I aim to provide personalized care that is culturally sensitive and inclusive. My doula journey has provided a framework for some soul searching and exploring cultural practices and indigenous knowledge from around the globe. I value opportunities to learn and grow along the way and frequently participate in workshops to further my knowledge. In July of 2019 I embarked on a ten day journey to Ecuador to immerse myself in their birth culture while shadowing some highly respected indigenous midwives and volunteering in a local hospital.
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My name is Leslie Dowler. I have been a resident of South Delta for most of my life and have been working as a doula since March 2018 however I have nearly 15 years experience in supporting families through my previous business venture as a house cleaner. I am pleased to offer services as a birth doula, postpartum doula, and breastfeeding support person. I also am an applicant to the Midwifery Program at UBC and hope to be starting my studies in the fall of 2020.
I offer personalized prenatal, birthing, and postpartum care to women in Delta, Surrey, Richmond, Vancouver, and New Westminster. As your birth doula my goal is to give you and your family the support and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy, labor and birth. I am a DONA certified birth doula, an experienced postpartum doula, and am currently in the process of becoming certified as a Hypno-Doula. I have a current certification in First Aid & CPR for Health Care Providers and have a diploma from the Doulgas College Breastfeeding for Health Care Professionals program. I have two children who are now teenagers, and it was the experiences in my own labours, births, and postpartum periods which inspired me to pursue the field of birth work.
In addition to birth services I also offer postpartum doula care which will be tailored to meet the unique needs of your family. I am available for short term and long term care including overnight shifts. More details are available under the "SERVICES" tab.
I also specialize in breastfeeding support offering in-home consultations with email and telephone follow-up support. Breastfeeding support is open to anyone, not just to doula clients. However, as a doula client you'll get some great breastfeeding help right from day 1! To learn more about me and the services that I offer, please get in touch.
For reviews and references please see my DoulaMatch page at https://doulamatch.net/profile/19615/leslie-dowler
Leslie Dowler CD(DONA), PD
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