3 years and 47 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I am honoured and privileged to seamlessly guide and support women through the sacred journey of pregnancy, through the birth process and into motherhood. I am a certified birth doula, a Yoga Alliance certified Prenatal and Baby and Me Yoga instructor and I specialize in loving touch/infant massage. Additionally, I am a regular volunteer at the BC Children's Hospital (Oncology).
W Vancouver, BC Service range 10 miles
Brenlie Nagy is an excellent doula with a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Brenlie provided the support we needed and wanted before, during and after the birth or our little boy. The prenatal sessions provided evidence-based information that we wanted to make informed decisions about our birth planning.
During labour, Brenlie was a calm, experienced presence that supported us to have the birth experience that we wanted both before going to the hospital and once we arrived.
Brenlie also went above and beyond following up with us after the birth and making sure we got a great start as a family.
We really could not recommend someone more.
Hila & Paul
Choosing Brenlie as our doula was THE best choice we made for our birth. She was our rock during a long difficult birth. She was very caring and resourceful. She made sure we were well informed every step of the way. Each time when it comes down to making another decision, she ensured we had all the information, so we could make an informed decision. We were definately well-prepared for our birth journey. Having her there during our birth certainly made our experience more enjoyable and memorable. She was caring, nurturing and kind every step of the way. Our relationship goes beyond the birth experience- she has become like family to us. We lover her and are so grateful to have had her by our side. Don't hesitate- you want Brenlie as your doula!
I cannot recommend Brenlie enough!! She is literally everything you could want in a doula. She is incredibly educated about pregnancy, childbirth, babies, and everything in between. Her wealth of knowledge and experience meant that I felt like she could always give me the best advice for whatever situation arose throughout my entire journey, and yet at the same time she supports you in whatever decision you make. She presents you with information and options, and then lovingly journeys with you down whatever path you choose to take. There is no judgement, just love and support. She is also incredibly personable. I felt like I had a mom or sister beside whenever she was around. She truly cares deeply about her moms and her babies – this isn't just a "job" to her. I was constantly blown away by her kind gestures, her thoughtful moments of care and support (that went far above and beyond our "contract" agreements), and just her general demeanour. I had an amazing birth experience, and I know this is in large part due to her being by my side. She's so amazing that even the nursing staff at the hospital noticed. While I was in labour I heard the nurses saying quietly to each other, "wow, that woman is an AMAZING doula." And they're right!!
My husband and I were debating getting a doula for the birth of our first baby. I knew I wanted support for my pre-labour anxiety. That said , I also knew I wanted to give birth in the hospital (not a home birth). I initially had a story that doula's wouldn't support a more "medical" delivery. When we had our first consult with Brenlie, I was pleasntly surprised about how much time she put into getting to know myself and my husband - our wants and needs and hopes for our birth. Brenlie always guided us with facts and information so we could make informed decisions - and she never pushed an agenda on us.
Brenlie is truly incredible. I felt supported my whole pregnancy, birth and post delivery.
I would highly recommend Brenlie !!!
During a difficult time (Covid), Brenlie was everything to our family. She was more than a doula, she become our family too.
We were originally reluctant to hire a doula, but after learning about all the statistical benefits, we decided to interview Brenlie. We couldn’t have made a better choice! Brenlie was the calm we needed, the experience we lacked, and the rock we relied on.
Simply put, Brenlie went above and beyond all of our expectations in many ways. We could not have been happier with our decision to include Brenlie in our birth experience.
Brenlie is extremely professional, well researched and educated on the birthing process. Brenlie accompanied us while we labored at home for 24 hours prior to going to the hospital. During this time I found her presence invaluable. From helping me relax, to helping us eat labor appropriate foods, giving my husband some time to rest, and techniques to help with contractions and pain management. I also found it extremely helpful having her at triage with us navigating the hospital process as we had not been able to visit prior.
Our birth became a bit complicated and ended in a c-section, Brenlie helped us to navigate and understand what was happening. We would speak with the doctor and then have conversations so that I could feel good about the direction things moved in.
This past week, Brenlie came for our post-partum visit and it was amazing to see her interact with our little guy. We plan to continue to use her for ongoing post natal sessions with the baby as he loved her presence so much. What I appreciate and value the most about Brenlie is her highly organized and professional approach to the Doula process - her attention to detail is flawless and overall created an extremely positive experience. I would highly recommend her.
It was a pleasure to have Brenlie as our birth doula. Having her support pre, during and post birth was such a wonderful experience for us as first time parents.
At our first visit, Brenlie took the time to get to know my husband and I and discuss our expectations of the support she was going to provide. In our prenatal visits Brenlie not only provided us with a wealth of great resources to help prepare us for birth and after birth but also spend time reviewing the information so that I could make a birth plan that was most suitable for me.
When the time came (middle of the night as these things happen), Brenlie came right over with her suitcase of support tools. She created a calm environment and tirelessly supported my labor initially at home, and then when we transitioned to the hospital. Having her along the whole journey gave us comfort, peace of mind and focus as the labor was progressing. Although the birth of my baby boy had some unexpected surprises, and he ended up being delivered by c-section, having Brenlie with us made us feel supported, bringing calm, comfort and gave us confidence in the decisions we had to make during the birth.
The post-partum visits were a wonderful way to reflect on the birth as well as to learn about infant massage.
Additionally, during the period of time I gave birth the COVID pandemic was unfolding, Brenlie was very quick to adapt and provide clear communication about the ways she would support us as the guidelines were changing. She was very diligent in using extra precautions and personal protective equipment when she visited.
We feel very lucky to have had such a knowledgeable and kind person with us on this special journey. Having had her support during this time was invaluable and she is an important part of our birth story. Thank you Brenlie!
I don't have enough words to describe how thankful we are for having Brenlie in our team during our first pregnancy.
Organized, delicate, knowledgeable, supportive, experienced, always positive... Truely amazing! We have enjoyed her assistance during our whole pregnancy - starting from prenatal yoga classes, to physical and mental assistance during labour, to postpartum visits and useful, practical tips.
The best part about how Brenlie approaches partnership with couples is her natural passion and love of what she is doing.
The journey to our first baby was challenging, and Brenlie gave us all her true support and love, we honestly appreciate and are thankful for everything (especially for the African stew ??)!
We totally recommend Brenlie to every couple that want a reliable and experienced partner in their team.
We hired Brenlie as a doula for our first child. We interviewed a couple of different doulas and after we spoke to her we knew she was the one. She is highly organized and a vast source of information regarding everything about pregnancy, childbirth and babies. Being a doula is not a job but a passion for her - and you can truly feel she loves what she does. She goes way beyond her role as a doula and gives support wherever she can. She provides you with all information so you can make your own informed decisions and she respects any decision you would make. Not only did she support me during my whole pregnancy she also worked with my husband to give him tools to support me. She worked with us towards our goal of a natural unmedicated birth. However since our baby was breech she supported us in our decision to opt for a planned c-section.
She is an amazing doula and also a prenatal yoga teacher and baby yoga instructor. But most importantly she is a wonderful loving human being and I can warmly recommend her to anyone looking for a doula.
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