When my husband and I found out we were expecting, surprisingly I wasn’t concerned with the labour. Instead, we were both concerned with what do to once the baby is here. How do we take care of this living thing? The Newborn Care Basics Class went through it all. From what colour the poop should look like, to how carriers should be used, this class covered it all. I still refer to the information package that was provided.

Jacquie was amazing. She was professional and kind. The main part I appreciated was that she was judgement free, giving us the facts about all options. As a bonus, this was all out of the comfort of our own home, making my husband more likely to participate in the learning (even practicing diaper changing). Thank you Jacquie for helping us adjust to our new lives as parents!

Kelsey B.

lucas1When Mike and I found out we were pregnant, we were so excited and wanted only the best for our unborn child. We chose the midwife route because we wanted the freedom of choice and the intimate care we could only get from midwifery.
I realized through my journey I was missing something and when my naturopath educated as to what a Doula is and how they can make your birth experience much more relaxing; I knew this is what I was missing. Natalya came into my life 2 years earlier on the professional side; so, when I found out she became a Doula, it was like Fate wanted us to meet. We had 2 prenatal sessions with Natalya. She was so warm and inviting and provided Mike and I with a lot of knowledge during our first session.  She had answers to every question and gave us a few sources to watch. By our second visit, she helped us through various options for our pre-labour and it we had a lot of fun..

On the big day, she literally had to drop everything to be at our side. She was so caring and amazing every step of the way.  Her support was unconditional and it felt like we had an additional family member at our birth. Natalya also came for a post-natal follow up and was happy to help anyway she could. She has become so special to our family and we are forever grateful to Lucas’s Doula!!
We can’t wait to share our next child’s experience with her and I would encourage you to consider Natalya for your birth experience.

Love Always Mike, Karen and Lucas

Karen V.

Having Jacquie as our doula for the birth of my son was so incredibly helpful and truly made the labor and birth process less stressful and intimidating for my husband and I. We were on the fence about hiring a doula because we didnt know anyone who had done so before, but after my experience I can say I am so thankful we decided to hire Jacquie. From relaxation techniques, to massage, laboring positions, music, helping us understand all the info thrown at us in the hospital, tips and tricks to ease the pain, to helping so much during the pushing process that I was able to avoid the use of the vacuum, she was involved and helping in whatever way she could, every step of the way. I would absolutely have her as my doula at the birth of my next baby!

Sara A.

Elisa Stefan and Mason

My birthing experience was so amazing because Jacquie was my doula. We met prior to my due date in order to discuss the details of my labour and she honoured all of my wishes. She was present for my entire labour, supporting every decision I made. My husband was more relaxed as he knew someone was by my side when he needed to leave me at any point. After my son was born, she immediately pulled out my camera and took photos and videos of us as a family for the first time. She also helped me postpartum, providing me with some care items and calling to check up on me once we got home. Jacquie’s greatest quality as a doula is her unfailing belief in your strength as a woman in labour. When I thought I was weak she made me feel strong with her encouraging words. When I made a decision, she truly believed it was the best decision I could make and I felt empowered because of it. I wouldn’t think twice about hiring her again!

Elisa T.