June 28th, 2012

A reminder to everyone that my book can be purchased on line at www.whatdoesadoulado.com  The perfect Shower Gift, or you interested in reading some Good and Positive Birth Stories, or just some important information before you have your baby.

OR   Kindle  or  Amazon


A client of mine just emailed me this:  “I have enjoyed reading your doula book. It has given me a lot of insight into the birthing process and I enjoyed reading about some of your experiences!”

March 16th, 2012

I watched as dad ‘tasted’ the placenta, the care provider sliced a tiny piece when he asked if he could taste it.    What flavour, would you think?   He replied, Nothing, No flavour.

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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 stood beside Dad, 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 a serge of excitement for both parents.

It is no wonder that a Doula loves what she does, the excitement of Birth,  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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January 19th, 2012

We finally got our snow in Vancouver – thank heavens I have nobody 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.

Enjoy this weather, it will soon be hot and sunny again.

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January 4th, 2012

I believe that the baby (in spirit) ‘chooses their parents’  so to all of you pregnant people, this baby inside you is listening to everything, and feeling every emotion; and waiting anxiously to meet you. He/She picked you to be it’s perfect parent, smile! you are blessed

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January 4th, 2012

I had 74 births in 2011!  I am blessed, thank you to all of my clients, for allowing me to journey with you at your baby’s birth.  I had my last baby on Dec 31 at 8:30 a.m. and my first birth of the year Jan 2 at 10:12 a.m.

I would love to have twins this year.   I look forward to being at your birth – even if you aren’t having twins!!   🙂


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December 30th, 2011

My last client of the year, due Dec 23 is secretly wishing her baby is born in 2012!  This past month I have attended ten births, and two just since the early morning of Dec 28.  I surprisingly had 3 days at Christmas off, and am hoping that I don’t get a call New Years eve.  I now sit exhausted! and in total and complete joy, for the parents I have helped, bring their babies into this world in 2011.   I attended a total of 73 births this year, wow !! how did I do it??  I know my year went by sooo fast, probably because I was working at my passion – BIRTH!     I thank the Universe for helping me keep my schedule on track – I rely on them so I don’t over lap and have a conflict in labouring mamas.  They did throw me a few loops; like back to back births several times, but I attended all.  Except for the bit of time I took off; I believe I was away for two births.  All in all this was a fabulous year, now for the coming year………

2012 is going to be very successful – if we chose it to be.  For myself; fewer births and delving into Post Partum work.  I have not as yet professionally experienced this side of the birthing picture and I look forward to having more time with babies.  I so enjoyed my four babies when they were new, they are a mystery and a delight 🙂   My schedule is starting to book up, so please contact me soon if you are looking for either doula work or combination birth/postpartum doula work.

Enjoy your New Year’s celebration, be safe.   I wish everyone an abundance of love – peace – joy as we all live together on this glorious planet.

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December 9th, 2011

The holidays are here!  Lots of new babies are on their way, the best gift a new parent can receive!  If you know of any one that is pregnant, you can help them by gifting them my book What Does a Doula Do? a very informative handbook for their labor and it’s easy to purchase.   Either a signed copy purchased from www.whatdoesadoulado.com or on-line from any Amazon for book version or Kindle for the e-version.

Enjoy your holidays, be safe and expect a fabulous birth!   I can show you how to birth with ease and have a natural birth.

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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


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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