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Whitney Koehle

Best Day Doula Services

Website: http://www.bestdaydoula.ca

Phone: 604 315-6541

Birth Fee: $1175

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

Fee Details: LET'S MAKE THE BIG DAY THE BEST DAY. I'm passionate about supporting your family before, during, and after your baby's birth. I can help you to feel confident and prepared before birth; calm and informed throughout your labour; and cared for and supported after you baby's birth. I have completed DONA Birth Doula trainings and am certifying through DONA. I have also completed training in breastfeeding. I am a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist certifying with IPPA. Fee includes 2 prenatal visits, 2 postpartum visits, and unlimited support throughout your labour and birth.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 50 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 13 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2016
Type of Practice: Doula agency owner

Clients per Month: 0 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
There is now a birth center in the Fraser Valley. I am happy to attend births there.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeeding Workshops

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • Rebozo Training
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Certifying Through APPA

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

After graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology I started working for non-profits supporting people with their mental health and addiction challenges. This work is where my passion for helping people was born. In 2015 my best friend found out she was pregnant with her first baby. Early on she asked if I would be with her during the labour and birth. I recognized that this was a huge responsibility and honor, so I set out to learn everything I could about pregnancy and birth. This was when I first read the word "Doula". When my friend's labour began I was able to remain by her side and support her from the first contraction through to the birth of her beautiful baby girl the next day. It was during this process that I fell in love with supporting families through this life-changing experience. I have never felt so vital and useful. That day a baby and a doula were born! I am trained as a Birth Doula through both Douglas College and The Mothering Touch Center. I have attended and completed several breastfeeding courses. I am a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist certifying through IPPA. I am certified in First Aid through St. John's Ambulance, Foodsafe, WHMIS, and Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control. I would love to meet with you for a free consultation to see if I am a good match for your family. Please check out my website for more information about services and pricing www.bestdaydoula.ca

Languages spoken: English, French

Client Testimonials for Whitney Koehle

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Joy Toews

The "best" doula service ever. I had a 38 hour labour and Whitney was there for about 34 hours of it. She knew what to do when I had contractions and was super helpful. Hubby said he wouldn't have been able to do it without her. She is also easy to talk to. Her prices too are most reasonable. She visits you twice around 35 weeks and then twice after birth at home. I would recommend her 100%.

Posted 10/5/2018

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Clare Hooper

Whitney is an amazing doula: she has tonnes of energy, is very much committed, and clearly understands how she can best provide support through the birthing process. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Posted 9/18/2018

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Lauren Wong

Whitney is amazing. She's extremely knowledgeable, which is comforting as first-time parents.


Her approach to the birthing experience (before, during, and after) was one of support, kindness, and understanding. She made us feel at ease throughout the entire process.
Thanks to Whitney we had a great/unique experience that included watching Crimson Tide and Seinfeld while in labour!


Whitney is a consummate professional, and you would be lucky to have her level of expertise!

Posted 9/18/2018

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Atsuko Ishihara

People often suggest having a doula. We cannot imagine that doula being anyone else but Whitney. 

From our very first meeting with Whitney, we felt her genuine sense of care, professionalism, and expertise. It was as though we had been friends for years. Whitney was always there to support via text, phone call, and in person. On the day of the birth, Whitney provided assisstance not only to me but to my husband by supporting him in comforting me. At (lots of) times, she eased my pain and was an integral part of my team which consisted of my husband and midwife. She always knew when to offer that sip of ice cold juice or to bring in a heated blanket, as well as providing us time to ourselves once the baby was born. Her duty and commitment to care is not only amazing but also so natural.

We are forever thankful for Whitney's support and recommend her to anyone who is looking for a doula. 

My husband and I have said that Whitney is a part of our family and therefore will have to be present for all future babies! :) 

Posted 3/11/2018

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Dan Matson

We have nothing but great things to say about Whitney and her impact as our Doula for the birth of our first child.  She exceeded our expectations.  We were on the fence as to whether a Doula was necessary, but in hindsight I'm so happy we decided to bring her into the experience.   From our initial meetings to after the birth she was compassionate and engaged.  She is so natural at creating a comforting and approachable vibe that you almost forget that she's not a long-time friend - this really made the whole process (especially in the hospital) much less daunting as a first time father.  Whitney was also very knowledgeable and forthcoming about everything before, during, and after our child's birth.  I would not hesitate to hire her as our Doula for our next child.  

Posted 2/23/2018

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Heather Yang

Birth is full of unknowns, but having a good team helps you navigate while feeling loved and supported. When I first met with Whitney she impressed me with her non assuming approach but also her knowledge and professionalism. She listened to my concerns and had suggestions and a bag full of tools to use to help cope with labour. My husband and I appreciated her energetic personality but also her calm presence when we needed it.
Whitney is a wonderful soul to accompany you on this journey of new life.

Posted 2/1/2018

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luke bensler

Whitney was incredible during my wife's labor and I was so happy that she was there with us.  Without her support I'm not sure what we would have done.  My wife's labor was 48 hours long and Whitney was there with us for the whole ride which had many terrifying twists and turns.  Hiring her was one the best decisions I've ever made.

-Luke

Posted 1/31/2018

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Heather Yang

Birth is full of unknowns, but having a good team helps you navigate while feeling loved and supported. When I first met with Whitney she impressed me with her non assuming approach but also her knowledge and professionalism. She listened to my concerns and had suggestions and a bag full of tools to use to help cope with labour. My husband and I appreciated her energetic personality but also her calm presence when we needed it.
Whitney is a wonderful soul to accompany you on this journey of new life.

Posted 10/26/2017

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Eu Ye

Whitney is a very friendly, cheerful, flexible, punctual doula. My husband & I felt at ease with her from the first time we met. She was very sweet towards our toddler & our baby. She was passionate about supporting us in every way she could like posting advertisements online on our behalf & giving us helpful resources. She also went beyond her role to help me out a few times after I’d given birth! 

Posted 10/16/2017

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Kate Kozhevnikova

Whitney is a very bubbly, calm and happy person which are exactly the characteristics you need in a doula. She was there for me through my entire active labour till baby's birth and she gave me all the support that I needed: great massage, reminding me to breathe and drink water, praising me, ensuring that I am comfortable and had all I needed at the hospital after labour. In addition, before labour, she took the time to meet with my husband and son, research birth material for me, and visit me after birth to see how I am doing. If I would do it all again, I would pick Whitney and nobody else.

Thank you Whitney for all your support.

Posted 6/6/2017

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Kari Lee

She's super helpful and encouraging.  We both feel that when we were in the delivery room she had a calming presence and the after care was great.  Whitney answered all of our questions and offered more information 

Posted 2/4/2017

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laura richard

I took the prenatal classes and read the books preparing myself for what childbirth would entail. All the preparation did little in comparison to what Whitney’s support and guidance offered me. I can honestly say I could not have done as well as I did without her by my side. Her knowledge and technique helped to make my labour a positive and truthfully rewarding experience.

My labour started early in the morning hours and progressed slowly the rest of the day. I experienced back labour and was not at all ready for this. Whitney stood (and knelt) by my side providing encouraging words and soothing massages the entire time. Really she aided me in any way I asked including running me a bath as the labour carried on into the next day and pain medications did nothing to help me sleep.

When I was ready to return to the Hospital the next morning, she drove my partner and me there. She was right by my side in the delivery room. Ready still with loving words and the willingness to assist me in any way she could. Her approach was supportive and respectful. She held my hand when I needed her to but also gave me space when I needed this. In the moment when I thought I couldn’t push anymore, she reminded me I could and her words allowed me to remain strong.

As a result, I was able to deliver a beautiful baby girl weighing in at 7.9 pounds who instantly took up all of my heart. Whitney continued to stay with me after the birth bringing those present snacks and helping me communicate with loved ones. She also visited the next day. Whitney was there for me from the beginning of labour through to the final push and afterwards. Her consistent and constant physical and emotional support made my birthing experience a successful and positive one. I am forever grateful to her and appreciative of all the love and care she showed me. I would whole-heartedly recommend her services to anyone.

Laura & Kenneth

Posted 11/29/2016

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Heather Pickering

The birth of my daughter was one of the most challenging and incredible experiences of my life. I had a 40 hour labour that ended in a c-section. Throughout it all, Whitney was by my side. Shortly after being discharged from the hospital, I was readmitted because of a health issue while my daughter stayed at home with her father. Whitney stayed with me during this time, kept me calm, and spoke to nurses and doctors on my behalf when I could not.

 

I’m so grateful for the support she provided. Whether she was bringing snacks, brightening my mood, or just keeping me company, I knew I could count on her. I was stressed out and emotional, and she was calm and empathetic. It was exactly what I needed.

I would recommend Whitney to everyone I know who is having a baby. She is caring, knows how to get stuff done and has a wonderful sense of humour. She was the best advocate I could have hoped for during this difficult time.

-Heather

Posted 11/27/2016

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