Welcome, and Congratulations on your upcoming birth.
I’m a certified Labour and Birth Doula through Doula Training Canada!
I have three wonderful children, and with each child I experienced 3 very different births.
At my first birth, I had the most wonderful nurse, she seemed to always be at my side even though she kept telling me it was a busy night. She made sure I wasn’t in the same position as what she left me in, and kept coaching my husband and I, all the way through.
Leaving the hospital with our newborn I said to my husband “WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE HER”, I didn’t realize fully what I meant by that comment until I was able to reflect on my 3 births years later, and see what a positive impact she made in my life, and in that birth experience.
I then started to research on how I could help others (without needing a medical background) achieve the same birth experience as we did. Then there it was, the word ”DOULA” appeared….
"A doula (/ˈduːlə/), also known as a birth companion and post-birth supporter, is a non-medical person who assists a woman before, during, and/or after childbirth, as well as her spouse and/or family, by providing physical assistance and emotional support.” -Wikipedia
I found Doula Training Canada, and my journey to become a Birth Doula began. Since then I have gone on to take the Lactation Educator Course through CAPPA.
We all deserve to have support, guidance and encouragement, through one of the most memorable days of our lives. We are strong as women but what I’ve learned and experienced, is that we are even stronger when we have a great support system.
I'm looking forward to speaking with you, and discussing your individual needs, and wants in having the best birth experience possible.
True Joy Birth & Babies mission is to welcome every woman, couple and family openly with warmth, comfort and care.
I am committed to providing you with continuous support by connecting through pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum.
I will listen, while informing options and supporting your choices by creating a positive space in having the best birth experience possible.
"Don't think of it as pain. Think of it as an interesting sensation that requires all of your attention.
INA MAY GASKIN