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Karena Dang

Bumps Upon a Time

Edmonton, AB Service range 50 miles I will travel to any neighbouring counties of Edmonton

7808198831

https://bumpsuponatime.com

Birth Fee

$700 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $40

Birth Fee

$700 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $40


Birth Doula Experience

4 years and 11 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

5 years and 60 families served


Doula Training

  • Doula Training Canada, June 2018

Type of practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No in-home smokers

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Vietnamese

Fee Details

Virtual Birth Support - $700 // In-Person Birth Support - $975 // Virtual Postpartum Support - $20/30min session, $180 for 10 sessions, $320 for 20 sessions // In-Person Postpartum (daytime) Support - Up to $32.50/hr // In-Person Postpartum (overnight) Support - Up to $37.50/hr

Edmonton, AB Service range 50 miles I will travel to any neighbouring counties of Edmonton

Client Testimonials for Karena Dang

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Sarina Piercy

2/28/2022

We hired Karena as our postpartum doula with our second baby and I highly recommend her! She is incredibly professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. She was patient, loving, and kind with our two and a half year old who instantly fell in love with her. During such a big transition for such a small person I was so happy to have her there to help him adjust and give him special one on one time. She was also so consistent with him in terms of boundaries, cleaning up and helping out; his manners definitely improved after spending time with her!!

As a second time mom, I thought I was prepared for another newborn, but I soon learned how much I still didn't know. Karena was a wealth of knowledge regarding nursing, nighttime sleep, baby indigestion, and so much more. She helped me mentally and emotionally process the birth and was just so easy to be around. She is also a pro at folding laundry! Karena helped make this transition so much easier for us all. Hiring Karena during one of the most important and challenging transitions of our life was the best decision!

 

Alexia

1/19/2022

We were so thrilled with the help that Karena provided as our post-partum doula. She helped us navigate the first few months with a newborn. Karena offered support in several ways through recommendations, advice, cooking, and baby items. I highly recommend Karena as a post-partum doula and also recommend taking her newborn workshop where she comes into your home and helps you prep for your baby.

Peter Luu

1/11/2022

Karena was an essential part of our pregnancy journey. We were first time parents and we purchased the Labour/Birth package. Her prenatal visits helped us feel established and comfortable in our own home. After these initial visits we felt our confidence sky rocket with the journey we were going to undertake. As a couple we had spent a lot of time researching already but putting those into practice hands on was something that was entirely different and I'm so glad Karena was there to show us.

During labour and delivery Karena came and provided us support during crucial times and as a partner is was great knowing someone was available who had gone through this process multiple times. I highly recommend Karena and her support is something that we will remember for our lifetime and she continually provides check-ins and answers all of our new parent questions.

Catherine Wong

1/11/2022

Karena was amazing as a labour doula! I reached out during the second trimester when I was starting to panic about the whole process of labour and delivery and Karena was great about providing my husband and I with tons of resources and coaching on labour, postpartum, and childcare. Anytime I messaged about any questions and concerns, she was super helpful and supportive. Often she would initiate and reach out first. She has a lending library that I borrowed from often and helped me to prepare for what to expect after giving birth. My labour experience went fairly well and Karena was a big reason why things worked out so well. My husband and I were more prepared for unexpected issues that might turn up and were more informed as to decision making in the moment. We also used some of the comfort techniques that Karena had taught us before.

In addition, I also attended her pregnancy group sessions in the summer and it was so nice to meet other women that were going through similar experiences. I am still in contact with many of them and now that we have our babies, it's nice to have a small community to ask questions, commiserate, and share experiences with.

Overall I would highly recommend Karena's services! She is so kind and caring and I never felt rushed at our sessions. She always took so much time to make sure that we felt confident and ready to go before leaving and left the door open to reaching out anytime we needed.

Lynn

8/4/2020

Karena was a wonderfully supportive helper for my daughter and son-in-law in the first month at home with their new twins. She made it “doable” and inspired confidence for the new, tired parents. We especially appreciated her help when my daughter had to go back into hospital unexpectedly and only Karena and I were at their home to take care of the twins. Thank you for gentle baby care and helping prep bottles and even help with meals. We will miss you! We highly recommend Karena!

From, the twins' grandma Lynn

Katrina

8/4/2020

Our family had a very positive experience with Karena as our doula. She was very knowledgable and helpful and taught us a lot about baby care. I had previously had very little experience looking after babies before our twins were born and Karena taught me a lot about how to care for them. This really helped increase my confidence.  She helped with meals and chores around the house, as well as looking after the babies. It was really a life-saver having her here and I would highly recommend her for anyone having a baby (or two). 

Dalin

8/4/2020

Karena helped us out tremendously with post-partum support. My wife was in bed for three weeks after the delivery of our twins by C-section due to complications, so I would have been on my own looking after my wife and our twin girls for that time. Karena came every day for the first month and made us meals, kept the kitchen tidy, prepared tons of bottles, and looked after the girls so I could sleep. 

Karena is such a kind and cheerful person and we had such a great time with her in our home for the month. She was always offering to help in different ways and kept herself busy. I am sure I would have lost my mind and gone crazy if it weren't for Karena helping us every day for the first month with the girls at home. 

Cassidy

7/21/2020

Karena was an informative and supportive doula. She allowed me to have a confident and relaxed birth with the information she provided. She was always available for me and willing to provide her support whenever I needed it. I would highly recommend Karena to anyone looking for a doula. 

Aleisha

5/29/2020

I truly appreciate Karena's support as my doula during the birth of my second child. She was knowledgeable, understanding, and adapted as the situation changed. Giving birth in the midst of Covid-19 was a difficult experience to begin with, but having Karena as my doula definitely made me feel at ease. She went above and beyond to make sure I got what I needed even during this difficult time, and tried everything to ensure my laboring experience was as positive as possible. I would definitely recommend Karena's doula services to anyone who is looking for a reliable, friendly and supporting doula.

Birth Availability for Karena Dang

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Postpartum Availability for Karena Dang

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