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Holly Kahmal

The Natal Ladle

Website: http://www.thenatalladle.com

Phone: 604.283.3734

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: I offer both daytime and overnight packages to provide you whatever kind of support you need. You may also hire on an as-needed basis (4-hour minimum required) at $25/hr daytime or $30/hr overnight. Daytime is great for parents who are able to share in overnight duties or have other assistance and/or want more hands-on help with breastfeeding support and newborn care. Overnights are great for parents who need extra help during the night so they can get more restful sleep and is suitable for both bottle-fed or breastfed babies. DAYTIME PACKAGE $450: 20 hours. This can be 4 shifts of 5-hours or vice versa. OVERNIGHT PACKAGE $675: 24 hours. This can be 4 shifts of 6-hours or 3 shifts of 8-hours. I offer a 45-minute consultation with each family (free) to get acquainted and cover any questions you may have and what your individual needs are. I believe that sensitivity and compassion are essential tools for this line of work. I also offer private meal service packages starting at $365.

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 5

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No household which smokes indoors.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • ***Currently training to become a Certified Breastfeeding Counsellor through Childbirth International. I have taken breastfeeding support training at Douglas College

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • I am Holistic Nutritionist [CNP]

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Twins
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Military families
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am DONA trained in birth and postpartum doula (Douglas College), as well as the 18 hr Breastfeeding Course through Douglas College. I am currently obtaining my Certified Breastfeeding Counsellor certification through Childbirth International. I trained at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and specialize in prenatal and neonatal nutrition.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Holly Kahmal

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Alma Elise Jasso

Holly was our post partum doula and I can't recommend it enough. We had a lot of challenges: my birth plan went sideways because of an emergency c-section, my milk didn't come until 2 weeks pp and baby had a lip/tongue tie that made feeding very difficult. If it wasn't for Holly, I would have gone crazy. She was my coach and cheerleader every step of the way. Even though we were working with a lactation consultant to fix our issues, it was Holly who helped me have confidence when I was ready to throw in the towel. She's very patient and kind, always cheerful and full of useful advice. 

Our families are abroad, so we didn't have much support, and as first time parents, we had zero experience. Holly taught us to swaddle, to use the stretchy wrap to carry the baby, how to soothe him and how to make tummy time fun. She even helped with our dog and took her for walks. It was a pleasure to work with Holly and learn so much from her.

Posted 11/28/2017

Postpartum Availability for Holly Kahmal

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