About Colleen

Colleen Pedersen

Colleen Pedersen

When I trained as a midwife many years ago I was absolutely enthralled by the miracle, the power and the beauty of birth.

On a personal level, giving birth to my own four children was a most inspiring experience for me as a woman. It felt as if I was doing what I was born to do. I had such a sense of achievement and I look back on these births as real highlights in my life. This brought about a strong desire in me to see other women experience birth in this way.

As a midwife, I have had the opportunity to share birth experiences with many couples, and always count it a great privilege to be a part of this most sacred and intimate event in their lives.

Having a good birth experience is about knowing your options, making good choices, and being well prepared. In my role as a doula, I seek to assist you with this and would be honored to be a part of your “birthing team”.

My hope is that you will look back on your child’s birth knowing you took part in a miracle and that you did well. I would like for your baby to come into the world gently, and that he or she would meet you in an unhurried and peaceful way.

Being a part of this will be a great joy and privilege for me.

My Doula Services Include:

  • An initial interview
  • A labour class for you and your partner where I would assist you in developing a birth plan.
  • A lactation class on breastfeeding for you and your partner.
  • My presence at the labour and birth until at least an hour afterward to assist with initiating the breastfeeding relationship.
  • One hospital visit.
  • Two home visits in the first two weeks of being home with your baby.

If you need more assistance with breastfeeding this can be arranged.

Colleen Pedersen - Doula Services