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 wise woman 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... warmth and humour encourage.... 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!
Birthing energy is a force to actively work with. It's instinctual. You don't need to be taught HOW to give birth, but to TRUST & BELIEVE.
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.
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Fee: $1500 (sliding scale to $1350 for financial hardship)
*includes prenatal support & resources, birth doula care, immediate postpartum care, breastfeeding support and infant care education.
**For those planning a home birth, fee is $1350.
“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." Elena Tonetti-Vadimirova