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Bree Allen

Birth Wish

Website: http://www.birthwish.ca

Phone: 1-778-870-7940

Birth Fee: $700

Fee Details: My rate of $700 offers 2 prenatal visits up to 2 hours each, text/call availability for questions or concerns, 24-hours on-call availability from 38 weeks onward, labour & birth support up to first latch or 2 hours postpartum, 1 postpartum visit up to 2 hours

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 9 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2014
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
None in BC.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeeding for Healthcare Providers

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Board member and secretary with the Doula Services Association

Languages spoken: English, French

Client Testimonials for Bree Allen

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Vicky, Paddy & baby Evie

We hired a doula as we felt that with it being just the two of us with no family around the additional support would be a great help both pre baby and during labour. We met with Brie twice before our baby arrived and she answered all our many questions with patience and lots of knowledge. 

Our baby decided to come two weeks early and we were in contact with Bree early in the morning to let her know my water had broken & contractions had started. She was able to talk Paddy through where she thought we were at and the best course of action. We agreed she would come to our house but then we decided to head to the hospital - Bree was very accomodating when we changed the plan and when we took forever to get to the hospital! I remember her calming me down when we were registering and guiding us up to the labour & delivery ward. The hour or two pre-epidural is much of a blur but I remember Bree's voice telling me to breathe deeply and massaging me through the contractions to help me through them. During the rest time before I was ready to push Bree was answering lots of questions I had and offering support to my partner - encouraging him to eat & drink etc. She encouraged me to move positions when I felt I needed to and get rest where I could. 

When it was time to push Bree was great at helpng support me in the position I choose and I think I will always remember the encouragment from Bree & my midwife as long as I live - it is so important and made me feel like I could push that little bit harder & longer. Once the baby had arrived Bree stayed with us and helped with latching as well. We saw her for a follow up visut a few days after birth when she came to our home to see how we were all doing.

Overall I highly reccommend Bree for her Doula servies - she will help you feel informed, supported & cared for during one of the most significant days of your life! Thanks Bree.

 

 

Posted 12/2/2019

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Lani

Bree was my doula for the birth of my daughter two weeks ago. Leading up to the birth, she frequently checked in to see how I was doing and get updates on birth plans and preferences. I ended up having an induction and contractions were quite painful while waiting for an epidural. The counter pressure Bree gave during each contraction helped so much with the pain as did her help with changing positions. Once I got an epidural I couldn’t move my legs anymore and Bree was a ton of help for me and the nurses with helping me get into different positions for pushing while still lying down. Bree was a fantastic addition to my birthing team. She gave good suggestions on what might help with the labour but was also very respectful of my own wishes and preferences, She allowed my husband to be more present for emotional support for me. I highly recommend her for any future births! 

Posted 6/29/2019

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Melissa Giles

We cannot thank Bree enough for being such an amazing support throughout my pregnancy and birth. Our first impression was that she had such a soft, warm and caring personality, which is what we were looking for in a doula.  She was very knowledgeable and provided valuable information and advice in our visits prior to the birth. We also had quite a few life changes during the course of my pregnancy and she even made time to check in with us to see how we were doing.

As this was my first pregancy, I didn't know what the expect and was a little nervous about labor and delivery, Bree helped put my mind at ease. I truly could not have done this without her by my side as my cheerleader and supporter. When the day came, I ended up having to be induced, as the contractions became worse she helped me to focus and slow down my breathing as well as providing tips and positions to help make it a bit less painful. She truly was there to help every step of the way.

After our daughter was born, I had a few complications with my placenta and had to be taken down to surgery, she made sure to stay with me until I was taken into the surgery room and checked in with me multiple times after the make sure everything was ok. We would highly recommend Bree as your doula, we are so thankful that we found her!

 

Posted 5/10/2019

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Leah Buck

Bree is an excellent doula and a wonderful person. After our first meeting I was very glad she was my doula. She is passionate about her work and genuinely cares for her clients and their well-being. Bree is also very knowledgeable about labour and delivery and post-pregnancy. She checks in with her clients to see how they're doing and is very supportive before, during, and after pregnancy, and throughour labour and delivery. I am thankful that Bree was my doula and I highly reccomend her as a doula. 

Posted 2/7/2019

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