Birth Fee: $300 to $1000
Fee Details: $300 for childbirth education series $800 for doula support $1000 combined for discount
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 20 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Airdrie, AB
I knew I wanted to feel empowered during my pregnancy and labour but was on the fence about hiring a doula. When a local midwife practice told me I was too high risk and would need an OB GYN, it was the push I needed to find a doula because it felt like the best middle ground for me. I reached out to Carla and I honestly think it was the best decision I could have made. Carla provides birth classes in the comfort of your home and it's totally personalized for an amazing one on one experience. I would HIGHLY recommend Carla to anyone on the fence. She is knowledgeable, kind, and down to earth. I would absolutely hire her again if/when we have another.
Thanks for everything! You gave me all the tools I needed to get through labour med free and feeling great.
Carla puns us on Facebook as we had been searching for some sort of link for pregnancy and labour advice and most classes were only offered in Calgary Which we weren’t fond of driving into Calgary for these classes. It was very helpful and convenient that carla was able to come to our house and have these classes with us. Her knowledge and information surpassed anything we expected and even our OBGYN was surprised at the kmowledge we have that Carla had given us. She takes time to explain things you may not understand and ensures that she goes through all subjects thoroughly and with full factual knowledge and research. It is very up to date modern knowledge and it was fantastic to see and learn how much technology has a role to play in labour and delivery as well as the choices we(pregnant ladies) have and can make with our labour and delivery hospitals. I would recommend Carla out to anyone seeking or thinking of having a Doula and her services as it will enlighten your knowledge and make you build so much confidence in yourself and the whole process from pregnancy, to labour and delivery, and even after care for your baby and yourself. Thank you so much!
II contacted Carla for birthing classes. She came to my home with everything prepared for a very personalized, one on one experience. I expressed my concerns about birthing prior to the class, which Carla addressed. She was also able to effectively create a learning experience conducive to my medical background and thought pattern. I felt confident going into the hospital to give birth. Understood why I was being induced at the time and throughout, was able to make informed decisions. Thank you to Carla for creating such a personalized learning plan and prroaring me for the birth experience that I desired.whether you want a home birth, birthing center, hospital, drugs or no drugs (etcertera) Carla will create a lesson plan directed to educate you on informed decision making, creating a process of learning that I can say was very enjoyable. You won't be disappointed!!
Having Carla work alongside me throughout my pregnancy was absolutely fantastic.
She was always optimistic, yet realistic. She never expected me to do anything I didnt feel comfortable doing, which included during the pregnancy and of course labor. Carla had information readily available, which was always up-to-date.
Carla is a down to earth woman who is passionate about what she does and with the families she supports. She always has a smile on her face and greets you with joy! Her hugs are warming and full of comfort.
During my labor she maintained eye contact with me and breathed through concontractions to help me maintain focus. She rubbed my lower back, applying pressure right where I needed it to be and helped me sway my hips when I became still and stiff. When I had begun to feel extreme pain and became fearful, she assured me that no matter my decision, she was there for me and reassured me time and time again that my choice was not wrong.
I had opted to get the epidural (my first time ever!) And She helped support me while the anesthesiologist did his job. She kept me in rhythm with my breathing and kept me laughing which helped. She was firm, loving, and kind when I needed it.
There had come a point during my labor when things went south. I had stopped dilating and my son's heartrate was slowing. A cesarean was becoming a plan. I was in a panic, afraid for the care of my other children afterwards. Carla stood by me, held my hand, talked quietly to me speaking encouring words to me as the doctors talked amongst themselves about what to do. When the doctors had agreed to let me push from 6cm, Carla showed joy and enthusiasm and she is the one who kept me motivated to push my son out. Her encrouagement. Her joyful tone. Her natural way of being. The smile on her face. Gave me a reason, aside from my son, to keep going.
Highly recommend her!
We loved Carla. I interviewed several doulas and was getting frustrating because I wasn't "clicking" with any of them, but I knew Carla would be perfect after only a very brief first meeting. She took the time to come over during my midwife home visit and was always available via text if I had any questions or concerns.
When I went into labour she was at my house, by at least 3am and was alert, active and extremely helpful with pain management and keeping everyone calm.
Carla is very professional, knowledgable - she always seems to be learning something new and provided up to date education regarding childbirth and pain management. She also has a very calming vibe and seemed to instinctively know what to do for pain management. She is kind and very approachable. I felt completely comfortable with her and would absolutely recommend her to anyone!
Carla helped during the delivery of our first child, and we were so thankful to have her with us. We were comfortable with her right from the first time we met her a few months before our son’s birth. In the time leading up to my due date, she got to know us, provided us with useful information, and led us through the process of developing a birth plan. During labor, Carla was calm, supportive, and resourceful. She used the strategies and pain management techniques we had discussed in advance, making my natural labor much easier than it would have been without her there. Both my husband and I appreciated Carla’s support and guidance throughout the whole experience and would not hesitate to ask her to be our doula again!
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