A doula is a labour coach, a non-medical person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, as well as her partner and or family, by providing information, physical assistance and emotional support.  The provision of continuous support during labour by doulas has been associated with improved maternal and fetal health and a variety of other benefits.

At her recent workshop, Helping Women Heal from A Traumatic or Negative Birth, Gabby Yates and I were forturnate enough to meet some wonderful doulas.  We would like to recommend Carmen, Lucy and Ilka to all of you.  I’m providing their information below.  I’d like to encourage you to learn more about doulas, and to conduct careful interviews before making a final decision.

Ilka Fanni – Spirals of Life
Doula Services, Childbirth Education,
Placenta Encapsulation
415 948 8056

Carmen Fraser
510 529 9821

Lucy Yanow
530 774 330