Fiona Galvani, CD(DONA)
I have been supporting families through birth for 15 years. Initially, when my own children were still quite young, I started attending the births of friends and family members and have been able to provide support to both the mother and her partner. When a mother is given the tools that she needs to manage labour, when she and her partner feel empowered to make decisions that are in theirs and their babies best interest, when they know that they have someone who is there just for them, they are better able to navigate the challenges and possible obstacles that may emerge. With each birth I have learned more about the beauty and strength of the birthing mother and have been continually amazed by women’s instincts and their innate ability to understand what their bodies need in order to birth their babies. For me, being present at the birth of a child, being able to support a family as it is being born is the highest honour.
My husband and I are the parents of 10 children. The oldest three children we gave birth to and the younger seven joined our family through adoption. My family are a tremendous support to me in my role as a doula.
Jaime Walker, CD(DONA)
Being born and raised on the North Shore, and now raising my own children here, this community means a lot to me. The health and wellbeing of moms, babies and families is what drew me to become a Doula and I feel passionately about helping a mother come into her own and feel confident. I have always been drawn to bellies and babies and feel I’m at the perfect time in my life to support, encourage and empower a new mom and a new family. I know firsthand the experience of not having my own choices listened to and my goal is to ensure that a mother and her partner come away from their birth feeling empowered and satisfied.
I have taken both my birth and postpartum doula courses through DONA International. I want to help support mothers in their preferred maternity care choices, whatever that may be, and to provide the best care for the individual family. I feel very privileged to work closely with families during such a meaningful and momentous time in their lives. Labour and Birth is an unfamiliar time, I’m here to provide a safe environment, a reassuring presence and hopefully, we have some fun along the way as this is a moment you will remember forever.
Having started my family in Squamish, BC with a wealth of support, I am excited to give back to this wonderful community. Being the oldest of five and with two of my own, watching babies grow has been fundamental in my life journey. I was drawn to studying birth after my own experiences, and becoming a Doula has been the ultimate education. Supporting families has been something ingrained in my person and I am grateful to be working in partnership with the amazing doulas at North Shore Doula's.
Feel free to check out my Instagram @thenurturingmothers to follow my journey.
Photo credit: Angela Bliss Photography
North Shore Doulas is proud to work in partnership
with Kimberly Daniels of Lunamama and
Rose Beck of Mama Rosa Doula
Kimberly Daniels, CD(DONA)
My doula practice is based in beautiful Squamish BC, I serve families throughout the Sea to Sky corridor and Vancouver. In the twelve years since I attended my first birth, I have supported hundreds of families and continue to learn and be inspired by every single birth. My goal is to nurture, prepare, and educate families about their choices in birth and early parenting as their family grows.
My passion is supporting families through pregnancy, labour, birth, and the post-partum period. I believe in providing non-judgemental support to families and I work hard to help each family find the style of birth that works best for them.
I strongly believe in providing practical unbiased support to families so that they can feel confident in their ability to care for their growing family. I love birth and birthing people!
I continue to seek and learn new information in order to improve my Doula skills. I have been a DONA International trained and certified Birth Doula since 2012 have had the privilege and honour of supporting compassionate care as a Birth Doula to over 200 families in the Greater Vancouver Area.