Doula Services- Jessica
Our Student Doulas have attended from 1-20 births. $895
- 1 hr1 hour
- Online Session
Since 2018 I have been absorbing all the pregnancy and birth education I can get my hands on. I became certified as a birth doula in 2020 and am currently pursuing separate certification as a childbirth educator as well as a course in supporting pregnancy loss. I will always be adding to my skills and knowledge to offer an ever-expanding range of practices and insights to my clients. So far I have served clients in a variety of situations including home and hospital births as well as first babies and subsequent babies. My doula style is pragmatic, direct and non-judgemental. My clients have remarked that I provide a balanced mix of practical help and emotional support. I use an evidence-based approach and my goal is to arm new families with knowledge and confidence about the childbirth process so they can go into it feeling positive and well-informed. Then I show up on the day and do what needs doing to ensure the best possible experience. This may include showing your partner possible ways to support you, handling logistical tasks so they can focus only on you, offering you both encouragement and advice, and ideas to help with coping in labour such as breathing, relaxation techniques, movement and positions. When I’m not talking about birth, at a birth or buried in a book about birth I can usually be found enjoying my beloved Hastings Sunrise and Grandview-Woodland neighbourhoods with my dog and toddler. I love East Van, my neighbours, our wonderful small businesses and community programs. Our family enjoys exploring BC’s mountains in our Jeep and camping. I also like to knit and cook and make fermented vegetables.
Classes must have sufficient registration to run. Rarely, we need to cancel a class due to lack of registration. If that should happen, we will find another class for you, schedule a private class, or return your full registration, as you prefer. Full payment for classes should be received within one month of the class, to ensure your registration. Should you need to cancel for medical reasons anytime prior to the start of class, you can request to switch your class to a one on one online session. If you have given birth before the start of the class, a refund will be given minus a $100 non-refundable deposit. Please give us as much notice as possible so we can fill the spot. For all other cancellation reasons, up to 3 weeks before the class start date, a 50% refund will be issued. No refunds are available 3 weeks before the class starts and for the duration of the class. If you need to miss a single class, you can ask your mentor if you can come early or stay late to help set-up or clean-up during another time and get the low-down on what you missed. Thank you for joining our prenatal class with Dancing Star Birth.
2647 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada