Kind Words from supported families...
"Katrina was an incredible part of our birth story! From the moment we met her, she had this very calm energy and we knew she would be great during our labour. She arrived right when we asked her to, and was supportive from the get go; making sure I was hydrated, endlessly massaging my head and back, helping me breathe through contractions, and encouraging my husband to help me labour in different positions. My husband agrees that we would have had a completely different experience without her presence, and we are so thankful! After our birth, the doctor commented TWICE on how supportive and great our doula was, and according to the nurses, this doctor has never complemented or paid attention to the role of a doula during any previous births, so it was a tremendous compliment for her work! Highly highly recommend Katrina!"
- Jessie, New Westminster BC
"Katrina was my doula for the birth of my first baby. She was wonderful! She was a calming encouraging force and talked me through each contraction as they became stronger. My goal was to aim for a drug-free labor as long as I could. Having been induced, the contractions became quite painful. With Katrina's love & support, I got all the way to 9 cm without drug intervention. More importantly, when I was simply too exhausted and had reached my pain limit, Katrina supported my decision to get an epidural without any judgment. She was present during every push, keeping me strong & focused when I could feel myself waning.
Under Katrina's care, I felt confident and supported throughout my entire labor. My husband is especially grateful for her calming presence during the delivery, as birth is an emotionally difficult time for our partners, too. I'm so happy with my decision to have Katrina present at the birth of my beautiful baby girl. I can't imagine going through the process without her and will absolutely ask her to be there for the birth of my next child, too!"
- Tanya, Surrey BC
"We are so happy to have asked Katrina to help with the delivery of our baby. Her attention, expertise and support were invaluable!
Beginning well before the big day she met with us, got to know our location and journey, and were ready to help us when the time came. And what a delivery: 36 hours of exhausting labour later, Katrina was there for over the last 24 straight hours, helping us through the early stages at home, joining us to the hospital, and encouraging and facilitating the entire process in ways that neither of us would have thought of or had the energy to accomplish.
If we have more kids, we certainly will look forward to benefiting from her assistance again, and we enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who is expecting. We are happy to not have any idea what we would have done without her, because she allowed us to focus on what we could do instead.
In addition to the delivery, the consultations and advice such as exercises to deal with pain and fatigue beforehand were very helpful, and the experience of having Katrina there was also like having a caring and able family member present, which was important as our mothers were unable to be there in person."
"It was a wonderful experience having Katrina with us for the birth of our third child. As it was our first time having a doula, Katrina surpassed our expectations! She was very in-tune with what I needed, whether it was back rubs, water breaks, reassurance, and even gentle advice. Katrina was a calming presence in the room, echoing the doctor's requests to me. Even though there were 7 people in the room, all I heard were my husband and her. It was great to have her support. Thank you so much, Katrina!"
- Melissa V, Surrey BC