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Lana Joy Wahlquist

Mother Courage Birth

Stratford, ON Service range 35 miles Stratford, ON, Canada and surrounding areas

http://www.mothercouragebirth.com

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Birth Fee

$800 to $1200

Birth Fee

$800 to $1200


Birth Doula Experience

5 years and 29 births attended


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula

Doula Training

  • CAPPA - Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, February 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Experience supporting mothers with Cholestasis, scheduled cesareans, VBAC, induction, surrogacy, and others

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I gave birth to 2 of my children at home, in water


College Education

BA/BS

MA/MS


Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Newborn care and parenting classes
  • Sleep support consulting
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

La Leche League accredited leader (breastfeeding counselor) Certificated Lactation Education Specialist (Breastfeed LA) Rebozo certified (Gena Kirby) CPR/First Aid certified (Canadian Red Cross)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Discounts available for Stratford locals. Sliding scale available for low-income families.

Service Area

Stratford, ON Service range 35 miles Stratford, ON, Canada and surrounding areas

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Client Testimonials for Lana Joy Wahlquist

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Sophia Wilson

2/20/2024

Lana was instrumental throughout the pregnancy and birth of my first baby! Being first time parents, my husband and I wanted to ensure we had all the support we could get and the decision to have Lana as our Doula was one of them. From our initial meeting with Lana, she was personable, incredibly positive and made me feel so confident in my pregnancy. She was available when I had questions and was always helpful and reassuring

Leading up to and during the birth, Lana was so supportive and comforting. She helped guide me through breathing techniques, labouring positions, strategies for a positive labour experience and how my husband can support me throughout the labour. She worked seamlessly with my midwives and provided the emotional and mental support I needed to have a positive home birth experience. Postpartum, Lana was again available for questions and provided both my husband and I with knowledge and reassurance of our new life with our baby. 

It is evident that Lana loves what she does and her confidence in you radiates. I would recommend Lana to anyone!

Mercedes B

9/20/2023

Lana was an essential part of our birthing experience. We truly couldn't of done this without her. Lana is kind and compassionate and truly invests herself in your journey. Her immense knowledge provides you with the confidence needed to bring your baby safely into the world. We love you Lana! 

Kelsey K

8/2/2023

Lana was a great addition to our home birth. As a first time mom- I didn’t know exactly what to expect and I am certain that her confidence and help preparing before labour influenced our energy coming into the birth for the better. We ended up with a quick delivery of our son and both my husband and I were grateful to have her there to help us welcome him and celebrate that intense journey with us.

Her postpartum support was a great comfort for us both as well. She touched our lives and welcomed us into parenthood and we are forever grateful.

Mariah Lopes

7/7/2023

Throughout the transition into motherhood, Lana was an amazing person to have by my side. During my pregnancy she was always there for me when I had any questions or just needed someone to talk to. She taught us many techniques and strategies to assist us in early labour. When I was delivering my baby, Lana was such an encouraging presence. She helped both me and my husband stay calm and strong through my first delivery. Even after my baby was born, she supported me through my breastfeeding journey. It felt like reaching out to her was like reaching out to a friend. I am so grateful to have had Lana in my most life altering experience! She truly is the best! 

Birth Availability for Lana Joy Wahlquist

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-26-2024