Birth Doula Service
If your heart's desire is to truly open to birth as a transformational experience - to fully embrace this rite of passage.... welcoming your precious child into loving, waiting arms.... I invite you to explore Ecstatic Birth doula care with me.
Support and Guidance for an Ecstatic Birth Experience!
My commitment as your birth doula is to be fully present for you - trusting in your innate birth wisdom, so you can meet uncertainty with conviction and embrace labour with love, to experience the joy of giving birth!
When you venture into the unfamiliar territory of birthing, having a solid, grounded presence to anchor to proves invaluable. So both you and your partner feel secure, I create a calm, centered 'holding' space. In my client's words a ‘been there, seen that’ presence which gives reassurance that all is normal.
I know that my kind words inspire confidence... warmth, humour and encouragement releases anxiety and doubt.... tender touch and intuitive guidance strengthens resolve. I've seen soothing comfort measures bring much needed physical relaxation, so a letting go into the birth process happens, enhancing the body's release of pleasure hormones!
Birth is going to push your edges. When that happens, I'm right there with you. Whether it's holding your hand, massaging your shoulders, or cheering you on, I believe in you.
As a chosen member of your team I also enhance the support of your partner and care providers. Together we form an integrated, unified support system encircling and holding you at the center.
Service includes 'Hypno-Babies' and 'Hypno-Birthing' doula support for those who are studying those approaches.
If you knew there was a way to experience birth as ecstatic, wouldn't you want to learn how? Please contact me if you wish to know more. I offer a 15 minute complimentary consultation. For details about my services read more...
*includes prenatal support & resources, birth doula care, immediate postpartum care, breastfeeding support and infant care education.
Debra is currently supporting clients who are with midwives and planning to birth at home.
Note: Debra is now teaching childbirth prep classes. This prenatal virtual (Zoom) series comprised of 7 classes is for her birth clients. Coming from her doula perspective, with much first hand experience, she brings a unique slant to this childbirth preparation series. Classes are comprised of interactive exercises, brainstorming sessions, explorations of topics in small groups/pairs, as well as incorporating relaxation/breath awareness, meditation, body sensing practices and dance! For more details: https://www.doulasofvancouver.ca/childbirthprep
“A doula is like a trail guide. Familiar with the path, she keeps you hiking through the hard parts, knowing the view at the end is incredible.” Mother Strong Doula
I am a member of this doula collaborative that serves Metro Vancouver area's expectant and new families. Go to www.doulasofvancouver.ca
By the time of birth, "a woman needs to completely let go of anything and everything that has been holding her back; she just needs to show up for herself and for her baby."
Ecstatic Birth class! Join me for this innovative class exploring how to access pleasure, and utilize it during labour for a more comfortable, joyous, empowered experience.