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Erin Moyen

Chavah Childbirth Services Inc.

Website: http://www.chavahchildbirthservices.com

Phone: 5872259595

Birth Fee: $950 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

Fee Details: e-transfer, cash & credit card payments available *payment plans available if needed*

Birth Doula Experience: 13 years and 500 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 12 years and 300 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2006
  • Stillbirthday, December 2018
Type of Practice: Doula agency owner

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Hospitals in Sundre, Olds, Calgary and Red Deer
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend home births with a registered midwife present.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Lamaze International

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator (Evergreen Perinatal Education, LLC)
  • Extensive Breastfeeding Support Education

Other Relevant Certifications

  • bebo.mia. Sleep Educator Certification
  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • DONA International - Birth Doula Trainer
  • Licensed Esthetician - specializing in relaxation massage

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • 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
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Board Member (VP) for Calgary Doula Association, Red Deer Doula Association Member, Breastfeeding Circle Facilitator, Past President - Doula Collective Association of Grande Prairie, Former Certification Review Committee Member (DONA)

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Erin Moyen

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Leah George

Erin provided postpartum support to our family for several months after the birth of our second child. She is incredibly knowledgeable, caring and compassionate. Her lovely calm presence which was very much appreciated within our busy household during that time. Erin is reliable and organized in the services that she provides. She was also very flexible when things came up for our family. Erin has a special ability to identify the type of support needed, depending upon the day. She was an enormouse help in providing care to our infant as well as to our older daughter. She built a special connection with our daughter which really helped ease some of the challenges with the transition. Erin also frequently helped with other household tasks such as walking the dogs, helping with laundry and dishes which took a lot off of our plates. Erin also provided overnight support for us on several occasions. This was an enormous help as it allowed for my husband and I to both have longer and better quality sleep. 

Erin is also a wealth of information in terms of breastfeeding, infant feeding, sleep and growth patterns, etc. She is very skilled at gently sharing her knowlege when asked and is incredibly respectful and objective in her approach. Erin's support allowed myself and my husband to both increase our level of wellness, to enjoy time with one another as well as time with our daugther. It allowed me to have some much needed time for self-care or to attend appointments. Our family benefited greatly from Erin's support and we would highly recommend her to anyone. 

 

Posted 11/5/2019

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Stacey

We had Erin for our birth and postpartum doula. We felt so supported and loved throughout the entire process. Erin has a calm, gentle, mothering spirit that helps you through what ever it might be that you need to go through by reminding you of the power you hold within yourself. She is very knowledgeable and teaches through evidence based education in her prenatal class. She also very much honours and works within the structure of the doula role and guides you back to your health care provider should your questions be outside the doula realm, which I loved. My husband felt as supported as I and knew he could reach out and trust Erin should he need to lean on her for anything. I knew I was in good hands during my birth process and could wholly lean into my labour knowing she had my back and things were taken care of. She knew my birth preferences and helped me stand in my power to uphold them as far as was practical and safe and she works so well with the midwives we had. She gently nudged me back to my mothers intuition and affirmed me in it when I would begin to question myself. She was there from the second I needed her until I no longer did. I cannot wait to have her support again in the future. 

Posted 11/4/2019

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Will Baker

We had an amazing experience with Erin.  We met with her for several visits prior to the birth of our son and she attended our 22 hour natural labor and birth.  We absolutely couldn't have had a more successful and memorable experience without her.  She was knowledgeable, professional, kind, caring and exactly the support we needed.  I don't think we could have had the same positive labor and birthing experience without the expertise she provided.  She also gave us excellent post-partum breastfeeding support.  She was easy to talk to, compassionate and I can't imagine having gone through the experience without her by our side.  I would recommend her to anyone looking for a positive birth experience.  

Posted 5/25/2016

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Janet Lapuz Dean

My husband and I met with Erin over 6 years ago when looking to hire a doula for our first child and knew right away that we wanted her at the birth of our first born. Unfortunatly my first birth experience ended in a c-section. 6 years later and pregnant with our second child, we contacted Erin right away to see if she was available and lucky for us, she was!

Erin was the caring, nurturing and strong support person that we needed during the second time around, especially when trying for a VBAC. She is very informed and knew all the answers to my questions and supported all of my decisions. Erin is very comforting and just what I needed during my labour and delivery. When I felt like giving up, Erin's strength and encouragement helped me stay focus during the second stage of my labour. Without her, my VBAC would be non-existent or just not as beautiful as it was. This birth experience was what I had hoped and planned for and in the end we made it happen with the help of our Doula, Erin. Thank you Erin for everything!

Posted 8/6/2015

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Madeline Longmate

What a blessing it was to have Erin there for us during our pregnancy, labour and delivery. Erin was able to answer all of our questions and give us the tools we needed to make informed decisions regarding the birth of our daughter. Erin spoke words of encouragement during my labour process and with her help I was able to have the birth that I wished to have. She helped us have a great start to parenthood and for that we are truly thankful.

M.L

Posted 5/11/2015

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Tamara McCallum Caers

I honestly don't have enough words to convey how amazing it was to have Erin apart of the pregnancy and birth of our baby.

Erin's calm and supportive presence was exactly what myself and husband needed during our last birth. She's a great listener and provides you with great information when needed. She doesn't only focus on the pregnant mama and husband but also the siblings, and that was awesome. As it made my two older boys feel that much more involved.

Thank you for being there for Stef and I.

 

Posted 5/5/2015

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Cathy Joyce

We were so blessed to have Erin attending us with our first child. My pregnancy seemed to be going well but there were many concerns that lead to 5 rounds of induction, 4 resulted in labor, none resulted in a baby. This was such a hard time for our family; but for every hurdle we had Erin's comfort and support. Her experience, and knowledge were a huge asset but it was her strength and kindness that were the greatest gift. We did ultimately decide to stop induction and try a more natural approach to initiating labour. Erin helped us weigh our pros and cons and supported our decision without question. It took a week for labor to begin, and progress over 3 days until delivery. Once again not quite the way we expected things to go, we did make it through with out pain medication, our little one was is an extremely odd position which required assistance to get him moving. Once again we deviated from our birth plan. In the end I had a broken tailbone, a beautiful baby boy and even though it didn't go as "planned", Erin had always been there to rsmi d us of what was important, "Happy, Healthy Baby and Mommy". Now when I tell my story and see people cringe and say I would be crazy to think of doing this again, I can smile and say that it wasn't that bad because I had my happy ending! I have Erin to thank for this; she always kept us positive and focused! 

Posted 3/23/2015

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Rosa Carolla

After having a terrible experience with labor and delivery with my first child in 2006, I decided to get a doula for my second labor and delivery experience in 2008. I found Erin Moyen on the Calgary Doulas webpage and hired her for my labor and delivery and a few days of my postpardum experience. What I really liked about Erin is that she told me what my rights were with each routine procedure that I encountered in the hospital during the end of my labor experience and this empowered me to speak up for myself so that I did not feel at the mercy and control of hospital staff hooking me up to monitors and IVs. This was VERY important to me. She was also a calm presence in the room for my husband, who was very nervous. I was able to deliver my second child with the use of just laughing gas, thanks to her excellent knowledge of pressure points on the lower back. That was amazing! I would do that again!!! The experience of labor and delivery with my first child verses my second child were like night and day, because of the presence of an educated and calm birth coach. I wish I had had Erin with me with the experience of labor and delivering my first child and I would NEVER birth another child without someone like her with me again. After the birth of my second child, Erin became my friend and I'm very BLESSED that I get to have her in the delivery room again!

Posted 3/22/2015

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Nicole Ross

My husband and I hired Erin as our birth doula for the birth of our second child. After our first meeting with her, we knew she was the perfect fit for our family. Her warm and open personality inspires confidence; my planned birth was a VBAC and she was 100% supportive of this goal. She provided valuable information that helped me decide on an OB, she lent me books on natural childbirth and she emailed various links to me, all tailored to my specific situation. 

When I was admitted to the hospital for a placental abruption, I didn't know who to call as my husband was working out of town at the time. Erin dropped everything (even though she wasn't on call!) and she stayed with me until my husband could get there. She helped to keep me calm and informed when my mind was all over the place.

I was put on bedrest for the remainder of my pregnancy and Erin was so helpful finding information regarding VBACs after an abruption. Because of her support and encouragement, I had the confidence to go into labour naturally and in my own time. All went well and she was by my side as we welcomed our little son earthside! She helped with the initial breastfeeding after the birth, she took pictures and she made sure we were settled before she left us.

Erin has a wealth of knowledge and would definitely be an asset at any birth. We feel like she's more than a doula, she's a part of our family's story. My husband was a little unconvinced about doulas in general, but now he tells all his friends who are expecting children to get a doula! We have nothing but good things to say about our time with Erin. 

Posted 3/22/2015

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Laura Gray

My husband and I attended prenatal classes with Erin in 2013 and it was a wonderful experience. We felt prepared and empowered for the birth of our child. Her approach was to present all of the information in a well organized, complete and unbiased manner. We felt she encouraged us to be informed about our choices and be confident in our abilities to really enjoy our birth experience, which we did very much.

Erin also provided post-partum doula support in our home. I looked forward to her visits and she provided great support in those early weeks. She provided us with meals, baby care tips and general support. I felt she had an instant bond with our baby that added to my joy at a very happy time.

Over the past 16 months since our child's birth, Erin has been an ongoing support to me through our community's Breastfeeding Circle and we have developed a friendship that I really value. She has told me that her professional goal is to provide 'continuity of care' and she has achieved that fully for our family. Her caring and supportive nature make her perfectly suited to her profession of choice. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for quality prenatal and postpartum support.

Posted 3/21/2015

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Nikki Johnson

Erin Peters was hired as our doula for the birth of our first child. From the first meeting, Erin was a delight to be with. She was and is such a knowledgable person and very resourceful. She made both myself and my partner feel very comfortable with the whole birthing process and was able to answer any and all questions we had. My birth played out just as we had hoped and without Erin, it wouldnt have been possible. Erin gives you the ability to make the best possible decisions for you and your birth and is 100% on board with your decisions and well being. Just over a year later, I will soon go into labor with my second child and Erin is also my doula for this special birth as well. I am so glad that she has been apart of such a wonderful part of our familys story. I highly reccommend Erin as a doula, lactation consulatant and educator. 

Posted 3/18/2015

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Deana H.

I had met Erin many years ago when she was my doula for the birth of my child. We reviewed my birthing plan, and she gave me valuable advice prior to the birth and afterwards. In the delivery room, she was knowledgable and soothing, she knows when to encourage ("Listen to your body,") and when to wait. Erin guided me during the delivery, explaining things when the nurse couldn't, and spoke up for me when I didn’t know what was happening.  Her calming presence and experience spoke of her character, and reflected her top priority: her clients. 

I also had the opportunity to enjoy the spa services Erin provides and had the best facial ever!  Previously, I hadn't experienced a facial, and was pleasantly surprised during and after the process.  One friend stated that I had glowed afterwards.   

Erin is organized, efficient, extremely competent, and has an excellent rapport with her clients. Her communication skills, both written and verbal, are excellent.  I would highly recommend Erin to anyone looking for any of the services she provides.

Posted 2/21/2015

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Stephanie Bertrand-Nicoll

I hired Erin to be my doula for the birth of my son in the summer of 2014. She was an amazing addition to my small birth team. I was planning a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarian) and many medical professionals were making me doubt this decision. However, Erin believed in my body’s ability to have a vaginal birth. She shared current research studies with me and let me talk through my fears. Our meetings throughout my pregnancy gave me confidence about having a wonderful birth experience this time, and on August 8th 2014, with Erin present, I did. I had an amazing, fast, natural birth and I was so thankful to have someone present who made me feel so sure of my body’s natural ability. I will always be grateful to Erin for being such an important part of such an important day in my life.

Posted 2/14/2015

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