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Lindley Granger

Okanagan Doulas

Website: https://www.okanagandoula.com

Phone: (250) 460-2515

Birth Fee: $550 to $1600

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $40

Fee Details: A deposit secures your spot for birth doula, postpartum doula, or placenta encapsulation services. Postpartum support fees vary depending on services needed (ex. daytime vs nighttime doula).

Birth Doula Experience: 9 years and 225 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 7 years

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Doula agency owner

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 6 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Penticton Regional Hospital & Kelowna General Hospital
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
All home births long as there is a Registered Midwife providing care.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Lamaze International
  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • 18 Hour Breastfeeding for Healthcare Professionals

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • RAC REFLEXOLOGY

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reflexology
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Co-Creator/Leader of Penticton Birth Cafe. President of OK Breastfeeding (Okanagan Breastfeeding Coalition), Local Pregnancy Outreach Centre, South Okanagan Doula Association, Community Perinatal Committees

Languages spoken: English, French

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Client Testimonials for Lindley Granger

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Bobbi Sloan

do it! I finally got a doula For my 3rd babies delivery After always considering it. (Why now  if I have already done this before??? Lol) BEST decision ever! Lindley you are amazing! Both me and my hubby agree it was amazing to have you there with us! Thank you for everything, seriously you made it so much easier! Hands down would do it again! Don't have a baby without a doula beside you! 

Posted 1/8/2015

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Seradaye Lean

I had an awesome experience with Lindley Granger. I initially met her at a local pregnant moms group. She was friendly, easy to approach and converse with. She was backup for my primary doula. I was completely comfortable with this. Lindley processed and encapsulated our placenta. She was quick and thorough. I would have no hesitations recommeding her to other moms.

 

Posted 9/1/2014

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Jacklin Buckley

I recommend Lindley to anyone considering having a doula at their birth. My first birth experience would not have been as pleasant or gone as smoothly without Lindley. She is amazing! Not to mention without out her I likely would have had more medical/surgical interventions. I can not give enough praise to this wonderful woman who supported my husband and I every step of the way through the birth of our beautiful baby girl!!

 

Posted 8/27/2014

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Marie-Eve Ruhland

The placenta capsuling service provided by friendly Lindley was well worth the affordable cost. They boosted my energy and accelerated my recovery during the "fourth trimester". The product was well made, professionally packaged, and delivered quickly with easy-to-follow directions. I especially appreciated the option to have helpful herbs added to the recipe to aid in the re-absorption of placenta nutrients, and the "cord keepsake" that Lindley creatively preserved for us upon our request. I will certainly be using Lindley's placenta capsuling service for all my future births.

Posted 6/18/2014

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Danielle Kolesnikoff

Lindley is a very personable, kind and gentle soul. This was our first baby so I (Danielle) was very nervous but wanted the complete natural experience of birthing and I don’t believe I could have achieved that without the love and support of my team, it was everything I could have hoped for and more! Plus I got the most wonderful Mothers Day present anyone could have asked for – welcoming a beautiful healthy baby boy into the world!
She made sure my birth plan was followed and as soon as things started to happen she was always there via text or a phone call away (and always there for questions and keeping in contact months before) until I needed her at my home and helped get the ball rolling by trying techniques that totally worked.

She continued to stay by my side encouraging me and keeping everything totally relaxed, she contacted my midwife when the time came. Lindley made sure she wasn’t just supporting me but also my partner Ty; showing him techniques to relieve pressure, how to keep me relaxed and any questions he had along the way. When I decided to go to the hospital she met me there and kept me comfortable and relaxed. I had a pretty quick active labour approx 3 hours and from the time she was at my house to the time I had my beautiful son Garrison it was a whole 9 hours of continuous one-on-one support. Lindley still keeps in contact with me to this day and tries to answer any questions I may have.

We are a low income family and were very interested in what doula’s do, once I was more educated I really wanted to try them out. Lindley and Sally were both able to help us out in accomplishing that goal. For our 2nd child that we do plan on having I would totally 110% have them again, I would extremely recommend Lindley to anyone. Thank you so much for everything Lindley and sharing such an amazing experience with us; you’re an amazing person, Doula and friend.

Posted 6/10/2014

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nicole huey

During our very first meeting with Lindley, my husband and I were very comfortable with her.  We felt informed about what her role as a doula would entail and knew she was a strong advocate for our wishes.  Future meetinsg with LIndley, helped us determine our wishes.  She asked important questions and gave us lots of things to consider in our birth plan.  Leading right up to the birth, Lindley was very accessible through phone and checked in with me frequently.  Lindley and my husband made an awesome team at supporting me through my labor.  My birth experience was better then I could of asked for and LIndley had large part in helping me focus my energy and keeping us all calm and up to the job of  birthing my daughter.  AFter the birth Lindley was there to support me in breastfeeding and she checked in frequently post partum to ensure we were getting what we needed as a new family.  I would strongly recommend Lindley as a doula to any pregnant woman.  She has a great knowledge to offer, calm energy and provides support in any way a family sees fit.

Posted 4/21/2014

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Erin Mulholland

One reason why my partner Mike and I chose Lindley to be our doula was that she offered placenta encapsulation. I was new to the idea but had heard about it and was intrigued. Lindley explained the process and even though it is not well researched explained to me the possible amazing benefits.

After the birth of our daughter Lindley helped me ask the staff at the hospital to release the placenta and Lindley got to work right away! I couldn't be happier with the results of the capsules. I chose the traditional chinese medicine method and they are tasteless and resemble any of the many supplements that I have taken in the past. I have such a great amount of energy postpartum and I feel this is closely related to the placenta capsules. I feel like I have not had many hormonal moments since starting the capsules and I feel like I have recovered from the birth very quickly.

I would highly recommend placenta encapsulation and if you at all are wondering about it, ask!

Posted 4/2/2014

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Erin Mulholland

My partner Mike and I cannot express the gratitude we have for our amazing doula, Lindley. From the moment we met her we knew that we were going to be supported, educated, and we trusted her to help us through one of the most memorable times in our lives. Lindley was a wealth of knowledge without ever pressing her opinion or beliefs on us. We felt comfortable to ask questions and explore options without judgement. Lindley came with many resources from books, to birthing aids like birth balls and tens machines and many others. When the day of my induction came, she was available to me from the beginning of the day, asking me how I was doing and letting me know that the moment I needed her, she would be there. And as that moment came, she was! I was so relieved to see her as she walked in the hospital room. I felt safe and like I was truly in good hands. My birth plan was turned upside down and she helped Mike and I accept and move through the labor challenges that we were faced with. After the birth of our little girl Lindley was a crucial support. She let me know that she was available for any postpartum needs that I had and visited us in the hospital as well. She checked in with me often once we were home and I never felt like I was alone once Mike went back to work!

I highly recommend Lindley and will 100% have her as a doula in the future if we are blesssed with more children! 

 

 

Posted 4/2/2014

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Alana Beecroft

For the birth of our first child little miss Ava Rose having Lindley by our side made a world of difference! She was extremely knowledgeable, kind, charismatic and supportive. We wanted to do a home water birth and both my husband and I welcomed the extra support. I first met Lindley at pre natal yoga and was instantly drawen to her beautiful personality. Prior to the birth she met with us and helped anwser many questions and concerns. The day my labour started she was there in an instant and knew just what to do. She offered many great tips during my labour to make me feel at ease and work through each contraction. I felt safe and very comfortable with her, she was also great at rubbing my back!! :) Lindley has an amazing sense of humour and got along great with my husband too. Lindley was the first person by our side and the last to leave once our little girl arrived; she even made us toast and tea after the birth! She checked up on us after the birth in the following days to make sure all was well and again offered great advice to care for baby. We got to stay in the comfort of our own home and had the best experience ever. Lindley was not only our Doula but became our friend as well. She is a gem and I would highly recommend her and the services she provides.

Posted 3/16/2014

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Aly Sopow

Lindley was fabulous to work with and very professional. She encapsulated my placenta for me and was very easy to get a hold of, knowledgable, and friendly.

I LOVED the encapsulation!! I felt amazing after my delivery and truly believe it helped with mood swings, postpartum period, milk production and energy levels. I would reccomend Lindley, and placenta encapsulation to everyone!

Posted 1/22/2014

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Kristin Parke

Lindley was an invaluable part of our birth team. We hired her for the planned home birth of our second child and am very glad we did. She was calm, relaxed and confident which put us at ease right from the first time we met her. She made sure that we were aware of all options and resources in regards to pre/post natal care, breastfeeding, newborn care and so on.

Lindley made sure that she was well aware of what we wanted from our birth experience and took all the steps to help facilitate it. She was able to help support not just myself, but my husband who was to be my main support.

She was able to remain calm and confident when things were suddenly progressing faster than expected. She knew just how to keep me relaxed as possible when I was on the verge of freaking out and with her help we were able to hold out until our team arrived.

When it comes down to it, I would recommend Lindley to anyone who is expecting. We aren't planning any more children, but if it were to happen I would hire Lindley again in heartbeat. She has a warm heart and gentle touch and we were so lucky to have her present at the birth of our son.

 

Posted 1/13/2014

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