Sound Birth & Postpartum Doulas
Birth Doula, Lactation Counselor, Childbirth Educator & Prenatal Yoga Teacher
I am the owner/operator of Sound Birth Services and have been providing support to families as an Early Childhood Educator and Birth Worker for nearly 20 years.
I have 2 boys of my own - one born in hospital, one born at home. When I'm not working, I am homeschooling my kids, cross country skiing, biking, hiking, boating or camping with my family.
In 2015 I was trained and quickly certified by DONA International as a Birth Doula CD(DONA). I have training and experience in the physiology of pregnancy, labour and birth; pain management techniques; supporting pregnant people and their partners in the emotional aspects of pregnancy and birth; meeting needs in the early postpartum weeks; and breast/chest feeding support.
I found breast/chest feeding support in the Comox Valley to be lacking, so in 2019 I set out to become a Certified Lactation Counselor LC(CBI) with the accredited training site, Childbirth International in order to meet the needs of more families.
I have been a certified Early Childhood Educator (ECE) since 2003 with extensive experience supporting and guiding families of young children according to their needs. My knowledge in infant and child development allows me to provide information and guidance to families on their child's developmental stages and growth.
In 2019 I was certified as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher (PYT) and teach classes here in the Comox Valley on a regular basis. I am also really enjoying my time as a facilitator of Plum Midwifery's Group Prenatal classes as well as consulting as a doula and lactation counselor for the Healthy Babies Group program with Comox Valley Healthy Families Services.
I have experience with, and am comfortable supporting pregnant people and their partners in both home and hospital settings - including cesarean sections. I welcome any and all expectant parents, including LGBTQ and teens.
Birth is a powerful, life-changing event. I am continually in awe of the strength and natural birthing instincts pregnant people have during their labour and birth. My goals as your birth and lactation support person are to help you achieve your most desired and positive experiences as possible by helping you and your partner tap into your strengths and natural abilities. I nurture and encourage you, and help you become as informed as you feel necessary, leaving you feeling supported and listened to.
It is my personal and professional goal to maintain your well-being and privacy throughout our time together. I conduct my professional birth services in the utmost confidential and ethical manner. This continues even after you are no longer in need of my services.
Certified Birth Doula
DONA International 2015
Certified Early Childhood Educator
North Island College 2003
Certified Lactation Counselor
Childbirth International 2020
Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor
MamaBe Yoga 2019
Safety & Infection Control and Prevention
Childbirth International 2020
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*Currently booking clients with expecting in March 2021 and beyond (excluding April, June & July 2021).
Postpartum Doula & Back-Up Doula
You may know me as the Office Manager at Cedar House Midwives. I have spent 20 years supporting families as a Birth & Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator. I provide Postpartum Doula Services and occasional Birth Doula Services, as well as offering Infant Care Education.
After two decades of supporting families in the transition of parenthood, I recognize that one of the most valuable pieces of a positive birth experience is support. I believe strongly in non- judgmental support, and that your birth and parenting choices should be honoured.
My life experience has given me the skill of being able to relate to people at their most vulnerable, while attuning to what you need, making you feel deeply nurtured and safe. My best tool I bring is a warm, gentle and calming presence.
When I am not working I am spending time being a mom to my daughter and I'm also a fiber artist at Penguin & Owl Acres.
Certified Birth Doula
DONA International 1999
Certified Postpartum Doula
& Infant Care Specialist
* Online Bookings for Postpartum Doula Services Coming Soon!
Back-up Doula (and more!)
Serena of Birthing Freedom is a Certified Doula through the Wise Woman Way of Birth based out of Vancouver, BC. She has been practicing herbalism with and for her family for 11 years. She is a prenatal instructor, and has been facilitating the weekly postpartum group Mamacentric, sponsored by the Cumberland Community School Society since 2015. She also volunteers as the Vancouver Island Chapter Leader for the International Cesarean Network. She weaves together her diverse heritage, passion and holistic wisdom to nurture new and growing families of all ages and spectrum of choice.
Serena also offers certified prenatal and postnatal services such as:
Prenatal Coaching with the Birth Coach Method
Postpartum Ceremonial Womb Wrap and Massage