$900 to $1300
Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
MontrÉAl, QC Service range 10 miles
Valerie is an angel sent from heaven. I wasn't sure about having a doula and I started to look for one the week of my due date. Even though I was last minute, she immediately reassured me, made me feel confident about everything and made my anxiety go away. She definitely has a passion for what she does and it shows. It was a long difficult birth, I was in labor for 49 hours, had the ventouse and forceps. At moments I thought I wouldn't be able to do this, I was exhausted and asking (begging) for a c section. She created a safe and calm environment. She helped me to make smart decisions and to keep on pushing through this. She had me walking, talking during the contractions, try different positions to ease the pain, pressure points on my back, foot massage, candles and that was just the beginning. She made sure everything went as we wished even though the complications.
Not only did she help me but she helped my hubby as well. She WAS the support system. Without her my first birth would have probably been traumatizing, negative and a mess.
I would recommend her to any mama to be. She for ever changed our lives and I am for ever grateful that she was there by my side.
THANK YOU ??
Valerie entered our lives at a critical time: with just over a month from delivering twins, I felt completely unprepared and overwhelmed. Valerie offered immediate reassurance, sage advice, and unbelievable support in so many forms. Knowing I was worried about my 3 y.o. daughter's reaction to the arrival of twins, Valerie became her friend and all time favourite person. Three weeks before the due date, Valerie brought her culinary skills into my kitchen meal prepping for the busy days and weeks of early motherhood. On the date of my c-section, she chauffered my mother and daughter to the hospital. Our post-partum hospital room was lowly and calmly lit by electric candles provided by Valerie. And in this soothing environment, Valerie gave me a delicious foot massage. Upon returning home with the twins, I felt prepared and empowered thanks to the reassuring presence of Valerie throughout this journey.
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