Tender Hearts Birth Servicess
Victoria, BC Service range 20 miles
$400 to $1000
$400 to $1000
22 years and 250 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 4
Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Having a hospital birth can be a beautiful experience. I am experienced to aid you emotionally and physically with a scheduled belly births (csections) , vaginal births or vbacI believe families should be educated in their birth to have informed choices. I want to help you gain that piece of mind.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
At this time our only local birthing center is the beautiful Roundhouse in Victoria BC. I am honoured to be able to attend births there.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I happily attend home births that are overseen by a registered BC midwife.
I offer calm, compassionate and non-judgmental care for you and your growing family during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I offer sliding scale. I also offer placenta encapsulation.
Victoria, BC Service range 20 miles
I can't thank Emily enough for being with me all throughout my pregnancy up until my labour, and she has become my extended family afterwards. If you are looking for a doula, you want somebody to listen to your needs and feel comfortable telling her your expectations. She has the education and many experiences in this field. Emily is credible, informative, and most of all, caring. It shows that she loves what she's doing just by listening to her talk. My family is in Regina, and my mom arrived just hours after my labour, I really wouldn't have done it without Emily's support. I laboured for 25 hours and she never left my side. That mean a whole lot.
Emily Mcgregor is a phenomenal Doula. My fiancé and I can whole heartedly attest to our great experience using her as our Doula, birthing our daughter Madeleine. She is very knowledgable and fiercely, truly in it with you. Her coaching skills are extraordinary and firmly professional. As I found myself able to apply my fullest of faith into her hands, as she guided us throughout the entire birthing event! Having so many years of experience with a vast amount of births. Considering she bares all this knowledge, she has so much advise and helpful tools to decrease all your fears, questions and stress. Attentively and caring. I believe I wouldn't know what I would have done without her by my side.
That being said she gives the best foot massages. Gives you the most information on every step you are going through. She takes all you're requests on how you want your birth plan to be. As she will never stray from your plan! If you want natural, you get it. Birthing ball, different birthing positions, breathing exercises, emotional care, medications, natural remedies, anything you require she is your doula! Emily makes sure your experience is so great, you feel you could "do it again". She also has became one of my most closest of friends.
I highly recommend Emily to become your Doula.
Lots of love the Mellafont Family, xo
Emily was a God send. My husband was over seas and I was in a new town. I was given a card about placenta encapsulation for Emily and when she came to visit me to explain about encapsulation I asked her about support people for single women.
We spent an afternoon talking and crying over tea while Emily explained doulas to me. She also told me I was strong, I was capable and I could do this! I needed that.
What I found incredibly supportive was that Emily didn't try to sell herself to me, she gave me the contact info and recommendation of a handful of doulas.
After that tea though, I knew she was who I needed.
She would come for our prenatal visits and we would just talk. Somehow in those talks I learned! I learned about my body, my hormones, and how to give birth.
I went into labour in the middle of the night. I was scared to call and wake her up but I remember her telling me to call her even if its 2 in the morning. She was a happy voice on the other end!
During the birth Emily was my rock. She alternated between mama bear and the calm voice that kept me breathing.
I was scared and the nursing staff were not loving or warm! I am so grateful to have Emily's strength and positivity during my labour. I don't know what I would have done without her!
She prepared me to become a mom, and she stuck by me through the transition.
I will be forever grateful.
She felt very supportive, committed and dedicated with so much beautiful kindness. I felt very very comfortable with her and I am so so happy I had her as my doula! It was such an amazing experience. It was wonderful to have her over at my house for our meetings over coffee and tea. I loved the personal connection I got that I really was hoping for through the experience. I had a lot of anxiety through my pregnancy, stress related but also high risk pregnancies and high risk complications. I needed her more than ever and I am so blessed to have had Emily as my doula! She helped me channel my pain, prepare my body for the best outcome. She was a very fun support system through my induction and labour. I truly believe my labour went well thanks to her! I didnt have a doula with my first child and that was a very complication horrible 41hr labour. But with Emily when I had my daughter out my baby came on 3 hours after 20mins of pushing. Emily gave me a lot of tips and tricks and im telling you it worked! This woman will give you her attention, her advice, and support your wants and needs. Thank you Emily!!
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