"It was truly amazing to have Amanda as my doula, and so incredibly impactful on the overall energy and mood throughout the entire birth of my son. The calm and collected emotional and physical support while walking me through every step of labor, sans epidural, was invaluable, and wouldn’t have been the same without her. Just knowing I didn’t need to think about anything and could completely focus on working through every contraction made it all so smooth. She knew what I needed even sometimes when I didn’t quite know what to think- whether it was cutting up little bits of peanut butter toast or rubbing my arms and talking me through the worst of the grinding pain. I would work with her again in a heartbeat, and am so thankful to have had her as a part of this world changing experience!" -Abigail
Baby Elliot 2 days earthside
"We couldn't have been happier with our decision to hire Emily as our doula. I was expecting our first baby and wanted a homebirth. Emily met with me and my husband a few times before my due date and we talked about pregnancy, childbirth anxieties and planning for baby's arrival. We also took a one day childbirth class with her that was very informative and helpful. When the big night came, after a few hours on our own, we called Emily to come over. What I remember most about her presence during my labour was her calm demeanor and soft soothing voice. She was supportive of whatever I wanted to do and whatever I needed most in the moment. She was a very gentle and compassionate person to have by my side during labour and delivery. After our son was born, she helped me get cleaned up and brought me food and drink. She was a great addition to the team of midwives as she paid us several more postpartum home visits to help out with breastfeeding. Not only is she a kind and caring person, but also as a childbirth educator she knows a ton about birth and babies! Throughout the whole thing I had lots of questions and they were always met with helpful advice and reassurance. When we have another baby I would love for Emily to be my doula again." - Rosanna, Norm & Baby Elliot
"I had the great privilege of having Amanda support me during all three of my birth experiences. The counsel and guidance she gave, both technical and emotional were incredible and made each one of my experiences of childbirth truly enjoyable. My husband and I are eternally grateful for her support and highly recommend her to every expectant mom we know!" - Holly
"I had an amazing experience with Melissa as our doula! She was extremely helpful during my labour with my son. Melissa responded to my call promptly and came to help at 4am! She brought a very positive vibe and I really appreciated her hands on help and advice for my husband to keep him involved too. She made me feel comfortable, powerful and in control. I would definitely recommend her! All the best with with your experience."
"We were so incredibly grateful to have had Amanda's attentive and nurturing support during the births of our three children. She was incredibly motivating, encouraging and compassionate during labour and delivery, and approached everything with a positive attitude and a great sense of humour. Something that made us feel comfortable and at ease. It is very apparent that she is passionate about the birth experience and we truly feel fortunate that she was a part of ours." - Tracy & David
"My husband Peter and I decided to have Melissa attend our birth of our first child. She happens to be our cousin, so initially Peter wasn't sure about having a family member present. I had a good feeling about it, so I convinced him to give it a shot. We couldn't be more happy with our decision. She helped and advocated for me every step of the way through my labor. Without her I wouldn't have been able to stick to the birth plan. She was there to keep me calm and you could sense that she's passionate about childbirth. Can't wait to do it all over again in the future!" ￼ ￼- Erin
"My husband and I couldn’t be happier with our decision to have Melissa present at the birth of our son. Being new to the province we have no other family around for support. I was quite nervous as to how my husband would be able to look after our toddler and also be a support to me throughout my labour. So we made the decision to have a home water birth and hire a doula. I contacted Melissa at 430am and she arrived at our home shortly after. Not only was she an amazing coach and support to me but she also coached my husband on how to help as well. She even helped keep our son occupied when my husband was trying to focus on me. We were nervous that our son might be scared at seeing me in pain but she made him feel comfortable and even encouraged him to cheer me on. I can still hear him saying “You can do it mama!” Melissa made me feel in control and helped me concentrate on my breathing, which I truly think made all the difference in my delivery. We aren’t sure if we’ll be adding to our family in the future but if we do I’d feel very lucky to have Melissa at our birth again!"