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Justine Houston, CD(DONA), Holistic Doula (The Matrona)

Peaceful Passage Doulas

Edmonton, AB Service range 100 miles Edmonton and surroundings areas

https://peacefulpassagedoulas.com/

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Birth Fee

$1200 to $1400

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1400


Birth Doula Experience

8 years and 95 births attended


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
  • The Matrona - Certified Holistic Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, October 2018
  • The Matrona, November 2020

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Birth art therapy services
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birth pool rental
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Child passenger safety technician services
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Henna belly designs
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother roasting
  • Newborn care and parenting classes
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Photography - Birth
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reiki
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Special Services
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Therapist or counselor
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of the Doula Association of Edmonton Terra Centre for Teen Parents

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Investment covers consult, 3 prenatal visits, continuous labour support, postpartum support including breastfeeding support, one or more postpartum visits as needed, birth story, 24-7 support prenatal and postpartum. Payment plans are available if cost is a significant barrier for you. Please contact us so that we can discuss a plan that works for you and your family! peacefulpassagedoulas@gmail.com https://peacefulpassagedoulas.com/ https://www.justinejamesdoula.com/

Service Area

Edmonton, AB Service range 100 miles Edmonton and surroundings areas

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Client Testimonials for Justine Houston, CD(DONA), Holistic Doula (The Matrona)

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Maria Sharpe

2/20/2024

I was super nervous to have my first baby at 40, but Justine and Brenda made me feel SO ready and super confident! What I wanted was someone to support me so that I didn't need to try and memorize birthing exercises or tips and tricks, leading up to the day, but simply trust in the process and enjoy the ride! They exceeded my expectations and I can't imagine not having them by my side for what was the most beautiful and empowering day of my life. I'm certain they had a hand in me feeling that way! They are like family to me ??

Ashley & Patrick

11/28/2023

We received a lot of feedback from friends about the use of doulas in childbirth. Most of our friends, who didn't have doulas, believed they were unnecessary. However, those who did have doulas said it was worth it. Based on this mixed advice, we decided to go ahead with doula support for the birth of our child, a decision we now consider invaluable. Brenda and Justine, our doulas, were not just professional and supportive; they were advocates for our birth preferences, ensuring our voices were heard amidst the medical team. Their expertise was particularly evident in anticipating important steps in the birth process, filling in gaps that were occasionally overlooked by what appeared to be not so experienced nurses. This proactive approach led to a smooth birth experience.

Their presence provided a sense of calm and reassurance, which was crucial considering the very sparse and intermittent presence of doctors and nurses during a 12+ hour labor and delivery process. As first-time parents, their continuous support and insightful guidance were fundamental in providing us comfort and confidence during this pivotal moment in our lives. Reflecting on our experience, it's impossible to imagine going through childbirth without the invaluable support of our doulas. For anyone uncertain about this service, I urge you to consider it seriously. Brenda and Justine were incredible, and I will recommend them to every expectant parent I know.

Shaleene & Kris

11/14/2023

I found Justine & Brenda right here on Doula Match. I was going through local options and had narrowed it down to 3 women - Justine, Brenda, and one other woman. Then I noticed Justine & Brenda worked together as a team so my decision then became a no-brainer.

When my husband and I met with Justine & Brenda for our virtual meeting, it felt easeful and aligned right away. They answered all of our questions and were super supportive of our desires and vision for our baby's birth.

I also loved all the options they offered.

Justine & Brenda provided informative care and readily answered any questions we had as they came up.

Justine was with us and provided gentle, loving & intuitive support and encouragement throughout labour.  When I needed hands on support she was there without having to ask and gave space when I asked for it. In fact, sometimes I couldn't even tell she was there she was so quiet! 

We're very grateful to have had these ladies walk beside throughout pregnancy and birth.

Shaleene & Kris

11/14/2023

I found Justine & Brenda right here on Doula Match. I was going through local options and had narrowed it down to 3 women - Justine, Brenda, and one other woman. Then I noticed Justine & Brenda worked together as a team so my decision then became a no-brainer.

When my husband and I met with Justine & Brenda for our virtual meeting, it felt easeful and aligned right away. They answered all of our questions and were super supportive of our desires and vision for our baby's birth.

I also loved all the options they offered.

Justine & Brenda provided informative care and readily answered any questions we had as they came up.

Justine was with us and provided gentle, loving & intuitive support and encouragement throughout labour.  When I needed hands on support she was there without having to ask and gave space when I asked for it. In fact, sometimes I couldn't even tell she was there she was so quiet! 

We're very grateful to have had these ladies walk beside throughout pregnancy and birth.

Megan

7/17/2023

Leading up to my son's birth Justine provided much needed reassurance along with education to help me and my partner make informed decisions regarding our care. She was always available to answer our questions and help us both feel comfortable about the process. 

I ended up having a birth experience that veered from the original plan and having Justine there to help provide a calm atmosphere allowed me to feel comfortable and prepared to continue. In addition to the birth experience it was so wonderful to have an opportunity to ask questions about how to take care of my baby and myself post-birth. 

 

Melissa R

3/27/2023

Having Peaceful Passage Doulas as our birthing team was such a positive experience! At first, my partner and I weren't sure we needed a doula but I’m so glad we decided to as it helped us feel more comfortable and empowered with the whole experience. Justine and Brenda were always super quick and responsive to any questions we had as well as super knowledgable with their answers to those questions. We always felt heard and understood with what we wanted for our birth experience and never felt judged or pushed into anything we didn't feel comfortable with. Having Justine at my birth was honestly so much more than I could have imagined. My partner is supportive but there's no way he would have been able to be all that I needed in those moments. Justine was so helpful with different techniques and knowledge in all stages of birth and made the whole process easier to manage. I’m so glad we decided to hire Peaceful Passage Doulas, Justine and Brenda to be our birth team. I would definitely recommend them to anyone! 

Nana Asabere

11/21/2022

I had my baby in July this year and I have to say that I am soo grateful for Justine and Brenda! I don't know how I would have gotten through my pregnancy without their help. I had a difficult pregnancy journey and they were available from the day I signed up with them. Brenda and Justine were a wealth of resource for any issues I had. There was always someone on call. Post delivery when I needed someone for hands on post partum care they were so helpful. I also had the privilege of using their reiki services, belly binding and tuck in ceremony which helped me process my post birth trauma. If you are looking for a doula I highly recommend peaceful doulas. 

Jen

7/26/2022

My partner and I were so glad we found Brenda and Justine. They work together so well to make sure you feel heard and that they are advocating for you. The drop by visits were very informative and positive which made me feel really prepared and excited for delivery day. They were also super quick to reply questions on whatsapp which was really reassuring knowing that they were there for me. Thanks Justine and Brenda!

Ally behr

2/13/2022

All my mother friends said they wished they had a doula. I wasn't going to regret not getting one like them. Found peaceful passages and the lovely ladies who facilitated the most informed and supportive pregnancy and birth experience. Having a team to help answer questions and concerns and be supportive when emotions and hormones are all over the place was the most amazing. 

 

When it came to my birth Justine was there for us! We could not imagine what our birth would of looked like without her. All the support, calming, relaxing environment. Having someone to support me and my partner was everything. Our birth did not go as planned but with Justines help it remained positive and she help us advocate for ourselves. To take the time to get composed and make informed decisions that where right for us! 

We will recommend these lovely ladies to every pregnant woman who will listen. We also will use them for our second child! 

A holistic approach to child birth with positive birth experience is what I got out of it and am so proud of my birth because of their help! 

 

Thank you Justine and Brenda. 

Simon

2/12/2022

I was very satisfied choosing Peacefull Passage Doulas helping us with the birth of our son. The two have their own specialty in knowledge and understanding in pregnancy. Can't thank you two enough for being present through the whole experience, and what we learned.

Fatha

5/18/2021

I am very grateful to have found Justine and Brenda for my third trial of labour. Although things did not go as planned, I am really happy with how Justine assisted me in my hour of need massaging my hand with essential oil to soothe and calm me while I felt overwhelmed by my situation. I still feel very touched by her attentive care. Thank you ladies ??

Taylor Del Bianco

4/16/2021

My husband and I had the incredible privilege of having Justine present during the birth of our daughter. Justine had many hats to wear during my birth. She grounded me when I became overwhelmed and scared. I distinctly remember looking into her eyes when the doctor mentioned the possibility of having a c-section and our connection gave me the courage to fight through my fear and safely bring our baby into the world on my own. Justine brought a deep sense of calm to each phase of the birth. She created a relaxing environment (even in the hospital) with candles, lavender oils and a quiet voice. She also helped ease my discomfort during labor with multiple different techniques. Finally, she was my advocate and encouraged me to do what I needed to make this birth successful. There was no judgement placed at any point in the process and she supported me with my choice to have an epidural. I truly believe Justine has a calling to do this work and anyone who has her support during their pregnancy and birth are incredibly blessed.

Thank you so much Justine and Peaceful Passage Doulas.

Melanie Maier

1/30/2021

Justine was an amazing person to have present at our sons birth! She brought a sense of calm and consistency to the hospital. She also was able to support my husband and how he can help me. We really felt she was an important person in our journey. Thank You Justine <3

Birth Availability for Justine Houston, CD(DONA), Holistic Doula (The Matrona)

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