$850 to $1475
$30 to $50
7 years and 150 births attended
7 years and 150 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Member of Doula Services Association; Member of Doulas for Aboriginal Family; Kelowna Doula Association;
My fees are on a sliding scale based on household income. I am willing to work with families to find payment plans and make my fees work for them
Okanagan Lake, BC Service range 18 miles
We were so lucky to have the birthing team that we had. Kris, our doula, was a solid rock the entire time for both myself and my partner. She was contorting her body in crazy ways, in our tiny home, to keep me comfortable and she helped my partner understand what was happening and would give him guidance or a break when needed.
Kris was a hand to hold for guidance before, during, and after our birth.We had time to meet and get to know her and her ideas to help with labour. During labour she was the exact help and support we needed. After the birth she was so helpful and comforting in the hospital. Once we we’re home, her home visits where always welcomed as she answered questions that I had, helped with some things around the house and, honestly, was a welcome visitor to break the lonely and scary first few days alone with our little one.
We are so grateful for Kris and her support through this process. She is knowledgeable, experienced and right in line with my beliefs about the sacredness of childbirth. I am especially thankful for her ability to quell any fear and put us totally at ease. It’s a beautiful and powerful thing to be supported by a woman with so much reverence. Thank you Kris!
Kris was awesome And VERY affordable! We had really high expectations from her because our doula with our first was super good but was unavailable at the time i got pregnant with our second! And she surpassed our expectations!!! Highly recommend her and have recommended her to anyone I hear that’s pregnant! She was a great resource while pregnant even though this was our second she still gave us lots of new tipS, tricks and info!! i really appreciated how she took the time to figure exactly what my husband and I wanted out of our birth in this case we really wanted my husband to be more hands on involved as In him supporting me in different positions and pain relief techniques etc! Plus she has a tense machine you can rent too!! (Not all doulas do!) kris really made sure that thE way i wanted my birth to go was the way it happenEd And she also got some great pictures and videos of the whole experience! Her postpartum support was great as well! She even did my dishes, folded laundry, took out trash, changed babies buM, played with my older son so I could have some time with the baby all in all she was an amazing resource, help, friend and definitely an asset to the birthing team!!! Being her client was an absolute honour ??
Kris Loewen has truly found her calling as a Doula. Having her by our sides during our home birth a few months ago was a gift to our family.
My labour started around 7:00pm, I called Kris, being my first pregnancy I didn't really know what to do, she arrived with an abundance of Knowledge and calm energy which was exactly what I needed. During my labour Kris was by our sides when we needed her and always an earshot away when we wanted space. It was awesome that she brought an arsenal supply of natural remedies and techniques to help cope with the intensity of labour and it really made all the difference for me in having a pain medication free birth. She was not only an amazing emotional and physical support for myself but also my partner who was right there with me. Her support doesn’t stop at the birth, she was there for us through our entire pregnancy and post-pardom. After our daughter was born it was so nice to have her to lean on emotionally she helped me immensely with some breastfeeding difficulty and somehow got all my laundry folded and put away as well! Kris is so easy to talk to about anything physically, emotionally and spiritually.
If we are fortunate enough to have a second baby, I can't wait to have Kris as my doula again!
Kris was very compassionate and encouraging as a doula. She was level headed and helped keep me calm, even using a bit of humour to help ease the harshness of the situation. I had a rough labour of 41 hrs so her help was invaluable! I really appreciated her different techniques of movement during contractions, her use of essential oils and how much of a coach she was during the pushing.
I would highly recommend her and actually have done so.
I had never really considered having a doula, but after meeting Kris in my 6th month of pregnancy it was an easy decision to have her join us in our journey. She really, genuinely listened, and I even managed to switch to a midwife with her encouragement, which was what I had wanted in the first place.
My baby gave herself an early start to her life, and Kris didn't miss a moment of it. She was a familiar face amongst a bustle of activity, and a calm and reassuring voice when decisions had to be made and our wants and needs had to be met. In our meetings before the delivery she took careful notes of what we wanted and hoped for, and that ensured that our wishes came through for our baby when we were overwhelmed.
Kris is a wealth of knowledge and her experience is evident, both in her own family, as well as her experience with many other births. Her confidence is contagious, and it was an easy decision to ask her to join us for the upcoming birth of our second child! She is very dedicated to her work, as well as an active member of the community, and I would highly recommend her.
It's hard put in to words how much meaning and calm Kris brought to our birth day. Her steady, strong, encouraging and nurturing voice guided me through my contractions all the way through pushing out my precious son. Furthermore I believe she gives her all to each client and genuinely cares about everyone she meets. She is quick to laugh and welcomes you into her very unique world. I wish I had her for my firstborn and I wish I wanted more children just so I could create more memories like the ones she helped us make.
I knew that hiring a doula for the extra special support and knowledge they provide would be huge support to us during the birth of our first child. Kris was the only doula I spoke to in person and I knew she was a great fit for us. I am very thankful for her encouragement and her knowledge in preparation for the birth, her voice, guidance, and ways in aiding with pain relief during the birth, and postpartum help with breast feeding. Kris also helped me into many different positions during my labor to try to get our baby to turn from its sunny side up position, and though in the end I had to have a C-section, it was due to my pelvis being to small for the baby's head. Kris and my midwives did everything they possibly could to help me deliver naturally, and I believe thanks to them, I have a very positive outlook on my whole experience and was able to labor at home for almost 24 hours before going to the hospital. Kris was there the whole way along being the best support she could be. She continued to help encourage and provide breast feeding support in the weeks following which is so helpful for a first time mom. Hiring Kris was well worth it, and I highly recommmend her to all.
Kris was amazing. She really took the time to get to know my wife and I. She genuinely loves her job and helping new and young families through the process of having a baby. She was very thorough and thoughtful and really made us feel at ease every step of the way. Being the husband, one typically does'nt think about how helpful the doula is for them but I can whole heartly say that the whole birthing experience was planned and executed so well; It really allowed my wife and I to be at ease and soak in the experience of carrying and deliverinig our baby! Thanx Kris!
Kris was a phenomenal Doula for us. She provide excellent pre-natal support both with in person meetings and email/text questions. With her guidance we were able to develop a birth plan that I believe greatly contributed to a very positive birth experience for myself, my husband and our little one. During my labour she was a calm and reassuring voice always making sure I was being looked after while also providing gentle and effective encouragement. At one point when I was focusing on simply making it through each contraction, she reminded me that we were working to "get that baby born". This small cue helped me to focus on movement and positions that moved my labour along. After our little one entered the world Kris was a comforting and helpful presence, capturing some beautiful candid photos while giving our family time to bond. Her post-natal care was excellent as well, providing Breastfeeding support and answering the dozens of random questions that come up in the first few weeks of parenthood. I truly treasured Kris' visits even if it was just chatting over coffee while she held the baby and my arms got a break! Because of Kris' excellent care and support I have recommended Doula services to every expectant mom I know and Kris in particular to anyone in the Okanagan.
I am incredibly thankful for Kris! I always knew I would want a doula if I were pregnant, but my husband and I live in Kelowna without any family or support, so when we found out we were pregnant I didn’t really know where to start. I did quite a bit of research, which eventually led me to Kris and I was pleased to find out she was available for my birth. I knew she was the one I wanted to meet with, but I was even more surprised than I expected—she was extremely personable and lovely to be around, I felt like I was chatting with a friend. If there was one thing I wanted from a doula other than expertise (which she absolutely has), it was someone I felt completely comfortable around, and that is the essence of who she is. My labor and birth would not have been the same with out her; she was literally the best decision I made regarding my birth plan. Aside from her extraordinary support during my entire labor and my son’s birth, she is also wonderful in the postpartum care. She gives amazing breastfeeding help after baby arrives, along with answering any sort of weird question you may regarding yourself or your new baby. I’m eternally grateful and would recommend her to anyone! Thanks, Kris, you rock!! - Jacklyn Patton
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