Birth Services

As of 2020, I am very happy to be providing all birth services through Beautiful Blessings Birth Services.  All inquiries for birth doula services can now be directed through Beautiful Blessings at the following link.

 

In conjunction with this partnership, doula services will now be provided on a shared care basis. This means that each family will have an opportunity to work with two doulas, one of which will be on call at the time of your birth on a rotating basis. Shared care does not add any additional cost to your services. 

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A birth doula works with you and your support system to make your birth as positive and memorable as possible. We learn your preferences in advance and are a reliable and compassionate source of support before, during, and after your birth.

Working with Tia was a pleasant experience for both and my wife and I. Having our first baby we didn’t know exactly what to expect but Tia was able to support us and offer educated answers to many of our questions. Working with Tia as a doula was a very positive experience as a first time father, Tia never over stepped any boundaries with us or any of the professional health staff yet she was always able to ensure our best interests were taken care of. I can’t say enough good things about how beneficial it was to have a doula available to be there to support us throughout the special event. Tia was super friendly, fun, kind, knowledgeable and will be a recommendation to all of our friends and family. Thank you Tia! "

BK, new dad. 

Free Consultation 

Prior to hire, you are encouraged to meet with two doulas from the Beautiful Blessings team who will be sharing care. This is a great way to evaluate our fit!

Phone & Text Support

Clients have 24/7! This can include both questions and emotional support, with the intention of making the support of a doula not limited to your birth but the entire perinatal period.

Two Prenatal Visits 

These visits will be used to discuss your preferences and requests in order to develop a birth plan. As well, we will be able to discuss any concerns or fears you may have as the birth approaches

During labor 

During labor I provide continuous support for you and your partner. This can take diverse forms, all with the ultimate goal of making your birth experience as comfortable as possible.

Birth pools & TENS machine included

Rebozo

I have been trained by Full Circle Birth Collective to provide comfort and relaxation through the use of a rebozo. A rebozo is a traditional Mexican shawl that is used to provide extra support.

Photography

I am happy to take photos before, during, and after birth. I am not a professional photographer however I have experience photographing labor, birth, cesareans and postpartum. There is no additional fee for photography.

Professional Information 

As a birth and postpartum doula I have received training on topics including but not limited to birth, breastfeeding, and newborn care. If something is beyond my training, I will happily redirect you to someone qualified to address your concerns. 

Postpartum follow-up visit 

This visit will be used to discuss your birth and your family's first few days with a new addition. This meeting is customizable and can include things like basic breastfeeding support and/or newborn care basics. Please see the postpartum services page for information on extend postpartum support.

Baby’s first feeding Support 

Doulas are trained to assist with breastfeeding. After your little one is born, I will support you and your baby as you learn how to breastfeed comfortably and effectively.

I cannot begin to explain how vital Tia was to our birthing process. I am so grateful for her experience as a doula. Tia was gentle, calming and confident in assisting not only me through the labor experience but was really great in supporting my husband as well. 

 

I have always believed in the importance of natural birth but due to some unforeseeable circumstances after a long 28 hour labor I was informed I would have to have a cesarean. I began to panic as the medical team threw scrubs at my husband. Tia stepped in and remained at my side while he was preparing and was fantastic. She explained what was happening and was able to calm me down. 

 

Tia absolutely met all of my expectations, and then some. My labour was lengthy and my delivery was not how I had anticipated it to go but Tia helped me to utilize coping skills and coached my husband through my contractions providing suggestions for the best ways to support me.   Tia was a great support for my husband, kept him company, explained processes and provided a wonderful support during what was a long and tedious delivery. I realized the importance a doula can have not only for myself but for my husband too. " - AK, new mom

As a Birth Doula I Do Not...

  • Take the place of your physician or midwife

  • Take the place of your partner

  • Make decisions for you

  • Speak on your behalf

  • Impose personal views or opinions

The Evidence on Doulas

Evidence Based Birth provides a wonderful article outlining not only what a doula does but the statistically supported benefit of hiring a doula.

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© 2019 Tia Biggs 

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Edmonton, AB

780-862-0696