Supporting families in our community during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum
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Childbirth International Childbirth Educator, Sacred Pregnancy and Birth Facilitator, and SHANTALA Baby Massage instructor.
I took my first doula training in 2003 and have supported over a hundred families through their birth journeys. I also continue to expand my knowledge with ongoing education. I provide 2 prenatal visits, labour and birth support and 1-2 postpartum visits. 250-713-4327
Certified Birth Doula CD (DONA), and Postpartum Doula CD (CAPPA).
Breastfeeding course for care providers (Douglas College), Infant CPR (red cross), Food Safty,
Sacred Pregnancy & Birth Journey instructor.
I Support all types of birth, whether it be home or hospital, medicated or non medicated, single or multiples, first babies or third. I believe that we all have the right to choose to birth the way we want and feel supported in our decisions. I am a doula with a passion to support and educate families with their choices through pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. I also provide breastfeeding support In the postpartum period. I am a mother of 5 wonderful children that have added exceptional amounts of knowledge to my work. It excites me to pass on the old knowledge of birth that has somehow been lost in our modern times. I believe that all parents should be supported through such a transformational time in their lives. Knowledge is power. 604-722-0935
Having danced the rhythm of birth, and rode between the worlds in ecstasy and bliss, I know deep in my heart the sacredness of the passage into motherhood. As a doula I work with the mother prenatally to help heal and ease her into her readiness to birth. I offer my support with an open and attentive heart, I listen deeply for the support she says she needs, and I place myself in her hands as she guides the way forward with her choices. I follow her into the birth with my entire being, ready and lovingly. When the baby passes into this world, I am there postpartum to support her transition. 250-221-8979
Holistic Birth Certificate, Prenatal Birth & Postpartum, Pacific Rim College 2017
200 hours Yoga Teacher Training, RYT, 2015
After my certification at Pacific Rim College, a 4 months doula training program, I have moved on Salt Spring Island, and have been a part time doula here for the last 4 years. So far, my journey as a doula has thought me a lot about what it is to be a birthing person on Salt Spring Island and a well rounded knowledge of the options offered to families here. I have been part of the doula collective for this entire time and I have enjoyed the support and connection that unites us.
I will respect and support any choices that is safe both for the parent and the baby to come. I prioritize a natural home birth setting if possible, always in the case where the baby and mama are safe. The well-being of all involved in this process is truly what matters the most to me and I wish to be an advocate for your best care and needs. 778-587-9594
My journey as a doula started nearly 5 years ago when I was looking into pursuing a career in midwifery. I believe that birth can be one of the most amazing experiences in your life, and my goal as your doula is to help you have a safe and beautiful childbirth, as defined by you. In addition to being a doula, I have my B.Sc. in Kinesiology and specialize in pre- and post-natal fitness. 604-440-4163
Allow me to share these tender moments of life with you and your family and together we can strive for an empowering birth and postpartum experience.
I received my birth doula training through DONA in 2017 and have recently completed my postpartum training through Doula Canada, along with additional breastfeeding and prenatal classes. In these courses there was an emphasis on postpartum depression awareness, breastfeeding and the art of mothering the mother.
Upon attending my first birth as a doula, I knew it was something I wanted to be immersed in for years to come. I learned a valuable lesson from that point on; while the tools and teachings I bring are important, it is my presence and the simplicity of me being there that counts the most. This is the kind of intention that I would like to bring to your birth and postpartum period.
Having been a full time nanny for several years, I naturally took an interest in child raising and the unique relationships between parents and young ones. In my services as a postpartum doula, I will be offering insight to alternative and conscious parenting that I have gathered over the years from my experience with children and various resources. I believe that babies are whole, complete humans from the day they arrive into the world. With that in mind, we can understand the importance of building respectful relationships from infancy and beyond.
In my services as a birth doula, I offer emotional and physical support through the use of massage, essential oils and counter pressure and I guide and hold space for any existing partners to find their place in supporting you during labour. I teach how to hand express milk and facilitate a proper latch within the first hour after birth.
Additionally, I offer photography services as part of my package and this includes 15-30 photos taken at birth and/or during my postpartum visits.
I have been blessed with the chance to attend two beautiful home water births and have experience with setting up and taking down birth pools. I have seen first-hand the natural physiology of the birthing process and I do my best to inspire an intervention-free labour. As a new doula, I will be offering my services at a reduced rate with a sliding scale. Please contact me for more details. I’m looking forward to sharing space with you~ 778 - 846 - 8558
Certified Holistic Doula (Pacific Rim College), Certified Bodywork Therapist (Vancouver School of Healing Arts) Certified in Prenatal Massage
After several years of training and integration of my callings, in 2020 I launched my comprehensive offering: HeartRoot Bodywork and Birth –combining my passion for massage and healing touch, with my desire to support women and families through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Having a background rich with somatic awareness helps me bring an embodied presence to the work I do. I offer prenatal massage as part of my doula services and am working to expand my skills to include more postpartum support and ritual.
As a doula, I love helping to provide information, resources, and tools from a holistic perspective as you prepare for the birth of your baby. I provide continual support and a safe, comforting presence throughout the stages of your labour and birth experience, and I will visit you postpartum to nurture you in the tender days following your birth.
It is my wish for all people giving birth to access their deepest power, as they move through this significant rite of passage.
To discover more about the ways that we may collaborate on your transformational journey, please visit my website and be in touch!
Anabel is a fully trained Birth Doula and postpartum care provider on Salt Spring Island. She attended the most extensive holistic doula training program in North America at Pacific Rim College. Anabel takes a holistic approach with her clients and helps support them in finding natural ways to empower their pregnancy, birth and post partom period. She is also trained in yoga, meditation facilitation and reiki. Anabel has a warm, gentle and welcoming heart to women and families of every kind. She believes deeply in the power of intention, hypnobirthing, creativity, expression and ceremony. Anabel is delighted to help support you in any way you need! She offers support for families of lower income by offering her services at a discounted rate because she believes that everyone has the need for extensive support during childbirth and after.
Kim is our amazing mentor, Not only does she come to our meetings to help us brainstorm new ideas to help families. She is always in the community spreading the love of doulas and what we do, around the island also encouraging families to get extra support from our collective. She always greets you with a smile and a warm hug. We love our Mama Kim.
I have been a doula for over 40 years. I am happily retired from serving in this way and delighted to be included as a member of the Doula Collective on our island. I am devoted to bringing their information to all moms I see out in the community, as it is my hope that every woman has a Doula with her through labour. I am delighted and amazed by the Doulas on our island. They bring their devotion and wisdom as well as all the latest information and support to all births they assist at. Their postpartum wisdom is brilliant. I am grateful to be apart of this powerful women collective, as they share their gifts with all Moms, babies and caregivers. Salt Spring is very blessed to be embraced by their commitment and passion.