Birth Fee: $950
Postpartum Rate: $35
Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 250 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Volunteer with Calgary CARE Doula -http://www.calgarycaredoula.ca/
Languages spoken: English
A husbands perspective.... At first conversation, hiring a Doula appears to be another expense in an event that already commands a lot of money! In my mind what helped ease the thoughts of the additional expense was the assurance that we would have at our disposal someone who has an abundance of prior knowledge and experiences with numerous other births. This peace of mind and understanding helped temper all the anxieties that come with the process. With both of us not having prior experience in this realm, it was comforting to have a person to console with throughout and who has intimate knowledge on how to adjust and help my wife through the process. Not only was she able to console but was also able to provide suitable exercises to help ease the burden of labor pains. Having Megan available and at our home for the majority of the labor day helped to avoid rushing to the hospital too early and kept us in a relaxed environment. Megan also understood cues better than me from my wife and was able to provide sound advice without pushing anyone. She knew when to get a hold of the Midwives and the time we should part to the hospital. She was also conscious on not being intrusive and gave us time and space to also embrace the moment. Another important part of the service Megan provided was being on hand to photograph and capture the birth, something that is next to impossible while you are caught up in the moment. She was able to catch a lot of moments on film that we are able to cherish.
Megan is going to be your superhero! She made everything about my labour & delivery easier. She is super calming and knowledgeable. She was the rock for myself and my husband. It was my first delivery and let's be honest... your husband doesn't know what's going on... so having Megan was that extra support that we definitely needed. When I met Megan for a consult I knew instantly that I wanted her to be there for my delivery. You feel like you've known her your life. She helped manage my emotional and physical pain and showed my husband how to help also.
Megan was refered by a close friend of mine. After interviewing several doula, Megan was the one who made me feel most at ease. Her happy-go-lucky attitude and her nuturing persona were traits I was looking for in a support person. In our first meeting to discuss our "birth vision", it quickly became clear that Megan is a professional in her field. She was very good at outlining all medical options availble to us, and clearly explained each process and its corresponding pros and cons. She always remained impartial, and was very facts driven in her approach. Our daughter decided to suprise us all by arriving before our next scheuled education session (6 weeks earlier than her due date). When my water offical broke I immediately informed Megan, who responded within minutes. My labour progressed very quickly, and I frantically asked if Megan was able to support me, weeks before she had planned to. Without hesitation, Megan made arrangements to be by my side. Throughout the whole time she was in communication with Alan, and helped him nagivate the trying times of being a partner to woman in a lot of pain! Megan made it in time for me to start pushing; her presence made me feel safe and we (yes, it was a team effort) delivered a healthy baby girl. Our daugher was wheeled away to NICU almost immediately after her birth. Dad followed baby and Megan stayed by my side. That hour she spent with me was worth everything. I couldn't be with my baby, and she remained by my side in support. She also helped me begin to extract colostrum, and really helped me kickstart my success with breastfeeding. Megan came to our home a few weeks after our daughter came home to check up on baby and mom. For anyone who is looking into teaming up with a doula, I highly recommend it. There are gaps in the healthcare system (like early labour and postpartum care) that a doula can provide invaluable support through. I highly recommend Megan!
“We were unsure about hiring a doula since we had midwives to deliver our first baby. However, after reading evidence that doulas improve birth outcomes, we asked around. Megan was recommended my multiple people, our midwife, friends and colleagues - especially husbands! She helped us prepare by offering emotional support, practical advice, resources and tips. Megan is professional, kind and dedicated to her clients. She offered guidance and support during early labor before our midwife arrived and, when things didn’t go according to our plan, Megan was there to reassure us that everything was okay. Her experience and passion for what she does shines through and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision to hire her!”
Megan was sooo amazing to work with. She was so caring and attentive during my home birth. She drove all the way north when things first started to happen, then headed back south after my midwife didn't think baby would come that night, and then back north again when contractions went from 0-60 almost immediately after the midwife left. Thankfully she was there and was able to talk me through the contractions while my midwife also had to make her way back to me across the city. Definately the calming spirit I needed during that time.
Megan was such a good decision for us. We went nearly the entire pregnancy thinking we didn't need a doula, but through recommendations, we decided to entertain the idea. The minute we both met her, we knew we needed her on the team. She brought such a calm and confident energy. She coached us from beginning to end in a way that was also very non-intrusive to us as a couple. On top of it all, she took the most beautiful photos that we will cherish forever. ?? Thank you Megan, for keeping our experience positive and helping us bring our beautiful girl into our world.
Megan was our doula for both my births. Having her was one of the best decisions we l made. She was incredibly supportive, not just for me, but for my husband as well who could not help as much due an injury during my first birth. She knew just what to do at the right times. Without us asking she could anticipate our needs - she even helped do the dishes while I was laboring at home! At the same time she gave me the space I needed to labour and was never intrusive. Megan also took photos of the births and captured for us on camera moments that we otherwise would not have. I'm so glad Megan was our doula. I was calmer and more prepared for the whole process because of her help. In addition to providing comfort measures to me, at the hospital she also helped with little things like getting fresh sheets (and other things that are a bit fuzzy in my recollection) which I believe also helped the nurses especially during my long first labour. Having Megan made such a big difference to have the type of experience that I wanted. For my second birth, having gone through labour once, I entertained the idea of not having a doula but I'm glad I changed my mind. For certain reasons I wanted an unmedicated birth the second time and I know without her help it would have been that much more difficult. Thanks Megan for everything!
Let's face it, having someone in the room who has done this before is a gamechanger for both you and your partner. We hadn't even considered a doula until a friend raved about Megan. After meeting with several other wonderful women, there was no doubt she was the one we both connected with immediately. Having her guide us through the experience before, during and after having our little guy helped ease all the many anxieties we had as first-timers. My husband and I joked that we hired a doula for him more than for me, and it's true - she was invaluable on the big day, even helping navigate parking/directions when arriving at the hospital. It's the little things! Megan has an incredibly kind, gentle and knowing presence that kept us both calm, confident and in the right mindset to have a great birth experience.
Megan was such a tremendous help during the birth of our son. It was so wonderful to have her knowledge and extra set of hands on deck. She helped guide my husband in supporting me so he felt like he was still my #1 support. I always felt like she had my best interest in mind and her unwavering support. Also, the birth photography was amazing! Both of us were in tears! I would highly recommend!
When you have your first child, you are scared and don’t know what to expect. Enter doula to calm all your fears away and give you strength you never knew you had.
When you have your second born, enter Megan Boone, who helps you remember the strength you already know you have. Who lifts you up and encourages you when those contractions are tremendous. Who looks you in your eyes and you know she is RIGHT THERE with you. She doesn’t need to say a word, her touch is bursting with empathy and love. She was right beside me when I needed anything and let me have space if she sensed I needed it. It’s such a dance and she has perfected it. You can always tell when someone is doing what they were made to do. They are more passionate, invested and go the extra mile. Megan, this is your calling. Worth every penny and I’m forever indebted to you for helping to create the most beautiful birth story ever.
Megan saved the day when our our doula was stuck at another birth. We were anxious about having someone totally new during such a terrifying situation, but Megan turned out to be exactly who we needed. She was warm and kind, and put us at ease right away. She knew exactly what to do and say during each stage of a very long labour. Not only did she make me feel calm and safe, but she was a reassuring presence for my mum and husband as well. We are so grateful for her support and highly recommend her services to anyone expecting a little one!
Megan was an incredible support during our prenatal, labour, birth and post partum journey with our first baby. She brought a great deal of information, knowledge and experience to help support us. My husband felt particularly safe with her and knew that she would also be there to support him during labour. We had interviewed many Doulas but Megan was the friendliest and most outgoing. She has a very warm and calm demeanour that I knew I wanted around during my labour and birth. I was able to achieve my labour and delivery goals according to my birth plan and attribute a lot of that success to having Megan. She soothed me during the most intense contractions but I was able to get through it all naturally thanks to her techniques. Lastly, Megan went above and beyond by providing us with some very special photographs and videos of our birth that we will cherish forever. She also followed up on my several weeks post partum even though she didn't have to. I highly recommend Megan and we look forward to one day using her again with our second child!
Megan was a fantastic doula. She was quick to offer resources, and was happy to text or email whenever I needed reassurance leading up to the birth. Megan was quick to respond when I went into labour and arrived within 15 minutes as she knew I was anticipating a quick delivery. During labour she applied deep pressure and when my midwife arrived she was able to take some beautiful pictures. It was a definite whirlwind since I was only in labour for an hour and pushed for 6 minutes, but I couldn’t have imagined it without her. This was my second time having a doula, and I found it helped immensely with my confidence, capability, and creating a wonderful birthing experience. Thank you Megan!!
I would highly recommend Megan for soon to be parents. She is very experienced, and was able to discuss our options without any judgment about what worked best for our family. She has a very calming but confident presence, well suited to this type of work. I had a long early labor and Megan kept in touch remotely, providing support and a “circuit” to keep labour moving along. The hospital was incredibly busy the night my son was born, and staff didn’t have any spare time. We really valued having Megan there to advise what was “normal” and when we needed to call the nurse or doctor. She was also excellent at helping me manage through contractions without an epidural (not my plan!) My husband was much calmer having Megan there, and she did a great job helping him support me through the process. Megan was able to take photos right after my son was born, and they turned out beautifully! I would not hesitate to hire Megan again!
I'm a doula and I asked Megan to be my doula. Megan's warm, loving, and confident presence was exactly the support I desired for my planned homebirth of my second daughter. The birth and fresh 48 photos Megan took for us are such a treasure to our family, and they so tenderly captured the experience of our daughter's entrance earth-side. As a colleague I hold Megan in high esteem, and as friends I hold her in love. I'm so grateful she was a part of our team and can confidently say that you'll be in experienced and very wonderful hands when you hire Megan to support you.
We hired Megan to help with the birth of my second baby because my first ended in a c-section and was such an unpleasant experience. I had hoped for a VBAC with #2, which didn't pan out, but Megan was very supportive through my loooong labour. She offered great suggestions to try to move things along while keeping me calm and comfortable. She had a great energy, was supportive of my choices, and was fantastic with my toddler - which really sealed the deal. I highly recommend Megan!
My husband and I weren’t initially sure about using a doula - we didn’t understand what they could offer or how they could benefit us. However, I looked into it upon the recommendation of a friend.
Megan and I had a brief phone conversation to arrange an in-person meeting, at which point I was still pretty skeptical, however, when we met Megan in person I was immediately drawn to what she could offer our family through the child birthing experience. Megan described a doula as a ‘tour guide’ to birth, which made perfect sense. If our family was headed to a foreign destination we might hire a tour guide for our travels - why would birth be any different. In fact, birth might warrant a tour guide more so than foreign travels!
Megan met with us a few times before physically going into labor, which was fantastic. It was a good opportunity to become comfortable with one another prior to ‘the big day’. Not that it took much to become comfortable with Megan - she has such a welcoming and kind spirit!
The support that Megan provided to both myself and my husband was incredible. She has an uncanny ability to melt away fears and tensions! Her care and support is what allowed us to achieve our birth wishes.
I’m most grateful for the post-birth care that Megan offered. Those first few days with a newborn is nothing short of overwhelming. Thankfully Megan helped with that transition by offering knowledgeable and hands-on (literally) breastfeeding advice.
I can’t wait for the day our family can let Megan know we’re expecting baby #2 so that we can go on another guided tour with her!
Megan is an amazing doula and woman! Her presence was instrumental in the positive birth experience of our second (by successful VBAC!)
A few words to describe Megan: Kind, comforting, genuine, knowledgeable, supportive, empowering.
Megan has been present at many of our friends' and family's births. Her services were worth every dollar spent and we would highly recommend her to everyone!
When I reviewed the Doula website I had a really good feeling about Megan, we went into the interview with her being my top choice and she exceeded our expectations. Megan was so kind and supportive in our meetings, text conversations and through the labour and delivery process. My labour ended up being over 3 weeks early and very quick. We were so thankful that she hurried to meet us at the hospital. The support she provided through the labour and pushing process was amazing she helped me to feel confident and remain calm and strong. I am so thankful to have had her there as I never felt scared or worried. Prior to having our beautiful baby I was so worried about the labour and delivery however I left feeling empowered and ready to do it again in the future, and you can bet we will ask Megan to be there with us again. Thank you !
My husband and I hired Megan as our doula for the birth of our first child. We were referred to her through another doula and had a great initial meeting with Megan. She was well prepared for the appointment and thoroughly answered all of our questions. As well, she had a very calm and positive manner that we felt would be beneficial during labour and delivery.
After picking Megan as our doula, we had two very informative meetings with her to prepare for our daughter’s birth.
Due to some health concerns, labour was induced for me. Megan came to our house the morning of the induction (bright and early at about 6:30am); she was positive and upbeat. We waited at the hospital for several hours for induction to take place. During that time, Megan was attentive to both of our needs from having me rest in positions that encouraged the baby to turn into the optimal delivery position to getting us beverages.
When labour finally started, Megan was of tremendous help. She was very conscious of putting me in the most comfortable positions to manage the contractions, provided encouragement and supported Derek so that he could provide optimal support to me. During delivery, Megan suggested different positions to try, elicited the help to the medical team to optimize pushing, and continued to provide encouragement. After we welcomed our daughter, Megan took pictures for us and captured those once in a lifetime moments. She continued to look out for our well-being. It was a long time from Megan’s arrival at our home to our daughter's birth and while I’m sure she was tired, it didn’t show in her level of attentiveness.
Our birth experience with Megan was very positive. With her help, we had the medication free delivery without any interventions that we had wanted. we feel confident in saying that without her this would not have been the case. Based on our experience, we would not hesitate to recommend Megan.
We are so glad that we had Megan by our side during the birth of our first child. The thing that stands out most in my mind when I look back at the experience is that Megan never left our side during the entire 30 hour labour. This was extremely comforting to me as I was nervous about giving birth for the first time and had heard many horror stories about hospitals and things that can go wrong. Megan met with us before the labour to help us prepare and write a birth plan. At the hospital she made sure the nurses and doctors were aware of the wishes on our birth plan (we went through 3 shifts of doctors/nurses during my long labour, and I’m sure if it had been up to my husband and myself we wouldn’t have remembered to communicate this properly with each shift change). Megan helped put me at ease when the doctors suggested a pitocin drip, and was understanding when I decided to stray from my birth plan and get an epidural. Throughout the experience it was so nice to have the extra set of hands, and my husband was even able to get some sleep while Megan stayed awake with me. After our daughter was born Megan took some beautiful photos of her and of us as a family. It was so nice to have her do this for us in the background, we didn’t have to pause in our moment and think to ask someone to take a photo for us. In all, we had a fantastic experience with Megan and would hire her again without hesitation. We would recommend Megan to anyone looking for a doula.
Our experience with Megan for the birth of our daughter was absolutely amazing. She has such a calm and confident presence which really put my husband and I at ease. She was with us throughout a very long labour but never once looked tired. When I would get uncomfortable or impatient with the process she always had a new idea for a position or activity that would help me get through it. I know for my husband she made him much more comfortable because he knew that someone that he trusted was helping me when he wasn't sure what to do for me. As first time parents we didn't always know what to do or expect but she was able to answer all of our questions. When things didn't go as we had planned and we had to make some decisions that we didn't expect she explained our options and helped us realize that in the end the only thing that mattered was that we ended up with a healthy baby, which we did! I would recommend Megan as a Doula to anyone looking for a professional and caring person to help guide them through the most intense experience of their lives.
When we received a referral for Megan to become our doula, we were told by the person who referred her that if she was having a baby, Megan would be her first choice. She was right. Megan was so professional from the moment we met her. She made us feel at ease and really got us excited about the whole experience we were about to have. The last days leading up to our son's arrival, Megan took the time to educate us on what we were experiencing and what was to come. We wouldn't have been able to get through the 20 hours of labour with such assurance and joy if it weren't for Megan. She played such a huge role in bringing our beautiful healthy baby boy into this world. We are forever grateful.
Rossana, Matt and little Carter Keay.
Megan was referred to us by my sister and she did not disappoint! She was very knowledgeable and prepared us well for what we had hoped would be a natural birth. Her enthusiasm for all things birth related is awesome! Unfortunately our breech baby didn't cooperate and we had a c-section but Megan was with us up until we went into surgery and then afterward as well. She was a calming presence and as first time parents we would have been lost without her guidance. I highly recommend her to anyone getting ready to give birth and we are hoping she can be with us for our next baby!
I have to be honest, the thought of giving birth to my child scared the crap out of me. I was a first time mum and had absolutely no clue about labour and delivery, nor did my husband. We hired Megan knowing that we needed someone to keep us both level headed throughout the whole process. Megan was a god-sent. To this day my husband says he wouldn't have been able to do it without Megan in the room. I had a very long, very painful back labour with my daughter. Megan calmed me down every step of the way. She held my hand when I needed it, she rubbed my back for hours, and she even slept in the waiting room of the hospital so she wouldn't miss anything. She is one of the sweetest, most nurturing people I have ever met. When I was scared Megan made me feel better. I could not imagine her not being a part of our birth story. She looked at my daughter with so much love when she was born and it made me feel so wonderful to be able to share that moment with her. I will never have another child without Megan by my side.
Megan Boone is an amazing doula and mother. I had the pleasure of working with Megan during the delivery of my daughter in 2012. She made herself available every single step of the way. She is filled with knowledge in the whole area of delivery. I felt very comfortable working with her. She is very understanding and accepting of ones believes and desires. She made sure my wishes (which the two of us discussed prior to the delivery date) were respected and followed at the hospital by the staff. She took excellent pictures during the delivery that I treasure to date. She is caring and very thoughtful. Even after my daughter was born, she took the extra step in arranging a time to visit and meet my little sunshine.
Thank you Megan for making my delivery process easier. Thank you for being my second brain and voice. I would recommend you in a heartbeat.
Megan was our doula for our 4th baby's home birth. She was so wonderful at our baby's birth: she intuitively stepped back when I needed her to and up when it was appropriate. Her prenatal and postnatal appointments were geared towards the fact that I'm an experienced mother and I appreciated that. She was great with my older kids. The photographs she took were also amazing. Megan has what it takes to support a wide range of families through her gentle approach to participation, filling the roles that needed to be filled. Thank you, Megan!
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