Kind Words from supported families...
"I hired Katrina as soon as I found out I was expecting. I wanted to have a doula right from the start in the event something unexpected would happen with my pregnancy and to have that early support. While my pregnancy was normal physically, I wasn't expecting to be pregnant during a pandemic, where so many things were changing for birthing persons, doula's, and midwives, and new rules came into play. I needed support mentally, constantly feeling I was on this rollercoaster of emotions and uncertainty. But Katrina was there to help me through the ride.
Whenever I had questions or concerns, Katrina was there to help me find the information to make an informed choice. She gave me the space I needed to release my fears, to shake off the stress I carried on my shoulders, to find the courage to get my questions answered, and was willing to support me however I decided to give birth. I couldn't have done it without Katrina by my side to reassure me during the birth that all was well, and how I was doing a great job and to keep going.
She lent me her strength when I was feeling weak. She had faith in me when at times I lost faith in myself. She knew what I desired with my birth and did everything possible to make sure it happened. She reassured me yet again and took care of me in my early weeks of postpartum, checking in daily and encouraging me in my breastfeeding journey. Katrina is and always will be a huge part of mine and my daughter's birth story. I would definitely hire her for my future pregnancy's, not only because of how amazing she is as a doula, but because she also makes a mean cup of tea. ;)"
-Nicole B, Surrey BC
"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
"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