Nothing Should Take Away The Joy Of Having A Baby!
We understand these are strenuous times as everything is looking a little different being more isolated and with some restrictions still upon us, even expected appointments aren’t happening yet in their usual format. We want to help you have as much of a normal experience as possible, feeling JUST as supported as before, even if it looks a little bit different with the effects of COVID still upon us. We, as doulas, are now back to work in hospitals and homes, taking the necessary precautions.
Having a baby can be an all-encompassing experience: pregnancy, education, labour, birth, bringing a baby home, breastfeeding, sleep deprivation, newborn care, newborn needs, visitors, feeling isolated, hormonal changes, healing, food prep, shopping, etc. All of this can feel overwhelming to think through and process, as you can tell having a baby is not just a one time event! We are here to help!
Nothing Should Take Away The Joy Of Having A Baby
We understand these are strenuous times as everything is looking different being more isolated and with restrictions put upon us, even expected appointments aren’t happening as usual. We want to help you have as much of a normal experience as possible, feeling JUST as supported as before, even if it looks a little bit different.
Having a baby can be an all-encompassing experience: pregnancy, education, labour, birth, bringing a baby home, breastfeeding, sleep deprivation, newborn care, newborn needs, visitors, feeling isolated, hormonal changes, food prep, shopping, etc. In light of the virus restrictions all of this feels even more of a hurdle to think through and process, as you can tell having a baby is not just a one time event!
I would love to help you through your ‘Having a Baby’ experience to be as normalized as possible. Being a warm, caring doula that gives you continuity of care, emotional support, educational and practical tips as you walk through each stage in the weeks leading up to having your baby and the days and weeks after bringing baby home, brings me a lot of joy!
“When a family feels surrounded by the support they need, they can have a positive, life-giving, memorable experience, even if it’s hard work!”
Birth Doula Certification (DONA) #8553 July 2010
Postpartum Doula Workshop Certificate of Completion (DONA) April 2015
IBCLC Lactation Course/Breastfeeding for Doulas Course
Infant CPR (CPR/AED Level C) Oct. 2018
Various other courses and workshops and Over 200 families have received my care!
I would love to hear from you and meet you for a coffee!
Your body is an incredible creation, and you can trust and believe in its ability!
Here are comments from some of the wonderful people I have served...
My experience with Trish started back in 2010 when I was pregnant with our first child. I found her on the DONA website. Her calming voice, her support and knowledge was amazing through it all. I wanted an unmedicated labour and she was there to rub my back, squeeze my hips for hours and even moaned with me through transition to keep me in rhythm. The support she gave my husband as well was undeniable. He was very thankful she was there to help him with his own fears and anxiety of watching his wife in pain. We laughed lots, we kept it light and I was able to achieve my goal with her in my corner and I am forever grateful…. Soooo… we hired her for our next two children as well!! I would highly recommend her to everyone! She is the kindest, sweetest, and will have your back no matter what. Thank you again Trish for your hard work, and your friendship that started back in 2010 🙂
Leanne and Michael B. (Brooklynn, Naomi and Jaren)
Trish made the difference in our labour. She was a tremendous advocate for us in the delivery room. We would recommend Trish as your Doula.
Initially we were unsure of using a Doula, but we reached out to Trish for an initial meeting. There was no pressure from Trish to commit to using a Doula. We were comforted by her experience (150+ deliveries), and impressed by her knowledge, understanding, and approach. She listened to us, provided insight and guidance when asked, and helped us prepare for the big day. We received 2 prenatal visits, a longer than expected delivery, and 2 postnatal visits.
Our delivery was difficult: 14 hours of labour, induced, 4 1/2 hours of active pushing. Trish was there through it all, staying with us at the hospital through the night, ensuring both mom and dad were comfortable, giving us reassurance when things got tough.
The one moment which we will be forever grateful for is when Trish spoke up on our behalf to have the induction slowed down so that we could reconsider our options (which we did and opted for an epidural).
We found support before and after birth beneficial, but her actions during birth as a patient advocate were invaluable.
Trish should be part of your birth plan.
-Dave & Erin
Trish was the perfect Doula for me. She understood completely the type of labour and delivery I wanted and would help me make educated and reasoned decisions during the intense labour process. My husband was a little skeptical about the “birthing doula” idea but was very supportive of my decision for choosing this path. Once our son was born and we had a moment to reflect and discuss the delivery, we both agreed it would NOT have been possible without Trish. Jon was at a loss to help me during the intense labour process and Trish gave him the confidence and knowledge to support me. Both he and I recommend Trish to anyone considering an “intervention free” labour.