We started this journey with a desire to educate and support families during pregnancy, labour and delivery. It is common for families to have questions and to feel unsupported throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond. We are here to help!
At Blossom and Birth our focus is on providing safe, dependable and compassionate care to families of all configurations.
Shandelle and Laura met in 2018 when Laura was pregnant with her second child and was eager to have a completely different birth experience than first. Our connection was immediate and after the birth of her third child (also with Shandelle by her side), we realized we shared the same passions surrounding pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenthood. Together, we offer our families a diverse, judgement free, “always there” form of care.
I have always been interested in supporting families during pregnancy and birth. I enjoy serving families of all types and configurations. I have a client-centered practice and aim to meet people where they are in life. I pride myself on creating a calm, safe and dependable support for you and your family.
After having 3 children, I was strongly compelled to follow my dream. While successfully running a home daycare, I began my certification with Doula Training Canada as a Birth and Postpartum Doula. I have since become a Trainer with Doula Canada, helping to grow the doula community in Canada. I am a strong believer that all person, regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, deserve the access to unbiased and evidenced based information and care. In 2020 I became a Lactation Counselor to help families in their feeding journeys.
I am a certified VBAC doula through The VBAC Link. Through Childbirth International I am certified Lactation Counselor, supporting families with feeding issues and concerns.
I provide safe dependable and supportive doula support in Halifax and surrounding areas, helping you and your partner or family as you go through the birth process. I will support you and help you get the most from your birth experience by respecting, validating, encouraging, and providing a continuous presence.
I am a wife and mother of three young children, living in the Halifax area. Though I grew up on the west coast, work – and love – led me east, and I’ve called Halifax home for the last five years.
My pregnancies and births with my children instilled in me a love for all things related to pregnancy, labour and birth. My life changed after having my first baby - in obvious ways, but in more subtle ways, too. I found myself drawn to pregnant and newly postpartum friends, family members and coworkers, eager to hear their experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenthood. My appetite for birth stories became insatiable. When I heard of negative birth experiences, I wondered how or if they could have been prevented through additional education, advocacy and support. After experiencing firsthand the benefits of having a doula during my second and third births, I was inspired to begin my certification as a Birth Doula with Doula Canada in 2020.
By providing evidence-based information, support, encouragement and a calm and steady presence, I will help you to feel prepared, confident and empowered throughout your pregnancy and birth. I support individuals, couples and families from all backgrounds and walks of life as they navigate their pregnancy and birth journeys. I would be honored to support you, too!
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Serving Halifax, Bedford, Dartmouth, Fall River, Waverly, Hubbards, Spryfield, Sackville, Eastern Passage, Cole Harbour, Beaverbank, Lawrencetown, Beechville, Enfield, Wellington, Timberlea, Shearwater, Hammonds Plains, Lakeside, Herring Cove, Harrietsfield, Mount Uniake and all other areas withing a 30 km distance of Halifax.
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