Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Kaitlyn Breederland, Size-Friendly Doula
We are often asked what our birth philosophy is, and to be honest: we don’t have one. We don’t require our clients to fit certain criteria, and we don’t believe that any birth or parenting style is better than another. We are educated and trained to support all kinds of birth experiences, including (but not limited to) un-medicated home and hospital births, medicated hospital births (including epidurals), inductions, VBACs, scheduled and emergency cesareans. Whatever kind of birth you want, need, or end up having, that is the birth we support. We support your birth and we support you! as far as plus size birth you probably already have more than enough people ignorantly commenting on your body, we just won’t. We just won’t talk about your body at all except to say how gorgeous you look and how your body is doing such an amazing job growing a baby and reminding you that it’s going to do an amazing job birthing that baby. We believe in our core that your ability to birth a baby is not directly related to your size.
The thing is, no matter what your size, no matter how you got pregnant or what your pregnancy was like, no matter how you birthed your baby, your body is GOOD! It did a truly amazing thing. Your body is strong and powerful and beautiful and you are a total bad ass because you made a baby. You carried a baby and birthed a baby and that should be celebrated, not scrutinized. We’re size friendly doulas because we celebrate all bodies. We believe in your body’s capabilities, regardless of your size or shape! read my blog post on who it’s important to be a size friendly doula!
Service Area: Edmonton and area Alberta Canada