Owner, Team Lead
Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Infant Feeding Specialist
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.
Over time, Oakville Family Birth has grown and now I’m lucky enough to lead a team of wonderful doulas who are equally dedicated to supporting new families. We’re truly honoured to play a role in your journey.
I am currently on maternity leave from doula work as I welcome Baby #3! So, I’m grateful to lead and coordinate our team behind the scenes and connect with our clients to get them set up with all the support they need.
Nicole is currently the main birth doula at Oakville Family Birth and has been on the team for several years. She’s highly experienced and our clients rave about her endless wisdom and encouragement as well as her expertise in all things birth and babies.
Nicole is a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, infant feeding specialist, and car seat technician. Get in touch to connect with her!
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 we believe:
We believe the world needs more compassion and less judgement.
We believe that all births are beautiful and all parents are strong.
We believe that pregnancy, birth and parenting make us vulnerable and vulnerability gives us power.
You don’t need your doula 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 we offer you? We support you in every way. Think of us as best friends trained extensively to help you throughout your pregnancy, childbirth and parenting experiences. We’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. We’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 we can promise is that we’ll devote ourselves to being what you need.
Maybe we’ll guide you to connect with your inner voice when you need to make a tough choice.
Maybe we’ll put on our game face, look you in the eye and push you to DIG DEEP and harness your strength when things get hard.
Maybe we’ll massage your back and hips to make your contractions more manageable, never leaving your side.
Maybe we’ll provide you with a break from the daily hustle, allowing you to rest while we care for your baby with love.
Whatever we’re doing to support you, we’re all in.
For every kind of birth
For every kind of family