THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING
ONYX DOULA SERVICES
Your Birthing Preferences Heard!
As your Doula, We aim to empower your birthing experience by providing you with the support you need to feel confident in birth.
When we say "Your Birthing Preferences Heard", we mean exactly that! All of your preferences will be discussed with your doula and she will guide you in preparation; present in each moment with a spirit of love and compassion.
Whether you are interested in a prenatal class, or would like to work with a personal Doula, you (and your partner) will be provided with the emotional, educational and physical support you need throughout your pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey.
YOUR PRIMARY DOULA
Elika Henry, RPN, CD, PE
I am the founder and owner of Onyx Doula, and the primary doula for all of our clients. And I am most happy to be introducing myself to you!
I started on my professional path of birth support in 2014, when I ventured into a nursing career. I've worked on General Medicine, Respirology, and Neurology units; and while I enjoyed my time in those departments, I found a greater joy when I shifted over to Obstetrics in 2018.
When I think back, I have always been passionate about pregnancy, birth and babies. I can recall many moments in my childhood where I would draw near to the pregnant women in my family - collecting any piece of information I could get my hands on, being present for their labours and assisting with newborn care in any way I could. I guess you could say supporting pregnant women came naturally to me.
In my experience working on a Postpartum unit and in a "Mother-Baby" clinic, hearing the birth stories of many families, I noticed something: Many parents were having moments of "I wish we knew that BEFORE we gave birth" or "BEFORE I decided where to have my baby" etc. That's when I decided to become a Doula.
In this modern era, I believe the need for informative and compassionate support throughout pregnancy, birth and the "fourth trimester" is increasingly evident. As a doula, my main goal is to help empower my clients to advocate for themselves and the birth they prefer. My secondary goal is to help them attain their goals by providing them with the support, guidance and information they need. I am most at peace when my clients are Calm, Confident & Prepared for any path their journey to parenthood may take.
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