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Lena Ware, CD(DONA), SBD, LCCE

Doula Lena

Website: https://www.doulalena.com

Phone: 4033990089

Birth Fee: $800

Fee Details: Depending on your individual needs, I offer a sliding fee scale. Please don't let financial worries stand in the way of getting the support you want.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, May 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
All homebirths as long as a licensed midwife is present

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Lamaze International

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • TENS units rental

Languages spoken: English, German

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Client Testimonials for Lena Ware, CD(DONA), SBD, LCCE

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Chantal Woolley

We are delighted with our decision to include Lena as part of our birthing team. Due to Lena's experience and her calm, thoughtful demeanour, our birth story remained positive. She was fully committed and present throughout the process.

Before the due date, Lena took the time to meet with us to discuss the process and answer our many questions. It was great to spend some time with her ahead of time, so we could get to know each other and understand our expectations.

Lena gelled seamlessly with the hospital staff and us, becoming a valued team member. She helped my husband and me confidently deal with the labour, even during the long, grueling hours in the middle of the night.

After our daughter was born, Lena took the time to check-in and follow up, which I found invaluable since I was having some breastfeeding difficulties.  She shared resources and contact info for lactation consultants. These helped improve my confidence and the quality of our breastfeeding sessions.

It was truly wonderful to have Lena with us. I genuinely think our birth story would have been more difficult had she not been there.


 ~ Chantal, Chris, and baby Ava Perry

Posted 10/31/2019

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Yully

We were very fortunate to have Lena as our doula. She is caring, calm, resourceful, and extremely supportive. We met several times before my due date and she went through the process and provided a lot of  useful information for us to know. During the labour, she was there with me the whole time was monitoring me to make sure to assist me with every single contraction. She also make sure to stay until me and my husband felt comfortable with the baby alone at the hospital. 

I will have no doubt to have Lena again if I have another baby. :) 

Posted 8/15/2019

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John Nagle

Lena is an incredibly confident, skilled and talented doula that we would recommend to anyone. We found Lena on doula match and we are so glad we did! She guided us through the birth of our first child and was an absolute rock in the whole experience. Our due date fell on New Years Eve and Lena was there for us on call 24/7, ultimately joining us on New Years Day for over 24 hours of challenging labour in the hospital. She brought with her extensive experience, leading us through many pain relieving positions, a TENS machine, exercise balls and knew exactly what the hospital would be able to do for us every step of the way. It’s hard to overstate how helpful her experience and insights were to making sure we were able to relax and experience the moment when it finally came. At 4am when we couldn’t even keep our eyes open, Lena was still alert and ready to rock and roll as soon as the next contraction came. She carefully adjusted blankets, pillows and made sure we were comfortable even through an epidural. She also met with us before and after, assisting in postpartum and provided helpful breastfeeding tips, videos and advice.  The labour had unexpected twists and turns that ultimately led to a c-section and Lena ensured we were supported the whole way through.  We especially appreciated her no nonsense approach to patient centred care, solid understanding of roles and responsibilities in a labour and delivery care team while advocating for our needs. Thank you Lena!

 

 

 

Posted 1/22/2019

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Itoro Ruth

I had an amazing experience having Lena as my doula when having my first baby. she made a world of difference. She was amazing,kind, gentle , supportive and respectful. I'm definitely going to call her again when having all my babies. I will give a 5 star to Lena Mare. Thanks  you Lena, you  brought sunshine  to my cloudy day.

Posted 3/9/2018

Birth Availability for Lena Ware, CD(DONA), SBD, LCCE

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