We are a team of perinatal support professionals in the Halton, Hamilton and Mississauga areas. We provide birth and postpartum doula services, prenatal classes, and infant feeding support. We’re in the business of growing families!
Meet the Owner: Jaklyn Andrews
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 pregnancy and birth. 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 passions, 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.
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, birth 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.
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 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