A doula can support you before and after birth, and throughout your labour. They can help you with relaxation, positioning, and they enhance your partner’s role. Doulas can increase your satisfaction with the birth experience and help increase your chances of breastfeeding.
Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU) is partnering with the Birth Doula Program to offer hospital doula services. You can choose to either have the support of an apprentice doula ($300 + HST) or an experienced doula ($1050 + HST).