Testimonial for Lynn Shinto

After a really difficult pregnancy, I was nervous, exhausted, and burnt out going into my labour and delivery. I’d heard so many nightmarish birth stories that I decided to enlist a doula to ease some of my stress. I wasn’t sure what to expect in working with a doula, but Lynn made the process easy and painless, checking in with me regularly and meeting with us both virtually and in-person. Lynn was patient and thorough with the car seat check and installation, which really gave us peace of mind.

When it came time for my induction, Lynn was there with us through all of my labour, making sure we were fed, that I was going to the washroom regularly, and that our needs were being met by the hospital staff. Once I entered active labour, Lynn busted out the pain coping mechanisms and kept me focused using counter pressure and breathing techniques. Through most of my labour, she was the grounding force that stopped me from breaking down. Although I hadn’t planned on an unmedicated labour and delivery, I ended up only using laughing gas, and this is largely due to Lynn helping me work through the pain. My husband and I weren’t 100% comfortable with me getting an epidural so we can’t be happier with how my delivery went!

In terms of postpartum care, I really valued Lynn taking care of us. In that first sleepless month, those days when she came over were such a bright glimmer as I knew we’d finally be able to get some uninterrupted rest. There are so many things that you don’t know as a new parent, and everything is just so darn overwhelming in those early days. Lynn was invaluable as our birth and postpartum doula. She broke down all of the scary unknowns and gave us agency when we didn’t know it was there. I’d highly highly recommend Lynn as a doula, and I look forward to her unwavering care and no-BS attitude for any future pregnancies we may have.

-Victoria

August 24, 2023

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Lynn Shinto

Birth to Life Doula Services

Birth Fee: $1750

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Postpartum Rate: $40

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