$100 to $2000
5 years and 30 births attended
5 years and 33 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
There are no Local Birthing Centres
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Including Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC)
I am the founder of IN OUR HEARTS We monthly gatherings for people to share, listen and grow in pregnancy loss. We aspire to create connection and community through pregnancy loss, abortion, stilbirth and neonatal death. Please look up IN OUR HEARTS LOSS on Facebook www.facebook.com/inourheartsloss Group and Online prenatal classes www.mypowerfulbirth.com Please continue to watch out for new developments at Transformingbirth.ca
I believe that preparing for birth requires humility, connection, understanding, vulnerability, love and power. I plan to bring myself fully to discover this along side you as each family I work with is unique and has different desires, needs and experience. I am here as a Human, Mother of 4, Doula, Educator, Advocate to partner with you in your journey to and through motherhood. I am here to give myself fully to the families I work with and my promise to have you see your own power by having authentic conversations and discovering what is right for you along the way.
Port Moody, BC Service range 25 miles
I had the wonderful pleasure of having Michelle as my post partum doula recently. She immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease in her presence.
She provided lots of helpful advice and different perspectives on my newborn from sleeping to eating based on her many experiences. Most importantly she helped me to trust my parenting instincts. She has an amazingly positive attitude. And provided reassurance and emotional support when I needed it.
During the haze of the first few months, I was able to rest or get some errands done knowing that my baby was well taken care of. Michelle was also able to do some house work and help prep dinner. Without asking she did lots of little things that i was just too exhausted to think about!
I highly recommend Michelle as a post partum doula!
My experience working with Michelle really was phenomenal and unforgettable. I don't have many words that can truly describe how incredible this woman is, and how she changed my life. She was the back up doula for my original who had fallen ill. I hadn't ever met Michelle, but the moment she walked into the bathroom where I was labouring and feeling helpless... She immediately got to work, it was like magic. She talked me through each contraction, and helped me escape to a little world I built in my head.
I even somehow got some sleep!!!
Her passion for her work is so empowering, that you feel empowered too. The energy she has is so positive, comforting, and powerful that you could meet her for the first time and feel like you've known her forever. Which is exactly what happened in my experience. Being a doula definitely comes naturally to her, and I HIGHLY recommend her services. I don't even feel comfortable calling what she does a "service", because with my experience, it was completely life changing. I couldn't have made it as far as I did without her.
Michelle was amazing! We are so glad that she was a part of our birth. Having her there made things much easier for my husband, because she was able to translate the situation in a way he could understand when he became overwhelmed. She also helped him be there for me when he wasn’t sure how to. Michelle was ready with ideas to help make labour more comfortable whenever I became overwhelmed and supported all my decisions. She also helped me to weigh the pros and cons for all the decisions I made. She is incredibly knowledgable about birth and provides excellent resources.
We are so grateful Michelle was able to join us for our prenatal meetings and be present at the birth of our son! Our daughter immediately connected with Michelle and we were sure that she would be a great addition to our birth team. We found her suggestions for videos and books to be extremely helpful in preparing ourselves and our daughter for labour. Her recommendation to visualize the birth I wanted was the best advice anyone could have given me. It gave me confidence for a successful home VBAC (HBAC).
On the day I went into labour, Michelle was extremely helpful. She prepared the room, made suggestions for my comfort and participated in the huge clean up. All the while she also spent time with and cared for our daughter! She helped make our home birth such a wonderful experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any women who would like support for her pregnancy, labour and birth. We wish Michelle all the best in her career as a doula and we look forward to seeing her again (if we have another baby!).
= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-03-2020
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