Birth Fee: $975 to $1100
Birth Doula Experience: 19 years and 1100 births attended
Clients per Month: 0 to 5Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English and French
Service Area MapArea of practice: Edmonton, AB
If you are looking for a birth doula count yourself lucky if you can snatch up Suzanne! She was such a valuable part of mine and my husbands birth experience that if we didn't have her it would have been a lot harder. Suzanne brought a calm and gentle presence to our birth with just the right amount of assertiveness. The amount of knowledge that she has is incredible, and her experience shows. Right from the first time that we met Suzanne my husband and I felt a connection with her which carried through until the end. She puts you first and does everything she can to make sure you get the birth experience that you desire. During my labour Suzanne was very helpful to make sure I was comfortable and had many techniques to help reduce pain. My husband is so thankful to have had her gentle guidance as to how he could support me through the process. We would definitely recommend Suzanne to anyone looking for a birth doula, as we would definitely have her a part of our next birth experience!
When my husband and I first met Suzanne we immediately felt as ease with her. She brought and warmth and compassion to our experience that we didnt have with our first pregnancy which ended in a miscarriage. Suzanne was also vital in avoiding a c-section. My OB was insistent on one when it was not necessary. She gave me the courage to fight for my rights and to know I was not alone. I would highly recommend having Suzanne at your birth, she will go to bat for you.
My husband and I cannot express how vital Suzanne was to our birth team. She was so supportive and informative throughout the whole process of planning our home birth and through all my prodromal labour episodes. Her humour, grace and encouragement were key factors to both my and my husbands ability to endure 22 hours of natural labouring. There is no bigger chearleader, no more amazing birth coach and no better Doula than Suzanne in my opinion. She is a apart of our family now.
Suzanne was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. She was supportive and positive in our prenatal meetings. At the birth, she was such an asset. We had a planned home birth attended by a midwife. Suzanne took lead on keeping our midwife up to date so my husband and I really got to focus on enjoying labour- no worrying about when to call! When active labour got more challenging Suzanne was so helpful - she just knew how to help! She also kept track of what time important things happened which was great because I didn't pay attention at all!
I found it so reassuring to have such an experienced doula present. We had such a beautiful birth and I'm so grateful for the part that Suzanne played in it.
Having Suzanne by my wife’s side through pregnancy and birth was educational, comforting and reassurng. We wanted to make sure that my wife had the support she needed and that this was not dependent on how well I handled the experience. It took the pressure off of me and my wife was never in doubt that she would have the support when the time came. This made the entire experience so much better. In fact, we asked Suzanne to be there for our second child even though we new what to expect We couldn’t imagine doing it without her.
My husband said it perfectly: we were the two rookies, she was the veteran. Having Suzanne guide me through the birth of my daughter made my experience beautifully memorable and incredibly empowering. The most important factor for my husband and I was that we had never gone through this before! It was so important for us to have Suzanne guide us through our experience with her knowledge and her calming personality. I truly believe that Suzanne's presence was what kept me calm through labour at home and made me confident while delivering at the hospital. I am forever grateful to her for having been an essential part of the team that helped me bring my daughter into this world.
Having Suzanne around the week prior to my birth was invaluable. She advocated for me when my plan changed drastically to ensure that I got the best treatment for me. I was feeling so low and defeated, Suzanne reminded me that I was allowed to speak up. Her support during birth was also appreciated.
I was so greatful to have Suzanne by my side for the birth of my daughter. I have a lot of anxiety but felt at ease having Suzanne there to help my husband and myself. I went into labor on Christmas day and gave birth on Boxing day. Suzanne made sure I was as comfortable as possible and coached my husband to be the best birth partner possible. Without her I may have had to be induced ( which I did not want) and I would have had an epidural (which I also did not want) I wouldnt hesitate to use Suzanne again.
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