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Dawn Humphrey CD(DONA)

Guelph Family Doulas

Website: https://www.guelphfamilydoulas.com

Phone: 519-993-7103

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Fee Details: Visit www.guelphfamilydoulas.com or contact Dawn for fee details 519-993-7103, dawn@guelphfamilydoulas.com

Birth Doula Experience: 7 years and 53 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 17 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • ProDoula, August 2017
Type of Practice: Doula agency owner

Clients per Month: 1 to 5 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Birth Doula services available in Guelph, Fergus, Cambridge, and Kitchener-Waterloo Hospitals.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • ProDoula Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist
  • Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Henna belly designs
  • Military famiies
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Guelph Community Breastfeeding Collaborative Co-Chair, Regional Representative for the Association of Ontario Doulas (formerly Doula CARE) for Wellington-Waterloo-Dufferin-Guelph.

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Guelph, ON
Travel Range: 30 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Dawn Humphrey CD(DONA)

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Rosanne Vandermeer

Dawn was amazing! I had planned to have my baby at the hospital and was hoping to labour pain medication free... and I did it! Dawn was the key to getting through the pain. I spent the last few hours just staring into her eyes, focusing on her breath. To be completely honest, I didn't even look at my partner once I was in active labour, Dawn was so much more comforting! (although he is a lovely man and was trying hard to be supportive :) I highly recommend Dawn, she is very knowledgable and confident and helped us prepare and get me through labour exactly the way I wanted to.

Posted 11/3/2016

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Mary-Kathryn Barbier

How do you put into words the profound, positive, life changing impact that Dawn has had on my life as a woman and a mother? I hope that these simple words give justice to the care and dedication Dawn displays as a Doula.

With previous labour/birth trauma, I knew birth had to be better than being treated like a vessel instead of a human being. I had read that having a Doula could improve birth outcome. We needed this for our second child’s birth. Meeting Dawn was like a great first date. I felt an instant connection; I knew she could help us get the type of birth we needed.

Dawn helped me to understand labour, how to speak for myself to ensure I wasn’t railroaded again, and to channel my desires for a better birth; whether that meant VBAC, elective repeat c-section or any unplanned event into a Birth Advocacy Plan that was shared widely in my care team.

During my labour, Dawn had an incredibly calm presence. Her voice is soft and honest. Her touch is light and comforting. Her guidance is directed towards you and your dreams and also full of the wisdom of previous experiences.

We welcomed our daughter in the most breathtaking and amazing experience of my life. I am still in awe that I did it; a respectful, unmedicated, zero intervention VBAC with labour at home and birth at the hospital, just what I always wanted. Dawn was there, every step of the way.

Because of Dawn’s encouragement, I was able to advocate for myself.
Because of Dawn’s guidance, I trusted my labour and didn’t fear it.
Because of Dawn’s support, my husband saw me in a whole new light.
Because of Dawn’s motivation, I had confidence in my body’s ability to birth.
Because of Dawn’s assistance, I welcomed my daughter right into my arms.
Because of Dawn’s presence, I am a stronger woman.
Because of Dawn’s care, I share that strength with others.

Posted 7/5/2016

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Amie Willoughby

Dawn was wonderful postpartum help to our family when our twins boys were born. I was so nervous about becoming a mom and bringing home two tiny babies, but chatting with and learning from her helped me through my anxiety about caring for my little ones. Dawn is warm, caring, and so intuitive about what a mother and babies need. Everyone needs a Doula Dawn in their life!

Posted 5/8/2016

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Lindsay-Jane Van Buskirk

Dawn was more important in that labour room than my own husband! She was encouraging, calm, knowledgeable, full of grace, and she knew exactly where to rub my back to ease the intensity of the contractions. Her words were a lifeline for me during my labour. I needed them like oxygen. As a result, I had a great labour. Such a better experience than my first, at which there was no doula present. If I ever were to give birth again, I would (seriously) ask everyone to stay at home and just send Dawn!

Posted 4/27/2015

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Rina Clarke

Dawn the only the most amazing Douka, but such an amazing person. Just being in her presence is calm. We had a long and somewhat difficult labour having Dawn there made everything feel so much better. She even stayed with us for over 48 hours, sitting with me when my husband couldn't. She talked me through difficult parts of labour, guided new through meditation, grubbed my back and had some amazing tools that helped make things easier. I love Dawn!!!!

Posted 4/21/2015

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