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Kaitlin Straker

Birch & Chickadee Birth Support

Website: http://www.birchandchickadeebirthsupport.com

Phone: 778-823-0950

Birth Fee: $975 to $1200

Fee Details: Hi, I'm Kaitlin! I'm a birth doula in Vancouver and I believe that all women should be able to have the birth they've always dreamed about. Your body is so powerful and you can harness that power to have the birth you want to have. I will work with you and your partner to answer any questions you may have and provide as much help and information as I can! I will provide support before, during and after your birth. I am putting focus on working with LGBTQ families, as well as providing extra support for moms with Type 1 Diabetes. This is a great opportunity for moms to experience doula support as currently my rates are discounted as I work towards a full DONA certification. Multiple packages are available for doula support. Please check my website for more detailed information.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 9 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Single parents
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Kaitlin Straker

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Maude Beaumier

We are so happy we had Kaitlin with us for our son’s birth. She was an amazing support and guide for me and my husband during the whole labour and helped me get the exact birth that I wanted. She knew exactly when to be more hands on and when to give me some time to myself or when to distract me with conversation and when to stay quiet to help me focus on breathing. She also managed to capture the labour and birth beautifully in pictures that I will cherish forever.
I couldn’t be more thankful for the wonderful birth experience I had.

Posted 3/8/2018

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Meg Mercer

When my husband and I met Kaitlin, we both knew right away we wanted her in our corner during our labour experience! At our preliminary meetings, Kaitlin was well prepared, knowledgeable, confident and provided us with a wealth of helpful information. We had a lot of questions with this being our first baby, and she was able to guide us through all of them.

Kaitlin took the time to get to know my husband and I and learned exactly what we wanted and did not want during our labour experience.

The genuine care and support that Kaitlin provided to us during labour was truly invaluable. At times when I didn’t think I could keep going due to the pain, she was so calm and encouraging and reminded me I could do this - she gave me the motivation to keep pushing through.

Kaitlin is honest, caring and passionate about what she does. We absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a professional and supportive doula.

Posted 1/3/2018

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Paige Andonian

Our experience with Kaitlin was absolutely amazing-- she is one of the most calming, kind-hearted, informative, and nurturing people I've known! I was hesitant initially, wondering how I could possibly feel comfortable giving birth for the first time in front of someone I've only met a couple of times, but after our first meeting I was instantly at ease with Kaitlin and felt as if I had known her for much longer. She did a wonderful job addressing our worries/fears and helped us to transform these negative feelings to positives ones of excitement and assurance. I was so thankful that she was there with us to help keep things calm, to help advocate for me and ensure that my hopes and wishes were carried out as best they could be, to help manage my pain, and that she helped reassure my husband that certain things were "normal" when he was getting worried. It's also amazing that she offers photography as well and I was blown away after the fact when she presented beautiful photos to me and I realized that I didn't even notice her taking them! All in all, I would recommend Kailtin to anyone looking for a doula who will support you, inform you, calm/reassure you, and essentially just ensure that you have the best birth experience possible! 

Posted 5/6/2017

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Meg W

Our experience with Kaitlin was absolutley wonderful! Pre labour we met with her and took comfort in being able to discuss our hopes, fears and expectations and have someone listen and respond thoughfully to our concerns. Our conversations always went smoothly and with ease and we always felt very comfortable with her.

During labour Kaitlin was very hands on and provided great physical and emotional support. Not only was Kaitlin a great support for myself, but for my husband who she made sure was also well taken care of so he could best support me during my labour. Overall our experience was incredibly positive, and we are so glad she was there to help us labour in the way we wanted while at home and at the hospital. We are so grateful she was there to experience our incredible journey and to help us deal with the hurdles that were thrown our way- we absolutleuy recommend Kaitlin to anyone looking for some extra support during their pregancy and labour!

Posted 3/25/2017

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T.L. Adams

Our experience with Kaitlin was extremely positive. After only have a couple, in person meetings, I wondered how it would feel to have someone I am just getting to know be part of one of the most intimate and vulnerable times of my life. I can say without a doubt that Kaitlin is a natural because she made me and my husband feel so comfortable and I couldn't imagine not having her support us through the birth of our daughter. Her attention to everyone's needs was appreciated. She was very respectful with us and hospital staff, and made sure my voice was heard through labour and delivery. I highly recommend Kaitlin to all moms and dads-to-be and will be passing her name into my friends and family. 

Posted 2/15/2017

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T.L. Adams

Our experience with Kaitlin was extremely positive. After only have a couple, in person meetings, I wondered how it would feel to have someone I am just getting to know be part of one of the most intimate and vulnerable times of my life. I can say without a doubt that Kaitlin is a natural because she made me and my husband feel so comfortable and I couldn't imagine not having her support us through the birth of our daughter. Her attention to everyone's needs was appreciated. She was very respectful with us and hospital staff, and made sure my voice was heard through labour and delivery. I highly recommend Kaitlin to all moms and dads-to-be and will be passing her name into my friends and family. 

Posted 2/15/2017

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Angie Dubé

Kaitlin provided me with wonderful support after my birth. I experienced a post partum hemorrhage and was quite weak and tired. Kaitlin made me very iron rich food for my recovery which was incredibly delicious and healthy. I could feel the energy it gave it immediately. She is  very knowledgable, caring and nurturing person. She is well informed about birth, pain relief and is passionate about advocating for her clients and their spouses. Kaitlin is always looking to be informed with the best practices to better serve her clients. She is awesome!!

Posted 2/7/2017

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Emma Gittens

Every time I start to write this I get emotional. Kaitlin helped make my labour and delivery THE most empowering day of my life. She intuitively knew when to be hands on, when to let us be, when to offer words of encouragement and even when to pick up her camera. Even the nurses made a comment about how perfect her bedside manner was.   I had a dream labour.  I felt strong. I didn't even think about needing pain meds and I strongly believe this was in part due to her helping with pain relief during contractions and offering words of encouragement as well.  I keep thinking " omg who would I have called at 2am if we didn't have her?!"  I  am so grateful to have had her on our team!

 

Posted 2/6/2017

Birth Availability for Kaitlin Straker

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