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Doulas for Aboriginal Families

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

I am a registered Birth and Post Partum Doula with BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.  They have just announced they are again accepting applications for anyone seeking a Doula.

 

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2017 I have started my second book

Monday, January 9th, 2017

For a while now I have been putting together the ‘bones’ of my second book.  It will focus more on helping the birth partner to be the best at helping during labor and delivery.  The reality Globally, is the lack of health care and knowledge about the most human of needs.  To create a baby and bring it into the world

Another reality, is that most people do not hire a Doula, and that health care is not the same every where.   I am passionate about my work, and the knowledge I have learned over my 15 + years.   I feel the way to access this information is via another book

I hope everyone will enjoy and need this kind of information, but hope you still choose to hire a Doula.  There is nothing better than the personal touch of an expert

 

 

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Float

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

I recently went to Metta Rest Spa, in Vancouver on Broadway at Alma, I loved it!

I highly recommend any pregnant women try this.  With a super-saturated salt water solution you will literally float in a large and private tub

The sensation of relieving all tension from your over worked joints and muscles is delightful

If you are looking for a bit of comfort from your growing baby, or even after baby has arrived and you need a spa treatment, consider this one

 

Metta Rest Spa

www.restspa.ca

3663 West Broadway Vancouver

604  235-2529

 

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How Many Clients Do I Take on in a Month?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

I am often asked; How many clients do you take on, in a month??  I believe you’re asking me, what would happen if I had a conflict with another birth?   I take on Private clients AND clients from the South Community Birth Program in Vancouver.  I have (past tense) easily take on 6 or 7 clients in a month, but prefer not to, but I do need more than 2 clients per month to make a living.

A few examples of how my births work out;

End of December 2015; I had 2 births on Dec 29 – their due dates were Jan 9 and Jan 2

Early January 2016 I had 3 births – Jan 8 (due Jan 6); Jan 9 (due Jan 18); Jan 10 (due Dec 29)

Late January 2016 I had 5 births – Jan 22 (due Jan 26); Jan 23 (due Jan 9); Jan 25 (due Jan 26); Jan 26 (due Feb 8); Jan 28 (due Jan 18)

Late February 2016 I had 3 births – Feb 25 (due Feb 17); Feb 26 (due Feb 28); Feb 27 (due Mar 8)

I believe the Full Moon and New Moon have something to do with my clients births.  No-one can predict when your baby might be born.  I have clients that deliver on other days of the month, no where near the Moons, or their due dates.

The one thing I do know is I never worry about when you will deliver, it always works out.  I rarely use back-up; usually if a client is very late and I have plans to go out of town.  I do use experienced and lovely women as my back-up Doulas.

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Happy Holidays and a Very Prosperous New Year

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Again we are at the end of another year, I hope you enjoy the Holiday Season.  It has been my sincere pleasure in helping all my clients this year, and I hope you and baby are thriving

My wish for everyone this year is – ease in getting pregnant – a healthy and delightful pregnancy – a quick and easy birth with me at your side – and a beautiful and healthy baby

Thank you to all my clients this year; be happy and may your life be filled with laughter and joy

Kim

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Busier than I thought…

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

This has been one of the best summers, I love the heat and freedom from rain.  I have had the good fortune to be given more clients than I usually take in the summer time.  Births come to me for different reasons, VBACs, or women that need a bit of extra care for anxieties around labor or birth.  Of course I take pretty much any woman that asks for my help, I am not one to discriminate.

I love that I instinctually know how to help a woman navigate the wonders of labor.  The crazy strong parts, the easy and manageable parts, and when I see her with her baby at the end of labor, admiring her new babe in her arms, I always have a genuine sense of  pride that it was me that they asked to be present, with them.

So although I have been busier than I thought, I thank you all so much for enticing me to be there – present – while you birthed your  baby.  I can’t imagine spending my summer any other way

 

until the next birth

Kim

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the answer to the placenta question….

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Has no taste at all – says Dad

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Spring is almost here and the Babies are being Born!!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Spring – an amazing time to enjoy.  We get so excited that the weather is changing and warming up, getting rid of the boots and heavy jackets.  Well for me along with Spring is the start of a wonderful season of New Babies!!  I so love being immersed in Birth 🙂

Yesterday an adorable little girl arrived ‘early’, perfect in all ways.  This had been a long awaited event for her parents, and the whole labor and birth was surprisingly quick, especially (and thankfully) for her mother!  What was the best part for me?  For ten minutes, I had stood beside  Dad, as he helped catch his daughter and place her on Mum’s chest.  He was so excited about catching his baby he didn’t look to see what sex the baby was.  Maybe the tears of joy peaking from the corner of his eyes,  made it hard to see 🙂   Mum was asking what they had, with no response from a stunned Dad, she lifted the baby’s leg and screamed, It’s A Girl!  and then the tears ran down Mum’s cheeks.  They both believed it might be a boy, then the discovery of their daughter, brought enormous serge of excitement for both parents.

It is no wonder that a Doula loves what she does, the excitement of Birth in all ways – shapes – forms – is addicting.

I am looking forward to a full new season of Beautiful Babies and Over the Moon Excited Parents!!

 

Call me soon if you are looking for my services – this is going to be a very busy year!

My book is a perfect gift for a baby shower or to yourself – lots of tips on how to prepare for labor and birth – and some awesome Birth Stories from some of my past clients

www.whatdoesadoulado.com (for an autographed copy);   from Kindle  or  Amazon  – enjoy the read

 

 

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SNOW :)

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

We finally got our snow in Vancouver – thank heavens I have no girls due.  I love everything about snow – except driving in it.  My part of town didn’t get the huge dump like everyone else, which is fine with me.

I am excited to be taking the Doula Post Partum course this weekend, and offering this service to clients.  I am venturing into this work, and am looking forward to taking care of mamas and their baby and/or family.  Maybe on my down time I will get started on my next published project!!  🙂

Enjoy this weather, it will soon be hot and sunny again, but till then let’s admire the beauty in this season.

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Who picks Who ?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

I believe that the baby (in spirit) ‘chooses their parents’ – not the old saying “you can pick your friends not your parents” – so to all you mums out there, this baby inside you is listening to everything, and feeling every thought; and waiting anxiously to meet you. He/She picked you to be it’s perfect mum, smile! you are blessed

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