an unbiased, calming, and encouraging voice.
What brought you to birth and postpartum work?
After giving birth to my daughter at my home in Tel Aviv, I realized that I was able to have such an empowering and emotional experience because of my support team. Working with my midwife, her assistant and my amazing partner throughout the pregnancy and birth made me realize how important hands-on support is and how badly I wanted to give that to others. A few months later, I finished nursing school and I immediately started working in a high-risk pregnancy unit. A few years later, I went on to become a midwife. My favorite part of being a nurse midwife was the hands-on holistic care and support I could give the birthing person and their family. But, at the same time, it bothered me that at a hospital job working shifts, I was unable to provide real continuity of care to my patients. So, when I moved to Canada, I decided to work as a doula, a role that allows me to provide continuous hands-on support from early in pregnancy, through birth, and postpartum.
In a climate of caregiver burnout, how are you caring for yourself?
Making time for exercise! This is definitely one of my biggest challenges, but when I manage to fit my running and yoga into my schedule my body feels so energized and ready for anything.
What is a standout book, movie/tv, etc about the childbearing/parenting journey that you return to?
- Give Birth Like a Feminist by Milli Hill.
- I learned so much from her analysis of modern birthing options and I loved the little windows she opens into other birth workers’ thoughts and writings.
- Certified Nurse Midwife, in Israel.
- Balancing Birth workshop, Spinning Babies.
- Comfort Measures workshop for Labor and Delivery Nurses, Evidence Based Birth.
- Algorithm for Fetal Positioning, Gilligan’s Guide.
- Full Spectrum Birthworker Training, Cornerstone.
- Moonstone, Sunstone, and Capstone Canada
FOR YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING, WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP/TRAINING ON YOUR RADAR?
- king yaa’s birthing beyond the binary.
- Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner workshop.
- Trauma Informed Care Training.
The minute my water broke Nechama was in close contact with me, every time I called her she could actually guess at what stage I am by hearing me screaming with every contraction! She arrived very quickly just the moment I needed this support and performed various maneuvers that relieved some of the pain and advised me throughout this beautiful process of delivering a baby! I felt safe and comfortable all the time, she gave me the strength to proceed even when I was exhausted and at times frustrated. Thank you for everything! — Nastia
Thank you for helping us (and specifically me) have a natural, active birth. Thank you for your sensitivity, empathy, and professionalism. — Yael
We cannot thank you enough for your help and guidance for the past few weeks. We are so appreciative of your love and advice throughout this pregnancy and it really meant so much to us to know you were always available at our fingertips knowing the right thing to say. Baby apologizes for being in too much of a rush and not waiting for you! — Aviva and Ben