Emily's Reviews & Testimonials
We had a wonderful experience with Emily as our Doula and would highly recommend her services. Both my wife and I are new to Vancouver and we recently gave birth here. Being new parents and not having our families for support, we were having a hard time coping with the newborn during the first week. It was then that my friend recommended a Doula and I got in touch with Emily. Right from the get go, Emily put us at ease right away with her enthusiasm, positive attitude, knowledge and experience. She shared a number of techniques and insights into baby care that helped us a great deal over the next few days. She was also a great help around the house doing some light housekeeping, preparing great snacks and sharing recipes. Emily’s overall positive energy helped lighten the spirit. Emily is a fantastic choice for any couple or family looking to hire a Doula for support. I look forward to working with her again in the near future!
- Ashwin & Olga
It was such a gift to have Emily be part of our birth. When it was clear that our labour was stretching into a long one, our doula called in Emily for additional support. I can't honestly recall Emily's arrival to our home where I was evidently very deeply in the process... but even this is significant. Our home (where we were labouring) is mainly one open space, and Emily was able to enter this extremely charged and vulnerable space and integrate herself so unobtrusively that I never had even the faintest sense of transition or disruption. Gradually I became more aware of her presence as one of absolute grounding and warmth. Having never met her before, I easily reached out to her during contractions and received her support (verbal and physical) with such ease it was like she had been part of the journey all along. When we transitioned to the hospital, Emily was there throughout (many further hours overnight). I honestly centered on her as one of the most comforting presences amid our wonderful team, and her being there helped me enormously as I navigated interventions that required straying from our desired birthing plan. When back at home recovering, Emily offered to come by and deliver a delicious home-made broth. It was so wonderful to see her and we were very grateful to be able to reflect on the experience in conversation with her. This truly helped process so much of our experience and offered a real extension of the healing process. I cannot recommend Emily more wholeheartedly. She's such an extremely sensitive, generous, skilled, and gifted person who anyone would surely feel grateful to have part of their birthing experience.
I felt so lucky to have Emily come into my home as a doula during a raw postpartum time. She is naturally warm, extremely caring and very capable. Emily is passionate about nurturing and nourishing the new mother as well as her newest arrivals earth side. She stepped into the chaos of a (preemie baby & 14-month-old sibling) postpartum transition with open arms and was such a great help and comfort to us during a difficult time. I would recommend her to anyone.
We decided to hire Emily one week before my due date in the event that we decided to have a home birth and wanted the extra support. We are so grateful that we had Emily by our side. The night we had our baby boy, there was an influx of births and our midwives were unavailable. Emily not only helped me manage my pain but she assisted in the coordination of getting someone to our home whilst keeping my husband calm and making sure we were hydrated and fed. I would highly recommend Emily to anyone; she has an energy that is supportive and calm but assertive enough to take control if/when needed! Thanks Emily!
Emily is an amazing Doula. She has a calm and comforting presence that put us immediately at ease the first time we met her. It was exactly what we needed during the birth of our son. She is caring, considerate and compassionate. She knows when to be serious, and when to be light hearted. We would highly recommend her.
Emily was fantastic. She answered her phone at 2 a.m. and was over in a flash. She helped us try new positions to reduce back pressure and was receptive when I needed to try something else.