Vanessa Strickland

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Pre-CD Labour

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Vanessa Strickland Doula Services

SERVICES PROVIDED: Labor Doula Support

About

AREAS SERVED: Guelph

CONTACT INFO:

Phone: (226) 821-5410

Email: vmstrickland@gmail.com

 

 

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I’m a Mom to four children and attended the birth of a friend.

What led you to become a Doula?: Ever since the birth of my first child I’ve been interested in birth. Interest turned into a passion for helping women feel heard and empowered throughout pregnancy, birth, and beyond!

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

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What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The best resource is often friends or family you trust and admire. Your instinct is your friend so listen to it! Also watch Knocked Up. JK that may not be the most helpful. ????

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: My heart wants to hug them and tell them they are already the best Mom for their little one and that they’re doing a great job.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: A safe space in which they feel heard and then empowered to make the best choice for them and their baby.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: LOST (I’ve watched the entire series 3 times! ????)

What is your favorite place to vacation?: I loved Brussels, Belgium.

What is your favorite food?: Donuts

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: With a mix of time outside on a beautiful day, a good coffee, and someone that makes me smile.

Who lives in your house?: My husband Jamie and our four boys, Noah (10 years), Jude (8 years), Blaise (5 years), and Haddon (2 years). It’s loud and crazy and we usually like it that way. ????