"Birth is not only about making babies. It's about making mothers; strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength."
BARBARA KATZ ROTHMAN
What is "Shared Care"?
Shared Care means that you are essentially hiring two doulas for the price of one! Each of us has an amazing variety of training and certifications which complement our collective perfectly and give you the best of both of us. You will spend quality time with us at the workshop and at our consultation (Kayla) and prenatal meeting (Erin) - so you'll get to know us both! *It should be noted that we don't typically attend a birth together as this photo shows - this was a rare occurrence where it was possible!
We work as a team, with a rotating on-call schedule. This allows us to be rested and ready to give you 100% on your special day. As we both have youngsters of our own, we strongly believe in a work-life balance. Shared Care allows us to be the best doulas we can be, while honouring the sacred time we spend with our own families.
As doulas, our intention is to provide non-judgmental and evidence-based support to help you to have the most empowered birthing experience possible. We know that birth is a mystery and we intend to help prepare you to harness that power, rather than fear it.
Every parent deserves the ability to fully understand their options and feel completely supported in whatever they choose. There is no right or wrong way to birth your baby. Whether your birth is vaginal, cesarean, medicated, unmedicated, home, or hospital, we support you in whatever path unfolds and help you feel empowered and informed.
We believe birth, in all its forms, is a sacred and transformative journey. Transitional support into parenthood is profoundly important. The birth of mothers and fathers is just as significant and beautiful as the birth of babies. A healthy baby is important but is not all that matters. The memory, experience, and feelings surrounding your birth sets the stage for your transition into parenthood.