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         

Meet the Dancing Star Birth Community

Baby Playing with Building Blocks

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.

Dori Harrison


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.

Judy McLaren

BIrthing From Within

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. 

Birth and Postpartum Facilitators & Mentors

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

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.

Safe Beginnings

Infant/Toddler First Aid

New Spirit Arrivals

Pool and Tens Rental

Yvette DuMouchel

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Chef at Home Services

Kristie Robin


Apple Blossom Families

Doula and Birth Photographer

Vancouver Area Midwifery Clinics





Pacific Midwifery




The Midwifery Group


Westside Midwives


Find out more about midwifery in Vancouver visit

Classes are taught by mothers, Birthing from Within mentors & seasoned birth professionals.

See class info for Prenatal Classes and Birthing Again Workshops.

Services offered in Vancouver & across the Lower Mainland
Call 604.254.1100 or email

We love our work!

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather and teach is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (TsleilWaututh) Nations.

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