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Maida Ford

Blessed Beginnings

Website: https://www.blessed-beginnings.ca/

Phone: 403-312-8649

Birth Fee: $950 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $30

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 30 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2014
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I do not offer overnight services.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Births must be attended by a certified midwife.
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Home births must be attended by a certified midwife.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • Rebozo Training

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Birthing From Within Birth Art Services
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer doula for Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre clients. Past medical volunteer with St John Ambulance.

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Maida Ford

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Geordie Gallant

From the early morning when I called Maida she was a superstar. Maida was with my partner and I in the early morning hrs before any other professionals were at home with us. By having Maida at the house so early it allowed me to focus my energy on my partner and not worrying about timing contractions or fearing we were doing something wrong. Maida help guide us through the entire process of when it was time to call the Midwife as well as help with relaxation techniques and positive confirmation on that the changes occuring were normal. Maida was always there for my partner and I from massage, ensuring I had breaks during the labor and just all around being a rock to lean on. Maida fulfilled her duties above and beyond as a Doula for us that special day. I would highly recommend Maida Ford to anyone in search of a Doula and she made our special day even a little bit better :). 

Posted 6/16/2017

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Dave Elia

When my wife told me she wanted to use a a doula to assist in our first childbirth. I replied “Who’s Adula.” Maida came to our house for a meet and greet, and to go through our birth plan. I was quite happy to have some one there assisting my wife since I do not do well in a hospital setting. My wife’s delivery went according to plan for an induced labour until my daughter got stuck, turned blue, lost her heartbeat and the room went from 5 people to 30 doctors working on my daughter. Maida was great during this time helping me and my wife stay calm. When my daughter was taken to the NICU Madia stayed with my wife while she was being stitched so I could be with our daughter. 10 months later we called upon Maida again knowing we were now pregnant with our son. Our son came 6 weeks early and Maida was quick to answer the phone, asked what we needed, and even went to our house to pick up some movies. When our son went to the NICU for being a preemie she again stayed with my wife so I could be with our son. Both our kids are healthy and happy and Maida was a big part of their first day in this world.

 

Dave, Sue, Katie, and Scottie Elia

Posted 3/21/2017

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Mei Lee

Maida was our first choice to be our doula for the home birth of our second child.  She is confident and very assuring.  She was also professional and organized.  My husband and I felt more at ease with her gentle guidance and tips.  From our initial meeting to our postpartum visit, Maida was always had her confident and professional  demeanour.  I couldn't  have asked for a more perfect fit plus I wanted a doula who was a mom already and she was great with my toddler and dog too!  

Maida is such an asset to the doula community  and we are so blessed to have had her at our birth & for the wonderful memories you captured for us!

Thank you again Maida! 

Mei & Gerald 

Posted 5/23/2015

Birth Availability for Maida Ford

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