12 years and 1013 births attended
9 years and 215 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 2 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I am willing to work with clients in order to make doula services accessible to everyone. I offer an option of payments plans and trade for services. Also please note that my availability dates may be more flexible than what is noted here: please do not hesitate to contact me if you have a due date within or on the edge of my "availability".
Grande Prairie, AB Service range 50 miles
From the moment my partner and I met Eileen (in our first trimester), we knew that she was the perfect woman to assist us in our home birth adventure. She was there to support us through our pregnancy and our wonderful birth and offered up suggestions and encouragement.
Eileen provided us with many handouts throughout our pregnancy, had a wonderful lending library of related books which I devoured and lovingly answered our many questions that came up.
When it came time that our little babe decided it wanted to be present earthside, a quick phone call to Eileen had her preparing to come to our home.
The support through the last bit of labour was wonderful. She lovingly took over from where my mom had been supporting me, held my hand, placed cold clothes on me, gave my partner a much needed reprieve and provided just the right words of encouragement along the way. Just knowing she was there for me and to support my partner gave me a huge sense of calm.
Eileen is a very calm and knowledgable doula and we would love to welcome her to be a part of our future births.
We had such a great experience with having Eileen as a doula, that I do not hesitate to recommend her to everyone and also encourge each expecting mom to explore the benefits of having a doula present at their birth.
Eileen's presence at my birth was one of the best decisions I have ever made. She and I clicked right off the bat and I always felt really comfortable around her. She has a tremendous amount of knowledge about everything pregnancy and birth related. I could ask her any question I had and got excellent responses every time. It was amazing how she could sense when I was struggling and needed someone to talk to, she was there without me even having to ask. I guess you could say that she is born to do this work. She has very good instincts where a pregnant and labouring mama is concerned.
For my labour Eileen was indespensable. She knew exactly where to apply counter pressure to take the edge off during contractions. She also knew when I needed to be left alone and when I needed a distraction. She was excellent at getting my husband involved at crucial moments as well so that we could share the joy of our sons birth together. She is a very special woman and I am so glad that I found her for our birth.
Eileen was at the birth of my third child. I will say that I will never again have another child without wanting her there with me. She was absolutely fantastic! She was attentive and thoughtful the whole labor. She was able to sense what I was wanting and when I was wanting to be left alone. That is a very special gift. She knew my wishes for the birth and did all things according to what we had talked about beforehand. She was so encouraging the whole way. She kept letting me know that I was doing a great job and that I could do it. I loved having her at my birth. I would recommend Eileen to any woman who is looking for a great doula!
Eileen was the BEST! I delivered my baby boy 4 days ago, and I can honestly say that Eileen was my number one resource and number one reason why I had a natural vaginal childbirth and I am fully intact! I am very proud of myself! I planned and prepared to do this, and one of the first steps in my planning was hiring Eileen. She provided tons and tons of information in form of pamphlets, books, Cds, DVDs and websites. She was available to answer all my questions. She attended an early assessment of a potential pre-term labour scare, which thankfully turned out well. She drove me to the hospital, stayed with me during the 6 hour assessment, and during that time translated medical terminology and answered any questions I had. During labour again she drove with me to the hospital and stayed until after baby and I were settled. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend every women acquire a doula as early in pregnancy as possible. Eileen did so much during my pregnancy and birth that it would be impossible to list them all. I am very thankful to have found her! Thank you, Eileen, you are an enlightened women!
I couldn't be happier or more excited about my experience with my doula, Eileen. What I expected in a doula was a coach during labour, but she was so much more than this. I would not be exaggerating to say that Eileen has answered thousands of questions throughout my pregnancy and continues to do so after the delivery of our healthy baby girl. She has provided me with many resources that have helped me to make important decisions, and she supports my choices.
I had such a wonderful pregnancy and delivery, and was able to follow my birth plan, but I am positive that this would not have been possible without Eileen. Because of all the support, and resources she provided to myself and my husband, we have a wonderful story to tell about the delivery of our daughter. I love talking about my labour.
Eileens commitment to us as clients went far above our expectations. She took the time to sit down with us for prenatal visits prior to and after delivery, provided us with as many resources as we needed along the way, and answered our questions immediately 24 hours a day. If she hadn't heard from us in a couple of days, she would contact us to see how we were doing and to see if we had any questions. This made us feel very comfortable in approaching her anytime with questions and concerns.
I am sure that I would not have had the confidence to follow my birth plan without Eileens support and helping me advocate for what I wanted.
Eileen was our back-up doula. On the day I went into labour, she drove in last minute to be with us because our doula couldn't make it. We had spoken a number of times online, but we'd never met face to face. She did a fantastic job for someone who was just thrown into a situation where she had no idea what would be preferred or even expected. She walked in while I was in active labor and she took direction from us very well and had great suggestions to ease pain or make it more tolerable. I would recommend Eileen to anyone! She knows what she's talking about and is full of pain coping techniques, but knows when to step back and take direction from a birthing mama! She was fantastic. She has a great sense of humour and you just feel comfortable around her. Awesome. I would love to give someone a more in-depth reference if they'd like and they can contact Eileen to get a hold of me :)
= Available. Calendar last updated: 12-07-2019
= Available. Calendar last updated: 12-07-2019