Testimonial for Letitia Madden

I cannot recommend Letitia highly enough. She is extremely approachable, easy and comfortable to talk to, and very supportive of her clients' birth wishes. In my case, I had planned an unmedicated birth and ended up needing more interventions than I wanted. I had been labouring for 20 hours already (Letitia literally by my side for the entire time) when the decision was made to use an epidural. I interpreted this as an indication that I was failing - failing at birthing my baby, and therefore failing at motherhood in general. Letitia talked me down by reminding me that my body was still powerful, capable, and strong - the most important thing was to get the baby out safely, and any thoughts I had about my own failings were just thoughts. Because of the epidural, I went on to need other interventions and ended up experiencing quite a traumatic birth. Letitia coached me through breathing, focusing, and staying grounded when my daughter finally made her appearance after 30-odd hours of labour. While I was recovering from the birth, I found myself reliving aspects of the birth and feeling retraumatized again and again. As if she knew that this was what I was experiencing (even though I didn't mention it to her), Letitia emailed me photos she had taken in the delivery room of me meeting my daughter for the first time. I cannot begin to express the immense relief I felt at seeing these pictures. What I had remembered as an event of personal failing and acute pain was in fact a joyful, beatiful event - beauty and joy that I wouldn't have seen had she not held them out for me when I needed them most. It continues to astound me that in Canada, a country that rightly prides itself on its socialized medical system, doulas are not the standard of care for all pregnant and labouring people. The gift Letitia gave should be available to everyone!

-Jenny Porter

May 06, 2021

a photo from Letitia Madden

Letitia Madden

Empowering Miracles Birth Services

Birth Fee: $1250

Postpartum Rate: $35

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Updated 1/2/2024

Birth Fee: $1250

Postpartum Rate: $35

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