Owner, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator
Hello! I’m Jaklyn.
I became a doula because I’m passionate about supporting families.
My background is in health promotion and research and I’ve always been particularly interested in women and children. Several years ago I came to doula work through my own deeply touching experience with our doula. I decided to combine my skills with my passion for birth, and here I am.
Birth has the power to transform us in incredible ways.
It’s not just the magic of those perfect, squishy babies. We ourselves transform as we prepare for, welcome and take care of our babies. Parents who have the support of a doula are cared for in every way as they navigate that process. They’re comforted. They’re confident. They steer their own ship.
Here’s what I believe:
I believe the world needs more compassion and less judgement.
I believe that all births are beautiful and all parents are strong.
I believe that birth, pregnancy and parenting make us vulnerable and vulnerability gives us power.
You don’t need me or anyone else to empower you. You have all the power, all the courage, all the strength and all the wisdom you will ever need.
So, what can I offer you? I support you in every way. Think of me as a best friend trained extensively to help you throughout your pregnancy, childbirth and parenting experiences. I’ll listen without judgement, provide unbiased information when you ask for it, comfort you physically and emotionally throughout your labour and delivery and provide a calm and caring presence after you welcome your baby home. I’ll make sure you never lose sight of your power.
Birth and parenting are funny.
We can’t predict exactly what will happen or how we’ll feel about it. What I can promise is that I will devote myself to being what you need.
Maybe I’ll guide you to connect with your inner voice when you need to make a tough choice.
Maybe I’ll put on my game face, look you in the eye and push you to DIG DEEP and harness your strength when things get hard.
Maybe I’ll massage your back and hips to make your contractions more manageable, never leaving your side.
Maybe I’ll provide you with a break from the daily hustle, allowing you to rest while I care for your baby with love.
Whatever I’m doing to support you, I’m all in.
For every kind of birth
For every kind of family
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