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Sheila Donnelly

Sacred Passages Doula

Victoria, BC Service range 100 miles Willing to travel near and far

250-686-4797

https://www.sacredpassagesdoula.com/

Birth Fee

$0 to $1500

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35

Availability Remarks: Babies come when they choose, I work 24/7 to accommodate families needs.

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Birth Fee

$0 to $1500

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35


Birth Doula Certifications

  • The Matrona - Certified Holistic Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 11 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

2 years and 13 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, June 2019
  • The Matrona, October 2020

Type of practice: On-call doula service

Clients per month: 2 to 3 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I can be on call the moment I get your retainer fee for phone, email, and text message support. Once your labor has started or you are unsure of what your body and baby are doing, I will come when you reach out. I will ride with you and your driver to the hospital to offer the continued support and less distraction for the driver; or I will meet you at the hospital to help settle you in and adjust to your new birthing environment. I work with you to continue the same consistency of peaceful laboring. I strive to hold space for you to labor and deliver your baby in the way you wish. I work hard to keep you relaxed and confident as your body and baby continue the transformation to meet Mother Earth and you welcome parenthood. I will remain with you while your baby does the chest crawl, latches and chest feeding is well established. This is normally 2 hours but vary upon your needs. I am wiling to remain with you until you are comfortable, confident and feel okay for me to leave. Also I am not a professional photographer but willing to use your cell phone or mine to capture milestones and memories of your birthing journey. Once you have arrived home to your comfortable nest I continue to offer the first 3 days of unlimited continually support via phone, text or a visit to help you adjust to parenthood.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
There are no birth centers on Vancouver Island, however I look forward to the day I can assist in one.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Once labor has started or you are unsure what your body and baby are showing you, and you have reached out to me. I will come to assist you prepare for labor and delivery, helping get your birthing space set up and comfortable. I will continue to stay with you and assist you through your birthing journey, offering comfort measures, positive energy and reassurance. I will remain with you after your babies birth until clean up is completed, chest crawl, chest feeding is established and you feel confident and comfortable for me to leave. I continue to offer unlimited support via text, email, phone or visits for the following 3 days so you and your family can adjust to parenthood. Offering the consistency of care in chest feeding measures.


College Education

MA/MS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • End of life doula services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Currently attending classes through Matrona; looking forward to being certified as a Birth Keeper and Birth Educator. I believe in life long learning attending many birth and postpartum workshops through out my journey to keep updated with new evidence based education.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

I offer 24/7 support services. Evidence Based Education, Emotional Support, Sibling Support, Light Housekeeping, Meal Preparations, Tending Baby Needs, Parenting Support, Chest Feeding Support, Pet Support, Shopping, Running Errands, Accompanying Momma to Appointments. Prenatal, Birth and Postpartum packages are individualized to meet your needs, and the needs of your family. I strongly believe Every Person desiring Doula Support should not go without. Do not let the fear of financial difficulties influence your desire for a doula. I offer payment plans as well as some clients qualify for other organizational funding.

Victoria, BC Service range 100 miles Willing to travel near and far

Certifications for Sheila Donnelly

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Client Testimonials for Sheila Donnelly

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Carly

7/12/2021

Having Sheila as my doula was the BEST choice I could've made. She's so incredibly loving and kind, she helped me throughout pregnancy, labor, and birth. She has such a sweet soul, her presence is calming, and she cares so much about her clients. ??

Noel & Valérie Steele

4/10/2021

Sheila is an incredible doula who could do miracles with little.

Efficient, creative, pragmatic and always smiling, it was a delight to have her in our company. She was with us full time for about 3 months. Her knowledge is great and impressive.  

As new parents we did not think that we would need help right away but we did as Noel had to go back to work earlier than expected. It’s something of a different feeling when asking a stranger to take care of your newborn, but Sheila put us at ease quickly. You can tell she has a huge heart and will always put your child first. She is such a warm person to be around. 

She came multiple times a week to our place during the first few months and really helped us out a lot. She went way above and beyond what we thought a Doula would do, and we think that it is her way of doing things. She is probably the most caring person we have ever met. 

Sheila was wonderful with us, she has such a big heart and lots of experience as a mom that transpire in her work. She helped me organize the home and making it safe while helping me caring for our baby girl. When I struggled with pumping, she gave me wonderful advices that helped me get some of the liquid gold, as she calls it. So precious. It was always a delight to hear her sing to baby to make her fall asleep. 

She came back later that year, as I was struggling taking care of my dying dad, helping my mom with her own health problems and taking care of baby at the same time with Noel at work, she then helped me with daily chores, errands and took care of our toddler while I cared for my parents. 

We have no idea how we would have been able to manage without her. We are so grateful to have met her. 

We would highly recommend Sheila for all your Doula needs. Her knowledge and experience with raising her own family and her guidance helped us out immensely.

Thank you Sheila! 

Samantha Patten

1/21/2021

Our time with Mama Sheila, was absolutely beyond amazing. She was great with my older two children. Included them every day, with helping out with the new baby for they never felt left out. Beyond supportive and reassuring with everything whether it was me being overwhelmed, tired, happy and excited. We had some breast feeding issues at the beginning due to a lip&tongue tie. She encouraged me to not stop nursing, but to look for a dentist that would help correct the ties. If it wasn't for her I'm sure our breast feeding journey would've ended!  When I was exhausted by being a new mom of three she was along every step of the way to help pick up my short comings. I would have her time in and time again! So beyond blessed to have her in our life's!

Lyss Lampitt

11/24/2019

This lady right here, Momma Sheila, my Doula will have the most special place in my families hearts. Thank you for being a huge part of our rainbow babys birth, and such last minute without any hesitation... she was such an amazing support system, and amazing doula. She talked me through and told me how awesome I was doing (even though I didnt feel that way) the entire time I pushed out my baby ALL NATURAL!!! With no pain meds. I honestly dont think things could've went as good and calm as they did if it wasnt for Sheila. She helped in any way she could, even if that meant running to get me McDonalds, Timmies or whatever I craved at 3am or 4am in the morning. Grabbing me cough drops, mints or water with ice whenever needed.....To staying by my side each night in the hospital when my husband and daughter couldn't. And for becoming apart of our family forever and always now. She made me feel like I had a mom!!! Which I never truly had....So thank you Sheila for being our Doula, and to her assistant Catharine for being there as well! They both made me kick ass this labor, and I couldnt have done it without you and Catharines help. Thank the lord we met so randomly and last minute because this was meant to be!!! Thank you for everything?????????? she will be my next doula for my next birth and inspires me every single day. I'm blessed to have met her. 

Rayyann

10/2/2019

Sheila has been an amazing helper.  So great with my daughter and willing to help me in anyway.  I highly recommend her!

Birth Availability for Sheila Donnelly

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Postpartum Availability for Sheila Donnelly

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