I have a passion for supporting families through pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum period. This passion was ignited when I attended my first birth in May, 2007. Soon afterward, I took both the birth and postpartum doula courses at Douglas College, and certified with DONA international. I have since then also received my Water Birth Credentialing certificate from Water Birth International, and training to assist moms that are choosing hypnosis for labour.
My husband Paul and I (along with our doula and midwives) welcomed a daughter into the world from a birth pool in our apartment in February, 2009. It was a powerful, life-changing experience. Since then, I have had a desire to learn and observe more about water immersion for labour and birth. In October, 2009, I attended a waterbirth credentialing workshop from Waterbirth International. In April, 2013, I gave birth to my son at home in our big green Aquaborn birth pool, and it proved to be as grounding and empowering as his sister’s birth.
When I support families through childbirth, I strive to create a birthing environment where they feel safe and in control of their surroundings and experience. When birthing people feel safe and empowered, they are better able to relax and surrender to the birthing process. Childbirth is something a birthing person remembers for the rest of their life. This is something that I always keep in mind as I support families through this amazing journey.
Ultimate Doula Package
When you hire Jill as your doula, you will receive the following services:
- An initial interview with no obligation
- 2 prenatal visits
- Unlimited phone/email support
- Access to an extensive lending library
- Use of an Elle TENS machine
- On call 24/7 (or able to supply reliable, qualified back-up) from the point of hiring until the birth of your baby
- 1-2 postpartum visits as desired
- An infant CPR lesson
- All home/waterbirth supplies and use of a birth pool (including set-up and take down!) – if desired.
Jill also mentors newer doulas to help them grow their doula practices. Jill is involved every step of the way through the prenatal and postpartum process and is available for phone (and sometimes in-person) support during the birth process as well. By choosing a mentored doula you have access to the same services package, but for a reduced fee.
The fee for all of these services is $1400.00 + GST if Jill is your primary doula, and $800 + GST if a mentored doula is your primary doula.