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WHAT CAN A DOULA DO FOR YOU?

Aimée Sturley   A doula will help you & your partner to stay informed & supported from pregnancy to birth to the postpartum period. They will work to promote a sense of trust & closeness between you & your partner(s), and foster an atmosphere of support throughout your time together.   Your doula will help… Continue Reading

Being Open, Come What May

Contractions started on June 9. Geoff was up with me all night, but I have to admit we were like deer in a headlight. He had called our doula to give her the heads up, and the following morning he called her to come over. We laboured at home, and she gave us many great… Continue Reading

The Low-Down On Doulas

By Jessica Austin  photo by Morag Hastings appleblossomfamilies.com More and more families are choosing to use doulas for added support during childbirth. Many midwives and doctors are also strongly encouraging their clients to hire doulas. While doulas are becoming increasingly common, a lot of people still have questions about what exactly a doula does and… Continue Reading

Constant Comfort When Plans Change

By Jen Bain The decision to hire a birth doula was absolutely paramount to my birth experience, though I couldn’t have known it when we first set out to make our birth plan. Like every expectant parent, my partner and I wanted the best for our first birth, our firstborn, and his first entry into… Continue Reading

Birth Through My Eyes as a Doula

By Michelle MacLean I am not like every doula.   But I hope I share the same views on birth as others.   I have attended all types of births. Home, water, hospital, cesareans, hands off and highly medicalized, and the unintentional homebirth. Over 800 births and all of them different and so unique yet… Continue Reading

Fenya’s Birth Story

On Monday night (3rd day past due), after spending the day on a long walk, an acupuncture appointment and prenatal fitness, my water broke. I expected labour to begin shortly after, so C stayed home from work Tuesday. In anticipation of having a home birth we got all the last things ready: the laundry, cleaned… Continue Reading

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