Every moment she gave felt like she witnessed me in my process and walked beside me and my little one as we found our way."
❈ Hi I'm Jen!
The prospect of giving birth can be overwhelming and daunting for anyone expecting! You have so many questions of the unknown and are probably hearing many things you wish you hadn't. Maybe you even feel alone in your questions. Maybe you are wondering where the heck is this village that people keep talking about.
I'm Jennifer LeClair and I live in the west end of Toronto with my partner and daughter. It was during my own postpartum period I realised I want to support others during their pregnancy and transition into becoming families. It is so important to me that you feel safe, comfortable and respected while in labour.
Your birth experience can be amazing
It is just as important that you feel supported and validated postnatally during the new baby phase: the Fourth Trimester. I know firsthand how important the presence of a Doula can be during birth. I love to see you empowered and able to trust your inner wisdom while recognizing and drawing upon your own inner strength. To witness the birth of a baby (and family) is something that I deeply cherish and am grateful to experience and be a part of each and every time.
Why I DOU-la this
Regardless of the circumstances,
you can feel joy during birth
I TOTALLY believe your body knows how to give birth, your baby knows how to be born, AND I also know things can get real, and change quickly when it's all happening. It's important to have realistic expectations so you can still feel empowered and informed each step of the way, no matter how you give birth. YOU own the birth room and I will support you throughout the process. I'm your own private birth coach and nurturing "best friend" who is also a major birth nerd. I will offer non judgmental guidance, totally unbiased and inclusive reassurance. I only pass on evidence based facts to you that I have researched meticulously. I keep things calm in your space for you so that you will feel comfortable and cherished. You will learn about trusting your own resilience and your own resourcefulness. During labour, you will discover your own willingness to do what needs to be done and you will feel supported the entire time.
So let's have a chat, to see if we are a good fit!
*There may be lots of conversations that feel a little like TMI, but I will always keep it real with you*