Doula Lena Birth Services:
Your Birth, Your Story,
Birth always held a fascination for me. When I was younger my family often shared stories of how we were born and it became apparent to me very early on that this event is life-altering. Not just in the sense that you add another human being to your family, but the memories of the births were still so vivid after a lot of years had passed. When I started my own family I hired a Doula to support us and her involvement will always stand out as pivotal to our
Now, many years later and having given birth to 5 amazing kids, I am more passionate than ever to provide support to birthing families so that they can become confident in their roles as new parents and look back with fond memories to this special time in their lives.
Doula Lena is proud to offer Birth Doula Services and Childbirth Education to Greater Victoria, BC and surrounding areas.
Contact me today for more information and a free, no obligation consultation.
I prefer to meet with you and your partner at least once before labour to become acquainted, to explore and discuss your priorities, and any fears or concerns, your birth plan, including your preferences regarding pain management and the use of medications. I also want to know your best ways of coping with pain and fatigue and how you and your partner foresee working together. We may also decide on other meetings and will certainly want to remain in touch via phone.
During your birth I will provide emotional support, physical comfort and, as needed, facilitate communication with the staff to make sure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions as they arise in labour. I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labour progress, and help with relaxation, soothing touch, positioning and other techniques for comfort. As your Doula I work for you, not your caregiver or hospital.
Why Prenatal Classes?
Knowledge is power! Learn about evidence based practices and approach the birth of your baby with confidence. I offer one-on-one prenatal classes that cover a wide range of topics such as
the birth process
pain relief options
possible interventions and alternatives
much, much more