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Annastasia Wells

Womb Now Doula Services

Website: http://www.doulaedmonton.com

Phone: 7809904092

Birth Fee: $50 to $850

Fee Details: Sliding scale, bartering as well. Those with the highest financial strain will be seen first. I have a strong drive to give back to the community. My target market is the low to no income pregnant families in the Inner City Edmonton. I specialize in high risk pregnancies, drug and alcohol addicted parents, parents with differing physical and mental abilities, single parents, parents making difficult reproductive choices, parents wishing for guidance with the resources available to low/no income parents/children and additional supplies and additional support in pregnancy/parenthood. I provide an extensive package that begins with monthly then weekly prenatal sessions, continuous support throughout the labour and birthing process, followed by daily then weekly immediate postpartum sessions for a basic package in which I also like to include Healing Arts and the concepts of Mental Health Recovery.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 4 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Within the city limits
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Within the city limits
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Within the city limits, and where there are no cats or horses (allergies)

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Course in Rebozo, Course in Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss, Course in Business for Doulas, Course in Prenatal and Postpartum Wellness

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Aromatherapist
  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Thai Massage Practitioner, Spa Treatments Practitioner, Acupressure Practitioner, Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator, and others

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Hearthside perinatal bereavement care training
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Henna belly designs
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Rhymes that Bind Facilitator for the Centre for Family Literacy, Mentor with the Welcome to Parenthood Initiative (aka "Baby Box Program"), Hosting free drop-in Support Group for Moms on Sunday mornings, and getting involved with Pregnancy Pathways - a pilot project for the homeless pregnant!

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Annastasia Wells

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Jessica Oosthuyzen

Anna was an amazing Doula for our family. She is very knowledgable, and goes through many techniques that can be used for pain managment in labor. She took time with me from the beginning of my pregnancy to meet with me monthly. She also works with other moms to provide some second hand essentials that have been very helpful when starting out with our little one at such a difficult financial time for our family. We are so thankful for everything Anna did for us. she is very kind, listens well. You never feel rushed through appts. My husband added that she is a very soft-hearted, and caring individual. She took time to research questions we had about different things we could encounter during labor and delivery. Both my husband and I enjoyed working with her through my pregnancy. 

Thankyou so much Anna!! 

Jessica, Daniel and Lil' H 

Posted 11/14/2016

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Britney Auge

"Anastasia has been amazing support to my hubby and I through all the false starts. when it finally came time she was amazing at reminding me to breath deep, slow and low. the labor went so fast that we never got to do much visualization - but next time!!"

Posted 1/28/2016

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