Kind words from clients from over the past 15 years & 200+ births...
"Both my husband and I felt that Jay's presence before, during and after our daughter's birth was invaluable, especially as first-time parents. She was a huge support during a long labour and made sure our wishes during our planned hospital birth were respected. I had an overwhelmingly positive birth experience, thanks in no small part to Jay's wisdom, advice and calm, collected presence." -Amanda
I am so glad Jay was there to support us through and bear witness to our birth experience. I can't imagine how I could have been present for my partner in the way I wanted to be without Jay. She was a wealth of knowledge and experience, she was reassuring and kept both of us feeling calm, strong, and safe. Even from a logistical perspective, I don't know how I could have gone to the bathroom or eaten without knowing Jay would be there with my partner! While the day was a blur, one of the most unforgettable moments for me was when Jay, our midwife, and myself were all with my partner just breathing. It was silent, gentle, and strong all at once. Furthermore, as a queer and trans family we received supportive and dignified care from Jay, and I would definitely recommend her to other queer and trans families. I have deep gratitude that Jay was part of our family's birth experience. -Alyx
"Jay was such an incredible coach for us throughout my wife's labour, and was an even greater pillar for me to lean on when things got more intense during the whole process. From the moment we met with her, she was immediately our top choice and we can't imagine not having her with us through it all. Jay was also incredible at the hospital especially since she knows them so well there and is well respected. She knew where everything was in the room and was never in the way, only ever helping us move forward as labour progressed. She was calm, logical, and caring without ever being cold or unemotional. She asked before taking pictures of the labour and captured some beautiful moments of our new family meeting for the first time." -Grant
"Having Jay as my doula was one of the best choices I made in preparing for the birth of my daughter! As a single mom by choice, I felt a doula would be quite beneficial for me. But the agony of choosing one, and feeling confident that I made the right choice was tough. Thankfully all fears and concerns evaporated once I started meeting with Jay. She is one of the kindest and most sincere people I’ve met, and she made me feel so confident, in control and calm, right from our first meeting through to post-partum. Her ability to keep me calm, to make me feel like I was doing everything right and especially, to not pass any judgment was incredible. She worked seamlessly with the midwife, nurses and my birth partner, and her focus stayed on me. Her level of expertise and comfort really showed in the suggestions, tips and encouragement she gave me. This continued right through our post-partum visits too! I highly recommend Jay as your doula! Her positive reinforcement is incredible!" -Dana
"When complications arose, Jay's guidance enabled my husband and I to be active and informed participant's in the decision making process. But most importantly she reminded us that even though a c-section wasn't the plan, this was still the beautiful moment of our baby's birth. She helped us stay positive and engaged. With Jay's help, we look back on that day with nothing but happiness, gratitude, and love." -Jessica
"Jay is incredibly professional, and made the process of working with a doula for the first time easy and comfortable. She is extremely experienced, and knows the Victoria birthing community inside and out, which is a huge advantage.I absolutely cannot imagine having managed my labour without Jay. She was able to suggest (and get me to try) positions, strategies, and coping mechanisms I'm sure I would not have benefited from otherwise. Her steadiness, calm, and comforting presence was so valuable and helped me to feel safe during a vulnerable time. Jay gave us helpful advice when we asked and was infallibly respectful of our wishes and preferences.Her postpartum visits were also very valuable. Breastfeeding support, time to talk about my labour and how I felt about it, and even bringing some food by were all amazing and helped us to feel cared for and supported in the challenging first days with a newborn." -Sarah