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Ariel Ward

Nook Births

Website: http://www.nookbirths.ca

Phone: 6043563242

Birth Fee: $950

Fee Details: Sliding scale available

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 9 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Wise Woman Way of Birth Certified (Trained) Doula

Doula Training

  • Wise Woman Way of Birth, February 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Rebozo Training

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Home Birth
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

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Client Testimonials for Ariel Ward

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Shelby Lewis

My hushand and I chose to have a doula at our birth because we wanted to be informed and to feel supported on the day-of with a small birth team. When Ariel came to our home for an initial meet-and-greet I knew right away that she was the person I wanted at our birth. Her loving, down-to-earth presence made me feel connected to her right away. Her background in sport and innate knowledge of the body was a bonus!

The pre-birth sessions were super informative and she shared interesting and relevant resources with us along the way. I also appreciated her sharing some of her first hand experience (being a mama of 3!). Because I trusted her knowledge of birth, I felt more comforable trusting the process when the time came. She offered gentle encouragement and held space for me as I laboured through the night and I delivered our baby at home without pain medication (which it what I really wished for). 

After the birth she made herself available and even dropped off a beautiful gift for my first Mother's Day! I think about my birth, and therefore Ariel every day and I'm so grateful she has chosen to be a doula. Can't recommend her enough!

Posted 11/18/2019

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Georgia

Ariel was such an integral part of our prenatal, birthing and postnatal experience. We felt so supported and educated by Ariel right from our first meeting. She is super informative and provided us with a great overview of the birthing process with a scientific/biological lens as well as insight from her experience as a doula that made it easy for us to get a sense of what we might expect during our first birth. 

Once labour began, Ariel was easily reached and came to support us through the earlier stages of birth at our home. I can't express how much we leaned on her when we had moments of uncertainty or needed reassurance. Ariel was a comforting, calm presence during the process when we were at home on our own. We felt safe and whenever we were unsure about something, Ariel was there. She worked so well with our midwives when we were at the hospital, providing gentle encouragement and support to both myself and my husband. I have to add that she was 30+ weeks pregnant at the time, and my labour was not short! She was incredible and offered herself to the birthing process so selflessly. 

I experienced some pretty major postpartum anxiety immediately after the birth of our son, and Ariel was amazing at checking in to see how we were doing and offering affirmations and positivity. When I reached out to see if she had suggestions for resources to connect with to help me through the PPA, she offered suggestions of renowned professionals through her doula network. I loved our postpartum visits - they were grounding and it was so amazing to hear Ariel's perspective of our birthing experience and to talk about everything I was going through with her. 

I can't recommend Ariel as a doula enough. She's so passionate about supporting birthing people and has taught me so, so much! Anyone who has an opportunity to work with her is extremely lucky. Thank you, Ariel! You're the best! 

Posted 11/6/2019

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Andrea Latella-DuBoyce

Ariel has a warm and calming presence and we knew from the moment we met that we wanted her at our birth.

She has an open mind about pregnancy and childbearing. She listened to us through every meeting and asked thoughtful questions that allowed us to really understand what to expect from our birth. Ariel always made us feel like we were making the right choice for us. She is incredibly knowledgeable and helped us source information even when our birth plan took a quick and unexpected turn.

Though we were planning a home birth, we ended up in hospital. Ariel was with us ever step of the way. I cannot begin to express the gratitude I feel for her presence through my 24 hours of labour. From calling the midwife, to helping me through the car ride to the hospital, to physically and emotionally supporting me through hours of active labour, I honestly cannot thank her enough. She was the confidence and the reassuring eyes that my partner and I needed.

To us, having a doula isn’t just about having someone coach you through your first time, it’s about having someone in your corner for the journey. Ariel was exactly that and I would ask her to be at our next birth in a heartbeat. I have recommended her to all of my friends. Seriously, just meet her and you’ll know she was made for this job.

In Ariel, we found more than a doula, we found a lifelong friend. That’s the honest truth.

Posted 11/28/2018

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