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Catherine Taylor

Nurture Mama Doula Care

Website: http://www.nurturemama.ca

Phone: 250-318-1463

Birth Fee: $1100

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $60

Fee Details: Approved provider for the BCAAFC Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program. Mothers and/or partners who self identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit may receive up to $1000 towards birth or postpartum doula support. Ask us how! Payment plans and flexible payment arrangements upon request. Gift certificates available.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 65 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 6 years and 70 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2014
  • ProDoula, May 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 8 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Approved provider for the BCAAFC Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program. Mothers and/or partners who self identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit may receive up to $1000 towards birth or postpartum doula support. Ask us how!
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Home births to be attended by a Registered Midwife.Approved provider for the BCAAFC Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program. Mothers and/or partners who self identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit may receive up to $1000 towards birth or postpartum doula support. Ask us how!

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance
  • Emergency First Aid Community Care, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Child Passenger Safety Educator, Food Safe Level 1

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Babywearing education
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • TENS units rental

Languages spoken: English, French

Client Testimonials for Catherine Taylor

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Lexi & Daren

We 110% recommend working with Catherine! This is our first baby and we both have basically 0 experience.  We took a private 2.5 hour newborn class with Catherine and it had us both feeling so much more informed of what to expect, tips and tricks, as well as safety standards. Catherine covered every topic we could have imagined, and was thorough in her explanations and took time to discuss any questions we had making us feel much more comfortable and prepared. Also the room was comfortable and there was snacks, coffee, tea and juice! Thanks Catherine for everything!! 

Posted 7/11/2019

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Tarre Rahh

This was an excellent class. Well worth attending and I have highly recomended it to all my pregnant friends. I think alll the guys attending the class all felt anxious and unsure about even a simple diaper change prior to the class but left feeling confident to bath, swaddle, Care for the newborn and support Mom through the transitions. I think it has even taken the edge off my husband and hopefully prevented any passing out incidences in the labour delivery room now that he knows what to expect when they come out. Catherine has a humerous approach to teaching and would be excellent to have as a doula during labour. 10/10

 

Posted 5/14/2018

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Coranna Bostock

Catherine helped us so much with placenta encapsulation.  A very professional service and she makes quality product.  It has helped me so much post partum and her service was very timely and well done.  We will definitely use her again if we have another child and I highly recommend her to anyone.

Posted 11/4/2017

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Paige McKay

We would highly recommend Catherine to anyone looking for prenatal/newborn education, encapsulation, or labour support. We came to her for all three services and absolutely loved learning from Catherine - she is an amazing wealth of knowledge.

I made a last-minute decision to take on Catherine's labour support services (around 36 weeks pregnant) because I wanted to know that someone would be with me during labour who could help make important decisions and provide suggestions/advice, knowing my OBGYN wasn't likely to be the one on-call when I went into labour. My husband was always with me but he is also brand new to all this and we felt this would be putting a lot of pressure on him to try and make educated decisions when I may not be in the best frame of mind to process things clearly.

I am so glad we made this choice. My labour did not go exactly the way I'd hoped or planned and having Catherine there for support, advice, and encouragement made all the difference. She was incredible, spent almost 20 hours with us, and made me feel confident in some tough decisions and changes to our labour "plan". She was always calm, supportive, and provided information in a nonjudgmental way. We are so grateful to have had her by our side. 

Posted 10/2/2017

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Ruby Dhand

After our beautiful baby girl, Catherine Taylor was the best thing to happen to us as a result of the pregnancy!! As our birth and postpartum doubla, she was professional, brilliant, vibrant, calm, emphathetic, positive, kind, passionate and patient.  Since we had a very challenging pregnancy, Catherine provided both me and my partner with emotional support and advice throughout our journey. Catherine was available for us by phone or in person whenever we needed her assistance. After our baby arrived, Catherine supported me with the transition as an amazing postpartum doula. 

Catherine is truly one of the most compassionate and inspiring people I have ever met.

 

Posted 8/20/2017

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Elsie Karstein

I am very happy with Catherine's service! She was so sweet and professional at the same time, and I would highly recommend placenta encapsulation! I have always sufferd with depression and anxiety and I was scared that I would have ppd after I had my little one, but so far I'm feeling great! my energy levels have been through the roof despite lack of sleep and my mood has been awesome, with a few teary moments which is due to hormone changes after birth. I was sceptical of placenta encapsulation at first but beyond happy I followed through and will definitely do it again through Catherine for my future babes. Thanks so much Catherine :) your awesome!! 

Posted 8/10/2017

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Dipesh Prema

Catherine is awesome! We used Catherine services for a personal prenatal class, birth doula, and postpartum doula. Her knowledge and emotional support through our pregnancy birth and after birth was amazing and she was always on-hand to answer the million questions we had. She knows the ins and outs at the hospital and many of the staff too. Once I returned to work, it was just so good to know that my wife was not alone, and had Catherine to help get her through the first few months, allowing me the luxury of focusing on my job. It's really quite hard to put into words how happy we are that we chose nuturemama. Couldn't have done it without you Catherine!! thanks so much!!

Posted 6/30/2017

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Jasmine Brausen

My husband and I attended prenatal classes with Catherine prior to the birth of our son. The classes were very informative and prepared us both for the labor and delivery we both imagined. I would highly recommended the prenatal classes to any first time parents. Catherine also encapsulated my placenta. She arrived at the hospital shortly after the birth and also delivered my pills back to the hospital, the following day. I was very impressed with the placenta encapsulation and how I felt following the birth of my son. Catherine is a compassionate person who truly has a passion for babies. 

Posted 6/29/2017

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Quinn Hatch

Catherine was an amazing coach and support person during my first labour. My husband couldn't have gotten through it without her. When everyone else in the room was focused on baby, she was focused on me (I'm sure I wouldn't have eaten or drank anything throughout my 53 hour labour had it not been for her!). Our labour was extremely long and arduous, so we couldn't have done it without her! 

Posted 6/23/2017

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Lindsay King

I attended Catherine and Jodi's prenatal classes as well as used Catherine for my placenta encapsulation. I want to start by saying that I was one of those people who were not convinced that placenta encapsulation was for me, but as I approached my due date I found myself doing more research and wanting the option, and so I contacted Catherine.

Our birth went from plan A all the way to plan Z, and I could not be more grateful that I chose Catherine to do encapsulation for me. She was more than professional. Her services were very fast and efficeint and she was genuinely concerned with how the capsules were helping my postpartum healing. 

I truly believe that there's no way I would've recovered as quickly as I have if it weren't for encapsulating. I also had so much of a milk supply (which came in right away on day 2)  I even had to cut back on my capsules. This shocked me considering I had an emergency Cesarean under general anesthesia. 

I highly recommend Catherine for any of the services she offers. There is no doubt that with our next baby she is on the top of our contact list. 

Posted 6/20/2017

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Christey Hughes

Catherine's professional doula services are of exceptionally high calibre. She is highly-skilled in the areas of: communication, confidence-building, client care, birth support, and post-natal support. I would highly recommend Nurture Mama Doula Care to both new and experienced families considering a doula.

Posted 6/19/2017

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kate mccurrach

My partner and I took prenatal classes with Catherine (and Jodi), did placenta encapsulation, and ended hiring Catherine for postpartum care.  I highly recommend all three of these services to any expectant moms and found the postpartum care life changing.  After a difficult prengancy and birth I developed postpartum depression and completely fell apart.  Catherine quickly came to my side to pick up all the pieces and help me kickstart my journey into a loving and caring mother! She was an invaluable resource for my new family and went well beyond any expectations to help when things were difficult.  Thank you so much Catherine for bringing sunshine to a dark time in my life! 

Posted 5/16/2017

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Roz Beers

Catherine was so amazing! We hired her to make placenta pills and not only was she fast and efficient, she drove to our house for pick up and delivery (we live out of town), and she made herself available for all kinds of questions and support afterwards for more than just the pills. Her warmth, kindness and knowledge was immensely appreciated and will not be forgotten! Thanks again for everything, Catherine!!!

Posted 5/12/2017

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Stacy Wormell-Street

Our experience with cstherine has been exceptional. She was dedicated, attentive and informative with my husband and I as we became first time parents. She responded to our texts/phone calls almost immeditey, provdided non judgemental, holistic advice And guidance and created a community of trust and safety between us and her as we went in for our C-Section. She taught us to advocate for ourselves and was there every step of the way to provide support, security and reassurance. We would recommend Catherine one million times over and look forward to accessing her Doula and Placenta Encapsulation services again when we look to grow our family. 

Posted 5/4/2017

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Natalie Avery

I am lucky in that I work within the birthing community and was aware of the possibility of placental encapsulation. I often recommend Catherine to my clients as I have seen firsthand her work as a doula - she is reliable, kind and genuine - not to mention professional. When I was pregnant with my first baby there was really no question as to who I would choose to encapsulate my own placenta. Catherine was quick to pick up the placenta and the capsules did not take long - when so freshly postpartum this timing is so important.  The capsules came with clear written instructions and Catherine also took the time to explain in a visit the day after my daughter was born. She was available for questions and also checked in in the weeks following. Welcoming a new baby can be so overwhelming, it's a hormonal roller coaster like no other combined with sleep deprivation.  While it's hard for me to know what it would have been like without the capsules I feel like things evened out well for me in this postpartum period. I would absolutely have Catherine encapsulate my next placenta!

Posted 4/9/2017

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Nikki Lambertus

We had Catherine as our Doula in December of 2016 and it was definitely the best prenatal decision we had made. Catherine met with us prior to our sons arrival to discuss what we had in mind for our birth plan. She made us feel at ease and we felt very confident in her ability. When labour started, Catherine was at the hospital so quickly. She was with us for my whole active labour and was so incredibly helpful, not just for me, but my husband also. Catherine even stayed in contact via email, home visits and phone calls after the birth, which was amazing! We also used Catherine for placental encapsulation and placental tincture, I highly recommend it to anyone expecting. I am so thankful to have had Catherine's expertise to guide us through our birth experience. I would recommend her serevives to any of my friends in a heartbeat! 

Posted 4/3/2017

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Audrey Trim

Catherine provided us with placenta encapsulation services, which we were very happy with. Catherine was very professional and easy to work with, she arrived at the hospital in a very timely manner and had our pills back to us in less than 24 hours, delivered to the hospital. Catherine also followed up with us to check how the pills were working and how I was feeling, which was great. This being my first birth I don't have anything to compare it to, but I felt the pills really made a difference postpartum. My energy level was great once I got home, I didn't experience the baby blues as I felt my hormones remained very stable and my milk supply came in relatively quickly. I recommend encapsulation to anyone who asks about it and I would definitely recommend using Catherine's services!

Posted 3/11/2017

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Melody Drolet

I cannot say enough positive things about this woman. Catherine was actually recommended to me by a co-worker, and I wasn't sure I wanted or needed a doula at all, as I am a pretty private person. My boyfriend was the one who pushed the idea and I'm glad he did! i recently gave birth to my first child and I am so happy I had Catherine as a resource and friend to help me through the final weeks of pregnancy and through labor and delivery. 

From our first interaction I found her to be pleasant and cheerful and I appreciated her prompt responses to emails and text messages. She is so much more than than 'just a professional' though! She is kind, friendly, and extremely knowledgable in all areas baby/labor related. I like the optional services she provides such as encapsulation and the fact that she doesn't try to force or sell you into purchasing these services. They are there if you want them. 

She is empathetic and very supportive. My labor and delivery experience consisted of everything I did not want to happen...extreme pain....an epidural...and in the end, a c-section. The one thing I remember so clearly during that experience was feeling like a total failure. Catherine was there the whole time telling me I was doing great. And though I didn't think so at the time, I know now that I DID do great. She was my constant cheerleader and I'm so happy I had that extra support during labor.

Even though she is not technically my doula any longer, I still message her from time to time to ask questions and she has said if we need her anytime don't hesitate to call. Which makes me feel really good. Being a new mom is stressful and overwhelming at times and  its not every day that you meet a person who is eager to maintain a relationship once the 'job is done'. 

I highly recommend Cathetine as a doula and will not hesitate to hire her again if we have any more children in the future.

Posted 3/6/2017

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Jessica Mae

We took Catherine's prenatal class as well as used her placenta encapsulation services. Catherine was prompt with the delivery of our capsules and followed up on how I was doing numerous times post partum, even though she was not our doula. Catherine is knowledgable and caring, and I would recommend her services. 

Posted 3/6/2017

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Jenifer Norwell

Catherine is attentive and well informed. She was receptive to our ideas and supported us before, during and after the birth. She offered tools that helped me deliver our child without the use of pain medication and worked to help makes the process easier for all involved.

 

Posted 3/6/2017

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Freya Hetherington

The services provided by Catherine were outstanding! I had a beautiful print made of my placenta and the placenta encapsulated. Catherine arrived at the hospital within an hour of me contacting her to pick up my placenta. My capsules and print were personally dropped off by Catherine the next day in lovely packaging including detailed instructions on how to take the capsules as well as additional information on postpartum doula care. Catherine followed up with me a week after birth to see how my family and i were doing, how I was liking the capsules and to extend her support by staying connected via facebook, private client support group and monthly drop in's for new moms and dads in the community. Overall, I was very happy with the services provided by Catherine and would highly recommend her to anyone expecting a baby! 

Posted 2/17/2017

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Amber Hardy

We hired Catherine as our doula for the birth of our second child. All I can say is WOW. She is so professional, loving, and caring. I had a bad expierience  with our hospital and was afraid of going back for this birth. But hiring Catherine was the best decision we have ever made. She turned something so scary into a fun and caring environment. I could not have done it without her. She didn't just provide me with amazing emotional and physical support, she also provided emotional support for my husband and mother who were both in the room and unsure of how to help me. She is so calm in stressful situations, she was our glue that held everything and everyone together. she didn't just provide labour and delivery support she also was there for me, day or night throughout the pregnancy. I cant even count how many times I texted her in the middle of the night with questions, or because I was nervous, and she was always quick to respond and answer my questions or help me calm down. Even now as my daughter is 9 days old, she still is there for me when I need to talk. I am so lucky and thankful to have such a beautiful soul involved in my pregnancy,birth, and post partum. We chose the placenta encapsulation and we are so happy with how they turned out, the packaging is nice, the pills look like normal vitamins, and she was quick to bring them to us the day after our daughter was born, I highly recommend placenta encapsulation. Catherine also made us a placenta print, which turned out beautiful, the print looks like a tree, and it's amazing to have framed on our wall to remember the placenta is "the tree of life". She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients have the best birth possible, she even came to my midwife appointment with me at the hospital so we could make sure everyone was on the same page about my needs and wants. The fact that she took the time out of her day to do that for me really shows she cares. We are so thankful for Catherine.

Posted 2/13/2017

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Amber Hardy

We hired Catherine as our doula for the birth of our second child. All I can say is WOW. She is so professional, loving, and caring. I had a bad expierience  with our hospital and was afraid of going back for this birth. But hiring Catherine was the best decision we have ever made. She turned something so scary into a fun and caring environment. I could not have done it without her. She didn't just provide me with amazing emotional and physical support, she also provided emotional support for my husband and mother who were both in the room and unsure of how to help me. She is so calm in stressful situations, she was our glue that held everything and everyone together. she didn't just provide labour and delivery support she also was there for me, day or night throughout the pregnancy. I cant even count how many times I texted her in the middle of the night with questions, or because I was nervous, and she was always quick to respond and answer my questions or help me calm down. Even now as my daughter is 9 days old, she still is there for me when I need to talk. I am so lucky and thankful to have such a beautiful soul involved in my pregnancy,birth, and post partum. We chose the placenta encapsulation and we are so happy with how they turned out, the packaging is nice, the pills look like normal vitamins, and she was quick to bring them to us the day after our daughter was born, I highly recommend placenta encapsulation. Catherine also made us a placenta print, which turned out beautiful, the print looks like a tree, and it's amazing to have framed on our wall to remember the placenta is "the tree of life". She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients have the best birth possible, she even came to my midwife appointment with me at the hospital so we could make sure everyone was on the same page about my needs and wants. The fact that she took the time out of her day to do that for me really shows she cares. We are so thankful for Catherine.

Posted 2/13/2017

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Amber Hardy

We hired Catherine as our doula for the birth of our second child. All I can say is WOW. She is so professional, loving, and caring. I had a bad expierience  with our hospital and was afraid of going back for this birth. But hiring Catherine was the best decision we have ever made. She turned something so scary into a fun and caring environment. I could not have done it without her. She didn't just provide me with amazing emotional and physical support, she also provided emotional support for my husband and mother who were both in the room and unsure of how to help me. She is so calm in stressful situations, she was our glue that held everything and everyone together. she didn't just provide labour and delivery support she also was there for me, day or night throughout the pregnancy. I cant even count how many times I texted her in the middle of the night with questions, or because I was nervous, and she was always quick to respond and answer my questions or help me calm down. Even now as my daughter is 9 days old, she still is there for me when I need to talk. I am so lucky and thankful to have such a beautiful soul involved in my pregnancy,birth, and post partum. We chose the placenta encapsulation and we are so happy with how they turned out, the packaging is nice, the pills look like normal vitamins, and she was quick to bring them to us the day after our daughter was born, I highly recommend placenta encapsulation. Catherine also made us a placenta print, which turned out beautiful, the print looks like a tree, and it's amazing to have framed on our wall to remember the placenta is "the tree of life". She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients have the best birth possible, she even came to my midwife appointment with me at the hospital so we could make sure everyone was on the same page about my needs and wants. The fact that she took the time out of her day to do that for me really shows she cares. We are so thankful for Catherine.

Posted 2/13/2017

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Maria Bett

Catherine is amazing!

I was extremely impressed with her encapsulation service. It was very professionally packaged and very fast. She really goes the extra mile with the whole experience. She was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Placenta encapsulation made a huge difference postpartum!

Thanks Catherine

Posted 2/13/2017

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robyn pilkington

I was really incredibly impressed with Catherines professionalism and presentation of her business in all aspects from when I first contacted her for my placenta encapsulation right up until a couple weeks post partum when she contacted me just to see how I was doing after having my baby. This was my third baby and my third time having my placenta encapsulated and it was by far the smoothest, most professional and accommodating experience, especially when she came to meet me where I was out with my toddlers and new baby to pick up the placenta. She is also extremly knowledgable and supportive and very understanding of what I was giong through after having my baby, being forgetful and unorganised, she was able to help! She is very kind and caring and warm and takes her work seriously. The most outstanding thing to me is the way the capsules were bottled, packaged, and the small umbilical cord keepsake she added in which was also beautifully pakaged adn scented, making the whole experience extra special especially since this is my last baby and I plan to do something speical with the keepsake she made. Nothing close to this level of attentin to detail and care was ever done in my previous encapsulations or experiences in working with my other doulas, which actually did cost the same as Catherines service. So she really goes above and beyond.  She is the best out there no doubt. If I lived in her area I would have loved to have her as my post partum and birth doula but I live two hours from her. This however did not affect her ability to perform the placenta encapsulation. Extremely impressed in every way. Thank you Catherine!!

Posted 2/9/2017

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Victoria Jardine

After my first child I had extremely had anxiety, so with my second I decided to have my placenta encapsulated after hearing amazing things about it. Catherine was so lovely to work with. She came to the hospital just an hour or two after my daughter was born via C section to pick up my placenta, and she dropped off the final product the very next day! a very professional and wonderful experience we had using Catherine Taylor! we wouldn't have another baby without having her encapsulate my placenta! I also got the tincture and placenta picture made which has helped tons! (we're going through colds/flu in our home right now and I use that tincture daily)! Not to mention my placenta tree stamped looks great on the wall! Thanks so much Catherine! xo 

Posted 12/1/2016

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Dave Downey

Catherine was an incredibly valuable part of our birth experience. Catherine shared in the teaching of our prenatal classes, which was an invaluable resource when it came to our birth. Her calm and persuasive personality provided us with a great education for the challenges of labour. She built our confidence in each other, while providing us with the medical education to make the informed decisions we needed to make during the labour process. The skills and experiences that we gained through those classes gave us the tools and preparation to make it through a long and challenging labour while still feeling in control and confident in ourselves and the decisions we were making for both my wife and our baby.

Our decision to do placental encapsulation was one in which we took great care in making. We wanted a trusted person to complete the delicate work which we believe was integral part of healing for my wife in the postpartum term. The collection of the placenta was simple and the return of the completed capsules was prompt and delivered in a very beautiful package. The quick visit from Catherine on delivery was a great debrief for us both and she left us with a great feeling of confidence and support.

We would highly recommend Catherine for all of the services to anyone looking to feel truly supported at a very vulnerable and challenging time.

Posted 11/28/2016

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Jodi Enns

We first met Catherine at our group prenatal class.  We appreciated her calm and kind presence as well as her passion for working with families as they navigate pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. Following an information session on the benefits of placenta encapsulation, we contacted Catherine for more information, which we were given really quickly. We chose to go ahead and try it.  There was initially a bit of confusion with the doctor about our placenta during which time Catherine remained in contact with us.  Once it was released to us Catherine came to pick it up within a few hours and had it back in pill form within 24hrs! After that she checked in with us a few times to see how things were going.  Since this is our first baby, we don't have a solid comparison, however I certainly feel like it was beneficial to have done placenta encapsulation.  My milk came in really well, I had energy despite our lack of sleep and stay in the NICU, didn't suffer from wild mood swings and continue to feel well despite a history with depression.  It was lovely to work with Catherine and we would do so again. I would highly recommend her. 

Posted 11/21/2016

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Kimberly Gothard

We met Catherine through prenatal classes and subsequently used her placenta encapsulation services. I can't express how pleased I am with both Catherine's work and the positive effects I feel from the capsules! She provided speedy pick up and delivery of the capsules while I was still in hospital and took the time to explain the preparation process and instructions on proper use. The art print is a beautiful added bonus. I would recommend Catherine's services to everyone!

Posted 11/14/2016

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Holly McLean

I had the pleasure of working with Catherine, when she was my placenta encapsulation specialist. I had heard of encapsulation, but hadn't made arrangements to have it done prior to my son's birth. After the birth, I hemmoraged and lost a fair amount of blood. At that point it was recommended to me that I have my placenta encapsulated and I am so happy that I did.

 

Catherine contacted me right away to make arrangements and I am so grateful for that, as we had just brought our first born home, so her following up with me was so helpful and appreciated.

 

Once my placenta was encapsulated, Catherine came and dropped it off in person, which again was so helpful. She explained the how to take the capsules, but also included some written instructions.  She encouraged any questions at the time and let me know that if I should have any questions later on that she was available to answer them. Catherine followed up with me a few times over the weeks, to see if any questions had come up and to just see how everything was going, which was really nice.

 

I highly recommend having your plancenta encapsulated by Catherine. I believe that the capsules were beneficial to me, I think they helped with my emotional, as well as physical recovery. Catherine was amazing and I would recommend her services to anyone. If/when we have another child I will be contacting Catherine again!

 

 

Posted 11/14/2016

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Fabienne Walsh

We had a great experience with Catherine. We used her for placenta encapsulation and she was great. My husband called her when I gave birth and she said she will be there within twenty minutes to pick up the placenta. She was so quick to get there, was great to talk to and was back the next afternoon with the pills. When explaining everything she was very thorough and she also emailed me afterwards to check up on how baby and I were doing. I would definitely recommend getting your placenta encapsulated to anyone and using Catherine for it. 

Posted 11/14/2016

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Tanya Schroeder

I did the placenta encapsulation plus the prenatal classes with Catherine and what a pleasure that was!! She is quick at replying back, very knowledgable and such a sweet caring person!!! If you get the chance to use her services I would HIGHLY recommend it, you won't regret it! She always connected with us days and weeks after babe was born to see how we were doing and if we needed help with anything, that support is invaluable!!!

Posted 11/14/2016

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James Bayntun

Catherine was so amazing for the birth of our daughter. With my husband away for my pregnancy it was so great to have the constant email support for any questions I had. Also Catherine has endless resources whether it be for morning sickness, postpartum resources, acupuntcure, massage ect. She provides so much information in order for you to make informed labour decisions. When my labour did not go as I had planned I fel supported in my decisions and choices. It was wonderful to have the follow up visit in order to discuss the birth with someone who was there supporting you every step of the way. Also Catherine captured priceless photos of our first moments as a new family. I also had the placental encapsulation done and noticed I had a lot of energy post partum and found I did not really experience the any post partum depression or baby blues. I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone looking for a doula and labour support!! Thank you so much Catherine:) 

Posted 10/26/2016

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Jessica Astle

Catherine provided a placenta encapsulation service after the birth of my son. She came to the hospital on very short notice to pick up the placenta and returned the capsules to my home the next day! She also created a beautiful keepsake for us - a lovely placenta print. My husband and I were very impressed with Catherine and her service. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a birth or postpartum doula or for placental encapsulation services! She is a warm and caring professional who really cares for and looks after her clients.

Posted 10/18/2016

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Nicole Teare

She was fantastic! I loved how encouraging she was during labour. The part I found most important and most impactful was the aftercare that she offered. She was there, anytime, via text and phone to ensure I was doing ok and she helped immensely with my breastfeeding struggles and even helped me put away laundry while we chatted one day. I would recommend her to everyone!

Posted 10/6/2016

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Ryan

Catherine was great! She was  very helpful and the process would have been a lot more stressful without her teaching and support. It was very beneficial to have some knowledge on what to expect and the different options. Planning ahead for certain things was also great and it got us to think about things we never expected. 

 

She he was always available for any inquiries we had and stayed with us through the birth which was very long. We ended up needing a c-section and having Catherine there relieved a lot of the anxieties as she explained the whole process and described what we would see and what would be happening. 

 

Thank you so much for everything!!! 

Posted 10/4/2016

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Robyn Andrea

We are so, so grateful to have had Catherine involved with our birth. We had hired Jodi Anderson, but because we were four weeks early Jodi was out of town. We knew Catherine because she taught prenatal classes with Jodi so did not skip a beat when she was involved instead. we had a fairly difficult birth experience and Catherine was with us every step of the way. Probably the biggest help was that I was quite sick after my c-section and my husband had to look after our son to make sure he was comforted and fed. it was 5 hours before I got to see him and thank goodness Catherine was there!! She was such a gentle and comforting presence during what would otherwise have been a traumatic time. We saw and heard from her many times in the days that followed while we were still in hospital. She continued to offer amazing emotional support and we also got the full deal for the placenta - the encapsulation, tincture, print and the umbilical cord art. i definitely think the pills have helped in this postpartum period - I feel much more emotionally balanced than I expected to.  We really learned the value of having a  doula And highly recommend Catherine!! 

Posted 9/12/2016

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Aly Nuyens

Catherine was an amazing support system for both my husband and I. She was always available, for anything we needed and responded quickly to all my questions. She has so much knowledge and did a great job in preparing us as best as we could be for our first child. When I went into labor she was a great support throughout the day and helped to keep both myself and my husband calm during the birth of our daughter.

I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone thinking of getting a doula. I know our experience would have been very different if we didn't have her by our side.

Posted 9/5/2016

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Ash Blackwood

My husband and I both hired Catherine to be our doula for both my children's birth. Initially I wanted a doula more so for the support for my husband, however, Catherine was the reason I was able to get through my births so well. My first child was quite a traumatic birth which resulted in an emergency c-section. The best part of my labor and delivery was the 15 hours I spent with Catherine laboring. My husband unfortunately did not make it to the birth due to being at work up north and going into labor early. I can honestly say I had a great time during my labor with Catherine. She was able to keep me focused during the pain and inbetween those contractions she kept a fun, humorous atmosphere that helped keep my first childbirth experience positive. This led me to hire Catherine again for my second birth which was only 14 months after my first. I ended up having an planned/emergency c section. Even though I didnt have Catherine at the hospital with me for my early labor, her ongoing support during my pregnancy then at the hospital prior to me going into the operating room was so useful. I don't feel that I would have had as many positive memories if I didn't have Catherine. In the end I gained two beautiful boys and one amazing friend. I can honestly say, my doula was my angel :)

Posted 9/3/2016

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Jeremy & Paulina Hill

Thank you Catherine for your services! You were prompt to communicate back to us when we called about our labor and delivery. You were very professional but also very caring and sincere. You were flexible in meeting us in a different location upon giving us the placenta pills and both father and mother are pleased with the service. Thanks again! And your sincere attitude of checking in with the mom and new baby was also very appreciative. Many Blessings.

Posted 9/3/2016

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Kimberly T

Working with Catherine for our placenta encapsulation was a great experiece!!  She is exremely profesional and great at what she does.  She was quick to pick my placenta after the birth of our son and had the capsules ready for the next day.  She also sent a follow up email to me a couple days later to see how I was doing and how everything was going, I really appereciated that!

I would definitely reccomend Catherine as a Doula to anyone!!

Posted 8/25/2016

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Meghan Allan

Thank you so much for being an AMAZING, SUPPORTIVE doula. Your calming presence, your intuitive actions, and your emphatic support of US during Finley's arrival was exactly what we needed. You were in a very difficult position stepping in for Jodi mid-labour, having only briefly met us, but you entered seamlessly and we're so happy we ended up with you. Your personality exemplifies everything that a doula should be, and we couldn't recommend you more highly! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Posted 8/19/2016

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Danielle Guillou

My husband and I could not have asked for a greater support person than Catherine. Her calming personality was an amazing asset in our VBAC attempt. She was warm and full of knowledge both in pre natal support and labour. We also had Catherine encapsulate the placenta, which she had ready for me the next day! Thank you Catherine to the moon and back for all you love and support. 

Posted 8/6/2016

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Joelle Drescher

Catherine Taylor is an absolute dream!  The day I contacted her she picked up my placenta and had it ready for pick up the following morning. She is full of information and happy to answer all my questions, even in those first time parent panic moments! Completly love her artistic expression she offers with the cord art and placenta thumbprint, pieces we'll cherish forever. I would highly recommend Catherine again and again.

Posted 7/29/2016

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Ayla Salyn

We chose to hire Catherine to encapsulate my placenta after the birth of my son, and we are extremely happy that we did.  The encapsulation has done wonders for me post-partum.  However, we are also very happy with the process and the service offered by Catherine.  She came to the hospital shortly after delivery to retrieve my placenta and returned before we were discharged the next day with the capsules.  The fast turnaround allowed me to start taking the capsules well in advance of any hormonal crash.  I have felt well balanced throughout my post-partum, which I attribute to the capsules.

Catherine's care, attention to detail and service are all top notch.  She is very professional and compassionate.  While we did not hire her for doula services, her follow up with us made us feel as though we had.  And she would have been an exceptional doula for my partner and I.  She has a calming energy and iis clearly very knowledgable.  I would highly recommend her for her doula services and/or her placenta encapsulation.  We were definitely in good hand with Catherine.  

Posted 7/29/2016

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Victoria Brandsma

We had  our first baby on June 9th  2016,  a sweet baby girl. We delivered at home and had a beautiful  birth experience. During my pregnancy we researched the benefits of placenta encapsulation and decided it would really benefit me because I had very low iron during my pregnancy. We were referred to Catherine through our midwife at Mighty Oak Midwifery and told about how Catherine is extremely professional, clean and trusted by all the midwives for encapsulating placentas. Catherine was a joy to meet and hire for this service,  she provided thorough information on the process and was very easy to get a hold of. Upon the arrival of our little, Catherine came promptly to our home to pick up our placenta, she returned  with it the following day packaged beautifully in a nice gift bag, she really takes time to make sure all of those small touches are a part of her service  which made our experience all that much better. Not only did she deliver  our placenea capsules she spent a bit of time chatting with us about our labour experience  and how I was feeling/how babe was doing. She took the extra time even though she didn't have to to show us that she cared which was very appreciated.  I would definitely  recommend Catherine  and will use her service again, I would also highly recommend encapsulating your placenta, I found that it brightened my mood and kept my hormones feeling very level during my post partum, it is a beautiful organ and I'm so thankful to have received it's health benefits, and thankful  for Catherine and her ability to encapsulate it!!

 

Posted 7/28/2016

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Daca Ngo

We met Catherine Taylor through our wonderful prenatal classes offered by Birth Matters in Kamloops BC. Catherine equipped us with all the knowledge we needed to prepare us for our labour/delivery/birth process. The information provided in these sessions were important, and Catherine presented the information in a lovely and personable manner. Her support went above and beyond what we expected.

Furthermore, after completing the classes, we continued to work with Catherine as she provided us with her placenta encapsulation services. Catherine once again, went above and beyond in providing us extraodinary service. She immediately provided us with all of the information we required and kept in touch with us, even before our early arrival to make sure we knew all the proper care we would need to give to the placenta. Following the birth, she met us at the hospital to collect the placenta within 6 hours of delivery. The following day she delivered our pills. Her service and professionalism is remarkable. We would recommend Catherine without any reservations.

Posted 7/8/2016

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Courtney Bruin

I highly recommend Catherine for both Doula care and placenta encapsulation.  Catherine is extremely speedy and professional at placenta encapsulation.  Having your placenta encapsulated immediately after giving birth is so helpful with postpartum recovery.  I found the placenta capsuls gave me energy, balanced my emotions and increased my milk production.  I was so thankful to have Catherine provide us with this service.  I would highly recommend this to any moms out there.  In addition, Catherine was very supportive with questions and providing us with parenting resources.  Thanks Catherine for everything!

Posted 7/1/2016

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Jeannine Colp

Catherine Taylor is an amazing supportive Doula! She always has an answer to my questions. I was so happy I chose her to encapsulate my placenta. She got it back to me the next day. The placenta imprint is so nice to have as a keepsake for my son. I would defenitely ask her to be a part of my birth plan again. I highly recommend her to anyone who is in search of a doula. 

Thank you Catherine!!!??

Posted 7/1/2016

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charlene Nelson

Thank you very much Catherine for encapsulating my placenta. I was so happy when my midwife showed up 2 days  postpartum with them in hand. Fast turnaround! I had low milk supply with my 2 previous children so I knew it would be the same with the 3rd. I was told by my midwife that the placenta pills would help with my milk supply and she was right they did. I  postpartum haemorrhaged and lost a lot of blood so I was bedridden for 3 days after and the pills also helped my rise my haemoglobin levels. I also wanted to share how much I love the placenta art print. It turned out looking like a tree, which I was really happy about because it matched the theme of baby's nursery. I had it put into a beautiful wood frame. Thank you Catherine for your services! 

Posted 6/27/2016

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Jacquie Deering

I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone looking for a doula. She made the whole process so much easier on my boyfriend and I. We would not have another child without hiring her again. Her pre and post labour visits were full of valuable information that have made the transition of having a newborn so much smoother. Thanks Catherine!

Posted 6/6/2016

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Kelsey Winter

Catherine is one of the main reasons the birth of our little miracle was such a remarkable and wonderful experience. She goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that you are supported, informed and comfortable every step of the way. If I can I will get Catherine for all of my future pregnancies. I whole heartedly recommend her services to every mum and dad that wants their birth experience to be a positive and special one! She tailors her program to suit your needs, she is available for every bump and query along the way, and she is an absolutely astounding person. Not to mention she is very well educated, prepared and knowledgable regarding all things birth and baby! We love Catherine and know you will too!

Posted 4/10/2016

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Jessica Des Mazes

Catherine was a lovely presence in our home after our first child was born. Without grandparents or other family around to help, it was a great relief to be able to hand the baby to Catherine so I could shower and take care of myself. She also brought her considerable collection of carriers along and showed us both how to wear our infant in a variety of ways to help calm him. We liked her services so much, we gave the gift of her post-partum services to good friends of ours. Thank you Catherine, you were wonderful to have around. 

Posted 3/9/2016

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Kimberley Michelle

As this was our first baby we had no idea what to expect and we always had our minds put at ease whenever we spoke with Catherine and asked our many questions.  I ended up having a very long (50 hours), stressful and exhausting labour, and Catherine was there from start to end, with her calming and patient presence! 

Posted 3/2/2016

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Shelagh Howell

On October 23rd, my fiance called Catherine to let her know it was time: I was at the hospital screaming my head off through each contraction and she could come join us. We would have called her earlier, but things moved along too quickly for that, if you know what I mean. Catherine arrived in no time and instantly calmed me down. I had already puked because my breathing was quite rapid off the start. My fiance had been trying to suggest to me that I slow my breathing, but for some reason it was Catherine's gentle suggestion was the one I wanted to take. Catherine was well aware of my desire to have a natural birth, so I felt it very reassuring to have her there when the doctor would suggest something and I could look at her and she would give me the look that this was a part of my plan. Sure it was silly things like different positions and trying to push, but still, having her reassurance, because not only had she done it before, but she had attended so many births, that she knew it was what I wanted. Her assistance during labour really helped calm things for my partner and I. And just as our baby was being born, she was there helping hold my legs back when it became an all hands on deck situation. She didn't even hesitate. And she was even there to take pictures after, since we had completely forgot about capturing the first moments of our babies life. All of her help during the labour really made it a much calmer experience for me. But I have to say, for some reason, what I remember the most, is her help afterwards. Catherine helped me in to the shower, when I felt like I could barely walk; she stayed for so many hours afterwards until she knew that it was okay to go. She didn't have to do this, and we hadn't talked about it before, but it was really nice to have her there. She was never in anyone's way, but was there when I had a question. All and all, I was so happy to have her there and will be sure to call on her when we have our next one.

Posted 2/13/2016

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Angela Stavast

My first chat with Catherine was via Skype (as I live out of town), and right away I knew that I had found who I wanted to work with. From the start Catherine was available whenever I needed her, and is always super speedy to reply To emails. She was so accomidating,  scheduling our visits when it worked for us.  When we met for visits she traveled out of town to our place, to make our lives easier.  I was past due, and having a bad day, getting antsy meet have the baby, I wrote her, expressing frustration. She responded with such comforting words, explaining to me things I hadn't thought about, and how to positively think of the situation. When the time came to have the baby, I was induced and she got there to keep me company, even before my hubby had!  She was the comfort that I needed during my labour, the calm, collected presence that reminded me to focus on my breathing.  She held my hand, rubbed my back...a lot, (so much so, I felt bad) offered me liquids, walked and talked with me, laughed with me and the hubby.  When my hubby got stressed and needed to take a break, I didn't mind...I knew I had Catherine, she would be there for me as long as I needed her, with her unwavering support. There came a point in my labour where things were happening super quickly, and I got scared. Catherine explained to what was going on and why medical staff were doing what they were. She was so calm, she kept me from panicking and made sure that I knew she was there for me. Catherine was more than I could have ever hoped for in a Doula, I feel so fortunate to have had her present at the birth of my daughter. She is such an amazing woman and truly embodies everything that a  Doula should be.  I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone!!  If I have any more children in the future, she will be one of the first people I contact, as I can't imagine doing that all again without her!

Posted 2/9/2016

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Kendall Stavast

Childbirth is a very rewarding expereince, but it can also be stressful & scary. My wife and I found Catherine to be very helpful during the birth of our first kid. She kept things calm when things weren't going as planned and was a great comfort to my wife thoughout the experience. We were very glad to have her there with us.

You can get Catherine to make you placenta pills too.

Posted 2/8/2016

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Karissa Smith

We came to know Catherine by chance when I sent her a message about her services while she was completing her training requirements.  We met her at a local coffee shop and it was instant love and admiration.  It was like winning the lottery!  Her dedication and committment are amazing.  Whether by phone, in person, facebook message, text message - any way you can imagine - she responds so quickly and thoroughly with any question you might have.  She is an amazing resource to have in your corner.  Catherine was with us through our labour and emergency c-section, and provided post-partum care for us as well.  My only regret with Catherine is that I didn't have my placenta encapsulated (and receive the beautiful placenta art she makes as well)!  I just visited her new preparation site, and it's so lovely, well-laid out, and well-equipped.  I can't wait to use her services again for my next pregnancy.  If you're thinking about obtaining Catherine's services for birth support, post-partum care, or placenta encapsulation, please do not give it a second thought.  I can guarantee you will have no regrets.  She is a true gem, and my personal angel of motherhood.  She will laugh with you, cry with you, and etch her way into your heart.  I have no shame for gushing - she is THAT special.  I tell her all the time how blessed we feel to have her in our lives!

Posted 2/3/2016

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Heather and Terry Hallworth

I hired Catherine for the birth of my second child. I was hesitant in hiring a doula for my second birth as figured 'I knew what I was doing this time' and the doula I had hired for my first birth hadn't helped much during my first birth. I was SO incredibly grateful I hired Catherine - both hesitations were cleared.

Catherine was there for me, and my husband, through every step. During the last month of my pregnancy, I had so many questions and concerns that she talked me through. Yes, this was my second pregnancy and 'I knew what I was doing this time' but it was so different than my first. She calmed my worries, and explained processes very well.

During labour, I really discovered how well she was trained (as compared to my doula with my first - who was very sweet but not trained or well-experienced). Catherine's training and experience was apparent. She came to my home and helped me labour for about 3 hours. She actively helped my during contractions and between kept my drinking water, moving, focused and smiling! Not only was I in labour, my 2 year old son was 'helping mommy with her tummy ache' until grandma arrived. Catherine was great with my son's involvement.

At the hospital, she was very professional, clear with the nurses on my progression and helped me confirm to the nurse about my pain management decisions. Her support during the final moments still is with me - when I yelped 'I can't do this!' - she strongly stated 'you ARE doing it'. Moment later, our beautiful, healthy daughter was born.

I hired her for post-partum support. While I was so glad she was there to help with anything I needed... I really was just so happy to have her snuggle the baby so I could nap! She also taught me as well how to wear my sling, something I ended up loving and without her guidance probably wouldn't have used.

Without a hesitation, both my husband and I would recommend Catherine!

Posted 2/3/2016

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Samantha Kinniburgh

I hired Catherine while I was pregnant with my third baby, as I had had my previous two children over seven years prior and was quite young and inexperienced with my options at the hospital. As it turns out, we ended up having a homebirth, which made Catherine's services all the more necessary!

Right from the beginning, her demeanor was calm and reassuring. She never sugarcoated anything (i.e. it's not going to hurt!), and after each meeting with her, I felt more empowered and confident with my choices and the upcoming birth. Our visits leading up to the birth were never rushed, and felt like such a positive outlet for my feelings and fears with being pregnant, delivery and the postpartum period. We went through scenarios, shared birth experiences, practiced labour positions and erased any doubts or fears I had about what was going to happen.

When I woke up going into labour, she coached my husband and I over the phone and helped us assess the situation, which was so important and wonderful. She helped my husband and birth partners with prepping, coaching on how to support me and most of all, kept me calm and focused when I needed it. She breathed with me, moaned with me and held my hand during the really hard parts. She also captured the birth of our daughter with a series of photos that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

Her postpartum support was also integral. She made sure I had something to eat, she cleaned up so our family could be together in the intimate moments after birth. Her support was constant and unwavering, with emails and texts and follow up visits.

Catherine and her services made our daugther's birth that much easier and took the fear and anxiety I had away with giving birth at home. I would wholeheartedly reccomend her services for birth and postpartum care.

Posted 2/3/2016

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