Love Notes from our Clients

"As first time parents we wanted the reassuring presence of a doula who had a solid knowledge of birthing and alternative pain management techniques. We also wanted someone who could intuit when to step in and be that extra set of hands that we needed, and when to stand back and allow us to embrace birthing as the deeply intimate experience that it is. In all of these ways, Amanda helped us to have the beautiful and empowering Hypnobabies home birth experience that we had hoped for. Amanda was very generous with her time and knowledge. She has an easygoing attitude and a curiosity to find out about her clients’ own attitudes and preferences towards birth. The acupuncture treatments really were the icing on the cake, and supported the holistic approach I wanted to take to my birthing - the treatments helped me to do my best to prepare my mind, body and spirit for this momentous experience." 

 

Ronnie & Conor

Debra Woods

"My husband and I were uncertain initially about whether we needed a doula but also felt that a doula's expertise, especially one as experienced as Debra, would be worthwhile given that we were first-time parents. Although we'd attended prenatal classes, there was a lot to try to retain and we were unsure of what to expect with the experience since each birth is unique.

Debra provided us reassurance that at least someone in the room knew our birth plan and would be a consistent presence with a ton of tactics for every possible scenario.

Debra was instrumental in helping me with comfort measures. She was supportive and generous with her time during labour and on the day of the birth, as well as in advance with sharing her knowledge and resources. In the end we had the birth we were hoping for because of great support from Debra.” 

 

Monique 

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Jen Allan

"Jen was a wealth of information and support right from the get go. Upon our first introductory visit I felt a sense of comfort with Jen. She was patient and spent a great deal of time answering all the questions that my family and I had. Once she was "on-call" for my birth I felt a sense of relief knowing that she was just a phone call away and that I could check in with her for any issues. She gave me a great deal of critical advice and suggestions to prepare for my birth. When I went into labour Jen knew just what to say and do. She created a wonderful atmosphere in my home full of peace & calm and it was clear that my comfort was her top priority. She encouraged me throughout my 16 hour labour. She was also a great support to my husband, gently guiding him to support me best while knowing when to give us space. She was right there when I needed her, holding my hand (& at one point my leg!) for hours. Jen stayed after the delivery of my son for hours to help clean up and feed me. She also came later with a bunch of delicious homemade nutrient rich food specially made for new moms. She continued to check in with me and provide support and resources following the birth. We were so happy that Jen was our Doula. She was a major contributor to my positive birth experience and I would highly recommend her as she is incredible at her job!”

Lesa

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Liza Randolph Hunwick

"We LOVE Liza! She is an amazing human being and wonderfully compassionate, thoughtful and caring doula. We felt so supported from the first day we met her until well after our baby was born. She is super responsive and was always there to answer questions and provide support when we needed it. She is very generous with her time and is well connected to find resources when needed. She got to know us well and our wishes around birth and labour and always considered my needs but also those of my husband which we really appreciated.

During the birth, she was a calming presence for both myself and for my husband. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for support during pregnancy, labour and during the post partum period."

 

Melissa

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