Nechama Gilboa

She/Her
Birth Doula
Location: Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Families Served: 10 +
Birth Package: $1800 + Care Service Fee & Taxes
Experienced Supporting: LGBTQIAS2+ Families, Parenting and/or Caregiving, Immigrant and/or Refugee Families, Perinatal Mood Disorders, High Risk Pregnancy Care, Pet Care

Birth Doula Package

Nechama & Hannah work together as a duo doula team.

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Prenatal Care
  • 2 – 3 prenatal sessions; in person or virtual.
    • One with Nehama, one with Hannah, and one with both of us.
    • Text and phone support, as needed.
    • Colostrum collection kit.
    • Personalized referrals to community services.
    • Access to Brood’s Family Portal and Pregnancy, Birth & Right After course.
Birth Attendance
  • 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.
Postpartum Support
  • 1 – 2 postpartum sessions.
  • Text and phone support, throughout the fourth trimester.
  • Personalized referrals to postpartum resources.

About

What languages do you speak?

English and Hebrew.

What is your personal definition of “doula”?

A doula is a person who provides emotional physical and educational unbiased support. In a world full of barriers, contradictions, and judgment — when it comes to birth and parenting, a doula is the unbiased anchoring calming voice of reason.

What brought you to birth and postpartum work?

As far back as I can remember I have wanted to be a birth worker. After giving birth to my oldest daughter at home, 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 loving partner throughout the pregnancy and birth made me realize how important hands-on support is and how badly I wanted to give that support to others.



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?
BOOK
  • 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.
Trainings
BIRTH
  • 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.

Testimonials

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

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