Birth Fee: $1100
Fee Details: Clients are welcome to add birth photography to their package. All prices and details can be found on my website.
Birth Doula Experience: 8 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: english
We had twins on February 9 2018 and Aimee was our doula.
We felt very fortunate to have found Aimee. She was an important part of our birth experience and she definitely provided a lot of comfort and reassurance during this experience. Her particular qualities that we found to be helpful were her personality, her experience, and her expertise. She is a naturally warm and easy going person with a great sense of humour. We liked her immediately. Her experience with twins was immensely helpful in that she understood the particular challenges of carrying and birthing multiples (she also has a couple of singletons so she'd be able to speak to that as well). She demonstrated her expertise over and over again in answering questions by offering multiple perspectives. It was clear that she keeps up with current research and has strong ties to the Vancouver doula community that she uses as a source of information.
Aimee is an excellent listener and very open minded. She is flexible in that she was able and willing to hear what we wanted and then responded appropriately, whether that be an anecdote or drawing from recent research. Aimee was also great at going to look for information that she didn't have on hand and followed up promptly.
Working with Aimee was a really great experience. We were happy to welcome our twins but sad to see our doula go!
As first time parents, we were interested in hiring a doula but not 100% sure. We interviewed a number of doulas, and Aimee really aligned well with our personalities, goals, and the kind of support we were seeking. We brought her on board for our birth story and this was probably one of the best decisions we made. Aimee has a gentle, but enthusiastic confidence that really gave us our confidence to make informed decisions without fear and uncertainty. Like any birth plan, ours did not go as expected, but we approached each step calmly one at a time, and I really feel that having Aimee there in large part kept us grounded and on the happy path to the birth of our daughter. If I had to choose a doula all over again, I would definitely be picking Aimee and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a doula as part of their birth plan!
Aimee was my doula for my second baby. I had a difficult experience with a doula with my first child so I was very sensitive to the people I wanted to include second time round. Aimee has a beautiful calm spirit. At my daughter's birth, she was experienced, competent and supportive in all the ways I needed. Prior to, she provided me with resources that were relevant to my situation, as I asked, and didn't flood me with unsolicited advice. At the birth, she had the capacity to be present but not overpowering. Aimee also brings with her a real understanding of the sacredness of the moment of birth. Her birth photography is a testament to this.
Having Aimee support my husband and I at the birth of my baby girl was one of the best decisions in preparing for my labor and delivery and postpartum. She prepared us well with comfort measures to use at home in early and active labor beforehand, which allowed us to be comfortable and confident during the labor process at home, before heading to the hospital. She provided a calming and reassuring presence, which allowed me to refocus during labor. Having her support allowed us to be at home for longer, which provided me a drug free labor and delivery which was conducive to my birth plan. The photos she took captured our joy, exhaustion and most precious moments of meeting our baby for the first time. I would absolutely recommend Aimee and would definitely have her for my second baby as well!
My husband and I were nervous first timers, and Aimee brought with her both incredible peace and her signature awe-excitement. She truly loves, and is passionate about the birthing process. It shows. She empowers both Mother and Father in labour. When we had our second, Aimee couldn't be there (we had moved), but she provided artwork and breath work and phrases that gave our second labour and delivery a presence and focus that I believe was a huge contribution to its joy. It is hard to put my finger on what makes Aimee so remarkeable, and so neccessary. She allows you to see your journey as sacred. She honours where you are at, and how your labour looks, truly. Aimee is a gift to the doula world, and gift to your journey. Bring her along!!
Wow! Aimee was an incredible doula for us. Her patience, knowledge, humour and compassion were all a huge asset to our twin birth. She was non-judgemental and provided support both for me and my husband by being with us through our whole birthing experience as well as afterwards. She took such beautiful pictures but it didn't feel like she had her camera out at all. She was able to multitask incredibly well by making sure I was comfortable and supported, nourished and informed. We LOVED our experience with Aimee and would highly recommend her to anyone!
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