Praise

WHAT FAMILIES ARE SAYING……..

Birth Doula Services

“Amy supported my partner and I though our pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Amy’s presence during my daughters birth provided my partner and I with exactly the amount IMGP3622of support that we needed. My husband had been concerned that having a doula would negate his role as “support person”, however in the end he found that having Amy present allowed him to feel more comfortable and capable. Essentially, Amy did everything we needed before we even knew we needed it.

Post partum I experienced more challenges than I had expected and Amy worked tirelessly to provide me with the support I needed and when she was unavailable or felt others were more capable she put me in contact with others who could help.” G&N

“I would recommend Amy to anyone thinking of getting a doula. She has an exceptional ability to provide exactly what’s needed without invading on an experience that belongs to solely the mother and father.”N&T

“Amy is knowledgeable, warm, and a wonderful presence during the prenatal, labour/delivery, and postpartum periods. She is reliable and accessible for my questions and support as needed. Because of Amy, I felt confident in my ability to give birth and both my husband and I felt very comfortable throughout the experience.” K&K

“Amy was a fantastic dIMGP3726oula. She was extremely supportive to both myself and my husband before, during and after the birth of our son. Having someone in the delivery room to help walk us through one of the most overwhelming times in our lives made such a difference. We could not have done it without Amy!” S&J

“Amy was amazing during my pregnancy and labor! She was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable when it came to questions I had. She was always available to answer my questions and concerns after the birth of our son. I’m so glad we found her to be apart of our birth process ☺️ Thanks Amy!” J&A

“Having Amy as a doula allowed me to concentrate on labour and not worry that my wishes would be respected by Dr’s and nurses. Amy’s support was also invaluable postpartum. She worked tirelessly to support my family and I through my challenges of breastfeeding.” G&N

“My husband and I felt incredibly blessed to have Amy at our side during the birth of our son.  As first time parents we were anxious about the birthing process, but Amy magically put those fears to rest and we had an amazing birth experience. I could not imagine this happening without such a supportive doula.  If we are fortunate enough to have another child in our future, I know who I want on my support team. Thanks Amy!” K&D

Amy was a fantastic asset to our first pregnancy. I always felt like she was there for us. Having so many questions, she was always on call with the right resources. She really takes the time to understand what is important for you and your birth. She is a master at the IWK to get anything you might need and knows a lot of the staff. She will speak for you during contractions if you need her too. We decided she would be the leader, however, she knew when and how to let others participate in the labour. Amy truly helped me get the most out of my birth experience. Even though my husband and two sisters were there she was a necessary fixture. We will consider her for our second child. I have spoken to other professionals who have spoken highly of her as well. Highly recommendIMGP4061ed!” J&P

“Without Amy’s support, I don’t know if I would have gotten through 28 hours of labour without medication.  Her support, encouragement and gentle guidance to both myself and my husband was key in getting me over the “I can’t do this anymore” hurdle.  Thank you!” H&J

 

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Post Partum Doula Services

“Amy was an amazing support to our family in the first six months after our son was born. We experienced a number of challenges early including a lot of fussiness and some feeding difficulties. With Amy’s support, we became much more confident (and effective) at soothing and nursing our son. She also provided some much needed rest often holding our son, putting him to sleep or playing with him while I showered, slept or ate. She is also quite skilled at cooking and often made meals or snacks for us to eat or freeze for later. In later months, she provided a great deal of information about how to engage our son through play as he became older as well as baby led weaning. Overall, by sharing her extensive knowledge about infant development, breastfeeding and the transition to parenthood, we learned to better read and understand our son’s cues and development. Amy was an absolute joy to have with us. She truly went above and beyond to support me with mothering and my husband and I with our transition to parenthood. We are so lucky to have had her as part of our family.” L&R

 “I hired Amy as my Post-Partum Doula and she was wonderful! Even though I was looking and feeling rough (and my home was a disaster!) when she arrived she put me right at ease and I felt very comfortable with her. She is easy-going but hardworking and very knowledgeable. She was super-easy to talk with while she got right to work doing whatever I needed. For example, she did some light housekeeping for me while we discussed post-partum life and I nursed my baby. I would definitely hire her again!” L&R

 

Infant Massage Classes  

“Amy’s baby massage class gave me aIMGP4955nd my baby an excellent opportunity to connect with other mothers and babies while teaching me useful techniques to relax my baby, ease the symptoms of gas and discomfort, while allowing us to bond in a relaxed and supportive environment. I would highly recommend Embrace Doula to any new parents.”

“Sam and I really enjoyed infant massage.  I loved learning the massage techniques and songs.  Sam was really relaxed and enjoyed bonding with his mom and Aunt Jen, who also came along to learn.  I would recommend infant massage to anyone who wants to bond even more with his/her baby.”

“Infant Massage, with Embrace Doula, was a great opportunity to connect with my daughter while learning valuable relaxation techniques and enjoying the fellowship of other new moms!!”

“Amy delivers a very informative, organized and nurturing massage class”

 

Breastfeeding Support Group

“I love the breastfeeding support group at Fiddleheads. It is a wonderful way to start the week and we never miss it! It’s a welcoming, very comfortable place to connect with like-minded moms, babies of similar age, and Amy, of course! We discuss a wide range of baby-related topics, so I find it very informative to hear Amy’s professional, non-judgemental, caring insights as well as the experiences of the other moms. There’s always a few people going for coffee after too.” J&I

“A kind friend of mine suggested I come to Amy’s weekly breastfeeding support groups when I was still pregnant. When my daughter was 3 weeks old we attended our first Monday morning group; it’s now the highlight of our week. Amy has such a gentle and supportive way of encouraging new moms and providing answers to questions (if she does not know the answer, she will follow up with you). She has created such a nurturing and comfortable breastfeeding environment for new moms to meet each other and talk about their experiences. I have recommended her Monday support session to every new mom I meet and the group grows each week.  Amy is a wealth of knowledge for breastfeeding moms and is a positive force in this community.”  L&P
“Amy MacAulay is a joy to be around.  The birth of my first child was a beautiful and powerful event in my life, but breatfeeding support was a challenge.  I have breastfed long after other friends have weened. Having a doula, like Amy, gave me the confidence, knowledge, and support I needed to fully embrace the experience. We are still happily nursing at 20 months.In addition to her excellent doula services, Amy also leads a breastfeeding support group that has devloped a community of breastfeeding Mothers that now offer each other care and support.” V&V

 

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  1. “I hired Amy as my Post-Partum Doula and she was wonderful! Even though I was looking and feeling rough (and my home was a disaster!) when she arrived she put me right at ease and I felt very comfortable with her. She is easy-going but hardworking and very knowledgeable. She was super-easy to talk with while she got right to work doing whatever I needed. For example, she washed dishes and folded laundry for me while we discussed post-partum life and I nursed my baby. I would definitely hire her again!”

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