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Josie Walter

CD (DTI)

North Vancouver, BC Service range 5 miles ** Serving North Shore clients only at this time **

Birth Fee

$800 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $30

Birth Fee

$800 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $30


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doula Trainings International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 3 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 10 families served


Doula Training

  • Doula Trainings International , December 2018

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
If a hospital birth is the right option for you, my role is to help you navigate discovering your birth preferences and to help educate on informed choice/consent so that you feel centered in your hospital care and birthing experience

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Vancouver currently has no birth centers, I hope the day will come when this option is available to families in our area

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I LOVE SUPPORTING HOME BIRTHS. Statistics show that home birth is very safe. I'm a big supporter and advocate for it when birthing families feel this is the right choice for them


Special Services Offered

  • Childbirth education services
  • Miscarriage support
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I'm an active member of the BC Doula Services Association. I have my CPR- HCP certification and Criminal Record Check. Additional Trainings- Rebozo (Novice level), More Wise Classes with Jessica Austin: Miscarriage Support for Doulas and Advanced Comfort Measures for Doulas

Fee Details

I would be so honoured to support you in your Birth and Postpartum journey. My passion is seeing birthing people and families thrive. I would love to be a part of your supportive community! Postpartum Day Rate $25/hr and Overnight Rate $30/hr. Please reach out if you have any questions. Use of my TENS machine and Rebozo are included for your labour. My Birth package includes a complimentary meeting (to see if we're a good fit), 2-3 Prenatal Meetings, ongoing phone/email support from time of hiring me, 24/7 on call support from 37 weeks until your baby is born, full support during your birth and one 4 hour postpartum visit in your home. Contact me to set up a free meeting or phone call to see if I'm a good fit to support you as your Doula. I also provide miscarriage support. Please reach out if you have any questions at all or would simply like some free miscarriage resources or referrals. You deserve support through this, you are not alone.

North Vancouver, BC Service range 5 miles ** Serving North Shore clients only at this time **

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Sossina

11/21/2019

Two months after the birth of our twin boys, my husband and I were feeling the effects of the sleepless night and were in desperate need of support at night to help us get some much needed sleep. Through a friend's recommendation we were connected with Josie. From the first night we met Josie, we knew we had someone we could trust implicitly with our newborns while we slept. We have only known Josie a few weeks but she has shown us, especially our boys, so much warmth, care and attention that it feels like we have know her for much longer! Not only is she conscientious and thorough in her work, she is thoughtful and proactive, often going above and beyond to help make our nights and days a little easier. We are so lucky to have been connected with Josie and look forward to working with her longer!

Janine

4/4/2019

Josie was our doula during and after our son's birth. I truly could not have been more supported by her intuitive, hands on approach. My partner and I felt very safe knowing that our birth plan was honoured by her, even in moments when we had to leave our home and transfer to the hospital. During labour, Josie comforted me deeply through touch, and knew what my body needed when I was not able to speak. She is an absolute delight to work with, and I really hope she can be at our second son's birth this coming summer.

Birth Availability for Josie Walter

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-20-2020

Postpartum Availability for Josie Walter

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