Lara Esrey
Offers virtual services
Doula
Hamilton, Ontario
4 years of experience
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About me

Lara Esrey (they/them) is a queer non-binary full spectrum doula & educator. They offer doula support for birth, postpartum, abortion & loss. They also teach childbirth & postpartum preparation prenatal classes, offer lactation support, and are a community herbalist. Lara is trauma informed and approaches this work from a person-centred standpoint.

Education

Master of Arts, University of Sussex (2019)

Bachelor of Arts, McGill Univeristy (2017)

Certification and training

Full Spectrum Doula, Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings (2020)

Integrative Lactation & Feeding Specialist, Manhattan Birth (2021)

Credentials
BA CBE MA
Specialties
Abortion Doula Care Birth and Lactation Birth Doula Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Childbirth Education Herbal Postpartum Care High-Risk Pregnancy Home Birth Infant Care Labor Doula Lactation Consultation Latch Issues LGBTQ+ Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Newborn Prep Nipple and Breast Pain Overnight Newborn Care Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Care Postpartum Chef Postpartum Depression Postpartum Doula Care Postpartum Life Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Support in Pregnancy Loss Telehealth Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Water birth
Languages

English

Service introduction

Lara's doula services include support for birth, postpartum, abortion & loss. When working with Lara you will receive continuity of care and emotional, physical, and informational support. It is also important to Lara to advocate for their client's needs.

Packages
Birth Doula Support
Birth doula support includes support for the birthing person and their family before baby is born, during birth itself, and in the immediate postpartum period. Whether you’re planning a home birth, hospital birth, or birth centre birth, a doula can be an asset! I am prepared to support clients no matter the kind of birth, everything from unmedicated vaginal birth, to VBAC, to planned c-section. As with all of my packages, the birth doula support package is fully customizable. The standard package includes: - 2-4 prenatal visits (4 hours total) - On call from 37 weeks until your birth - Attendance at your birth - 1-2 postpartum visits (2 hours total) - Continuous phone, text, and email support throughout pregnancy and up until one week postpartum. Sliding Scale: $900-$1250
$1,250.00
CAD Flat rate
Birth & Postpartum Support
This package combines the above birth and postpartum packages so that your family has continuity of care throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. This package includes: - 2-4 prenatal visits (4 hours total) - On call from 37 weeks until your birth - Attendance at your birth - 12+ hours of postpartum visits (a typical visit is between 3-5 hours) - Continuous phone and email support throughout pregnancy and postpartum. Sliding scale: $1050-$1550.
$1,550.00
CAD Flat rate
Postpartum Doula Support
Postpartum support includes emotional support for the new parent(s), educational support and resources, and physical support such as light housekeeping, cooking and meal preparation, baby care, and more. As a postpartum doula, I want to meet you where you are at, and support you in the ways that you need. You can read a detailed account of what postpartum doulas offer here. The standard package includes: - 12+ hours of postpartum visits (a typical visit is between 3-5 hours - Continuous phone and email support throughout the postpartum period. - Overnight support available. Sliding scale: $270-$450 for 12 hours, additional hours charged hourly at $25 - $40 per hour. Custom packages available.
$40.00
CAD Per hour
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