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Vanessa Shynkaruk

Full Circle Birth Collective


Phone: 780-243-7352

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

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula

Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), March 2013
Type of Practice: On-call doula service

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Rebozo Training
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner
  • CBS Certified Babywearing Educator

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

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 Map

Area of practice: Sherwood Park, AB
Travel Range: 50 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Vanessa Shynkaruk

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Beth Cheung

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!

Posted 5/22/2019

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Whitney Sosnowski

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!

Posted 12/29/2018

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Hannah Lloyd-Jones

We had Vanessa as our doula for the birth of our second son, and we had a fantastic experience with her - thank you so much for your support, your positive presence, your practicality and your amazing photographic skills!

Posted 9/6/2018

Birth Availability for Vanessa Shynkaruk

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