As a respected Doula, I pride myself in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information and support throughout, during, and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help me tailor my services to fit your needs, as every pregnancy is different. To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about my practice, please contact me.
Birth Doula Support
I bring a warm, intuitive, professional, yet light-hearted approach to my work. I am passionate about birth and I work hard to ensure that my clients have a positive and memorable birth experience, however they envision that to be. My goal is for you to feel informed, respected and for your voice to be heard by your birthing team in your chosen birth environment.
Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Education
Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis is a 6-week complete childbirth education course where mothers easily learn very effective self-hypnosis techniques to be able to stay calm, relaxed, and comfortable during their birth experience. We teach a very deep form of hypnosis which takes moms far beyond deep relaxation and breathing techniques. Hypnosis actually conditions the mind, through repetitive training, to convert birthing sensations from painful sensations to comfortable ones. Our Hypno-moms are fully in tune with their bodies and their babies during the birthing process, and as aware of everything around them as they’d like to be, easily able to move around and communicate with their support team, completely in charge of their own birth experience.
If you are using hypnosis for your birth it will benefit you greatly to have a Hypno-Doula supporting you and your partner. A Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula is very familiar with all of the specific hypnosis cues and techniques you will be using and will be able to help you use them most effectively during your birthing time.
The benefits of water in labour and birth have been recognized for centuries. Some of the best known benefits include relaxation, providing pain relief without the use of medication, speeding up the progression of labour, and helping the mother to take control of her labour and birth. I have a La Bassine Professional Birth Pool available to my clients for an additional fee.
Birth photography is becoming more and more popular these days and couples can spend hundreds of dollars on that wonderful service. I don’t claim to be a professional photographer, but I have a DSLR camera and I know my way around it. I really enjoy capturing the emotions and story of the birth and all who are involved if I am able. Of course my first priority is to be your doula but I am usually able to snap some great pictures along the way. If photos are super important to you, and you can afford to hire a professional, then please do! I'm happy to pass along names of some great birth photographers in the area. If, however, you’re just hoping for some pretty great shots and to possibly have the story of your birth captured in pictures, then I’m your gal. All images will be provided to you digitally. Check out my Birth Photography page to see some of my work.
I am a Reiki Master and I offer all of my doula clients one complimentary Reiki session (or hypnosis session) in my home during your pregnancy. Any additional Reiki treatments are offered at a discounted rate of $45/hr during your pregnancy and for one month post partum. Of course during your labour I offer Reiki to you and your baby at no additional cost.
Homeopathy has a great deal to offer a pregnant woman, during both pregnancy and delivery. Since homeopathic remedies are devoid of all chemical toxicity, they can be used safely during pregnancy as there is no fear of it interfering with the baby.
Hospital Birth Preparation
(without Doula Support)
Are you planning a hospital birth and looking for some guidance to help you prepare?
Then this service is the perfect fit for you!
So you’re unsure about doula support or are choosing not to hire a doula, but you would still love some help prenatally to prepare for your hospital birth. I’m happy to help! Having attended many births at all the various hospitals in Edmonton and surrounding area I am very familiar with all of the protocols and procedures. I can give you the information you need to navigate your way through your hospital birth experience and know about all of the options available to you, helping you have an empowered and positive experience.
Comfort Measures Class
(without Doula support)
This class is great for couples who don't have a doula and would like to learn some techniques to stay more calm, comfortable and relaxed during labour. Also perfect for couples expecting their second or third child and would like a quick refresher instead of attending a full prenatal class.