Christine Jennings CD(DONA) (she/her)
& Rachel Parris CD(DONA) (she/her)

Services Provided:
Birth Doula

flower"We loved our experience with Rachel and Christine. They have confidence, they're very knowledgeable, and they exude positive energy. They are so passionate about what they do, and also fun to be around - we laughed a lot with them during our prenatal meetings! Christine was present for the birth of our son and her support was so important, and so special."

- Katherine

Founders and co-owners of Five Elements Birth Services, Christine and Rachel love supporting their clients in cultivating the resources they need to become the parents they want to be. Christine is a DONA International Certified birth doula and mother of two who brings a sense of joy, excitement, and wonder to her work. Rachel is a Birthing From Within mentor, DONA International Certified birth doula, and mother of three who is passionate about helping parents uncover their own innate strength and wisdom. Together, they are a powerhouse team that will have you and your partner feeling excited about your upcoming birth.

What is a doula partnership? In short, you get the combined experience and knowledge of two doulas for the price of one! While Christine and Rachel attend the interview, prenatal meetings, and postpartum visit together (ensuring everyone has ample time to get to know each other and build a trusting relationship), they share call time. This means that only one doula is on call at a time and whoever is on call when you go into labour would be the doula to attend your birth.

I love being a mentor and doula because it is a powerful, sacred experience to bear witness to the transformation of individuals into a family. To be honest, my reason for doing this work is a little bit selfish ~ I learn so much from each and every client, about love, strength, flexibility, resilience, power, and intimacy. And then I get to take those lessons back into my own life and watch amazing growth happen.
— Rachel
I love getting to know our clients prenatally and building a strong relationship. Trust and communication are key to connected support for me. I love observing the connection between moms and their partners and my goal is that you feel more lovingly connected to your partner through your birthing process. I love nurturing my clients on their journey.
— Christine