Warm, Caring, Professional Support
Natalie Borden CD(DONA), CBC(CBI), CLE
I have always had a passion for caring for others. Originally from Saskatchewan, my husband and I moved to Calgary in 2006. After the birth of my daughter, my eyes were opened to the wonder that is motherhood. Two more daughters followed her, and our household was complete. It was shortly after the birth of our youngest that a close friend asked me to be at her side during her upcoming birth. I was thrilled and very excited. It was a moment that is etched in my mind and on my heart forever. Over the years I have been invited into the homes of many to help them transition into parenthood and to expand their families. I have been able to utilize my vast personal experience and education to help others during an intimate and emotional time. I felt honoured that the people in my life could lean on me to help them through this time in their lives. It is my belief that birth and breastfeeding are natural processes that are better experienced with additional support.
To me birth is a life changing moment. As a Certified Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor and Certified Lactation Educator, I am able to provide you with warm, compassionate, professional care. Many of the support and services I provide can be reimbursed through your health plans. I offer evidence-based information to the families I work with in the Calgary area while providing physical, emotional and educational support.
Doula Support Services
Whether this is your first baby or your 5th, it is important that you have a supportive team by your side providing you continual physical, emotional and educational support. As a Birth Doula, I work in hospital, at home or the Birth Center; Whether you’re with a Midwife or a Doctor. After a no-obligation meet and greet, then the signing of our contract I am available to answer questions, field concerns and provide resources. When labour begins I will be there from the moment that you need me -- until you are settled with your new baby(ies). You need not worry with your Devoted Doula as part of your birth team. I offer a birth story from me to the baby and first candid family photos. We will meet postpartum to discuss how things went and make sure you are settled with your new addition. My mission is to ensure that you receive the full Birth Doula Experience you deserve!
Congratulations on the recent birth of your baby! Let me help you transition to parenthood. The first weeks can be beautiful, special and unforgettable but can also include moments of fatigue and feelings of being unsure. Postpartum Doulas provide hands on information,support, resources and tricks as you gain experience taking care of your new baby(ies) night and day.
Breastfeeding Support Services
Best Start Visit
Get breastfeeding started on the right breast … umm, I mean foot. Breastfeeding in the first couple days after baby arrives can be overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be though. A Lactation Specialist will meet you within 48 hours of baby’s arrival to guide you in the right direction with a focus on latch and milk supply. I leave you with the confidence to carry on with your breastfeeding journey. Plan ahead for your best start to breastfeeding.
S.O.S. Home Support
HELP! Sore nipples, struggling with milk supply, things aren’t going to plan? Asking for help from a qualified professional can put you back on the right track. No need to head to the clinic, a breastfeeding specialist comes to you, in your home, ASAP!
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
Breastmilk offers everything your baby needs for nutrition and health in the first 6 months of life. This 2.5 hour class is designed to teach you the importance and benefits of breastmilk, how to achieve a good latch, how to realize and maintain a good milk supply, how to pump effectively, and more.
virtual breastfeeding help
Do you have questions regarding milk supply, sore nipples, nursing strikes, etc? Are you tired of wondering which Dr. Google is correct but aren’t sure a full assessment is required? Give me a call, email, text or video chat and we can discuss many of your pressing concerns from the comfort of your own home for a price that is more comfortable to your pocketbook.
Investment $25/Half hour
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