Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I provide support at midwife attended births
Member of the Doula Association of Edmonton
I came into this field wanting to support womxn, creating an individualized birth experience that is right for each mother. Every womxn, and family, who wants a doula, should have access to have one. As such, I am open to discussion in creating installment plan and/or payment plan, if need be. I am currently offering virtual support and am sharing my doula bag and resources with clients! I would be more than happy to discuss personalizing prenatal class education to fit the needs of you and your family! I use both a solo practice model as well as shared care. Instagram: @cydneymartineau
Sherwood Park, AB Service range 45 miles
Having Cydney as our doula has been such a wonderful experience!
The support has been so helpful every step of the way. She is kind, easy going, knowledgeable, and a voice of calm and reassurance. She just seemed to always know what I needed and never pushed or assumed anything. She gave me so much confidence in my own abilities.
Cydney was a huge support in helping me make informed choices and gave me as much information as I needed to make the best decisions for myself, my baby, and my family. During our sessions she had a great balance of sharing facts and asking questions to help us prepare for birth and our baby in a way that made sense for us as a family. She was always there to listen when I had a question. She was always encouraging and comforting and eased so many of my worries.
She was great about checking in regularly. She was always so flexible and respectful of what worked for our family. I am so grateful for her support during my journey. Thank you so much Cydney!
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Upon arrival at the hospital, Cydney was with me while my husband did paper work and we waited for the midwife. She wheeled me to the room, kept me calm and did whatever needed to be done for each contraction.
For hours and hours, Cydney pushes and I mean PUSHED on my hips and lower back. We are talking using her WHOLE BODY to put pressure on me, it was the only thing that was helping. All of this while making sure to document important information during my labour and support my husband.
After baby was born, Cydney help my hand and told me everything was going to be ok while I was stitched up. My husband was holding our baby for the first time. Cydney was by my side and made sure I was ok. She helped me into the shower, held my hand and talked to me while I showered. Cydney helped get us set up in our hospital room and was the last one to leave.
Cydney provided lots of postpartum support through visits, which she brought all kinds of beautiful and meaningful surprises, and lots of text messages.
Overall, She advocated for my wishes, made sure I was as comfortable as possible and worked her butt off to make my labour and birth a beautiful and unforgettable expirence. I am so glad we hired Cydney to share in one of the most intimate expirences of my life. I could not have chosen a better doula. I wouldn't hisiate to recommend her to anyone. I also truly feel that I also gained a friend from my expirence with Cydney.
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Where do I even begin to explain how much I live Cydney? As soon we met with her I knew she would be the perfect fit. She was kind, sweet, knowledgeable without being a know it all, funny, REAL, down to earth, a Momma of two boys, open and simply lovely. Cydney provides excellent support before labour called. She came to our house and met with us whenever we needed her. She was willing to come as often as we wanted. She made us feel comfortable and informed. She answered all of my first time mom questions with ease and was always encouraging and supportive. She helped us set up a birth plan and knew exactly what to ask to help us in our journey and also gave great advice based on her expirence.
When labour came, I texted Cydney to start then called her within the hour. We were both sure labour had started. She talked me through hours of contractions on the phone. She distracted me and kept me calm until I was ready to wake up my husband. She said if I felt like I needed to wake him up, it was time for her to come over. She came to my house at 3 am. She documented all the details of my labour throughout, which I didn't know at the time. She even took some beautiful pictures, again, I had no idea. She was supportive of my husband and I. We tried a number of different positions and techniques to ease the pain. Hospital time came at 6 am. Cydney helped us through each and every moment. Got shoes on the labouring Momma, turned out all the lights in the house, locked our doors, helped me down the stairs, held me while I yelled in pain with many contractions while trying to get to the car. She made sure I was comforted and supported with whatever I needed the whole time.
We are so grateful for Cydney’s presence at our last two births. Her knowledge and intuition are invaluable. Cydney was able to give me useful and up to date information and always be a listening ear through pregnancy, labour and post partum. She helped ease so many of my worries and wonderings through pregnancy.
She has a gift for knowing just what is needed and when. She has a loving, positive, and safe presence. My kids, my midwife and especially my husband were so happy to have her as a part of our births. When we were pregnant with our son after having Cydney at our daughters birth, my husband was the first to say he wanted Cydney there because she was able to take care of so much while he took care of me. I would not want to go through pregnancy and birth without her! Thank you so much Cyd!
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