Our clients love having personalized, one-to-one support during their pregnancy, birth, and first year of postpartum life because it helps them feel confident, prepared, and informed. Check out what people are saying about their experiences with Harbour City Doulas!

“[My doula was] Andrea and it was a wonderful experience. Having someone there to ground you, retrieve things, and who knows how you want birth to play out is amazing. Partners can be good support but I found having someone emotionally outside that intense bubble was a major help. I had a faster birth, and Andrea was a pillar of strength when I thought I couldn’t make it through another contraction. If I ever have another baby I would definitely invite her back into my birth space.”

“I love this team! I worked with both Reta and Candy during my pregnancy, birth, and post care. They are incredibly supportive and kind, and a great resource. I had such a fantastic birth experience with them, thanks to all the knowledge, care, and comfort they bring to the table. I definitely recommend Harbour City Doulas with the highest accolades!”

“Harbour City Doulas came to my rescue when I had left my doula hiring to the last minute. They were flexible with my needs and provided excellent labour support through the whole hospital stay (over 24 hours). I believe every labouring woman deserves to have a birth doula on their team, and I have only good things to say about my experience with them. “

“Our family was very fortunate to have Candy provide us with support before, during, and after the birth of our baby. She supported every member of our family individually, and all of us together, by bringing current information, patience, compassion, and loving energy into our home and the hospital room. Candy helped create a really positive, healthy, and safe experience for us that showed me that birth and postpartum really can be beautiful. Everyone deserves a doula like Candy!”

“From the moment we met Andrea we knew she would be the perfect fit for us. Her confidence, knowledge, and encouragement was exactly what we needed leading up to labour and delivery! I couldn’t imagine having gone through it without her. Her support has become a huge part of our baby’s birth story, and for that we are so grateful. For anyone looking for an empowered birth- I highly recommend Andrea and Harbour City Doulas!”

“Reta always brought a professional, thoughtful, organized, and expert approach to her care. Reta is a gifted doula and person. She is loving, approachable, kind, warm, and energetic. She is able to work in the intimate family environment with integrity and professionalism. We have so appreciated her support to our family and couldn’t imagine how much more challenging it would have been without having the help of Reta!”

“Candy was truly put here on Earth to be a birth doula. She is a warm, patient, knowledgeable, supportive, amazing woman. She always knew exactly what to do or say to help ground and refocus my mind during labour. Both my husband and I are very thankful to have had Candy at our birth and would recommend Harbour City Doulas to anyone looking for birth or postpartum support! Thank you Candy for sharing this amazing experience with us. We could not have done it without you!”

When the suggestion of a doula came up initially, I wasn’t sure it was for us. I was wrong. Andrea’s support during my pregnancy, and most importantly in the delivery room was crucial! As first time parents, we had no idea what to expect during the labour process – and birth is no picnic. I speak for both myself and my husband when I say Andrea was one of the best decisions we made! Her emotional support & calm nature was amazing while I was in labour, and following the birth of our daughter, her knowledge was beyond helpful and she was there if we needed anything, had questions or just wanted an extra ear! Thank you Harbour City Doulas!”



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