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Raven Thunderstorm

Welcoming Birth

Phone: (250)631-2180

Birth Fee: $500 to $800

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 25 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 5

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Douglas College Certified Childbirth Educator

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • La Leche League Leader
  • La Leche League Peer Couselor

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Raven Thunderstorm

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Alia Hill

Raven was amazing. The prenatal support she provided me with, as a first time mom, was so helpful. She made herself available all the time for answering my phone calls and texts whenever I had questions. We had a couple of prenatal meetings together and she provided me with so much information and unbiased support for the decisions around my birth. During my labour, she never left my side, she helped squeeze my hips for HOURS in order to alleivate some of the pressure I was feeling. She was an incredible positive influence in the room. She helped me with my first breastfeeds. I highly recommend Raven...I couldnt be happier with our decision to hire her. I look back on my birth and I have nothing but positive and empowering memories, and I attribute a lot of that to Raven! Thank you so much, Raven, for supporting and encouraging us to have the birth of our dreams!

Posted 1/6/2018

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Laura Blumhagen

Pregnancy, labour and childbirth was an anxiety-provoking time for both myself and my husband. Raven's presence in our lives during this special time was like a big safety net. We felt comfortable asking her all kinds of "stupid" questions and trusted her expertise.

She was respectful of my wishes and boundaries. Her considerate and compassionate care was crucial at a time where I felt most vulnerable.

I felt that my experience with Raven was positive and I would be happy to reccomend her to anybody.

Posted 9/29/2017

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Maria Sampson

Upon first meeting Raven, I was impressed by her ability to ease my nerves about the role she would play in my and my significant other's birthing experience. She was a great listener, who encouraged my needs being met and she was understanding when I expressed my desires for us meeting my partner's needs as well. I wished for my partner's experience in this birth to be as memorable and meaningful experience as mine and she was able to support us in everyway to have that happen.

When I and Shawn were making progress in my labouring, she was a great comfort to have in our home with us and when we made it to the hospital, she was there with us to be informed on our medical status. 

I am very appreciative of her time and even more appreciative for her extensive knowledge in her field. My questions were always met with an informed answer and she backed up my own research about pregnancy as well.

Raven comes highly reccomended as a Doula by me, I am forever grateful for her photos from the hospital of those memorable moments as well.

 

Posted 9/23/2017

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Danielle Myles

Hiring Raven to support us during our pre-pregnancy, labour/ delivery and post-birth experience was a great decision and made our first experience so much less stressful and enjoyable. Raven has a calming influence and is a true coach and guide by nature. She provides just the right amount of support, knowing intuitively when you need advice and drawing out your own strength when you need it most! I would highly recommend Raven to anyone.

Posted 9/21/2017

Birth Availability for Raven Thunderstorm

= Available. Calendar last updated: 1/12/2018 9:01:20 AM