Find Doula Support
Dancing Star Birth has a team of doulas and birth photographers working in the Lower Mainland, both in hospital 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. Book a free consult with one or our experienced doulas or contact us directly email@example.com.
Included In All Our Doula Packages
Free initial consult
2-3 prenatal visits including birth plan prep
Use of Elle Tens
Access to an extensive library
Unlimited phone, text and email support
On-call doula, pregnancy and postpartum service 24/7 from the moment of hire until a few weeks after your birth
1-2 postpartum visits for hands-on assistance with new baby care, feeding and to discuss your birth.
Each of our doulas offers extra services to meet the needs of our clients including birth photography, birth pools and postpartum support.
Doula and Birth Photographer
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.
Services start at $1995
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.
I went into birth work after my own birth experiences left me feeling uninformed and not as supported as I could have been. I talked with other friends as they had babies, and my curiosity about the birth process and how I could get involved in supporting birthing families grew organically. A doula friend pointed me in the direction of the Wise Woman Way of Birth training and I completed it in October 2020. After completing my birth doula training, I dove into learning as much as I could, and I completed my postpartum training with Wise Woman in May of 2021. I am currently working on a trauma-informed course for birth workers, and have completed various workshops throughout the past year. I will never stop learning and seeking to gain more knowledge to better support, my clients!
As a doula, my goal is to make sure you have all the information you need to enter into your birth process and postpartum with confidence. During birth, I offer emotional and physical support, I look for the little things that need to be done, and I make sure that your partner feels supported and nourished as well so that they can be your first source of support. My favourite post-birth meal is a nice bowl of soup!
I believe that your story matters, and I’m looking forward to hearing it.
Services start at $895
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 the more I witness this transformative process. Since completing my doula training with Wise Woman Way of Birth, as well as The Matrona with Whapio, I have been actively supporting birthing families in the Vancouver area for the past 3 years. I am thrilled to be mentoring with Morag to futher my knowledge and learn from her wealth of wisdom and experience.
I am a mother to 3 incredible children. I began my journey in birth work after my first birth experience - I knew there was something missing, and that I wanted something different for any future births. I hired a doula for my second birth, who gave me invaluable love and support, and made me feel so strong and capable. After this experience, I knew I wanted to provide this support to other birthing people.
I view birth as a normal physiological process, as well as a transformative rite of passage, that should be held sacred. I strive to support you in creating an environment where you and your birth are honoured and respected, however birth unfolds. I support your vision for your birth and believe deeply in your capability to birth. As your doula, I provide non-judgmental support, education, and companionship throughout your pregnancy. I am a safe space for you to share fears, hopes, and dreams about your experience. I love supporting families in gaining clarity around what they wish for their birth, and how to best achieve this birth vision! We work on creating deep trust and connection to your body, your baby and birth. As you enter your birth process, I hold space for you to fully release and surrender to your body's innate wisdom to birth.
As your doula, I will walk with you and be a witness to your transformation and power. I will be your anchor, and believe in your ability to make autonomous decisions, birthing your baby, your way.
If this is for you, please connect with me! Book me early - we will have more time to connect, to feel informed and build your confidence as you navigate your pregnancy.
Doula Package starts at $1295
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 for everyone, and now you might say that I’m obsessed! Next I became certified as a doula and childbirth educator and completed various smaller courses on topics such as supporting pregnancy and infant loss. I will always be adding to my skills and knowledge to offer an ever-expanding range of practices and insights to my clients.
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 give new families 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.
Services start at $1095
Birth Doula and 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 through supporting clients. I have completed training through Motherwit and am certified through Wise Women Way of Birth. I utilize tools gained through my diverse education to support you through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I strive to ensure I continue to provide informed support for all birthing people, all bodies and all families. I am here to help honour your chosen path.
My personality shines through in my role as a birth worker, you can expect to be met with open, honest discussions, my love of all beings and some good laughs. I draw from my past desire to be a sexual health educator through using non-judgemental care no matter the topic. I have a knack for making families feel comfortable during this transformative process and confident in choosing decisions that feel right for them.
Add-on services with Martha include Postpartum Care and Professional Birth Photography.
Services start at $1295