Nurturing Start Doula Care was founded to support women before, during and after birth and to meet the growing need for labour and postpartum support in our community.

It is now widely recognized that choosing to add a labor support person to one’s birth team can yield many positive benefits. A woman’s memories of her birth experiences last a lifetime and can have powerful effects on her self esteem and confidence. We are committed to helping women and couples feel empowered and supported as they experience birth and confident in their decisions in the fourth trimester.

It is our goal to help mothers learn to trust in their beautiful, strong bodies and to trust in the sacred journey of labour and birth. It is our wish for mothers and their partners to experience the birth of their babies as fully as possible.

It would be an honor to have the opportunity to share this time with you. We will work to support you in journey to parenthood and beyond, where you feel confident, informed, and surrounded with care, love and respect.

Wow! Where to begin. Brooke was very supportive and always willing to help. It was very comforting knowing she was there for every contraction. She had a variety of different ideas. Her candles in the bathroom were great. (Even if it was too dark and the lights were on.) She was positive and always happy. She encouraged me to push harder, when I thought I couldn’t. My husband also loved her support, as he looked to her when he was unsure what to do. Thank-you very much for all your help!


She arrived at the hospital before we did was so kind and knowledgeable and helped make the experience and contractions more relaxing and tolerable. To be honest, I wasn’t 100% sure what a doula’s role was during labour but I have recommended a doula (and specifically CherylAnn!) to several people since my son was born. Overall, incredibly happy with the experience.

Krista B.