"I do not care what kind of birth you have...a home birth, scheduled cesarean, an epidural hospital birth, or if you give birth alone in the woods next to a baby deer. I care that you had options, that you were supported in your choices, and that you were respected." - January Harshe
Calgary Birth Doula. The perfect addition to your support team.
No matter what kind of birth you are planning for, adding a birth doula to your team can help you and your partner enter your birth feeling confident, empowered and most of all supported. Doulas are shown to reduce the need for pain medications, reduce cesarean rates and most importantly increase feelings of satisfaction towards the childbearing experience.
The role of a doula is very unique. Doulas get to know you throughout your pregnancy. They learn about your wishes and goals for your birth and postpartum period. Because of the relationship that you create during that time, they are able to better support you through these exciting, yet very vulnerable life events. They ensure that you feel empowered and confident before, during and after the birth of your child.
Jenn is a certified birth doula, a certified childbirth educator and a certified lactation educator who has been supporting families in Calgary and surrounding areas for over 6 years.
“If a doula was a drug it would be unethical not to use it.” - Dr. John Kennell
Calgary Doula. Calgary Prenatal classes & Breastfeeding support Calgary
"From the beginning of time, women have been cared for and nurtured as they become mothers. Family, friends and neighbors from the community would rally around the new family to help guide them through their tender early weeks and months with a new baby.
Today, we’ve expanded and professionalized these roles! DONA International is the world’s leader in training, certifying and supporting birth and postpartum doulas everywhere."