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The Elm City Doulas Difference

This is your place to find great support from our team of Doulas.

Elm City Doulas provides each of its clients with unwavering support by a team of two professionally trained doulas. Each doula has been carefully hand selected by owner, Melissa Arbeau to ensure each client receives complete satisfaction.

With a team of two doulas, this ensures that you and your partner will never have the worry about not having your doula by your side when you need her. Our doulas go on call from the moment of hire and offer 24-hour support.

Elm City Doulas provides services to families living in, Fredericton, New Brunswick and surrounding areas, as well as, Saint John, New Brunswick, and surrounding areas.

Trust me, they are worth looking into.

I am thrilled to hear about this new service ! I had Melissa as my Doula and assisted me at my daughters birth. My whole pregnancy, I knew something was wrong, Melissa knew that something was not right. She prepared me for what was to be expected at the hospital, prepared me a birth plan. Everything was organized with her !  Everything went down smoothly ! Trust me, they are worth looking into. We only have a chance to birth a few times in our life time.. why not make it amazing !

Joleen Dable

What to Expect in the Labour and Delivery Process.

I attended prenatal classes today with my sister through Fredericton Maternity and I wanted to let all expecting moms know that it’s well worth it in my opinion. It’s been 8 years since I’ve attended one, but it was just as informative as I remember. I’m very happy about how thoroughly they explained everything, and how they were very eager to answer everyone’s questions. I’m sure my sister feels a lot more prepared and hopefully more confident on what to expect in the labor and delivery process!I’m sure my sister feels a lot more prepared and hopefully more confident on what to expect in the labor and delivery process!


Stephanie Steeves

Best Experience Possible!

Melissa was very informative, and a great help even though I ended up having a scheduled c-section. She is very quick to answer any questions along the way before and after birth. She helped us have best experience possible.

Kerry Woodward

Birth Doula Services

Birth Doula Service

Birth Doula Services

Experience your labour and birth in the caring hands of a professionally trained doula. Our services are guaranteed by having a primary and secondary doula as part of your birth team.

Postpartum Doula Services

Postpartum Doula Service

Postpartum Doula Services

You and your partner need rest, recovery and time to bond with your new arrival. We are here to assist you through this time.

Childbirth Education

Childbirth Education

Our childbirth classes will keep you well-informed on your new arrival.

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation

Elm City Doulas offers the safest placenta encapsulation in the city

C-Section Recovery Tips

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Top 5 Ways to Prepare Emotionally for Childbirth

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Is Placenta Encapsulation Safe?

Recently, the CDC released a paper that has many women considering placenta encapsulation concerned. In short, a woman in the United States had decided to her placenta encapsulated. Shortly after the birth, her baby was treated for signs of GBS which the woman...

I Ate My Placenta, and Here’s Why

When I told my family and friends that I planned to consume my placenta, I was met with shock, horror and questions like, “Why on EARTH would you want to do that?” No one around me had  ever heard of placenta consumption. There were immediate assumptions that I would...

Don’t Post My Birth Announcement!

In the day and age we live in with social media so readily available at any time, we can sometimes find ourselves posting some pretty personal information and sometimes even making a few faux pas such as making an announcement that wasn't our place to make.   How many...

My Struggle With Infertility

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