Meet the Dancing Star Birth Community

As a community of parents, we are able to help you get connected with some of the best pregnancy and postpartum practitioners the Vancouver area has to offer – childbirth educators, birth and postpartum doulas, birth supply representatives, food and nutrition specialists, lactation consultants, and more.

On this page, you can learn more about our core team of mentors as well as some of the practitioners we work closely within Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Over 4,000 new families have enjoyed our informative & transformative Birthing From Within childbirth classes. Together, our team of prenatal educators represent over three decades of experience, and a collective 65 years of mothering our children. We actively support one another as mentors and seek to enhance what we offer our clients with each class we teach.

 

~ Dancing Star Birth Team         

 

Birth and Postpartum Facilitators & Mentors

We have handpicked this fantastic team of doulas, facilitators and mentors to support your family.

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Morag Hastings

Owner and Facilitator

Morag is an educator, doula and birth photographer from Galiano Island off the coast of B.C. where she grew up viewing birth as a normal, natural process. As a mother of three, Morag has the first-hand experience in what it’s like to be a birthing woman and new parent. She always shares this insight with extremely refreshing, no-holds-barred honesty and humour.

 

Her work with her busy doula and birth photography business, Apple Blossom Families has not only helped individual families to have more positive births but also has been hugely successful at increasing awareness of normal birth and breastfeeding practices through her photography since 2010.

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Dori Harrison

Prenatal Class Facilitator

Dori brings warm and practical energy to all that she does. As an artist and mother, she has an amazing ability to tap into the power of both intuition and self-belief and to share this power with those in her classes.

 

With a wide and open smile, Dori helps new families consider how they might cope with the unknown experiences of birth and new parenting.

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Judy McLaren

BIrthing From Within

Prenatal Class Facilitator

I am a seasoned birth doula, breastfeeding counselor, and a certified Birthing from Within childbirth educator. Always having an interest in maternal health, I was drawn into full time birth work through the quality care I received in my first birth, now a seasoned mother of three wonderful children.

 

Birthing from Within has truly revolutionized my Doula care, facilitating, mentoring and motherhood. I love how it helps you go beyond the surface to your intuitive knowing, and offers a chance to practice the mindset needed to birth, no matter what happens and no matter what you decide. 

Vancouver  Pregnancy and Postpartum Resources

Our work is wonderfully complimented by these fantastic practitioners, including midwives, doctors, birth supply rentals, birth and postpartum doulas, photographers, chefs, acupuncturists, and yoga classes. 

Families that book our classes get a resource guide filled with information from the Dancing Star Birth community. Including over $150 in coupons for wonderful Lower Mainland services to support your new family.

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Michelle

Birth and Postpartum Doula 

I am a mother of two hilarious humans (they come by it honestly), and I live with them and my partner in East Vancouver. I love the colour and character of our neighbourhood and it brings me so much joy to connect with the people who live here. ... read more

 

Packages start at $895

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Jessica

Birth Doula

Like many birth workers, my path to becoming a doula began with my own fertility and childbirth journey. As I gained knowledge I became increasingly passionate about improving childbirth... read more

 

Services start at $1095

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Ariel

Birth Doula

I have found my heart's calling in birth work. Supporting families through their childbearing time has been such an honour and I'm falling more deeply in love with birth ... read more

Services start at $1295 

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Martha

Doula + Birth Photographer

 I came to find my passion for supporting families after I was deeply involved in my sister’s pregnancy and birth journey. Since then I have taken numerous training and grown my experience... read more

Packages start at $1295.

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Safe Beginnings

Infant/Toddler First Aid

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Yvette DuMouchel

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Chef at Home Services foodonthetable.ca

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Apple Blossom Families

Doula and Birth Photographer

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New Spirit Arrivals

Pool and Tens Rental

Vancouver Area Midwifery Clinics 

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Pomegranate

Midwives

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Strathcona

Midwives

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Pacific Midwifery

Midwives

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Bloom

Midwives

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The Midwifery Group

Midwives

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Westside Midwives

Midwives

Find out more about midwifery in Vancouver visit midwivesinvancouver.ca

Vancouver Area Maternity Doctor Clinics 

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South Community Birth Program