Welcome to the world, baby!
This is such an exciting time as you begin your journey toward becoming parents. It's not only the birth of your child, but the birth of you as parents. And most importantly, as a family.
Pregnancy, birth and parenting are life changing. It can sometimes feel overwhelming. I offer guidance, helping to navigate through what at times may feel both tremendously exciting and scary.
As a chosen member of your support team I work alongside your care providers to ensure the safest and best birth possible. In addition I provide postpartum doula care, breastfeeding support and parenting education.
I'd love to share with you, my wisdom, gleaned from more than two decades of experience.
In the past 27 years I have had the pleasure of caring for many families with such diverse backgrounds, ethnicity & cultural views about pregnancy, birth & parenting. These experiences have deepened my capacity for support and enriched my care.
Hundreds of families in Vancouver and surrounding cities have opened up their homes and hearts, inviting me to support them, on their birth journey and their transformation to becoming parents.
I treasure these relationships of deep heartfelt connection, no matter how brief. For me it's about bringing a sense of raw excitement, wide eyed wonder and sheer delight to my client's experience for the birth of their child.
I am passionately devoted to my doula practice, which reflects a personal, sensitive, family centered and humanistic approach to birthing women’s care, and my confidence in a healthy woman’s innate ability to give birth normally and naturally.
Kind Words about Debra
"I will never forget how you supported me through each contraction, encouraging me, helping me to visualize as only a woman with experience would know how."
"You helped us come through the most intense and life altering moments in our lives. Knowing you were there for support and guidance gave us the strength to keep going.. your presence was invaluable."
Birth doula care
Postpartum doula care
Considering Home Birth?
Visit Debra's Vancouver Home Birth Doula website for more info on specialized home birth service or water birth.