Dawn’s journey in yoga began when she was pregnant with her second son. Wanting to discover a way to be more connected with her body and baby, she found yoga. Within the first few moments of practicing she knew she had found what she was looking for. Her yoga practice was integral in her ability to bring a serene and open environment to her labor and deliveries. She had a new found trust and connection to the process that she discovered in her asana and mediation practice. Dawn brings a calm and loving environment to all her classes; Prenatal, Postnatal, and Hatha.During her first labour and delivery Dawn experienced a classic case of the cascade of interventions; she did a ton of research and educated herself for her next delivery which went exactly how she wanted. For her second and third pregnancies she had a loving female in the room with her during her births, she was amazed at the difference it made in her ability to cope and find strength. Dawn wanted to be able to give this to other woman and their partners in their pregnancies and births. Dawn loves the birthing power that is given to woman through the proper support and education from a birth doula. Also the beautiful after effects that occur with a greater connection with their babies after a positive birthing experience that will last a life time. She looks forward to passing on the endless benefits of doula support and yoga to you. Namaste
1. How long have you been a doula?
I have been a Doula for over 6 years now. In those six years I have supported all different types of births; hospital births, birth center births, home births, single moms, VBACS, water births, and planned caesarean sections.
2. How many clients do you schedule at once?
I really prefer to only have one client a month. Of course, birth being unpredictable as it is, some babies are born early and others post dates. So, I have ended up with up to three births in one month.
3. Is there a wait list?
My return clients have often asked me the day they find out they are pregnant to be their Doula again so they can book me. Woman should do their research to know what kind of Doula they would like to support them and look at meeting a few during their second trimester and definitely hire as soon as they have decided to not be disappointed. Some of the most important work as Doulas often occurs before the actual birth. I meet with my clients twice in their pregnancy for prenatal appointments. In order to have time to book those appointments, you will want to hire a doula within your second trimester or very early into your third.
4. What is your favourite part of being a doula?
My favourite part about being a doula is witnessing a woman’s pure power and transition into motherhood. No matter what kind of birth a woman has she will learn so much about herself, her strength in body and in voice, her determination, she will discover her true needs and the needs of her baby and know how amazingly individual she is and how beautiful it is to stand in your true self.
5. How can we get ahold of you?
Anyone looking for birth doula services or any questions about my services as well as, prenatal and postnatal yoga can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much
Birth Doula, CD(DONA)