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Cayla Caufield, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLE

Heart & Soul Doula

Calgary, AB Service range 30 miles

4035422990

https://www.hsdoula.com/

Birth Fee

$950

Postpartum Rate

$30

Birth Fee

$950

Postpartum Rate

$30


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 41 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

2 years and 19 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2018
  • DONA International, February 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I attend births in Calgary and surrounding area's hospitals.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Must be in the care of a registered midwife.


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth education services
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Served for 2 years as the Public Relations Director for the Calgary Doula Association • Volunteer for Essential Support for All offering doula support to our homeless community

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby! My birth doula fees include 2 prenatal meetings, tens machine use, basic photos and early breastfeeding support. I also offer Childbirth Education, postpartum support and overnight support. See website for more information. I'd love to meet for a free consultation to see if I could be a good fit for your team!

Calgary, AB Service range 30 miles

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Client Testimonials for Cayla Caufield, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLE

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Christina Starchuk

5/27/2020

Going into this pregnancy I was beyond excited and nervous all in one. It was my husband's first child and my second. Cayla from our very first meeting to days after the birth of our son was a great support. Always there to answer questions any time of day when I had them. When my husbands anxiety hit him hard right before our son was born Cayla was beyond supportive. She kept me calm and helped my husband be present when our son came into this world. Cayla is beyond knowledgeable and is there for anything you need her for. She is by far the best thing we decided on when it came to our birth plan. I couldn't have done it without her. I would hire her over and over again. She kept my daughter in the loop the entire time with what was appropriate for her. And the pictures she took mean the world to us. 

Katelyn Zeiler

1/12/2020

We hired Cayla to support us through the birth of our second child as the first was difficult both physicaly and emotionally. She helped us prepare and was an amazing help through the entire process. Her genuine and caring attitude was very appreciated and made her quickly feel a part of our family on the day of our son's birth and afterwards with the followup support. Having her part of this process made our second child's birth a very positive experience and helped to heal some of the emotional wounds from the first birth.

Susan

12/24/2019

When Cayla first came to my home, she sat down and asked ‘what can I help you with today?’ I had a crying toddler in one arm and a crying newborn in the other, and I looked at her, overwhelmed, and said something like, ‘help me figure out how to do this’. She said ‘okay’ and began. I cannot begin to say how amazing Cayla has been as our postpartum doula. She has helped shape me into the strong mama I am today. I am so grateful for her compassion, guidance and support. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for support after birth. She has been invaluable to our family. 

Heather Wadden

10/26/2019

Cayla is truly amazing! I think her approachable, down to earth personality is what sets her apart. My husband and I instantly felt comfortable with her. As an over thinker she was so willing to keep me calm and answer my many many questions. She has an abundant amount of knowledge and resources to provide her clients. I ended up with a scheduled c-section and Cayla adjusted and supported me just the same. The day my daughter was born, Cayla came to the hospital where she met my mom. My mom said “she is so lovely and wonderful”. I would highly recommend Cayla as a doula! 

Amanda Crawley

8/7/2019

When I was researching Doula's in Calgary,  I was looking for someone who would be non judgemental, passionite and caring. Cayla Caufield not only possesed these traits but exeded my expectations! Cayla was with me  through 33 hours of hard, long labour. Cayla offered exceptional support and coaching for myself and for my husband throughout the entire expierence. My husband and I also took our Child Birth Education course through Cayla and we were very impressed with how indepth and thorough it was, she made us feel much more prepared for what was to come! I highly reccomend hiring Cayla to be your Doula or for CBE classes, she is exactly the person you want by your side through one of the biggist moments in your life! 

Amanda & Liam Crawley

Sierra

8/1/2019

I went into my pregnancy journey being 100% terrified of childbirth. Intellectually, I knew it was something that our bodies were designed to do, but I just couldn't wrap my head around it being anything but extremely painful. My husband and I decided to hire a doula to provide additional support leading up to, and during labour. I'm very happy with our decision to bring Cayla into our birth team. She provided us with some excellent resources to calm my fears and ultimately help me feel confident about attempting a natural birth. Throughout that process, Cayla didn't try to influence my decisions and I didn't feel pushed into anything; I simply felt more informed and empowered to face this pivotal experience in my life.

My labour progressed smoothly and steadily. Cayla provided encouraging support throughout, and also gave my husband the tools he needed to be an active part of the process as well as give him chances to step away and take a break when he needed to. I also really appreciated getting together with Cayla after the birth was over to go over what happened, what went well, and what was challenging.

Melissa McAllister

7/16/2019

Cayla was my doula when I had my son, it was really helpful to me to have someone with so much knowledge and experience with me when going through labor. Cayla was amazing, she got to my house really quickly when I needed her, and helped me deal with my contractions as they got worse and worse. Even if you plan on getting an epidural I would still recommend getting a doula because you're going to be in a lot of pain even before the hospital will admit you, and having someone who can really help you get through it is a must. Many doulas seems more interested in only natural births, but Cayla is very open minded and I think she can be very helpful no matter what your birth plan looks like.

Cayla was a huge help to me on this difficult day, but I should also mention that she was also overwhelmingly helpful to my husband and other family members who were at the hospital.

Jillian Rechenmacher

6/1/2019

When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, I knew I wanted to hire a doula. I knew we would need support and also, frankly, we needed an education on what we were about to go through. When I met Cayla I immediately felt so comfortable. I could tell she was deeply committed to her work and that she was super educated... yet her personality was so kind, calm and inviting. I knew right away that Cayla was our doula. 

She came to our home 3 times to help us with child birth education. We created a birth plan of what we ideally hoped for in our sons birth but she helped us understand that any of it could change in a moment (and it did!). Anytime I had questions outside our meetings, she answered them promptly via text or email and even loaned us books that immensely helped us prepare.

Then came labour. I honestly could not have done what I did, without Cayla. We made a plan based on what I wanted-no drugs, all natural- and we stuck to it. She gave me all the tools I needed to succeed. Looking back I have no idea how I did it, but it is most certainly due to Cayla’s support in preparing and coaching. She made me feel SO capable and empowered and like superwoman. My birth was the hardest and most rewarding experience of my life. My success is in great part thanks to Cayla and I will forever be so grateful.

Since our little man was born, Cayla has been to our home several times to see him which we know is above and beyond her scope of work...but we feel like she is part of our family. She helped us bring the most amazing blessing into the world and did it while helping us celebrate the process. I think that is rare and we are so grateful we found her. I can assure you- you will be so happy to have Cayla as part of your journey. She is more than a doula to us and I suspect she will be to you too.

Amber Hermann

5/28/2019

Working with Cayla was a pleasure. She taught myself many valuable breathing  techniques while I was in labor to help me remain calm through the contractions. I also found the times we met with Cayla before I delievered prepared myself and my husband of all scenarios that may occur. Going into labor I fully knew what to expect. I would recommend Cayla to other families. 

Mary-Lynne Stauble

5/6/2019

Cayla supported my husband and I through the birth of our second child. From our first prenatal meeting, Cayla showed us such warmth and caring and was genuinely invested in helping me have the type of birth that I wanted. Her knowledge on pregnancy, labour, delivery and postpartum is profound and evidence-based, which helped my husband and I make the best informed decisions for our family. During labour, Cayla was a calm and supportive presence and provided the emotional and physical support I needed to have an unmedicated VBAC - something I don't think I could have done without her! We are also so grateful to have the photos and videos that she captured throughout my labour and delivery. Thank you Cayla for your steady support, kindness and reassurrance and for helping to make our daughter's birth such a wonderful experience! 

Ayla Langford

4/14/2019

My birth experience was both beautiful and incredibly difficult. There were so many things that went differently than we had hoped for and I can honestly say that having Cayla by my side for all of it was a big part of what got me through. She was kind and encouraging, honest and knowledgable. I always felt like I was in good hands with her around and like I could lean on her when things got difficult. We had a pretty traumatic experience after my daughter was born and Cayla was by my side the whole time comforting me and supporting both my husband and I. But our experience with Cayla was not limited to the birth of our daughter, she was so helpful to us leading up to it and even afterwards. Because of her support and encouragement, I believe that I have been given a beautiful start into motherhood by feeling empowered through her affirmations, teachings and friendship. I will always look back on my birth experience with a lot of emotion, but I will never look back and feel alone.

Fiona Munezero Buchanan

4/3/2019

I am so glad that Cayla was our doulas for the birth of our daughter. The experience ended up being much more challenging and stressful thab I anticipated and I'm so glad Cayla was there for us during that time. She was a calming presence who empowered both my husband and I to make choices that led time the best possible outcome for my daughter and me. Cayla's support before and during the birth was invaluable to us. 

Cayla is knowledgeable, professional and very caring. What I really love about her is that she focused on helping us have the best possible birth experience by enabling us dentify the things that were most important to us. Although the birth went much differently than I had hoped, it was still a wonderful and happy experience, thanks to Cayla's support and presence.

Navdeep Kaur

3/24/2019

She is wonderful person. She helped me exactly what I needed, even more than that. I recommend her services for every new mom.

Breanna Larson

3/4/2019

Going into birth, I was not sure what types of goals to set or vision to have for what I wanted. Cayla was a great resource for helping me establish these ideas. Her prenatal visits were informative, encouraging, and she checked in often when she knew I was having a hard time.

Cayla was by my side through my entire labour, which lasted almost 24 hours. She didn’t once make me feel like she wanted to leave and she constantly had ideas for making the experience more favorable. She gave my husband a sense of relief so that he could take a break when needed! 

Post birth, Cayla came by and showed us the beautiful photos she took during my labour. These photos are priceless and captured the raw emotion of the day! 

Cayla is passionate about what she does, respectful of personal choices, and a great resource for any mom to be (or mom)!! 

Wadi Waldberg

9/13/2018

We got to know Cayla, when we were preparing for the delivery of our 2nd child and Cayla was referenced to us by Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre. My husband and I, we immediately connected and developed a trustworthy relationship with Cayla from day one. She is an incredible doula and is very knowledgeable. On the day of my delivery in July, I was waiting for the contractions in the triage and actually was initially struggling to come to the next stage. Once Cayla arrived, she not only psychologically assisted me and my husband, but also gave a number of hints and tips how to trigger regular contractions without any medication. We spent some time waking, breathing, talking, etc. During this time I felt very much supported by Cayla and her various techniques to reach the desired opening. Later in the delivery room, my husband and I we were also truly grateful that Cayla was there for us. All in all, she is an amazing doula, excellent professional and an incredible human being! We were super happy to be supported by Cayla during our trouble-free and easy delivery! Two thumbs up and 5 stars go to Cayla! BW, Dina&Co

marta

8/28/2018

My labour was progressing very slowly and after 24 hours of continous hard work my birth doula had to call for her backup- this was when Cayla stepped in and she stayed with me for the final hours of the labour. She was absolutely amazing! She brought some fresh energy to the room and her warm and approachable personality made me trust her instantly. She was knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to, and I felt very comfortable around her. She really went above and beyond to provide as much comfort for me as possible. She was there to hold my hand when I was in pain, to help me focus on my breath, to offer iced water when I was too tired to even realize that I was thirsty. She was there to support emotionally both me and my husband, and she constantly assured me that I was doing great. She was my guide and she was telling me what to do when I couldn't think clearly anymore. She was there when my baby was born, and she even offered to take pictures with my camera to capture that beautiful moment for me (something that I didn't even think about!)- thanks to her I have a really precious souvenir from that day. She stayed with me after the delivery and helped with the first breastfeeding, and she didn't leave until she was sure that my baby and I are doing good and were ready for rest.

Cayla is a wonderful, gifted doula and she is passionate about her job. She helped to make my birthing experience extraordinary and without her there it would have been so much more difficult for me to go through that process. Thank you, Cayla!

Birth Availability for Cayla Caufield, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLE

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Postpartum Availability for Cayla Caufield, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLE

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