Welcome to Yellow Bird Birth
Building Connections. Supporting Families
Building a strong community of support and encouragement where you are taken care of in a safe space. We are a team of empowered professionals effectively collaborating with others and advocating for women and their families.
Fraser Valley's Premier Birth Agency
“We have a secret in our culture, it’s not that birth is painful, it’s that women are strong.”
Laura Stavoe Harm
Upcoming Events, Classes and News
Prenatal Intensive – January 28th, 2017 -SOLD OUT
Prenatal Intensive – March 11th, 2017
Prenatal Intensive: An afternoon of Child Birth Preparation! Taught by the Yellow Bird Birth Team, Edolbina Wiebe (international midwife), and Jennifer Victor (Sleep Education Specialist)
Hosted in the beautiful Haven Yoga & Wellness studio in Abbotsford. Click here to reserve your spot.
Birth Fair – February 25&26th, 2017
Cloverdale Agriplex , Surrey BC
If you are planning for your first baby, or perhaps your second or even third child, Birth Fair is a must-see event that promises to help you through this often challenging and anxious time, and ensure you get the best specialized services and support, for you and your baby’s healthy future!
We full trust in birth. We believe birth is a natural process our bodies were designed to do safely. We believe that each woman’s birth can be a strengthening experience when she understands her choices and chooses what is right for her and her baby.
What We Offer
More Details about our Services
A complimentary Meet and Greet to discuss your birth desires and doula services in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and surrounding areas, answer any questions and see how we can be a great fit for your birth!
Abbotsford Regional Hospital | Chilliwack General Hospital | Home Birth
Birth Doula Package
As a client of Yellow Bird Birth you get to enjoy the experience of feeling fully supported and safe during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. Questions and discussions are always welcomed and encouraged along with ensuring you have all the evidence-based research at your fingertips. We strive to provide professional service with the knowledge and training to help you navigate through your pregnancy.
It’s an exciting time in your family and as your doula we are committed to being available when you need us. Reassuring and keeping your partner relaxed during this time is important. We can provide your husband/partner with the tools and confidence to stay calm and enjoy this process of labour and birth alongside you.
Ready? Contact us today for a complimentary consultation to discuss how our doulas can serve you!
Water Birth Doula Package
A home birth is a wonderful choice where you can relax in the comforts of your own home while you welcome your baby into the world. Water birth has been shown to reduce pain and keep a woman relaxed during her birth process. We can provide you with the ultimate beautiful birth pool (Aqua Born Professional Birth Pool) and you can be at ease knowing that your doula will take care of the supplies and set-up/take down for your birth pool.
*Customizable packages starting at $800 plus tax
Postpartum Doula Support
Ease The Transition To Life With A Newborn.
Bringing home your baby can be an overwhelming time. Let our professional doulas help ease your family into this new phase of life with hands-on support, encouragement and rest! Imagine being able to shower, nap and fully recover all while learning the techniques and tips for taking the best care of your baby. We believe a mother has natural instincts when caring for her child so we assist in navigating different styles to find what works best for your family!
Prenatal Education Classes/Workshops
Join us for prenatal classes taught by our Yellow Bird Team. An afternoon of Child Birth Preparation will give you the knowledge and confidence as you going into the birth process and bringing your newborn home. Classes run quarterly, please contact us to reserve your spot. Info@yellowbirdbirth.com
We accept cash, cheque, e-transfer and all major credit cards. Half paid to secure your date and the remaining paid by 36 weeks for all doula services.
Placenta Encapsulation Services
Placenta Encapsulation services in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley.
Placenta encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated and ground to be placed into capsules. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother to reintroduce beneficial vitamins, minerals, hormones, proteins and other nutrients to her body following birth. It also is used to help restore physical and emotional balance, prevent or lessen the risk of postpartum depression, increase breastmilk production, shorten healing time, increase maternal energy levels, and provide an overall feeling of wellness to aid in the transition between pregnancy and the postpartum period.
- Ready to register? Click here: Placenta Encapsulation Registration
- Not registered yet but your due date is tomorrow/you’re in labour/your baby was born yesterday? It’s not too late! Email or phone me, and we can try to make it happen! Contact Me.
- 10% off with the purchase of a Yellow Bird Birth Doula package. Plus tax for each package.
“I have known Amanda and Jaclyn for many years. When I unexpectedly fell pregnant with my first son they offered me an open line of support answering all of my questions knowledgeably and in detail and often checked in to make sure that I had what I needed for a healthy pregnancy. Their passion for educated and evidence based care and their love for women and babies has long been clear. Because of the awesome support I received through my first pregnancy I asked Jaclyn to be present at the recent home birth of my second son as our doula. Both my husband and I agree that it was an excellent decision. She was an awesome addition to our birth team being both respectful of our sacred space and a joyful, helpful presence. She made sure everyone was taken care of, kept me hydrated and even baked banana bread to celebrate the birth! From laughing with me through early labour to encouragement through a very tough transition and then genuinely celebrating with us her love of what she does permeated the whole experience and I will forever be grateful it. If you are expecting and looking for a doula I would highly recommend either of these beautiful women. You will not be disappointed!”
Jaclyn and Amanda both attended the births of both of my sons. They were helpful and comforting to have near; both anticipating my needs and making sure I was as relaxed as possible. My first was a hospital birth at the Abbotsford Hospital. They knew their way around and were great at communicating with the nurses. My second was a home water birth and they just knew what to do! Each taking turns to hold my hands through contractions, helping me breathe, getting me drinks and even holding the bucket while I was throwing up. I highly recommend them!!
The most frequently asked questions about doulas
Hire a Doula?
When you decide to hire a doula, you make a choice to have a support system that is specifically there for you, the mother. Your emotional, physical and even spiritual needs are accounted for. Most often there is a reduction in extra medical necessities like labor inducing drugs, and pain medications. You can have confidence in your doula to advocate for you and your partner in times that you may not clearly understand what is happening.
Yes! We attend both home and hospital births. At a hospital birth, we can come to your home to support you in the beginning of the birth process, and will go to the hospital (Abbotsford or Chilliwack) with you when you are ready. In the case of a planned home birth, we join you in your home when the birth process begins. And if your planned home birth needs to transfer to the hospital, we will also follow you there and continue to provide support.
Midwife or Doula?
A midwife is a medically trained care provider who will take care of the health of the mother and baby as a doctor or obstetrician would. Doulas are specifically trained to care for the mother’s emotional needs and physical comfort. Doulas do not measure blood pressure or fetal heart rates, or perform any form of medical interventions. Doulas do provide non-medical pain-relieving techniques, such as massage and birthing positions to support a woman through the birth process and thus, reduce the need for medications.
A doula’s primary job is to support the mother in any way she can. For many women, that means helping the partner be very involved, deepening their connection, and their trust in each other through the birth process. A doula does not replace a partner’s role, but rather works as a team with him, suggesting ways to better support the birthing woman through massage, and other comfort techniques. Many partners are very thankful for a doula through the birth process because she can help him be useful at all times, or take over so he can rest or eat!