$850 to $950
0 years and 11 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 5
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
My main hospitals are BC Women's and St. Pauls. That being said, I am available at others as well!
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
There are no birth centers in Vancouver yet
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I offer a birth pool as part of my package and other home birth needs!
I am on the Doula Services Association (DSA) volunteer list I am also registered with, "The Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program" (DAFGP) which provides Aboriginal families with a grant to receive free birth doula services!
As your birth doula I will: - believe and trust in your instinctive ability to birth! - provide you with informational support before, during and after your birth. - be an advocate for your preferences and rights as a powerful birthing person. - provide emotional and physical support to you, as well as any other loved ones in your birth support team. - unwavering, non-judgmental all-inclusive care I include a TENS machine and rebozo for you to use as comfort measures in birth and a lending library at your disposal with many amazing books for you to explore as you travel through from conception, into pregnancy and parenthood. I also offer a birth pool in my services for home birthers, this includes the set up & clean up! I am happy to offer a sliding scale option for families that may otherwise be unable to afford a doula. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Vancouver, BC Service range 10 miles I bike as my main mode of transportation, but for quicker transportation I can come by car or cab.
Martha was an incredible in her role as a doula. I would recommend her to absolutely anyone and am grateful that she practices this profession. Throughout my pregnancy she had helpful tips, tricks and resources which helped me to navigate a difficult time. During the birth she was present from beginning to end and went through every with me on an intuitive, deeply connected level. It was a joy to work with her and to welcome my daughter into the world together.
My husband and I (and our dog), can't say enough good about our experience with Martha. We originally started our Doula search very early in pregnancy, around week 12, and were very discouraged that after several interviews we hadn't found anyone that we "connected" with. We decided to walk away from the idea of hiring a doula and we're content with that. Only later in our 3rd trimester, when my midwives continued to recommend it, did we come back to it. We asked them for recommendations and Martha happened to be on that list. From our very first meeting with her, we knew we had found our support person. She was incredibly easy to get along with and talk to and made us all feel very comfortable about the process in front of us, especially important for us first time parents. She's all the things you expect and need your Doula to be but Martha continued to go above and beyond throughout our time with her. From offering meal drop off when I was first admitted to the hospital for an unplanned induction, to dropping of snacks PP and even indulging some requests of ours - writing our birth story and taking some rather detailed birth photos - she was there whenever needed for whatever we needed and never missed a beat. If you're looking for someone to coach you through this magical but intense process, provide you information and resources, be endless support and even provide jokes and distraction as needed - she's your gal! We can't say enough good about Martha, as a person and as our Doula and hope to stay in touch with her even now that we have welcomed our baby boy into the world.
I highly reccommend Martha's services as she went above and beyond her duties as a doula to provide unwavering support to both myself and my husband for the birth of our first child. She provided a wealth of knowledge and resources to help me prepare for childbirth, navigate the many decisions that I needed to make leading up to delivery, and helped prepare me for postpartum recovery and breastfeeding.
She handled stressful situations in a calm and positive manner and always had a solution to any problem that arose. She maintained a supportive demeanor during the 18+ hours that she attended my labour and never seemed to tire of her duties. She was also flexible, understanding and adaptable to the many unforseen changes to my birth plan.
Martha is also a very kind, passionate and lovely individual who was a pleasure to work with.
Martha was our back-up doula and she was amazing throughout my whole experience. From the start of my labor until after giving birth to our daughter. She helped both my husband and I by being so supportive with what we need and how we feel, even with our midwife. She is a very easy going and down to earth person that she worked really well with our midwife instantly. Despite not having our original doula around that day, Martha as our back-up doula, still made us feel comfortable and safe and we wouldn't have wanted any other back-up doula than her. Thank you so much Martha for your hard work and loving personality!
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