$20 to $25
5 years and 20 families served
Type of practice: On-call doula service
Clients per month: 1 to 4
Volunteer at Born Healthy in Ladysmith
I am more than happy to discuss my fees with you to ensure you get the support you need.
Victoria, BC Service range 32 miles
We hired Rhondda as our sibling doula for our recent birth. She was amazing! Our children bonded with her and felt comfortable with her, which is huge for my children. Rhondda has such a calm and relaxed and welcoming energy and presence. She was the first person we contacted during our birthing time, and her being in my birth space was comforting and supportive. She provided support for my children, and husband. She stuck around and helped clean up. Shes amazing.
She also provides us with post partum support. Holding babies, entertaining bigger kids and helping around the house. She’s helped immensely with our transition to a family of 5.
I can’t say enough thank you’s to her. I can’t recommend her enough. Definitely would hire again and I encourage you to include her as a birth support.
I am so hapyy we had Rhondda as our doula! Because we live in the Gulf Islands, but needed to be in Duncan for the birth, I knew I wanted to have a doula. I wanted to have a familiar face in the delivery room, someone who was there to offer comfort and reassurance in an unfamiliar place. Rhondda did exactly that - in the days leading up the birth she was always a phone call away, and we had several meetings to talk about the birth, my hopes and fears, and just to chat. This was so important for me since I was away from friends and family, and the anticipation of the birth can be overwhelming! Rhondda's presence was always calm and warm, and she has a great way of offering gentle suggestions and helpful ideas. During my labour, which was long and slow, (and then suddenly very fast!) she had a way of being there when I needed her, but not hovering - allowing my partner to be with me but also take breathers now and then.
When we realized that my labour had taken a sudden turn and we no longer had time to get to the hospital, I was certainly glad to have someone else there with us while we hoped the midwife would make it in time! She did, and all was well, and we were delighted to have an unexpected 'home' birth at our rental apartment. Again, Rhondda was so helpful - in ways I am sure I don't even know about as the haze of birth settled around me. Her calm, caring presence was of great comfort to me, and it was a pleasure to share this experience with her. She helped create at homey feeling for me when I was away from home, and I felt that she was deeply, truly invested in my well-being and really cared about me and my family. My older child still speaks of her fondly from time to time! And, I can't forget to mention that she baked a batch of ginger cookies and delivered them to me - the little things that really go a long way. Birth is such a unique and personal time for each family, and I happily recommend Rhondda to join you in it!
I am a mom of three, a two year old and a set of girl twins that were born in July 2017. I don't have family on the Island and I was not prepared at all for life with twins. Rhondda has been a complete lifesaver. She has been with my family through the hardest times in this first six months. She has been here for night shifts, day shifts, emergency calls, and just to let my husband and I get a walk in. Rhondda is amazing with my two year old who has been having some behavioural issues durng this adjustment period and she is warm and loving with the girls even in their wildest times :). Rhondda keeps the house tidy and keeps up with the laundry that is never ending! I would recommend Rhondda for any type of childcare and support for family. She has been amazing.
Rhondda began working with our family in January of 2016. Hayven and Dawson were born on January 4th. We had our hands full right away with twins and we needed someone we could trust to help us with daytime and overnight care as we adjusted to our new lives. Rhondda has been excellent in the care she provides. She is proffesional, loving, knowledgeable and very trustworthy. Hayven and Dawson took to Rhondda right away and they were often better behaved in her care than with us. We both learned a lot from Rhondda and we were very grateful that we found her. We are 4 months in now and so we dont require the help we did in the beginning but we will continue to work with Rhonda in the future when we want a break or need support. I strongly reccomend Rhonda's services to anyone needing a Dula. If you would like any further information please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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