Frequently Asked Questions

What is a doula/is it the same as a midwife?

A birth doula is someone who supports you and your partner during labour and birth in a very different role than a midwife. We provide education, advocacy, and overall, unbiased assistance in helping you achieve the birth that YOU want. We are not medical professionals; we do not do any exams, procedures, diagnosing, or prescribing. Rather, we are emotional, mental, and physical support workers; aiming to help you and your partner to feel safe, comfortable, and equipped. 

Do you only work in Chilliwack?

Nope! I am based in Chilliwack, but am happy to come out to Abbotsford and Agassiz areas as well. 

Why is a birth plan important/how do I make a birth plan?

A birth plan can help you and your partner to clarify your ideas and communicate your feelings about what may happen during labour and birth. It also helps you to communicate to your caregivers (doctor, midwife, nurses, doula) what your wishes are. With that said, birth is not something we can control! Having a birth plan is important for the purposes of education, preparation, and communication, but it is not something we can guarantee. Flexibility is key :) As for making a birth plan, I'd love to help out by providing resources at a free consultation! 

How do I know if a doula is the right fit for me?

Doulas come in all shapes, sizes, and colours, just like our clients do! It is important to choose the one that you feel a connection with; are you comfortable having this person join one of the most intimate moments of your life? I would suggest consulting with 3-4 different doulas in your area to see who feels right for you. 

What if I go into labour in the middle of the night? 

I am available 24/7 for when labour calls! I am only a phone call (or maybe 2 haha) away. 

Can I schedule more prenatal/postnatal visits with you?

Absolutely! My birth package is the default, baseline offering, but I am more than willing to discuss other options with you. Let's figure out what kind of support suits you best together :)