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Rachel Parris

Five Elements Birth Services

Website: http://fiveelementsbirth.com/

Phone: 587-581-5810 ext 5

Birth Fee: $1000

Birth Doula Experience: 9 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, May 2009
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I attend planned home births with a registered midwife.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Birthing From Within

Specialized training or previous experience

  • 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
  • Multiples
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Surrogacy
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Birth Pool rental
  • Birthing From Within Birth Art Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a member in good standing of The Calgary Doula Association, DONA International, and Birthing From Within.

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Client Testimonials for Rachel Parris

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Tammy Roberts

Rachel and Christine both attended my twins birth.  An unusual situation to have both doulas at once, but as it turned out the extra hands were extra handy!  My husband and I are so grateful that Rachel and Christine could both be there through an extremely long labour (spanning three days) to help keep us grounded and positive.  Our birth plan went through radical changes and having the support of both these doulas was greatly reassuring.  The choice to to work with Rachel and Christine was one of the best choices we've ever made.  I can't imagine how different our birth experience would have been without them.  Thank you, Rachel and Christine!

Posted 6/10/2015

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Katherine Reiffenstein

We loved our experience with Rachel and Christine.  When we met them we immediately felt comfortable and I knew that I would be fortunate to have either one present to help us through childbirth.  They have confidence, they're very knowledgeable, and they exude positive energy.  We laughed a lot with them during our prenatal meetings!  I appreciated their passion for what they do and how committed it makes them to a positive childbirth experience.  I wanted a drug-free labour and their approach is very supportive of that.  Also I liked having them as a team, because I knew that if one of them was unavailable, we would have the other, rather than a "substitute" doula whom we had never met.

Christine was on call for our son's birth and she was amazing.  She was so calm and was able to answer all of our questions throughout, and I felt very comforted by her.  She was so helpful in dealing with the pain of labour.  Unfortunately I ended up needing quite a bit of medical intervention and a C-Section, not at all what we expected or planned for, but luckily Christine was there with us through everything, which made it a lot less scary.  And she was completely respectful of the decisions we made.  Best of all, she took photos for us which we would never have had otherwise, and they are the most special photos in the world to me.  

I highly recommend Rachel and Christine to anyone, and particularly to women who have a natural childbirth mindset.  

Posted 6/2/2015

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Karalee Fox

Rachel was our doula with our son. She was a wonderful support person to have for the labour process. It was not an easy labour by any means, and when we had to stray from our birth plan Rachel have us wonderful support and advise. I was in the middle of a contraction when Rachel walked in, she dropped everything she was carying and talked me through it, using relaxing voice and words. We loved our experience we had with Rachel and hope some day we will get to do it again. 

Posted 3/14/2014

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Meg Farhall

Rachel was our doula for the birth of our daughter. She helped us prepare for labour and delivery and was always open to our ideas about how we wanted it to go. When the big day came Rachel joined us and helped me and my husband through an intense labour. Rachel's peaceful energy and wonderful skills as a doula helped set us at ease. I can't imagine my birth experience without her!

Posted 1/14/2014

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Selina Clary

Rachel is a fantastic doula who has truly found her calling! We had a wonderful rapport and she guided me and my husband through the process of making a birth plan for my first child, greatly relieving any anxiety I felt. I am immensely grateful to have had her caring support before, during and after the birth experience. I highly recommend Rachel Parris as a doula, her vast knowledge, organized nature and calming presence were absolutely irreplaceable.

Posted 1/14/2014

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