Archive for the ‘Birth’ Category

The Holidays are Coming!!!

Monday, November 14th, 2011

With the holiday season fast approaching, I thought I should tell you about this must have book.  It makes the perfect stocking stuffer, or for under the tree.  Maybe you know of someone who is pregnant?  They would love to receive this informative book, with practical tips for Mum and Dad on how to prepare for their labor and birth.  The book is of course about Doulas and explains in detail the ‘why to hire’, ‘how to hire’, a Doulas’s qualification and some of the multitude of techniques she will offer.   Did you know there are some male Doulas, as there are some male Midwives, that is so awesome!  In this book you get a chance to read about six personal and positive birth stories.  Yes, there are lots of women having great Natural Births!

I came up with the idea of this book after hearing so many mums tell me that they needed encouragement, not the negative and disturbing birth stories that are so prevalent.   Through the generosity of some of my clients, I have retold their birth stories.  These women, as every other woman I help through the birthing process, prove to me that women are strong and determined.   We contort our bodies and breathe through the most unbelievable marathon each time we birth our babies, and the outcome is so incredibly worth our efforts.

Over the last ten years I have been so blessed to have amazing, warm and generous clients that have invited me to be their Doula.  I am honored to have been able to help them on their personal and magical birthing moments.  It makes it easy for me to love my passion of birth.


“Give this book as a shower gift.  It shows you how doulas can help women create an easier and happier birth experience.  Open this book and a wealth of information will spill out!”

Paulina (Polly) Perez, author of Special Women, Doula Programs and The Nurturing Touch at Birth


“I get shivers of joy imagining other moms having this support in their birthing experiences, to have a Doula journey with them – an experienced guide to travel the unknown terrain … an amazing

support for moms and their partners, offering them strength, wisdom and clarity of potential choices to support the child into the world all delivered in the caring and loving energy of the author.”

Canela Michelle Meyers, author of Right Here, Right Now Meditation


“A wonderfully thorough and comprehensive journey through everything that Doulas provide for the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. This book will help families

prepare for their birth and make informed choices, including which doula  best suit their needs.”

Amanda Reid, RM & RN

“This book demonstrates to us how we can choose to make our child’s entrance into the world a celebration of the miraculous process that it is, instead of the clinical experience modern medicine has sometimes made it into.  The birth stories that Kim has interspersed throughout the book really demonstrate how a birth coach empowers parents by providing them with education, tools, and loving care during pregnancy, labour and delivery.”

Denise Cuningham, bestselling author of Whispers of Hope

“Rich in thoughtful observations, personal insights and ‘birth stories’ this book is a delightful introduction to birthing in its most wonderful and humane form.”

Gerry Fewster, Ph.D. author of Don’t Let Your Kids Be Normal

Well some food for thought, I hope you can encourage others and yourself to buy this book.






Breathe and Believe,


Kim Turton


“All you need is within you.

Great teachers have said that from the beginning.

Find your heart, and you will find your way.”

Carlos Barrios, Mayan Elder



wishing primip’s (first time mums) had it easier

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

I wish all first time mama’s didn’t have to go through the long and arduous first time! It would be nice to see our bodies work towards birth easier and quicker, like multips.  They birth easier and quicker.  Having said that it is essential that there is professional help to guide mum not only for a first timer but all birth.   Please remember that any birth deserves a Doula.  There are lots of us waiting for you to call and ask for help.  It doesn’t have to be that hard.

I enjoyed a multip and primip this past weekend, both beautiful girls born – several hours apart.

Wishing you all a Doula!  Happy birthing!

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Announcing, What Does a Doula Do? e-book NOW ON LINE! .ca

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

I am happy to announce my book can now be bought on Amazon via e-book!  you can enjoy the e-version or the paperback.

This paper back book is a fabulous Baby shower gift, for the expectant parents or for yourself.  “This informative and positive handbook combines practical tips with personal birth stories to help Mum and Dad to stay calm, enjoy the pregnancy and achieve a more natural birth.  Drawing on her extensive experience as a professional Doula and mother of four, Kim empowers women to give birth to baby without fear and to have a memorable experience for all the right reasons!”

See what everyone else has said about this book, read the testimonials on line at Amazon.  One woman says, after reading the book “I can’t wait to have another baby!”


crazy weekend

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Two births on Saturday – same day – luckily side by side rooms in hospital – very crazy but I loved the whole day, two beautiful healthy baby boys

I love attending births, and can’t wait for the next one!

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Birth should be easier!

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Did you know that statistics have proven that doulas make a huge impact on the comfort of a labouring woman by helping her to achieve an easier, quicker birth.  These numbers continue to increase as doulas become more popular and attend more births.  It makes perfect sense to have help during this time when you are so involved in just trying to breathe.

It is a required medical procedure to have your care provider, whether a doctor, midwife or obstetrician, at your birth.  It should also be essential to have a doula, as doulas can be an integral part of creating a positive birthing experience.

Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus (1993) compiled the results of over fifteen years work with over 1,500 women from several different countries in Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter Easier and Healthier Birth. According to the authors, the benefits of using a doula are as follows:

– 50% reduction in Cesarean rates

– 25% shorter labour

– 60% reduction in epidural requests

– 40% reduction in syntocinon (Oxytocin) use

– 30% reduction in analgesia use

– 40% reduction in forceps delivery

this is from my book “What Does a Doula Do?” – so tell me why would you not want a Doula present at your birth.   In addition, there are so many different techniques and specialties a Doula can use during your labour.

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”

John H. Kennell

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my book sales – What Does a Doula Do?

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

It is so important to be informed before birth, once you are in labour is too late for questions from care providers. Learn and read  and ask the questions before hand; because when the contractions come in waves and you are trying to relax and breathe your baby out, that is all you will be able to do. Having good support from your partner and your Doula will help you achieve this daunting task.
Read my book to help you prepare, not only do I talk about Doulas and what we do – but I give birth preparation information AND I tell 6 true birth stories. The stories explain what labour looks like and that a Natural birth is very ‘doable’. will guide  you with easy instructions on how to buy with paypal and have the book sent to you right away.

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looking for contributors for new book

Monday, August 15th, 2011

always looking for positive birth stories but want them to be from other countries and cultures – I can only write what I know and that is about Vancouver Canada

now for the new book – looking for contributions to go into a book for DADS  –  all about what a dad should know for that new baby on the way!!


A long week – 4 Births

Monday, August 1st, 2011

I had four fabulous births this past week – leading up to the New Moon of July 30/ 11.   There was one that was 30 hours; one where the baby was not going to come out, (but by c-section) no matter how hard we changed things; and then two that were quick and easy.    The variety of labor and birth always keep my work fresh and fun.

I am putting this thought out to the world – that the medical insurance companies, should be helping to pay for doulas, both birth and post partum .    The savings on the medical system would be hugely reduced.

I believe when women are attended by doulas, before – during and after birth, we are empowering women to be the best mother they can be.  These babies will run our countries soon and we best make sure all children get the best possible start to life.

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a long journey to birth – For Me!

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Women can journey long and hard, laboring and having their baby.  I recently encountered a long  journey getting to a client.  It started by getting on a ferry going to Vancouver Island, then an hour after being at my destination – I received an unexpected call to attend a client 35 weeks – water broke!  I got on a plane  back to my home town – was picked up and driven to my car, and then drove to the birth.

My day was very exciting, I enjoyed all the glorious scenery – and my client was happy to have me at her and her husbands side as their son was born.  The Universe ensured I was given the proper transport and also allowed for a healthy and perfect baby to arrive – all safely 🙂

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the Girls Win

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

in the last seven days I have seen 5 girls and 1 boy born, I have helped their mums and dads as they all huffed and puffed their way to birthing their babies. Welcome all you beautiful babies 🙂

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