Nurturing Start Doula Care was founded to support women before, during and after birth and to meet the growing need for labour and postpartum support in our community.

It is now widely recognized that choosing to add a labor support person to one’s birth team can yield many positive benefits. A woman’s memories of her birth experiences last a lifetime and can have powerful effects on her self esteem and confidence. We are committed to helping women and couples feel empowered and supported as they experience birth and confident in their decisions in the fourth trimester.

It is our goal to help mothers learn to trust in their beautiful, strong bodies and to trust in the sacred journey of labour and birth. It is our wish for mothers and their partners to experience the birth of their babies as fully as possible.

It would be an honor to have the opportunity to share this time with you. We will work to support you in journey to parenthood and beyond, where you feel confident, informed, and surrounded with care, love and respect.

"As a first-time mom, I found it extremely comforting to know that I was being supported during my labour (moreso by someone who took the time to get to know me before I arrived in the delivery room). I was interested to get a doula from the very beginning of my pregnancy. Now that I’ve experienced a pregnancy with the support of a doula, I will highly recommend to my family and friends going through a pregnancy to consider having a doula be a part of their support team. Both my husband and I were very pleased with the services provided especially the support during the labour and postpartum care. CherylAnn was thoughtful and responsive to our needs. Thank you, CherylAnn, for such a positive experience that you’ve provided!"

- Brigette P.

"Wow! Where to begin. Brooke was very supportive and always willing to help. It was very comforting knowing she was there for every contraction. She had a variety of different ideas. Her candles in the bathroom were great. (Even if it was too dark and the lights were on.) She was positive and always happy. She encouraged me to push harder, when I thought I couldn’t. My husband also loved her support, as he looked to her when he was unsure what to do. Thank-you very much for all your help!"

- Sheri