From belly to birth…

a peaceful passage

EDMONTON'S ORIGINAL SHARED-CARE DOULA PARTNERSHIP

unique care

Shared Care is essentially two doulas for the price of one! Each birthing person receives two sets of expertise, education and double the support.

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going beyond

We are proud to have glowing reviews from the families we have helped along our journey. Watch the video above, read our testimonials on Facebook or find our extensive reviews here. 

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Contacting us is easy and pressure-free.  Let our expertise guide you through the doula selection process. 

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MEET THE DOULAS

brenda giourmetakis

I have lived in Edmonton for most of my life and have five children of my own.  I never had the experience of choice for birth. Three of my five sons were born with medical induction, one with limited interventions and one was birthed by c-section. There were not many choices for women when I was birthing my children.                   

erin oltmann

Every woman, family, birth and babe is unique; to me this means that there is no one-size-fits-all doula formula! I have two children of my own, one born in the hospital and the second born at home. I’ve personally experienced the value in doula support in both settings and the difference it makes to a mother to be in control, positive, and informed of all possible choices. 

brenda giourmetakis

I have lived in Edmonton for most of my life and have five children of my own.  I never had the experience of choice for birth. Three of my five sons were born with medical induction, one with limited interventions and one was birthed by c-section. There were not many choices for women when I was birthing my children.                   

erin oltmann

Every woman, family, birth and babe is unique; to me this means that there is no one-size-fits-all doula formula! I have two children of my own, one born in the hospital and the second born at home. I’ve personally experienced the value in doula support in both settings and the difference it makes to a mother to be in control, positive, and informed of all possible choices. 

We do more prenatals

Every client receives a minimum of 3 prenatals.

We do more postpartums

One within a week of birth and one 2-3 weeks after to see how things are going.

We do childbirth education

As well as birth preferences, comfort measures, breastfeeding and early newborn period expectations.

Lactation check

Every client gets a lactation check in the first 48 hours at their birth location

Complimentary gift pack

Every client receives a gift pack that includes natural products that are hand-made & a baby bunting bag.

More support

Every client gets text support at any time!

TESTIMONIALS

"Hiring a doula is extremely helpful for new parents like ourselves. Brenda and Erin were a huge help before, during, and after my wife’s child birth process. They provided us advice on how my wife can stay comfortable during pregnancy thru exercises and massage techniques, provided a  very good detailed overview of the entire birth process and informing us of what we should be expecting..."
D. Lee
"Brenda was my Doula for both the birth of my son in December 2015 and the birth of my daughter in July 2017. I have to say I learned more about pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care from our meetings with Brenda than I feel I ever could have in any class or book. She played a huge role in both pregnancies and births and I not only consider her my Doula but now a part of my family..."
Cynthia Meinke
"Erin was our Doula for the birth of our son in December. She helped us feel confident going into the birth and the early days as new parents. During the birth, her compassion, support, and experience were invaluable. I was unable to get a midwife and was very apprehensive about a hospital birth, but Erin’s knowledge and advocacy for our birth experience provided the reassurance we needed..."
K. Culyer
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