"Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of our greeting.
Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well."
~Mother Teresa ~
My journey began when my first born son was placed on my chest immediately after he was born. I felt so empowered and amazing! I remember thinking to myself that I want to find a job where I can surround myself with pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding… I didn’t have a clue what that might be but I knew my dream job was out there somewhere…I felt a calling!
When my best friend became pregnant, I attended her birth and provided labor support for her. I felt so honored to be invited to her birth and the experience left me feeling once again so awed by the strength of women and the miracle of birth…I knew what my dream job was going to be! I took my Dona certified training at Douglas College in 1999 and haven’t looked back! I have a love of learning and am incredibly passionate about pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding...this has led me to enhance my knowledge and expand my experience through continuous, ongoing education in the form of personal exploration, workshops, lectures and conferences.
I have over 16 years’ experience as a Perinatal Consultant with a background in holistic nutrition and health. I bring my own deep experience as a mother of six children to my practice and am honored to offer a continuum of care as you awaken into your new identity as parents.
It is a privilege for me to support you and your partner in this profound transition as you celebrate the life within you and your initiation into parenthood. Currently I offer private prenatal education, birth and postpartum doula services and breastfeeding counseling throughout the Fraser Valley…Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Aldergrove and Langley areas. For more information about me and the services I provide, please visit my website, read my blog, “like” me on facebook and/or contact me for more information. I would love to hear from you!
As a Childbirth Educator and Doula I am trained and qualified to support you through this life changing event.
As a mother of five, I have firsthand experience of what pregnancy, birth and postpartum brings. It was through the birth of my children that I became very passionate about educating and empowering others to achieve a positive birth experience.
I offer private Prenatal Education, Christ-Centered Prenatal Education, Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula Services in the Fraser Valley. Currently not taking clients.
Each woman’s journey and birth philosophy is unique to her and it has become my goal to support and celebrate each woman’s individual needs. I have continued my education and become a certified Dancing For Birth Instructor and took the Breastfeeding for Health Care Providers course and love supporting breastfeeding mothers. As a birth Doula, DFB instructor and Breastfeeding support person it has truly been a gift to walk alongside these amazing women!
604-859-1052 / 604-308-4340
By the time I’d delivered and breastfed several more babies, I often found myself answering questions about birth and breastfeeding. Sometimes this led to hours of teaching and encouraging as moms prepared for birth or adjusted to nursing their babies. About 15 or 20 years into this process, I discovered the word “doula”! Upon coming to Chilliwack several years ago, I was fortunate to discover the Fraser Valley Birth Network, a group who shares this fascination with birth.
Training: DONA & Wise Woman Way of Birth
I’m Miranda Chiasson of Elderberry Birth. I am a lover of normal, natural, sacred birth, a mother to two girls, partner to my husband Ian, a gardener, musician and book devourer. I came to the path of birth work beginning with my own pregnancy in 2010. Since that time I have learned more than I knew there was to learn about birth and I’ve only just scratched the surface. My greatest passion is to see parents own their birth and have one of the greatest experiences of their lives. I hope to facilitate this by offering loving support, empowering information, and deepest trust in our own bodies and babies.
I would love to meet with you to share a complimentary consultation to explore if I am the right fit for your pregnancy and birth journey. Please visit my website or contact me through one of the following options.
Elimination Communication – Workshops and Mentoring
Birth Pool Rentals
We believe that women instinctively know how to labour and that birth is a wonderful, normal and healthy event. We support women in their right to give birth however and wherever they choose.
Our doulas have completed training approved by DONA International and are either DONA certified or actively pursuing certification.
The Abbotsford Doula Group Board of Directors includes:
Denay Peters, Jennie Crosby, Nicole Christen and Tamara Okoti
|Amanda Wiebe and Jaclyn Neufeld|
We provide prenatal, birth and postpartum care at home or in a hospital setting. We each take on our own clients but as partners have a guaranteed back-up with similar values and practices so you will never be without doula support. We also offer Placenta Encapsulation services. We are currently serving the Fraser Valley including Abbotsford and Chilliwack.
There are so many benefits to having the care of a doula that go beyond the seemingly fuzzy terms of “comfort” or “support”. You’re looking for someone who will give you and your loved ones the tools, tips, and tricks for coping with labour. My name is Veronica and I’ve been providing labour support since 2015 and absolutely love watching families grow and change through birth experiences where your choices are in your hands. You’ve got this! I can help! Call me up or shoot me an email and we can book a free appointment to discuss what doula support can look like for you. Check out what I’m up to at facebook.com/honeydewdoulahenna
I offer birth doula packages, beautiful belly (and event) henna designs, birth pool rentals including setup and takedown, and traditional postpartum belly binding appointments and group belly binding workshops.