Ashley & Mark Womack
“For baby #3, my husband and I decided to have Jackie join us on our journey. We felt we knew pretty much everything we needed to know from the last two kiddos, but still wanted to ensure we had someone there supporting us so we could just focus on each other and the baby. I very much wish she could have been there for our other pregnancies!! She was so calming and serene. She didn’t once ‘handle’ me or tell me what to do, she was just respectful and positive the entire time. My hubby is very dependent on direction from me to know he is doing the right thing, but I couldn’t be that assurance for him while going through contractions. Jackie talked him through everything he would need to know and looked out for cues that he was stressed or anxious and helped him find his calm, which calmed me in turn! It was SUCH a beautiful, blessed day. Jackie is incredibly kind, calming, attentive, knowledgeable, joyful and humble. We were so honoured to have her with us and I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone considering doula support. I can’t even write this without tearing up as I listen to our son cooing beside me. He’s such a beautiful, happy boy and we both believe this is due to the peaceful setting he was born into, something made possible by Jackie.”
Luville & Vincent Manalo
“Being a relatively new immigrant and no other relatives in BC, having Jackie around helped me and my husband a lot even if it was a scheduled Csection (but delayed for 12 hours!). She brought calmness and organization, and really answered our questions, our what ifs, and shared her experiences and knowledge. Very warm person, and very generous in sharing “herself” to my family. Thanks so much, Jackie!
Andrea & Ranj Sian
“There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Jackie is. She was everything I didn’t know I needed. Her knowledge her patience, strength, love and presences helped me through the toughest moments of my life. She was able to calm and reassure me and guide me through what a birth plan was a month before and then helped me throw it out the window when my baby needed me to.
Having someone to help support me, to support my partner in a hectic time is worth so much more and I am so happy that I met her and had her as my Doula. I sincerely wish I had met her 4 years ago for my first child.”
Tameka & Corey Davis
“The birth of our first child was the most amazing, trans formative and important moments of our lives. It was also one of the most stressful, scary and chaotic moments of my life. As the husband I found myself worrying about meaningfully supporting my wife during this momentous event.
She of course was going through extreme mental and physical pain and stress in order to bring our son into the world. But, instead of being overwhelmed or feeling completely lost and without any ability to support and help my wife, I felt empowered and guided by the wonderful Jackie Storms our Doula and saviour!
Her knowledge, positive attitude and energy along with a calm and collected demeanor enabled me to be a useful contributor to my wife’s labour. It was such a relief having her there to provide us with information, options and alternatives to move things forward in a healthy, calm and natural manner. She came prepared and thought of everything we might need. My wife was also appreciative of Jackie’s attention. To the small details like covering the hospital surfaces my wife needed to sit or lay on and making sure her dignity was still intact by helping to cover her up while walking through the hallways.
I cannot imagine our labour without Jackie’s warm presence and guidance. She was absolutely instrumental before labour as well. Providing a horde of additional information and options after each major visit with our Doctors. As a side note, Jackie was also great with our furry family member. He was always sad to see her go!
I was very skeptical of hiring a doula before our son’s birth but was completely won over by Jackie. Will never forget her tremendous positive impact on this amazing life experience. We are extremely grateful.”