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Christine Jennings

Femme In Nest

Airdrie, AB Service range 50 miles For postpartum clients outside Calgary limits (Airdrie excluded), I do charge a per km fee per visit.

403-969-3257

http://www.femmeinnest.com

Birth Fee

$1000

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45

Availability Remarks: I take 2 birth and postpartum clients per month, and have space for an additional birth client.

Birth Fee

$1000

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

9 years and 71 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

6 years and 20 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2012
  • DONA International, February 2014
  • Birthing From Within, June 2015
  • DONA International, November 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
July 5th will see AHS policy updates in Alberta to allow two people in all acute care facilities.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I reserve the right to call 911 if a medical emergency arises.


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth pool rental
  • Childbirth education services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother roasting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have served as the President (2014-2016) and Secretary (2013-2014) of the Calgary Doula Association. I have studied with the Farm Midwives in Summertown, TN and taken both the Lamaze Childbirth Education and Birthing From Within Childbirth Education Training. I am working on my DONA postpartum certification.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

A deposit is collected at the time of signing the agreement, and payment is due in full at 36 weeks gestation. Three instalment payment plan is standard. If combining birth and 12 hours of postpartum doula services, a $120 discount is offered (equivalent of three free hours of support). I am willing to chat through extended payment plans if cost is a barrier, or explore a barter arrangement for services.

Airdrie, AB Service range 50 miles For postpartum clients outside Calgary limits (Airdrie excluded), I do charge a per km fee per visit.

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Client Testimonials for Christine Jennings

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Katie Phipps

12/7/2017

From the moment we met with Christine over coffee it felt very comfortable and familiar. Two very good and important qualities for someone who will in relatively short time go from total stranger to attending your birth! I didn't even really know for certain that I wanted/needed a doula, but I can say now in hindsight, it was a very smart decision. Having Christine at both of our births gave me a level of comfort and confidence that I'm sure would not have been possible without her. Having a person who is there and 100% devoted to you (and sometimes your partner!) from the beginning contractions right until your baby arrives is invaluable. There may be one or many other medical professionals involved in your birth, but the truth is no one is looking out for you through calm eyes like your Doula. My husband and I both greatly benefited from Christine's calm energy, her encouragement and coaching and at the right moment knowing when you need a chance of scenary. There are so many unknowns heading in a birth, and things may not go as planned, but I felt some level of comfort knowing that the things I could control I did, and having a Doula by our side was a big one.

Christine works well in a hospital setting (birth #1) and at the Birth Centre (birth #2). Both my doctors and nurses, and then midwife were complimentary of Christine's style of support and were happy to have her work alongside them. Plus as an added bonus she will literally hand feed you perfectly sized peanut butter toast while you snuggle and nurse your new baby! 

Birth Availability for Christine Jennings

= Available. Calendar last updated: 07-02-2021

Postpartum Availability for Christine Jennings

= Available. Calendar last updated: 07-02-2021