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Joanna Nightengale ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Joanna has been a part of BFW since 2002, certified since 2007. She is one of Canada’s leading maternity experts, childbirth educators and doulas, and is the founder and owner of Maternus, a company that has been supporting families in Calgary since 1994. Clients value her sincerity, depth, warmth, passion, and wisdom. She is a naturally gifted and motivating educator, an inspirational speaker and a strong leader.…

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Rachel Parris

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Rachel is a Birthing From Within mentor, DONA International Certified Birth Doula, postpartum doula, and mother of three. She is passionate about helping women and their partners discover their own inner strength and wisdom so that they can begin their parenting journey with confidence. With a focus on supporting her clients as they determine what their own priorities and preferences are for their birth while giving them the tools they need to realize those priorities, she feels fortunate to witness her clients come into their own and become their own best advocates.

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Kayla Becvar

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

As doulas, our intention is to provide non-judgmental and evidence-based support to help you achieve your birth and parenting goals.

Every parent deserves the ability to fully understand her options and feel completely supported in whatever she chooses. There is no right or wrong way to birth your baby. Whether your birth is vaginal, cesarean, medicated, unmedicated, home, or hospital, we support you in whatever path unfolds and help you feel empowered and informed.…