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. Your journey holds moments of both tremendous joy and uncertainty. I offer guidance, helping you to navigate through the myriad of emotions, to discover your capacity and abilities.
I see myself as a touchstone, an anchor, that helps to center you in the present moment, focused with purpose on your immediate goal - be that bringing your baby into the world, nursing your newborn or giving them their first bath.
I'd love to share with you, my wisdom, gleaned from more than two decades of experience. I provide a full range of services including birth & postpartum doula care, childbirth and parenting education, breastfeeding support and placenta encapsulation.
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.
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 or water birth services.