“Giving birth is one of the most intimate and vulnerable moments in life…
When a woman feels surrounded by the support she needs…
It will be a positive, life-giving, memorable experience, even if it’s hard work!”
What is a Birth Doula?
A birth doula offers support to women through labour and birth. She is trained in childbirth and will provide continuous emotional and physical support from the time a labouring mother calls on her until after baby is born.
What is a Postpartum Doula?
A postpartum doula offers breastfeeding support, emotional support as the family transitions to home, helping with some house organization, and sibling adjustments.
Having the support of a Doula...
Here are comments from some of the wonderful people I have served...
Trish, Thank you for making the birth experience of our first child so amazing, memorable, and all that we had hoped for. We are so grateful to have had you to ease our minds before the birth by coming over and explaining our options, during the birth – you made my home water birth dream come true, and after the birth – you were very supportive and helpful as we adjusted to having our new baby. The birth story you wrote up is absolutely beautiful and we will cherish it forever. We look forward to having you by our side again one day in the future for the birth of our second child.
I met Trish 3 years ago, right after I found out I was pregnant with my first child. My husband and I went to a ‘doula speed dating’ session where we met with and spoke to around 10 + doulas, and we then each ranked our top 3 doulas, and not surprisingly – Trish was the number 1 pick for the both of us !! So it was a very easy decision to have her be our doula.Trish was an amazing asset throughout both my pregnancies – and in fact is probably the reason why I didn’t need an epidural for either pregnancy. I would recommend Trish to all expecting mothers, and would use her again if I ever had a third child!!!
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.