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
Clients per Month: 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English, German
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
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. :)
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!
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.
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