Shania Lane Photo

Shania Lane

Aloudoula

Vancouver, BC Service range 10 miles

4166173890

http://aloudoula.com

Birth Fee

$500 to $950

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $30

Availability Remarks: minimum 6 hour overnights

Birth Fee

$500 to $950

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $30


Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 20 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 5 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, September 2019
  • Doula Trainings International , October 2019

Type of practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth pool rental
  • Miscarriage support
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

South Community Birth Program - Vancouver

Languages Spoken

  • French

Fee Details

Sliding scale fees maxing at $950

Vancouver, BC Service range 10 miles

Client Testimonials for Shania Lane

Post a testimonial for Shania Lane

Alicia

3/7/2020

Shania was an integral part of our labour experience, we truly couldn't have done it without her!  From the very beginning, she was friendly and professional.  Her communication via text was great throughout my pregnancy, I always felt supported and no question was too silly to ask (this was my first pregnancy, so everything was new and scary).  Most importantly, she was incredible at the hospital while I laboured.  Late in my contracting, she's the one who suggested I get in the tub for a while (this saved me, as I had been up labouring all night) and when I struggled to grasp the concept of pushing, her coaching is the reason I was able to get it done and quite quickly too!  She was helpful, reassuring, and she's absolutely a big reason why I was able to have such a positive birthing experience.  Shania is an amazing Doula and we are so thankful she was there with us!

Erin Emiru

3/5/2020

We chose Shania as our doula based on intuition that she was both capable and a “good fit” and we were not disappointed. She was with me when I felt I needed her during my long labour and also stepped back when appropriate. I remember when I was close to delivering saying, “I want Shania here.” And she came. She is very knowledgeable and counseled us in accordance with our wishes and our needs at each proposed intervention. Without her help we would likely not have achieved our desired vaginal birth without an epidural. Shania is kind, supportive, encouraging, nonjudgmental, and loyal. We strongly and highly recommend her. 

Grace

2/13/2020

I’m really happy my husband and I chose Shania as our doula – she was relaxed, easy-going yet confident and a great resource of information pre and post-delivery. In the end I had to get an emergency c-section and since my husband couldn’t stomach seeing me undergo the procedure, Shania stayed with me instead, keeping me calm. I’m actually glad she was with me for the c-section instead of my husband – because of her reassuring and calm nature, she was able to help me keep my nerves at bay. I highly recommend Shania to anyone looking for someone who is very informed, down-to-earth yet caring and warm. 

Kimberly Cooke

12/20/2019

Shania has a wonderful and comforting energy about her that made my husband and I feel like we were working with a friend. This was our first pregnancy and I was especially nervous about my labor. Shania was incredibly confident and answered all of our questions and suggested several resources that we could familiarize ourselves with leading up to the birth. She even provided me with exercise recommendations to strengthen my pelvic floor for birth, as well as referred me to a pelvic floor therapist in order to get me back into shape afterwards. 

During my actual labor, Shania took charge in the delivery room and was my total advocate. She communicated with the nursing staff on my behalf while I was unable to throughout my contractions, to ensure that I remained comfortable and so that my husband was able to stay by my side to calm and encourage me. I think that Shania was just as much a support to him, as her confidence reassured him that he was being a great asset in the delivery room too!

After our daughter was born, Shania followed up with me several times to check in and make sure that we were adjusting well. When I expressed concerns about breast feeding, Shania not only brought over a book on the topic, but she took the initiative to reach out to a lactation consultant and booked an appointment on our behalf. The compassion that she showed towards us makes me recommend her to anyone looking for a doula, without hesitation. 

Birth Availability for Shania Lane

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-01-2020

Postpartum Availability for Shania Lane

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-01-2020