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Elaine Randle

Coalesce Birth Services

Website: http://www.coalescebirth.ca

Phone: 902-301-9852

Birth Fee: $825 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $30

Fee Details: I offer a Grace Pay system which covers a 50% value of my services. If you are concerned about costs please contact me about payment with grace.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 11 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 0 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doula Training Canada - Certified Labour & Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Doula Training Canada, March 2018
Type of Practice: Doula agency owner

Clients per Month: 2 to 5 births and 3 postpartum families

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • Certified Sex and Birth Support

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Domestic Violence
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Spent 4 months researching female autonomy in the birth process on Isla Mujeres, Q. Roo, Mexico.

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Halifax, NS
Travel Range: 35 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Elaine Randle

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Bella Naugle

Elaine is an amazing Doula, and went above and beyond for us many times during both my pregnancy, and the birth of my son. She gave me unyielding support, invaluable advice, and endless compassion throughout this journey. I learned a lot of things about birth, delivery, babies, and my body, as well as many techniques to help me through labour.

When we learned at 28 weeks that I had gestational diabetes, Elaine immediately and without hesitation was on board with all my decisions, talked to me about my diet, my options, and what having GD could mean for my pregnancy and delivery. It was not only educational, but extremely reassuring to me at a time I was feeling very helpless.

Though things did not go as we hoped (I was induced due to my diabetes) Elaine talked me through each contraction, stayed by my side every second, and was able to support me through the entirety of my labour while not getting in the way of me and my partner, as we bonded over the birth of our son.

I was unable to make it through without an epidural as I'd hoped, due to the increased pain of drug induced contractions, but Elaine once again supported me completely. She helped me get as far as I could, and the second I said I needed the relief of drugs, she accepted it, and continued to tell me how amazing I was doing, and how brave I was for making it so far on my own. It was thanks to her that I was able to continue through labour without feeling like I had failed, without feeling as if I had done wrong by my child by needing relief, and I will never be able to thank her enough for that.

There are really no words to express my gratitude, and I implore any women considering a Doula, to give it some thought, and to at least meet with Elaine. It was life changing for me, and for my partner, and we will always be glad we chose her.

It was worth every penny we spent, and more.

Posted 12/30/2017

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Candice McB

Elaine went above and beyond our greatest expectations! Her invaluable support as a childbirth educator was very comprehensive. Her array of knowledge is extensive and she readily provided us with any helpful information we requested. I highly encourage anyone who is considering a doula in Halifax to contact Coalesce Birthing Services.

Posted 11/25/2017

Birth Availability for Elaine Randle

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Postpartum Availability for Elaine Randle

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