M & M
My partner and I moved to Vancouver late in my pregnancy and I began to look for a Doula during the last few weeks of my third trimester. Jane was recommended by one of my midwives, and agreed to work with me on short notice. I found her to be grounded, kind and intelligent, and I was happy to have her as part of my birth team. Before the birth, she spent time getting to know me, and she provided information and suggestions specific to my needs. During my labor Jane played a significant role in helping me to be comfortable and helped make my labor a positive experience. My labor was long and she was there with me the entire duration. I remember her being the last person to leave, making sure I had everything I needed. Afterwards she was readily available through the postpartum period for support and reflection. I highly recommend Jane as Doula and I would use her again if I ever have another child.
R & K
Having a baby for the first time was an unpredictable and exhilarating experience. When my husband and I first met Jane (Our Doula), we liked her right away and felt a natural connection. I didn’t anticipate much beyond a support for the day of my delivery but she exceeded my expectation. She is a warm, kind, caring and gentle person. As our Doula, she was amazing! She helped me a lot going through that special experience in my life from the beginning to the end. She was resourceful, diligent, knowledgeable, attentive, supportive and did everything I could possibly need help with. Her nurturing touch and supportive advice helped me manage my pain and I got everything I hoped for, a beautiful healthy baby through a natural successful birth. We could not have asked for a better Doula. Thank you Jane, you were AMAZING! We are so grateful to have found you and that you became part of a wonderful and memorable experience. We would be delighted to have you again for our next baby.
J & L
I don't know what we would have done without Jane. She worked with us as a postpartum doula and was absolutely integral for our family. Jane is so well-versed in infant and maternal care and supported us through many challenging times with gentle love and wisdom. The best part is her philosophy around birth and babies - Jane had an innate way of honoring and respecting our baby in the way that she communicated, interacted and cared for him. We learned so much from her and are eternally grateful for her assistance during those oh-so- critical first days.
W & C
Jane is an amazing doula! All of my life, I have always thought labor was a painful and terrible process. I was fearful of childbirth, and I was sitting on the fence about having kids.This all changed with the birth of my first child. With Jane’s amazing coaching techniques, I went through my labour naturally and without medication. Now, I understand what is meant by an “amazing birth”.
Jane made me feel calm – talking to me and helping guide me through the different stages of labour. She offered much needed support during the difficult moments. Although I was still in the early stages of labour, Jane came when I called her at 12AM. With her there, this gave my husband time to sleep and prepare for the trip to the hospital - and this also allowed me to be attended by a trained professional with experience and knowledge to help me through the birthing process.
Jane applied many techniques that made my contractions manageable. She gave amazing massages during and between contractions, ensured my heat pad was always warm and kept me well hydrated. She listened to my concerns and discomfort, and found the best way to make labour more bearable.
Her presence alleviated much of the burden and fear of childbirth for both my husband and myself. She ensured that I didn’t have to worry about anything and just had to focus on breathing through the contractions. I found Jane’s soothing voice and her words helped me feel very calm and less fearful.
Overall, with the successful delivery of our baby daughter at the hospital, I would definitely recommend Jane as an excellent doula. My husband and I are already planning for the 2nd child – and we are looking forward to having Jane as our doula again.