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         

 

Prenatal Class Facilitators & Mentors

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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.

Birth and Postpartum Doulas

Dancing Star Birth Doulas are a team of doulas and birth photographers working in the Lower Mainland, both in hospitals and at home. Everyone on our team has been mentored by Morag Hastings, who has offered families warm, dedicated and informed support since 2011.

 

We’ve created a community where your doula has exceptional support, allowing them to provide you with quality, one-to-one care. You can book appointments with more than one doula to find the right match. ​

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Melissa

Birth Doula + 

Holistic Nutritionist 

Services start at $895

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Bethany

Birth Doula 

Services start at $895

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Terri Lynn

Birth and Postpartum Doula 

Packages Start at $895

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Nicole

Birth and Postpartum Doula 

Packages Start at $895

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Jessica

Birth Doula

Prenatal Class Facilitator

Services start at $1095

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Michelle

Doula + Birth Photographer

Packages start at $1095

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Ariel

Birth Doula

Services start at $1550 

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Martha

Doula + Birth Photographer

Packages start at $1395

addon Birth Photography $500

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Safe Beginnings

Infant/Toddler First Aid

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Feeding Mama
Ready-to-eat organic postpartum meals

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Apple Blossom Families
Doulas and Birth Photographers

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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