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Andrea Ryan

Oh Baby Fitness & Doula Support

Website: http://ohbabyfitness.ca

Phone: 519-841-4628

Birth Fee: $925 to $1250

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: Payment Plans and sliding scale also available upon request Multiple packages available to best suit your families needs, customized packages also available

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 50 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 5 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Henna belly designs
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a co founder of a PPMD Peer to Peer support group as well as volunteer to our local community breastfeeding group.

Client Testimonials for Andrea Ryan

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Rebecca Worley

My husband and I were so fortunate to stumble upon one of Andrea’s comfort measure classes during our first pregnancy. From then on we were so grateful to have found out she provided doula services as well. Funnily enough we had both gone to high school with her and her sister and that alone made it feel like fate when it came time choose her as our doula, not once but twice. 

Andrea has always shown us support, compassion, guidance, and reassurance in not only our pregancy journies and births, but also post births as well. Andrea has always been a voice of reason for myself and a major reassurance and supporter for my husband during the births and the critical weeks and months thereafter. She has helped us grow as a family and as individuals in many ways, something we are very appreciative to her for.

We will always hold dear to our hearts that our daughter and her soon to be little sister will have had Andrea in their lives from the moment they were both born. We undoubtably could not have gone through these pregnancies and births without her...  quite literally one of our first phone calls after finding out we were pregnant a second time, other then the call to the doctors office, was to Andrea to ensure she could be our doula once again!!! 

We feel as a married couple and as individuals that anyone looking for the upmost support, guidance, and trustworthy assistance during a pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period should not only choose a doula, but Andrea Ryan. Without a doubt we not only recommend her (which we do to anyone we know or meet who is pregnant or trying to get pregnant), but we would use her again in the future should we be so fortunate to have a third child. 

- Rebecca and Sean. 

Posted 1/22/2018

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Shannon McBride

Andrea was a great support to me when I gave birth to my second son. I had struggled with my first and felt I could use some extra help at home. Andrea was a great listener,  provided good tips and felt like a friend by the time our time together was over. She worked very hard to keep my home in order while keeping my baby happy! I would highly recommend Andrea to anyone considering this type of support.

Posted 1/22/2018

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Megan Elizabeth

I will forever be thankful for all Andrea has done for myself and my babies. Having true unconditional love and support during pregnancy and my post partum days meant the world to myself and my husband. Knowing someone was there to support, encourage and empower me through my fears was truly the best gift I could ever ask for. I wish I would have known about her for my first pregnancy but so thankful I had her for my last two pregnancies. My husband and I did a lot of research on placenta capsules as I was hoping to avoid post partum depression like I had with my first child. We decided to give it a try for my second pregnancy and it made a HUGE difference. As soon as I found out I was pregnant with my third child, we called right away to order the service again. The difference it made for me to be able to enjoy my post partum days and not experience post partum depression to the max, is truly the most remarkable gift there is. 

I think when someone is filled with passion, love and empathy... it naturally is felt by their clients. She has so much to give to others and I am so thankful for her. 

Posted 1/22/2018

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Karen Filipcic

I had the pleasure of having Andrea as my doula for the birth of my first child in May 2016. After interviewing two other doulas, her approach to birth and demeanour really resonated with me and so she was my first pick. She was extremely helpful and supportive throughout my pregnancy and very reassuring. If she didn’t have the answer to any of my questions she would always try to find out. When it came to my labour, she was there every step of the way along with my husband giving us both support, guidance and assistance with natural pain relief. I was soo exhausted that I didn’t realize until later that she even slept on the floor at the hospital because there were no extra chairs or bed as they waited on me to dilate after an epidural to start pushing. After my birth, she was right there helping me to get the hang of breastfeeding and came to my house to make sure my husband and I were adjusting, give support and answer any questions. Both my husband and I couldn’t have asked for a better doula to be by our side and are extremely grateful for Andrea’s help. 

Posted 1/22/2018

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Bri Florence

my family used Andrea as our doula for both of our births. Our first was a planned homebirth that turned out to be an emergency cesarean. Andrea remained by my side throughout the entire experience. Her support continued after the birth which was incredible after a such a difficult experience. When we became pregnant again, I had no question but to ask for her services again. Andrea was then by my side during our home birth after c section. I could have never asked for a more motivated, helpful and respectful doula. She literally catered to every need we had and then provided my first meal post birth! Amazing, amazing, amazing doula. We are forever grateful for her presence and support during both of our births.

Posted 1/11/2015

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