Hey Mama, I see you.
You deserve to be respected, informed, heard, safe, and in charge of your birth.
I am here for you.
Birth & Postpartum Doula - VBAC Advocate
My name is Victoria Ramírez. I am a mom of two and a Doula that supports women through their transformational journey to birth. I decided to become a Doula after personally experiencing how Doula's have such a positive impact in the birth space. I know that previous birth trauma, societal expectations, family pressures, unsolicited advice/stories and our own fears, as well as that of our loved ones, are all coming at you from all directions. It can be very overwhelming.
If you are seeking support for your first birth, your VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean), or a healing and redemptive birth, as your Doula, I will support you during your pregnancy by sorting through the confusion and the fear together so that you can go into you birth with the knowledge of your options, the ability to make informed choices, and all the tools to have an empowered, transformative and healing birth. I will support you throughout your labor and delivery by providing you with emotional reinforcement, soothing physical comfort measures, and support your own advocacy. I will also help your birth partner by lessening the intensity and stress they often feel so that they can support you better. Through the postpartum period I will support you by providing you with information and support around emotional and physical recovery from childbirth, infant feeding, and coping skills for new parents or adjusting older siblings.
We always hear doctors, friends, family and society tell us "healthy mom and baby are all that matters". Although they usually mean well, this is the BARE minimum.
You deserve to be respected,informed, heard, safe, and in charge of your birth. I am here for you.
What I Offer
20 minute consultation
An opportunity for us to learn more about each other, the services offered and see how we can work together to achieve the birth you want.
Let's Talk About VBAC
1 hour session - $65
It seems everyone has an opinion about what you should do and/or you feel lost, alone and some statistics can seem scary and overwhelming. With this service we talk about how you are feeling about your prospective VBAC, the most important questions to ask your doctor, evidence based resources about VBAC so you can advocate for yourself, things you can do to increase your chances, and letting go of fear and self-advocacy.
The Virtual VBAC Doula
3 prenatal meetings - continuous video, call, text support throughout your labour - 1 postpartum meeting - $450
This package is perfect for Mama's looking to have a VBAC but are only planning to go to the hospital with one support person because of COVID restrictions or other reasons. We will have 3 prenatal meetings where we talk about everything surrounding your VBAC, evidence based resources to advocate for yourself, mental, emotional and social preparation, birth options, your rights as a laboring woman, VBAC logistics, breath and pain coping mechanisms, and we will involve your birth partner to learn more about everything they can do to help you and increase your chances.
3 prenatal meetings - continuous in-person support throughout your labour - 1 postpartum meeting - $1150
This package is perfect for Mama's giving birth at The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Montfort Hospital, Queensway Carleton Hospital, Gatineau Hospital, The Ottawa Birth & Wellness Centre, La Maison De Naissance and home births attended by midwives in Ottawa and Gatineau. We will have 3 prenatal meetings where we talk about everything surrounding your birth, evidence based resources to advocate for yourself, mental, emotional and social preparation, birth options, your rights as a laboring woman, breath and pain coping mechanisms, and we will involve your birth partner to learn more about everything they can do to help you