I am proud to be a DONA Certified Birth Doula, a DONA trained Postpartum Doula, and a board member for the Doula Services Association of British Columbia; I feel very honoured and privileged to serve the families of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia Canada.
The birth of your baby is a precious and life changing event; a memory that will last your lifetime. When I had my three children, but especially when I was expecting my first, I had so many questions and anxieties, and the scaremongering on the television and in some of the more popular best selling books, created a distorted and fearful image of labour and birth for me. I expect that you may have some of these same images and fears; thankfully I have great evidence based research at my fingertips, wonderful books, DVD’s, non-invasive pain relieving tips and techniques, and of course first-hand knowledge of the labour and birth process.
My wish for you is that you have the best birth possible within the constraints of the modern world today. My role is to support your goals emotionally and physically; protecting your dignity and serving your inner spirit. My hope is to bring my skills, honesty, and heart to birthing women and their families.
I welcome you to Great Expectations Doula Services where my focus is to provide high-quality service and client happiness; I will do everything within my limited but creative power to exceed your greatest expectations.
Women's perceptions about their bodies and their babies' capabilities will be deeply influenced by the care they receive around the time of birth.
Ina May Gaskin, Midwife