About Ubi Sunt

Ubi Sunt (/’oo-bie soo-nt/) is a latin word meaning, “the transitory nature of life.”

I’m Deanna Toth and I have a goal to help moms and parents-to-be feel empowered during their transition to parenthood.  I want parents to remember their baby’s birthday as magical, uplifting and empowering.
Why am I a doula, you ask? My own childbirth experience was less-than empowering. My government-funded, local prenatal classes painted a very scary image of birth and labour and I was constantly being told what to do and how to do it. When I confronted my own doctor about creating a birth plan, she said, “go to the hospital and give birth.” For one of the most important moments of my life, I felt minimized and without adequate knowledge or the voice to articulate my desires. When I heard about doulas and their role in serving parents-to-be, I knew it was a calling. Doulas can play an important role in filling the gap between the parents who feel intimidated and (many) birth professionals who prioritize the “medical procedures” of birth.
That’s why I take extra care in helping you define your birthing preferences, review your own personal goals, fears and dreams. Together, we can discuss trends in home or hospital birthing, or special requests you can make for your healthcare provider. As a DONA trained doula, I adhere to DONA International’s code of ethics.  I know that parents love their own children best and I help parents-to-be build confidence in their own inherent abilities.

 

Ubi Sunt provides the following:

  • A complimentary consultation/ interview

  • Continuous emotional, physical support, information and advocacy, partner support

  • Prenatal visit: birth preferences, pain reduction strategies, comfort measures

  • Continual labour attendance

  • 1-2 hours of post-birth attendance (will help coordinate visitors, mom-time and dad time)

  • Postpartum visit (1 week after birth) to provide practical help with baby/mom (with what?  It’s up to you!) Will also provide beneficial resources for mom

  • Birth photography is available to you (see pricing page for details)

  • A professional birth story detailing your special day will be sent to you via email

Contact Ubi Sunt today to discover how we can start helping you make your transition to parenthood even better!

 

 Bonded and insured.

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