Birth Fee: $950
Fee Details: Payment plans are always available, some time sliding scales, trades/barters, and discounts for repeat clients.
Birth Doula Experience: 6 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Certified CAPPA Labour Doula, and trained Postpartum Doula. Member of the Doula Association of Edmonton & Public Relations for DAE Executive. Certified Babywearing Educator through Canadian Babywearing School.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Sherwood Park, AB
We had Vanessa Shynkaruk as our doula for our first baby this past March. My husband and I don't have our parents in Edmonton with us and wanted someone who could support and advocate for us during birth. My labour and birth came surprisingly quickly, but Vanessa made it a priority to make it there and be all she promised and more. What I was surprised by most from her services was how much she helped us before and after birth as well. It wasn't a one-and-done kind of deal by any means. Vanessa never felt bothered by my random questions about pregnancy or my tear filled texts as I struggled through breast feeding in the first few weeks after birth. I felt very encouraged by her during a very beautiful but difficult point in my life. She also teaches a fun birth class, takes photos during birth for you and will show you how to wrap and wear your baby! I would recommend her to anyone!
We were referred to Vanessa by a friend and was told that she would be an incredible asset to have at the birth of our first baby. They wouldn’t have been more right. My husband and I are beyond grateful for Vanessa’s natural ability to provide support, guidance, education, ease and grace through such a milestone in our lives. From our very first meeting, I immediately felt empowered as a woman and driven to remove all fear associated with the birthing process. We were fortunate to be able to go through with a natural birth in hospital and I 100% could not have done it without her by our side. Vanessa is incredibly gifted at what she does and we are beyond grateful for her skills. I don’t think anyone should ever go through the birthing experience without her!
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