Jessica Vader
Doula
Belleville, Ontario
4 years of experience
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About me

I am a Doula, Usui Holy Fire® II Reiki Practitioner, and a Certifying Reflexologist with a background as a Personal Support Worker, and Business Administrative Graduate from Loyalist College. I have a true passion for supporting others in any way I can with empathy, love, and care. 6 years ago, a little boy came into my life in a way I did not expect. I had very little support, nobody took the time to be there and educate me properly despite my efforts to ask questions about labour and birth. I really felt alone in the experience… When the time came to give birth the OBGYN I had was in the hospital long enough to break my water and then was “off for the night”. I ended up with some complete stranger, who was rude, yelled at me, and impatient. He didn’t listen to me, and made me feel very uncomfortable! My son ended up coming out very quickly due to receiving an unnecessary episiotomy (I found this out at my 6 week post birth checkup). This resulted in my son not having mucus squeezed out of his lungs and having issues breathing on his own, he had low APGAR scores and was rushed to the NICU with very little communication from the nurses or the doctor while they stitched me up. The pain I had been feeling escalated as I had no baby, no support and a doctor who had no regards for me as a human… He would get frustrated with me every time I flinched involuntarily and tell me to relax while he stitched me up- he did not believe I could feel it. My epidural had failed with my son. I felt everything. The next couple of days in the hospital were a blur.. I felt a little helpless as I dealt with being sore… nobody had the time to show me how to breastfeed (which failed in epic proportions)… nothing was going right. I had all these plans while pregnant… and none of them were working out, nothing I hoped for was happening. This was the start of postpartum depression With my youngest, I knew better and had learned so much along the way from my personal experience. I was wiser, I knew what to ask and how to advocate. I have an incredible drive to be there for others, this is such a crucial time in your life. Nobody should have to feel alone. This is why I have also become an Evidence Based Birth Professional Member. All I needed was support. This is my why. I want to support YOU, no matter the way you need. I want to be there, educate, and help you through it all 🧡 Labour, Birth, and Postpartum.

Education

Personal Support Worker (2013)

Business Administration (2017)

Certification and training

Doula Training Canada (2022)

Working With Multiples (2021)

Trauma Informed Care (2021)

Safety and Infection Prevention Control (2021)

Certifying Reflexology (2022)

Reiki l (2021)

Usui Holy Fire® Reiki ll (2021)

Memberships and affiliations

Evidence Based Birth Professional

Credentials
BA
Specialties
Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Birth Doula Birth Support Birth Trauma Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Photography Breastfeeding Support Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Grief and Loss High-Risk Pregnancy Home Birth Labor Doula LGBTQ+ Mindfulness Multiples Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Overnight Newborn Care Parenting Support Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Care Postpartum Doula Care Relaxation Techniques Self-Esteem Spirituality Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Water birth
Languages

English, French

Service introduction

A Doulas role & agenda is tied solely to the birthing person. We are there to nurture, support, assist, empower, create a calm environment, provide information, reassure, and encourage you to advocate along with so much more. As your doula, I'm not here to give you my opinions. I'm here to provide you with as many Evidence Based answers to your questions as possible. I'm always continuing my learning, attaining new certifications & ensuring I can support you the best way that I can. I'm proud to say I'm part of the 800+ International Evidence Based Birth Professional Members ♡ I offer several Postpartum add-ons, and payment plans are always available.

Packages
Ultimate All-In-One Doula Package
-2 Prenatal appointments (2 hours ea) -2 Weeks of 24/7 on-call starting at 38 weeks gestation with additional on-call if baby comes later. On call Period includes unlimited text, call, and email. Daily Check-ins -Weekly check-ins in third trimester -1 free Reiki session/or Reflexology session -Postpartum welcome home gift -2 Postpartum visits (2 hours ea) -Optional Postpartum package available for existing families once contract signed. -10% off reiki or reflexology sessions for the year proceeding birth. 780+HST
$881.40
CAD Flat rate
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