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ABOUT

Our doulas support all types of families within the Greater Victoria, Peninsula, and Westshore areas of Vancouver Island. We love birth, babies, moving bodies, and seeing families grow. Birth is our passion, it is our way of life, it sparks us with joy, and fuels our spirits. We are excited to get to know you and your family along this important journey of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenthood. To contact any of our doulas, please click on their photo below.

Meet The Team

Corinne Bargen

Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula

Breastfeeding Educator

As a mother of 3, Corinne is excited and honored to be invited into the lives of young families. She has attended more than 140 births and every birth she attends has made her feel more and more in awe of women and their strength. She hopes that her gentle support both hands-on and with information, as well as encouragement, will be just what you need to feel empowered by your birth experience. Having a doula in no way replaces a partner's role but can allow them to give you their best support possible by also being supported themselves.

Melissa Harris

Birth Doula

Childbirth Educator

 Breastfeeding Educator

TENS Rental

Melissa's passion is supporting families. As a mom of 3, she is able to bring her first hand knowledge to the birthing space. Through her childbirth classes, she has taught more than 300 couples, helping to lower anxiety and increase partner communication to facilitate a positive birth experience. As a birth doula, she has attended more than 100 births bringing support, confidence, and experience to the room. Melissa supports the birthing person, and also the partner, family, or birth team in welcoming the baby into their arms.

Renee Ahmadi

Birth Doula

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Instructor

 Breastfeeding Educator

Renée is passionate about birth and strongly believes in the power of breath and movement as key tools for comfort throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and parenthood. Renée is skilled with communication and has worked in various capacities with diverse families for the past fifteen years with a strong value for community building from the family unit and beyond. Renée's doula trademark style is physical support and her own endurance, as she supports partners and anticipates needs so there is less to do and say. Renée will support your family through this major life transition without judgement.  

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Tamara Cleaver

Postpartum Doula

Breastfeeding Educator

Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Tamara has been working with families for many years supporting them prenatally, and into their children's first few years. Recently, Tamara has fulfilled her yoga instructor training and is working with people in the prenatal and postnatal period to move their bodies. A wealth of knowledge, she gives warmth and love wherever she goes.

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Sarah Jane Steele

Birth Pool Rental

TENS Rental

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Instructor

Midwifery Student

As a birth doula, Sarah-Jane fell in love with supporting families, and is now studying midwifery at UBC to fulfil her dreams of caring for families. She is still renting birth pools and TENS machines in the greater Victoria, Westshore, and Peninsula areas. As a yoga instructor, you can find her on the youtube channel DoYogaWithMe.

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Tanya Penna

Registered Social Worker/Counselor

Birth Doula

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Tanya's genuine nature makes her a great support for birth and postpartum. Althought she is not taking births at this time, she is an integral part of our team. Her counseling background can help families navigate this emotional time and help with PPD and PPA. Starting late 2019, she will open up her counseling practice to assist parents in the postpartum period.