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Suzanne Isleifson

The Christian Doula


Phone: 403-919-6972

Birth Fee: $600 to $900

Postpartum Rate: $35

Fee Details: My fee includes a prenatal visit to discuss the birth plan and fears and concerns with the mamma-to-be, a birth story, one prenatal massage (I am a 2,200 hour RMT), ribozo sifting, transformation of the birthing room in to a peaceful zen-like atmosphere, coaching and one post partum visit where I present the birth story, a personalized gift and some frozen meals. $900 includes three 90 minute prenatal or postnatal massages where I bring my portable massage table right to your house and massage the tired mamma. :) (90 minute massages are a value of $110 each).

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 90 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 3 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, June 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I am a full time paralegal so I can only assist with special needs ont he weekends.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I work very well with the staff.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
A midwife must attend the home birth as well.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Advocate

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • LMT/LMP (Licensed Massage Therapist/Practitioner)
  • Rebozo Training
  • Reiki Practitioner

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Sunday school teacher at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church; Secretary on the board of directors for Carolina homes; Member of the Calgary Doula Association.

Languages spoken: English, some french

Birth Availability for Suzanne Isleifson

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Postpartum Availability for Suzanne Isleifson

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