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AJ Hadfield

AJ Hadfield Birth & Postpartum Support Services

Website: http://www.ajdoula.ca

Phone: (403) 923-7329

Birth Fee: $1075

Postpartum Rate: $40

Birth Doula Experience: 9 years and 95 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 15 years and 500 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, May 2006
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: none
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator (Evergreen Perinatal Education, LLC)
  • Lactation Educator Certificate (Evergreen Perinatal Education sponsored by Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations )
  • Extensive breastfeeding support education

Other Relevant Certifications

  • DONA International - Postpartum Doula Trainer

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Military families

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Past President - Calgary Doula Association Member - Calgary Breastfeeding Matters Group Member - Calgary Doula Association

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for AJ Hadfield

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Valerie Babkov

Valerie B - first time Mom -postpartum support

Honestly before I met AJ, I was pretty sceptical of Doulas and I wasn’t really sure how I could benefit from having the help of one. None of my close friends had hired a Doula and the only person I had to go off of was a friend from work. He explained to me how much help she was to him and his wife and recommended I get in touch with her, do some research and make my decision afterwards.

Immediately after meeting AJ I knew that she was right for me. I had recently lost my mother to breast cancer and I knew I needed some unbiased female support from a professional once the baby arrived. She has a very calming nature about her that immediately made me feel very comfortable. I could tell she was very knowledgeable about all things birth, babies and nursing which is exactly what I was looking for as a first time mom who had no clue what I was doing.

AJ met with me and my husband three times before we gave birth answering all of our questions including some we didn’t even know we had. She also did a 2 hour lactation appointment teaching us the ins and outs of breast feeding which was very helpful.

She arrived at the hospital immediately after my son was born and helped me with the first latch and was available around the clock once we arrived home. As a new Mom I was constantly second guessing myself and worrying about my son and she was able to answer all of my questions whether it was via text or appointment. She was so reassuring to me and helped calm all of my worries within minutes which was completely priceless and more than I could’ve asked for. She kept me sane in some of my hardest moments as a new mom.

AJ exceeded all of my expectations and having her help was the best thing I could’ve done and I’ll be recommending her to all my pregnant friends.

Posted 2/12/2018

Birth Availability for AJ Hadfield

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