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Sam Howard

8 Hands Holistic Doula

Website: 8handsholisticdoula.com

Phone: 306-485-8086

Birth Fee: $0 to $500

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $25

Fee Details: My piority as a birth and postpartum doula is to provide support for the women and families who are in need of support. I want that support to be available to everyone!

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 1 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 families served

Doula Training

  • Pacific Rim College, April 2016
  • Birthing From Within, July 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 5 births and 0 to 5 postpartum families

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Birthing From Within

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Psychology Degree.

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have volunteered my time to help families in the early postpartum days.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Sam Howard

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Ali Baggott

I had a fabulous experience working with Sam in the months after my baby was just born. I had a very long labour that resulted in a c-section after an epidural, spinal and anaesthesia. I was struggling to recover and 2-3 weeks after giving birth our little boy became very colicky - like, unconsolably colicky for hours on end! He was over stimulated. He had reflux. He would scream and cry when you put him down, if you didn't bounce or rock a certain way - who knows. It was so incredibly hard to deal with it!

I was so very fortunate to have a connection to post-partum doulas and through that I was able to meet Sam. Sam was just fresh into building her clientel list and had no troubles coming over to visit to gain the experience. I had 5-6 doulas and specialists visit when our baby was less than 6 months old. They tried to give me advice. They tried to assess the baby. Sam was different. She had a very natural approach and she had this connection to our baby almost instantaneously and I was shocked.

The first time she visited she held him for the first time and he fell asleep on her for almost 2 hours. It was the most rest I had got since he was born. She continued to visit and he slept everytime she visited and we would talk about how she just kept herself calm and let her energy transfer to him - well, that was some energy! Sam was so understanding for me as I talked about what I was going through and she was obviously amazing with babies! She never forced her opinions on me and we bonded over talking more about plant-based diets. She even made me an awesome green smoothie one day! 

I look back on the small amount of time that I suffered through "colic" and it was so painful and so memorable but I know that I would not have got through it without Sam's help! She was awesome and so helpful to our family in a time of great emotion and need. Thanks so, so much Sam! 

Posted 7/2/2017

Birth Availability for Sam Howard

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