Birth Fee: $600 to $850
Fee Details: I offer several packages either for just doula services or doula services with professional Birth Photography. Many of our packages also include newborn photography by the photographer Myriam Lafreniere.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 11 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English, French
Service Area MapArea of practice: MontrÉAl, QC
Sheena was absolutely essential to the birth of my daughter - her rich experience as a doula as well as with her own three children was very comforting for me, Sheena is keenly aware of what's going on during labour and is responsive in the best ways. She was with us for the full 36 hours of my labour, guiding, comforting and empowering throughout the whole insane process. She prepared my partner and I for the labour a few weeks before and we were going in with full knowledge of what to expect. It was a great comfort to know that I could reach her over text or phone at any time, my baby was almost two weeks overdue and she gave great tips on how to expedite and prepare for labour. She was by my side during two arduous nights, assisting through contractions with life-saving massage and breathing techniques and overall emotional support - if it wasn't for her, I would probably jump out of the window and maybe kill my partner :) She became an advocate for me once we were at the hospital - making sure my interests were met above all else. The postnatal session was comforting as well, and we still keep in touch. She is one of the strongest women I've ever met. Thank you, Sheena, we are so very lucky to have had you along with us!
My husband and I decided to have our second child through a VBAC, and Sheena was the perfect fit for that experience. We got along together instantly, and she was amazing through the whole process. She was even there for me when someone passed away in my family while 32 weeks pregnant, and when I had to go to the hospital earlier than expected due to a health scare. Sheena was our rock, particularly at the end of our pregnancy and during labour, and we could not have done that without her. She always smiles, is available, caring... I strongly recommend Sheena to any parents who want to have a doula by their side.
Sheena's guidance and support before, during, and after our daughter's birth was incredibly helpful for both my husband and I. She was always available to text and call and responded quickly to my questions and concerns. Sheena was wonderful during my 40 hour labour; she was there to help us through the entire process. We are so happy that we chose Sheena as our doula and wouldn't hesitate to contact her if we decide to have a second child.
Sheena Purcell is an amazing doula who provided us with support and care from pregnancy through to our son's first weeks of life. She is everything you need in a doula: she's incredibly knowledgable; she's open and respectful of your personal needs and beliefs; she's reliable and strong; she's warm, kind and light hearted and somehow made my labour actually kind of "fun". I don't think that I could look back at the birth of my first child in such a positive way if it wasn't for Sheena. Because of Sheena's guidance and support, my labour and delivery became an empowering, supported and fulfilling experience. She made myself and my husband feel so safe amidst what can be a very scary time. Having a hospital birth, I was concerned that my wishes for a birth as natural as possible in a warm environment would not be respected. But Sheena's presence made sure that we had the birthing experience we wanted and that we were both supported how we needed to be. For 12+ hours, Sheena stayed by our side, barely taking a break. She was a rock for both my husband and myself. She was truly our third partner. Sheena kept us motivated, focused and helped me get through each contraction feeling as though we were a team. She helped me understand my choices and always supported my decisions. While Sheena was my advocate, she always remained respectful of the nurses' role. As grateful as we were to have her at the birth, Sheena's experience and knowledge helped us long before we even entered the delivery room. She answered a million texts and phone calls, and went over what the labour would look and feel like (over and over again) , important things to consider in terms of baby care, and gave us tools to help be prepared. She was the most invaluable tool in our toolbox because she helped us to feel empowered and prepared. I would never dream of having another baby without her. We are forever indebted to her and recommend her as a person, a friend and a doula whole heartedly.
Sheena was the perfect match for my husband and I. She made our decision to have a natrual birth feel safe and plausible by offering us support, information and professionalism along the way towards the labour. I had a difficult labour that was lengthy and Sheena's strength (physically and of character) was a huge part of what got me through. Not only did she provide constant care and encouragement she also was extremely thoughtful, likable, comfortable, non-judgemntal and efficient. We would highly recommend her.
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