Having a baby can be a really challenging time.
It’s a time when you need the most support, compassion and understanding, which is exactly what a postpartum doula can provide for you.
As your doula I strive to make your transition into parenthood (or into having more than one child) as seamless as possible.
Parenting is tough, but my hope is that with my postpartum support I can help you become empowered and confident in your parenting by providing you with support, strategies on making life with children a little bit easier, and an opportunity to rest.
Here’s what you can expect when you welcome me into your home as your postpartum doula:
My role as a doula is to understand your parenting philosophy, not to change it. I am thrilled to work with families of all different types in a respectful and unbias manner.
A calm, intuitive presence
While we will discuss what exactly you require of me as your postpartum doula I will be able to pick up on what else could be done for yours and your baby’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being while maintaining a calm disposition.
I have had the pleasure of being a Mama for 12 years and have experienced life with a newborn 4 times. I’ve learned “tricks of the trade” that I am happy to share with you!
Skills that are current and inclusive
I have recently taken my Postpartum Doula training and Breastfeeding Workshop through a DONA approved instructor, as well as Birth Doula training through DONA. I also have my Early Childhood Certificate through the University of the Fraser Valley. I have a clear criminal record check and have completed the Privacy and Information Sharing: Awareness Training for Contractors and Service Providers (confidentiality).
I have my St. John’s Ambulance Wilderness & Remote First Aid &CPR/AED Level C.
I currently work as a Postpartum Doula with “high-risk” Mamas within the Fraser Valley and have friends and family with sweet babies that they graciously let me snuggle.
I am always reading and learning, and have many courses that are on my list to take. My care includes citing research based information that is the most up-to-date.
Care for baby and parents, as well as older siblings, and light housekeeping
The well-being of baby and parents is paramount to a Postpartum Doula and will always be the first priority. Helping with feeding baby, mental health check ins, and general “how-to” with your baby is my main concern. Once it’s established that everyone is healthy both physically and mentally other aspects of life with a newborn can be considered. Helping older siblings adjust to life with a new baby, keeping the house tidy, providing light snacks to the parents, as well as whatever else might be required to ensuring that the new parent(s) are feeling their utmost confident.
Sense of humour and honesty
Parenting can be a struggle, but humour can certainly bring light to the chaos of it all. I write openly and honestly about my experiences as a parent on my blog and carry this openness into my work as a Postpartum Doula. While parenting can be messy, confusing, a sometimes even embarrassing my hope is that you can feel comfortable enough with me to view me as a confidant who understands exactly what you’re going through.
If you have any other questions that may help with your decision making -about whether I’m the right Postpartum Doula for you please feel free to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone: 778-982-4639.
If you’ve already made up your mind that I’ll be a good match for your family go ahead and fill out an intake form!
I look foward to hearing from you!