$600 to $800
1 years and 11 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Will attend when a medical professional is present.
I want to make sure YOU feel empowered throughout your pregnancy and labour and support you in your decision. Feel free to check out my website and let’s book a no obligation chat. *I am offering virtual Doula Support while The pandemic is still in effect**
Airdrie, AB Service range 35 miles
*This was a surrogacy pregnancy*
When I contacted Leanne, I had recently broken up with my partner and had planned on having him their for the birth. I too am a doula and also had the thought that it might be nice to have the experience of having a doula myself!
At the meet and greet, I knew Leanne was the one for me! She just had this overall sense of positivity, lightness and passion about birth which drew me in. When I gave birth to this baby, it was during the Covid-19 pandemic (definatly a weird time to be born!), during this time Leanne's support did not falter. We had our second prenatal visit via phone call and she took all the necessary precautions on her end so she could be their at the birth with me.
When the birth took place and we met up, she immediately jumped right in and was hands on. She knew what I needed before I did! She spoke words of encouragement to me and helped me achieve the natural birth I wanted in the first place.
Throughout the pregnancy, she provided me with resources about labor and delivery, tips for "drying up" and made sure I had lots of support in the postpartum period.
I am so so happy I had Leanne at my birth, and am so grateful to have just met her in general! When I have another baby, I will definatly be hiring her again!!
My husband and I were not sure whether we wanted a Doula at first, so I suggested that we look online and see if we could find a match. Leanne, was the first person we met and was just so easy to get to know that we went ahead and booked her on the same day.
We were first time parents, so had also signed up for the birth and babies classes with AHS, but I found it helpful to have Leanne explain about the different options, specifically, at the first meeting we discussed what we could expect from labour and delivery, went through our preferences. At the second meeting we chatted more about the actual event and the plan for when I went into labour. As my date approached and then passed Leanne was very supportive and checked in with me often to see how I was doing.
When I went into labour I checked in with Leanne right away, and we checked in regularly until I felt that I had moved along enough for her to join us. When Leanne arrived, she was great at helping me to relax and focus on my breathing. She was able to help me feel as comfortable as possible, while also making sure that my labour progressed enough for us to go to the hospital. Once we arrived at the hospital, Leanne really shone, it helped me so much to have her and my husband as a team. Leanne did lots of hip presses to help ease the pressure and helped my husband to keep me moving and standing, my most comfortable position! When I was feeling like I couldn't do it anymore she helped to come up with new positions for me to try and suggested when to rest. After the birth we had some minor complications and I appreciated it so much that Leanne waited with me and checked in over the next few days.
Without Leanne, I'm not sure how we would have done it! We are so incredibly grateful for her support, guidance, and care throughout this experience. We highly recommend Leanne!
Leanne was a life saver for the birth of my daughter. My husband and I hadn't organized having a birth doula, but after 12 hours of labour, we were so lucky to have Leanne available to support us. She was kind, knowledgeable and helped us through one of the most challenging days we've ever experienced. She guided me through contractions, rest and supported us at the hospital. In retrospect, I would have organized Leanne to be with us from the very beginning. We were so glad she was with us and we highly recommend her service to anyone expecting a baby!
Leanne is not only my cousin in law, but was my guiding light during my son's water birth. I wanted to give up and die many times, but her words of encouragement and bubbly positivity got me and my hubby through this incredible 7hr adventure. She was a godsend to us!
If you are looking or thinking of having a doula for extra support during your pregnancy/birth journey, then I would highly recommend her services. I'm so happy she became a doula and that i got to have her by my side during this amazing time.
As a first time mom, I had no idea what to expect during labour and kept going back and forth with whether or not I wanted a doula to help us through the process. I found Leanne after some quick searches online and contacted her. She was quick to respond and we set up an initial meet and greet. She was very kind and thorough in her answers to all my questions about what having a doula is like. I eventually decided that I wanted to have a doula after all and proceeded to convince my husband that it was worth the investment. He was skeptical at first and wondered if it was necessary but eventually he came on board if that's what I really wanted. After the birth of my daughter, he exclaimed "I am so glad we hired Leanne. I don't know what I would have done without her!" I agree with my husband. Leanne was a great support not only during labour, but in the weeks leading up to it. She would regularly check up on me and see how I was doing. Although for me, a lot of my labour was a painful blur, I do remember that she was there speaking calmly and gently to me coaching me along throughout the whole thing. Her reassurance and support helped me keep going even when I felt like giving up. Another thing I appreciate was her taking pictures (with my camera) documenting my labour with husband by my side. I couldn't remember a lot of it - besides the pain - and I love how I was able to look back at the pictures and see how it all unfolded with my husband by my side. If you are on the fence about whether you should get a doula, just do it! And if you are lucky enough to get someone like Leanne, consider yourself blessed! Thanks for everything, Leanne!
I met with Leanne when I was 18 weeks pregnant. I had had an awful experience with a midwife team, and decided to switch back to a team of OBs. I still wanted to have the support of a natural health practitioner, so a doula was a great option. I had met with many doulas, but Leanne was the one I most related to and felt comfortable with. She was great at answering questions, checking in, calming my fears and giving me support as we lead up to the big day. My labour started fast and furious with intense back labour at 7:30 in the morning, we called Leanne at 8:30 and she was a our house by 9. My contractions were 3-4 minutes apart at this point and very intense, but I still failed to believe I was in labour. When Leanne came in, she jumped right into action and made the decision that we should be heading to the hospital. When we got to the hospital after a quick assessment she recommended the shower, the shower was a wonderful birth tool, with contractions strictly in my back and the hot water and pressure was wonderful. When we came out of the shower my contractions were 30 seconds both Leanne and my husband were alternating with hip squeezes, but honestly Leanne was the real MVP and didn't falter, and took over when Dallas couldn't do anymore. One of my biggest things I wanted out of my labour was trauma free, and I got that completely, although intense, I would have a baby over and over again without fear. Leanne was a necessity on our birthing team and my delivery would not have been the same without her. Not to mention she got some amazing pictures and a video of our daughter coming into this world, which I will cherish and watch for years to come. Thank you Leanne for supporting us through the amazing journey that is childbirth.
I had originally hired a different doula for the birth of my baby this past june. I also had booked a birthing suite here in calgary, but things did not go as planned! My midwife couldn't make it so she sent another midwife filling in for her, my doula couldn't make it due to unforeseen circumstances and I was progressing too fast to make it to the birthing center! My entire plan had gone out the window. Here I am at home pacing around my house riding out every contraction not knowing if anyone would make it on time for the birth, it was a tad stressful for sure but once Leanne arrived (sent by my original doula) I could finally relax and get into the zone. I can say with 100% certainty that I wouldnt have been able to stay as calm and confident in myself if Leanne had not been there. With things being so fast paced since I was 10cm when the midwives arrived, nothing about the situation was as calm as I wanted or imagined it to be. But with the reassurance and words of encouragement from Leanne, I felt relaxed and confident in myself. She was right there with me holding my hand, pushing on my back during every contraction, leaning over into the tub to support me (you're a trooper btw) getting me cold cloths and water, she was there for me every step of the way. Without her it wouldnt have been such a wonderful experience. I am forever grateful she arrived at my house that day. She is incredible and I would 100% recommend her again and again. Thank you.
I first contacted Leanne through her Instagram page, and from the get go, she was very easy to communicate with and was able to provide a wealth of knowledge with pre/post pregancy and what we should expect. My wife and I had some complications with our pregnancy at the start, and Leanne was nothing but supportive and walked us through the next steps. During our delivery, we were in the hospital for over 24hrs and Leanne spent the whole time with us at the hospital. She assisted with breathing techniques, massages, and best of all acted as a friend for my wife and I.
Leanne has always been available to contact either by phone/text/email and at all hours of the day. I would highly recommend Leanne for anyone going through a pregnancy. Being a Doula is something that she absoutley loves and its evident in the way she deals with families going through a pregnancy.
I can't say enough good things about Leanne and if we plan on having another child, she will be one of our first phone calls!
Leanne helped me through my labour and is so knowledgable. she gave me lots of emotional support and help through a difficult labour. She is great!Leanne not only supported myself through labour, before being induced but she supported my partner. As first time parents and full of anxiety and the unknown she helped us to navigate questions and be able to advocate for us to have the most positive birth experience. At the start of the labour induction, we were set on having a vaginal delivery, but things changed and we ended up having a c-sectuon for the birth of our son. She helped us ask the right questions so we would be able to make an informed decision. She is an absolute gem of a human and I would not hesitate to hire her again.
Leanne was amazing with the birth of our second child this WEEK! My husband and I are so grateful for the support Leanne has provided us before,durning and after birth.
She has really made this experience even more unique, she is very intuitive through out the whole process! Not to mention Knowledgeable, a wonderful personality and a great sense of humor. All things you want/need and more in your doula!
Leanne has changed the way we thought about doulas, we were unsure if we needed one(since this was our second round) after this experience we cannot imagine doing this again without a doula and specifically without Leanne!!
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