Your Calgary Doula & Postpartum Team
Five Elements Birth Services was founded in 2014 by Rachel Parris and Christine Jennings. Our first business meeting took place at a pub, over beer and wings. We discussed our passion for doula support, our dreams for the future, our mutual love of geek culture, and how to ensure you would receive deeply genuine and authentic doula care from us.
As we began to hone in on the type of care families wanted and needed and how we could provide it, Five Elements Birth Services was born. Together we have built a thriving, sustainable practice and in turn, you benefit from our ability to provide 100% unconditional, wholehearted care.
WE BELIEVE THAT IT TAKES A VILLAGE And WE would love TO BE part of YOURS!
THERE ARE A LOT OF YOU - WHICH DOULA WILL I GET?
You are the best person to decide which doula is the right fit for you - but with so many amazing people to choose from, you may be feeling overwhelmed.
That's why we offer a short 15 minute phone call to find out more about what kind of support you are looking for, share which of our doulas are available for your guess date, and make a recommendation as to which doula from our group may be the best fit for you.
You may then schedule a more in depth consultation with that doula, or any of our other doulas who are available to support you. You're the boss!
THE HEART OF DOULA SUPPORT
While many factors go into choosing the right doula for you, the heart of doula support is connection. Do you feel safe and secure? Comfortable and comforted? Do you feel like you are in good hands?
This is why we offer our free, in person, no-obligation interviews. You get a full hour to ask the questions you have, to share what you want from your doula, and to tell us about your hopes and plans for your birth and postpartum time.
In return, we’ll share who we are, what we’re about, and how we can serve you during this incredible journey you are on.
CAN YOU GUARANTEE MY DOULA WILL BE AT MY BIRTH?
While your doula aligns her life to ensure she is available and able to attend your birth, like birth, life can sometimes surprise us. Maybe someone we are responsible for is ill or injured, or WE are ill or injured, maybe another baby is already on their way.
And, just like birth, despite our very best effort and intentions, things may not happen the way we planned. One of the benefits of hiring a doula from a collective is that we have built in back up coverage to provide you with seamless, worry free support.
And because ensuring that you receive the support you need is a cornerstone of Five Elements Birth Services' approach, we also work with a small group of carefully selected doulas outside of our collective, in the rare instance that that extra coverage is needed. Ask your doula for more information.