Vanessa Senecal

I believe in your innate strengths, that as a new parent you have within you the ability to provide excellent care for their child. I also believe that the first three months of a baby’s life is a crucial time for building the foundations of a strong parenting relationship.

Getting the support you need will enable you to be the best parent you can be.

My role, as a post-partum doula, is to help conscious parents  have an easier, more comfortable transition into parenthood by providing approachable expertise and calm, dependable care. I work to make new parents feel safe, supported and cared for, so that you can give your baby the best start in life.

As a post-partum doula I provide

  • genuine and gentle caring and kindness
  • a safe, supportive approach
  • space to allow you to lead your own decision making
  • authenticity and active listening
  • encouragement to give you the comfort to speak your mind, as well as ask for advice
  • assistance with planning and goal setting
  • assistance with gathering information, as well as sharing resources
  • intuitive hands
  • expertise in caring for women in the childbearing year

TRAINING

I trained, both as a birth doula and a post-partum doula, at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations – studying with the esteemed Penny Simkin. I have also completed the Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Providers, a 70+ hr course from Douglas College that provides a broad base of breastfeeding theory and breastfeeding counselling information.

My experience as an RMT includes advanced training and years of working with clients in Prenatal Massage, Postpartum Massage, Massage for the Complicated Pregnancy, and Post-cesarean Massage.

When not working as a doula and RMT I enjoy singing in a community choir, volunteering on skis at Whistler Blackcomb, hiking the trails of Squamish, and baking a mean Chocolate Peanut Butter Pillow.

Doula Services and Packages

Please read more on my services page