Aimee's Reviews & Testimonials
For all new mothers I would highly recommend Marlo and her team of Doulas, specifically Aimee who we were so fortunate to have. She was invaluable... Professional, caring and compassionate. Aimee helped us when our little boy was just a few weeks old to a little over 4 months. She was amazing and words can not express the gratitude to her for all that she did for us. She herself is a mother of 4 (including a set of twins) therefore has immense experience. To list a few things, she helped me with breastfeeding, to making dinners, emotional support, sleep training, to wrapping the nursery with foil to black out the extra light. My only wish was to still have her with us as our little boy absolutely loved her. Thank you so very much Marlo and Aimee for everything you did for us.
I wasn't too sure that I needed a postpartum doula but given this was a first baby and we have no family locally, I decided to give it a go. You can never have too much support right? I am so thankful I did, Aimee Odegard was just incredible. To be honest, I didn't appreciate just how hard giving birth would be and how overwhelming it was bringing our little guy home, both physically and emotionally. Aimee was like a breath of fresh air. She listened, answered all of my questions and gave a lot of reassurance. I felt absolute trust in her and when I went to bed for some rest, I didn't hear a peep. She is a baby whisperer!
On the 2nd visit, I was having milk supply issues and she was there to help me in the middle of the night with positioning, latching and also using the supplementary nursing system. I felt so refreshed after her visits and confident that I could do this. If I could give advice to any first time mums out there, it would be to make the call and book a postpartum doula, even just for a night when you first get home.
Aimee - I will forever be grateful for your support!
Aimee Odegard was my birth doula through Bunky Bambino. I can't say enough about the support and knowledge that Aimee provided before, during, and after the birth of my daughter. She was so positive and re-assuring, her guidance was priceless and her professionalism + care was exceptional! Thank you Aimee!!!
We met with Aimee before the birth and shared with her our expectations, our hopes around what we wanted photographed, and she captured everything perfectly: a beautiful story of photographs. Her presence with us was so warm and attentive, yet quiet and respectful. When our son came, I never noticed her snapping photos, never once was she intrusive. She just gently moved about, capturing my baby's cheeks, our glowing faces, his soft, sweet self, our joy. Her passion for birth is not only evidenced by her incredible photographs, but also by the honour, kindness, and sensitivity she displays throughout the process. Her presence is a complete gift.
I used to always tease my friends who would use doulas that it was such a hippy thing to do. However, with our 2nd child, my wife expressed a lot of interest in working with a doula to help coach us through the process. We met with Aimee and knew she would be a great fit. Our process with her was amazing. Aimee was able to coach us through my wife's VBAC and really was an amazing encourager. I often tell my friends that I wouldn’t even consider trying the labour process now without a doula.
We felt very fortunate to have found Aimee. She was an important part of our birth experience and she definitely provided a lot of comfort and reassurance during this experience. Her particular qualities that we found to be helpful were her personality, her experience, and her expertise. She is a naturally warm and easy going person with a great sense of humour. We liked her immediately. Her experience with twins was immensely helpful in that she understood the particular challenges of carrying and birthing multiples (she also has a couple of singletons so she'd be able to speak to that as well). She demonstrated her expertise over and over again in answering questions by offering multiple perspectives. It was clear that she keeps up with current research and has strong ties to the Vancouver doula community that she uses as a source of information.
Aimee is an excellent listener and very open minded. She is flexible in that she was able and willing to hear what we wanted and then responded appropriately, whether that be an anecdote or drawing from recent research. Aimee was also great at going to look for information that she didn't have on hand and followed up promptly.
Working with Aimee was a really great experience. We were happy to welcome our twins but sad to see our doula go!
My husband and I were nervous first timers, and Aimee brought with her both incredible peace and her signature awe-excitement. She truly loves, and is passionate about the birthing process. It shows. She empowers both Mother and Father in labour. When we had our second, Aimee couldn't be there (we had moved), but she provided artwork and breath work and phrases that gave our second labour and delivery a presence and focus that I believe was a huge contribution to its joy. It is hard to put my finger on what makes Aimee so remarkable, and so necessary. She allows you to see your journey as sacred. She honours where you are at, and how your labour looks, truly. Aimee is a gift to the doula world, and gift to your journey. Bring her along!!