Fiona Galvani, CD(DONA)
I have been supporting families through birth for 15 years. Initially, when my own children were still quite young, I started attending the births of friends and family members and have been able to provide support to both the mother and her partner. When a mother is given the tools that she needs to manage labour, when she and her partner feel empowered to make decisions that are in theirs and their babies best interest, when they know that they have someone who is there just for them, they are better able to navigate the challenges and possible obstacles that may emerge. With each birth I have learned more about the beauty and strength of the birthing mother and have been continually amazed by women’s instincts and their innate ability to understand what their bodies need in order to birth their babies. For me, being present at the birth of a child, being able to support a family as it is being born is the highest honour.
My husband and I are the parents of 10 children. The oldest three children we gave birth to and the younger seven joined our family through adoption. My family are a tremendous support to me in my role as a doula.
Jaime Walker, CD(DONA)
Being born and raised on the North Shore, and now raising my own children here, this community means a lot to me. The health and wellbeing of moms, babies and families is what drew me to become a Doula and I feel passionately about helping a mother come into her own and feel confident. I have always been drawn to bellies and babies and feel I’m at the perfect time in my life to support, encourage and empower a new mom and a new family. I know firsthand the experience of not having my own choices listened to and my goal is to ensure that a mother and her partner come away from their birth feeling empowered and satisfied.
I have taken both my birth and postpartum doula courses through DONA International. I want to help support mothers in their preferred maternity care choices, whatever that may be, and to provide the best care for the individual family. I feel very privileged to work closely with families during such a meaningful and momentous time in their lives. Labour and Birth is an unfamiliar time, I’m here to provide a safe environment, a reassuring presence and hopefully, we have some fun along the way as this is a moment you will remember forever.
Lauren Salmon, CD(DONA)
I became a birth doula after the miracle of giving birth for the first time. It was when I understood the value of support and evidence based information in pregnancy and labour. As a DONA certified birth doula, I have the honour to serve as that support person for new moms and families. My role as a doula is to help guide a pregnant woman and her partner to the find the information they seek, help uncover her ideal birth, and provide unwavering support to achieve that ideal birth. Confidence, empowerment, and lots of love are important elements to a positive birth experience that is what I help foster at each birth I have the pleasure to attend!
Hailing from California, I'm thrilled to have lived on the North Shore for over four years with my husband and three kids. Aside from birth and babies, I love beach days, cooking and entertaining, exercising, and exploring the city with my family.
I have always been drawn to the health and wellbeing of babies, bellies, and new parents. I began my doula journey while I was still a full-time student at the University of Victoria - I couldn’t get away from births. Both my birth and postpartum doula training were taken through DONA international while my fertility doula training was taken through Doula Canada. I want to ensure that new parents and parents-to-be feel supported, regardless of where they are in their journey. When I’m not attending to my doula practice, I can be found doing work as a board member for the Doula Services Association of British Columbia, hiking, climbing, or volunteering.
North Shore Doulas is proud to work in partnership
with Kimberly Daniels of Lunamama.
Kimberly Daniels, CD(DONA)
My doula practice is based in beautiful Squamish BC, I serve families throughout the Sea to Sky corridor and Vancouver. In the twelve years since I attended my first birth, I have supported hundreds of families and continue to learn and be inspired by every single birth. My goal is to nurture, prepare, and educate families about their choices in birth and early parenting as their family grows.