"Tricia is a wonderful doula! I honestly don’t think I would have been able to have a natural, pain-medication free birth without Tricia’s care and support. She gave us great information to help in the weeks leading up to my labour. She was always there to answer our questions and checked in with us regularly in the few days before going to the hospital. She did an exercise with us during one of our prenatal visits where we described our ideal labour and delivery and what we would be willing to trade off if things didn’t go as planned. Tricia provided us with the advantages and disadvantages of different interventions and always respected our wishes. There was never any pressure from her to have a certain type of birth.
This was our first pregnancy so naturally my partner and I were anxious about the labour and delivery. I felt so calm, confident, and at ease having Tricia by our side. During my labour she had so many helpful tools and techniques to make my labour comfortable such as breathing techniques (which I relied on heavily during labour), changing positions, using a birthing ball, sifting using a rebozo scarf, counter pressure, and massage for my back. These techniques that Tricia and I used helped me to work through the contractions, labour at home until I was 6-7 centimeters dilated (all the while with a smile on my face!), and fight the urge to push when I was not ready! Tricia was also a tremendous source of support to my partner during labor and guided him on how we could help me. I think sometimes we think our partners will be enough support but we forget that they also need support as well! To top it all off, Tricia took pictures for us after the delivery and sent out a birth announcement she prepared so that we could enjoy our new bundle of joy!
I am so grateful because with Tricia’s help I was able to have a very quick and easy labor and delivery with no complications and a very speedy recovery. My doctors couldn’t stop saying how fantastic she was and how well she worked with the hospital staff. They were also pretty amazed and said it was rare to have a natural birth for a first pregnancy. I attribute this to having Tricia by our side. Tricia helped us to achieve the labour and delivery my partner and I wanted. We will always be forever grateful to her for the care and support she provided to us before, during and after our birth. She is our doula angel and she will be forever in our hearts. I would highly recommend Tricia"!
I cannot say enough good about Tricia. This was my first pregnancy and I was nervous and anxious about labour and delivery. Having Tricia as my doula was a great experience and she was invaluable throughtout my 24 hours of labour.
Her warm personality and calm and sensitive demeanor made Tricia a perfect fit for us. She is very knowledgeable and her experience and words of encouragement helped me and my partner to remain calm and focused, even in the tougher moments, knowing we were in good hands. Tricia made sure we had the birthing experience we wanted. She even brought dim Christmas lights to make the hospital delivery room as intimate and warm as possible, just like I had stated in my birth plan. When things went unexpected, she helped us understand what was happening and made sure we were informed at every turn about the options available to us. She was supportive of all our decisions (including my decision to have an epidural when I had reached my pain tolerance level). She literally guided us all the way to the delivery of our beautiful baby boy. Both my partner and I feel that we couldn't have gotten through it the way we did without Tricia.
Tricia visited us a few days after the delivery and dropped off a touching gift to commemorate the birthday of our son which was so unbelievably thoughtful of her.
Thank you Tricia, you made all the difference to us!
"Alexandra was a great addition to our family in the time we spent with her. My toddler was attached to her and was blessed to not feel a lack in attention with a new baby in the house. It was really great that Alexandra would wear my baby and play with my toddler and I could eat or shower. She made fabulous meals and laundry was always done and was great to have the extra hands around the house, to kids classes and grocery shopping. She was resourceful and I really liked how she genuinely cared for the kids".
"Tricia was an amazing Doula! She attended my home birth, and made it possible for me to relax and not worry about anything. She was always there with a word of comfort, a glass of water or a gentle touch whenever I needed it during labour. Before the birth, she gave excellent prenatal care and was always available if I had any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend her service to anyone! She is sincere, professional and passionate about what she does. What struck me most was that she seemed to genuinely care about me and my baby - I never felt like a client, but more like a friend, even though we had only met a few times."
Julie - Toronto
"I was lucky enough to have my first baby girl (Saisa) on October 13th 2012 after almost 20 hours of labour yet with no epidural or any pain medications. It would not have been possible without the great physical and emotional support of Alexandra. She is amazing to be around especially during the labour pain. I was indeed lucky to have her beside me during my labour. She extended her support beyond hospital. Furthermore, her follow ups and resources she provided were great help to me and my family".
"We wanted to thank you for all your help and support during the birth of our son. Since this is our first baby we were unsure of what to expect. Even though we met you for the first time in the hospital while I was already in labour (because I went in labour 3 weeks early), you immediately put us at ease and it felt like we had known you for a long time. We really appreciated your suggestions and guidance during the labour, especially during contractions, it made them a lot more bearable. When things stopped going according to plan and got scary and stressful, it was absolutely invaluable to have you there, especially during the moments when my husband couldn't be. You were so caring, helpful and calm during the 37 hours I was in labour and we really appreciate everything you have done!"
Thanks so much, Irene, Yury and baby Kai
"Having Alex in our home feels very, very good. Her warmth and positive energy are such a joy, and we feel so confident and comfortable leaving our precious daughter in her care. It’s a delight to see Eleanor’s face light up when Alex arrives. That’s the truest testament to how wonderful Alex is! We are so grateful to have found her".
"Having our first baby, we were unsure of what to expect in the delivery room and how to prepare ourselves beforehand. Tricia immediately connected with us thanks to her genuine warmth and desire to make the whole experience as positive as possible. Working with Tricia at home gave us a lot of confidence about ensuring Kanwal was physically and emotionally relaxed, what to expect at the hospital, and how to cope with labour pains.
Tricia also proved to be very adaptable to challenging circumstances in the delivery room and gave us the support we needed when dealing with the unexpected. Her calm and supportive demeanour was very helpful and it was wonderful to have her around after the delivery"!
Atif & Kanwal