Certified Labor and Birth Doula
My name is Janice, and it truly is wonderful that you’re here, either on your way to starting your family or increasing the blessing by adding more! I am a mother of 3, and I am passionate about helping not only set you up well for birth, but to help equipe, empower and encourage you through the labour, birth and the new season of mothering.
I am originally from Canada, my husband is from California, but we spent 14 years being based in Australia, living and raising our family there. I have been a doula since 2016, and even though I did my doula training in the USA, my birth experience has been in many different cultures. This has helped equip me for many different birth places, preferences and scenarios, especially in hospital situations where I find that doula support is most needed.
Birth is the most wonderful, challenging and beautiful privilege. I hope that I can help you understand your body, its design, and ensure you are empowered to bring forth this life, no matter what that looks like. I hope to support you with your choices, walk through fears, and help you know that you’re the best mother for this little one.
As first time parents, my husband and I knew we wanted a doula to partner with us. Janice was an absolute godsend and my only regret is that we didn't meet her earlier during our pregnancy! She is kind, knowledgeable, and encouraging. Being able to rely on her for accurate information and insight when we had questions or concerns (there were a LOT of both) gave us both peace of mind.
On our son's actual birthday, she was with us as I labored at home for a number of hours before making the decision to transition to the hospital. At the hospital, she was a calming presence in the midst of chaos. When our delivery didn't go as we had hoped or expected, she was there to help us process the experience afterward and checked in on us in the weeks following his birth as we adjusted to life as a family of three.
I truly don't know what we would have done without her! We cannot recommend her highly enough and are so thankful to have had her support, love and care throughout birth and beyond!"
Courtney & David