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CD(DONA) Birth Doula Support, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Education (LCCE) and Certified Lactation Support (CLE)

(proudly serving Calgary and the surrounding area)

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Pikani), the Tsuut'ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Metis Nation (Region 3), and all the people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

About Heather
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Becoming a mother was the single most defining event in my life. Through the highs and lows of pregnancy and motherhood, I came to know myself as a mother, a woman, and as a human being. This journey through conception, pregnancy, labour, the birth of my children, and beyond ignited a passion for helping Birthing Persons and Birthing Persons with Partners to navigate each of their own journeys to parenthood with confidence, understanding, empowerment and dignity.

 

As a Certified Birth Doula, Certified Breastfeeding Educator, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and trained Postpartum Doula, as well as a forever Mum to my own children, I feel able and confident in walking beside parents-to- be as they choose their own paths and write their own birth stories. 

 

I believe that the confidence experienced by parents-to-be throughout pregnancy and delivery translates into increased confidence when baby comes home. The more we can learn, discuss, practice, and explore, the greater the anticipation and excitement (rather than uncertainty or trepidation).

 

My role is to create and maintain an educational experience and environment that is free of judgement and full of care. I will introduce and explain choices through pregnancy and birth, provide  balanced information, and offer unbiased and wholly caring advocacy and support. It is my goal to amplify the birthing person’s  heart and voice so that they can be heard and understood. 

 

Both the pregnancy and the birth day belong to the birthing person and birthing persons with partners, and I will be there in whatever non-medical capacity is needed to best support each birthing person’s knowledge, understanding, self confidence, self advocacy and self determination.

 

At Cadence Childbirth Services Ltd., I am focused on creating education and birth spaces that radiate confidence, education, advocacy, and caring support. It’s your story, your way. 

*I work in partnership with Michelle Finch of Finch Doula Services. Together we believe in a caring and collaborative approach to teach and support birth clients as a team. This allows us each to bring our unique gifts, talents and strengths to our clients, thereby enhancing their education, confidence, coverage and care to an even greater depth.

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Childbirth Education

My Classes Promote:

• Active questioning

• Hands on participation/experiences

• Connection with Self and Partner

• Exploration of:

- Natural Preferences

- Labour and Birth Options &       Choices

- Productive Birth Practices

• Practice of Mindful Process and Comfort Techniques

• Working knowledge through current, evidence based & balanced information 

• CONFIDENCE

• EMPOWERMENT

• FUN

 

Currently offering In Home Individual, Couple and Small Group Childbirth Education Classes. 

(*Ask about Group Rates for booking 3 or more couples*)

Birth Doula Services

My Support Includes:

1 Obligation Free Connect and Chat to determine if I am a good fit for your Birth Journey

• 2 In Home Prenatal Visits to: 

- cultivate confidence and voice

- promote connection with your     partner and birth team   

-navigate your pregnancy/birth      preferences/choices

-provide balanced and evidence based resources and information

• 24/7 on call availability for the 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after your Estimated Date of Delivery

• In Person Support for the Entirety of your Labour & Birth

• Assistance with First Latch/First Feed

• Photos as desired for Labour, Birth & Golden Hour

• 1 Postnatal Visit

 Lactation Support

My Support Includes:

• Virtual and In Home Education and Support for the early challenges of  Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

Help with:

- Latch

- Positioning

- Breast Comfort/Health

- Milk Production

- Pumping and Storage of   Breastmilk

*Please note that if your questions/concerns/experience are revealed to be beyond my scope as a CLE, I am well connected and able to refer you to local IBCLC Lactation Consultants and additional resources

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Kind Words

Heather provided much more than a "service" for my husband and I during the pregnancy and the birth of our son. She now feels like part of the family after this special experience.
She came with excellent knowledge and shared very valuable resources. The support we received during labor and childbirth was absolutely amazing and I cannot find enough words to describe how incredible her presence was.
Heather is kind, compassionate, well educated and a very special individual. If we are lucky enough to have a second child, she will be one of my first calls. We couldn't have done it without her!
~Carrie Properzi
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