“Hello! I’m Kayla Madder, mom, wife, and owner of Crocus Doula and Wellness Services. Becoming a doula and running my own business were never career aspirations of mine until I became a mother. With my first pregnancy, I was a single mom, nervous, and looking for all the information I could possibly get. That led me to my amazing doula, who was patient, kind, and informative – all the things I needed. After giving birth and surviving those tough early postpartum months, I knew I couldn’t have done it without her, and I wanted to be a support to other women the way she had been for me. Now I’m so thankful to work closely with a fantastic birth doula and together we offer prenatal, birth, and postpartum support under Crocus Doula and Wellness services.”
Birth doula support
This includes all of the following: prenatal visits (where birth preferences can be discussed and planned for, discussion and time to practice comfort measures and coping strategies, etc), on-call birth support from 37 weeks onward including being present for labour and delivery, immediate postpartum support for up to two hours after the birth, help with initial latch and breastfeeding support if necessary, support via text, email, or phone call for one month after birth, one postpartum visit.
Postpartum doula support
This includes any of the following (customizable depending on needs of the family): in-hospital support, in-home daytime support, or in-home overnight support. These options include providing services such as support of mother, feeding and baby care support, assistance with older children, light housework, light cooking, comfort measures, help and education for support people (partners, family) on how to best support the mother and baby at home, family support through the night, care of infant(s), etc.
We offer additional services, outlined below. Packages including a variety of different services are also available. We offer complimentary consultations to see if we’re a good fit and to determine what services might work best for your family.
Private prenatal or postpartum yoga classes in the client’s home.
Preparing for Birth and Postpartum Workshop – either one on one or in a group setting (offered every 6 weeks).
Birth or Postpartum Plan Planning Sessions.
Postpartum Meal Train Scheduling and Coordination.
Personalized Postpartum Gift Baskets.
“I come from a background in the sciences, so keeping the information I give to my clients evidence-based is non-negotiable. As doulas at Crocus Doula, we research and make sure what we tell new/expecting families is valuable information that is not just anecdotal or trendy. We are qualified, experienced birth professionals who offer non-judgmental support for the whole family!”– Kayla Madder
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“Hiring Kayla as my postpartum doula was one of the best decisions I could have made for my ENTIRE family. After having my reverse episiotomy surgery at 3 months postpartum, I needed more help than ever. Kayla came over every morning for a few hours and she helped make food, clean, take care of my boys and manage the house so that I could sleep or have a bath or just take time to myself. She made me feel comfortable, it wasn’t awkward at all. I liked that she wasn’t constantly asking me “what I wanted her to do”. In fact she never had to ask me because she just knew. I think it was really helpful that Kayla is a mom of two because she can relate. Kayla is kind, respectful, easy to get along with, down to earth and hard working. I recommend her to any and all people who need help postpartum!”– Kathleen G.