Birth and Postpartum Doula Services in the North-East Region of New Brunswick
Member of RITMA Association: grouping of practionners and therapists in alternative and complementary medecine
Services may be covered by extended health insurance plans
What Is a Doula ?
A doula is a trained and experienced professional who offers informational, physical and emotional support to an expectant woman and her partner before, during and after childbirth. Not a doctor nor a midwife, the doula does not support the mother in a medical role.
I am originally from France but I fell in love with Canada in my twenties. I spent 10 years in Vancouver, BC and have lived in Bathurst, N.B. since 2008.
My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years and we have four unique and beautiful children (20, 17, 11 and 8).
I am a certified Doula. I hold the official certification of perinatal naturopathy delivered Mère et Monde, Maternity Center in Montreal, QC. I am a breastfeeding advocate, holding the Step 2 Education Breastfeeding Essentials Certificate. I am a member of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Committee at the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst, N.B. and member of the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce
My own Birth Story took place in Vancouver, BC; Oostende, Belgium and Bathurst, N.B. They include an induction, an epidural, natural childbirths, water-births and miscarriages. I have experienced the care of midwives, doulas and doctors in different hospital settings. Each of my Birth Stories has taught me that the common thread to a positive birth experience is compassionate continuous support. I believe that pregnancy and childbirth is a normal part of family life that needs to be embraced and not feared. Every woman and couple have the right to receive unbiased, current, evidenced-based information to make their own informed decisions concerning the birth of their baby.
As a former prenatal instructor for the Victorian Order of Nurses, teaching women under the age of 25, I can relate to women and couples with different approaches to pregnancy and birth. I am dedicated to bringing non-judgmental support. I also understand that working collaboratively with other health care providers is essential to creating a positive birth experience and that there is the need for options and flexibility in the birthing experience to provide the best outcome for both mother and child. I am committed to providing informational, emotional and physical support to women and couples and help them write their best Birth Story ever.
Non refundable deposit of $100 at the time of booking
* Possibility of payment in 2 installments (1 payment at 1st prenatal session and the rest at the last prenatal session) or e-transfer installments starting at booking date.
** $0.45 per km for out of town clients (> 20km from Bathurst)
*** 24/7 on call service starts at 38 weeks
What about Dad ?
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