What does a doula do?

Welcome! We are so happy you’re here! Warmest congratulations on the upcoming or recent birth of your baby! At Heritage Birth Services, we understand how this is a monumental time in your life and how excited you must be. We also understand that pregnancy and birth can sometimes be a little scary or overwhelming. Whether you want to know all the facts or need a non-judgmental listening ear, at Heritage Birth we’re like your personal Google, but better.

We want Heritage Birth Services to be your one-stop shop for all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. We have compassionate and professionally-trained labour and postpartum doulas who are passionate about supporting you during this exciting time. We have a postpartum placenta specialist who adheres to the highest level of safety standards for the health of everyone involved. We also have partnered with an amazing childbirth educator who can provide private or group classes because we believe knowledge is power.

We love meeting you in your daily life through our Facebook page, Instagram account, and our blog, and we look forward to providing fun and interesting classes and events that we know our clients will love! Most of all we’re here to offer you the nonjudgmental, knowledgeable, and compassionate support you desire during every step of your journey through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Remember you don’t have to do this alone: we’re here for you!

 

Meet Our Team

Kaitlyn Breederland

Kaitlyn Breederland Birth DoulaOwner, Labour Doula, & Placenta Specialist Serving the Edmonton Area

“My biggest accomplishment in life is being a mom when I never thought I could. My biggest passion in life is coming alongside women and families as they venture through the crazy journey of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. I can only do these things though Christ alone, through his strength, grace, and constant provision.”

Kaitlyn's life is a constant battle between wanting to be a minimalist and her love of thrift store shopping. She cares deeply for her family and is a dedicated wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. Her faith was rooted deep in her life when she spent her summers of high school working with children and teens at a bible camp, and it continued to play a major role in her life as she worked with seniors in a long term care facility, and it is with her now as she ventures into her calling and passion of working with families as a labour doula. Kaitlyn married the love of her life and best friend in 2012 and has two goofy daughters. She can often be found crocheting and watching shows with her husband, or immersed in some obscure DIY like making pom-poms.

Cristy Wilson

Cristy Wilson Birth DoulaOwner, Labour & Postpartum Doula Serving the Lethbridge Area

Cristy is an immigrant from sunny South Florida who moved up north for love. Of fiery Cuban descent, she is passionate about everything that she does—and her work as a labour and postpartum doula is no exception. She married her greatest love in August of 2014, and together they share a hilarious and spunky toddler named Ava. Cristy is a self-proclaimed cinnamon bun enthusiast and although she misses the palm trees, she desperately loves the cold. When she is not at a birth, or helping a family transition to life with a newborn, Cristy can be found curled up on the couch reading a good book while her husband plays NHL ‘17, or enjoying a steaming hot cup of tea while watching the latest episode of Jane the Virgin. She strives every day to be the very best version of herself: a woman after God's own heart, and never tires of considering the lilies.

Amanda Gaudet

Amanda Gaudet Postpartum DoulaPostpartum Doula Serving the Edmonton Area

From becoming a birth doula ten years ago, working with women in unplanned pregnancies, serving on the ASAC board, creating a large empowering social media mother’s group, co-organizing a mother’s morning-out group, encouraging self-care through health and fitness — wherever she is in life, Amanda has always had a passionate focus on empowering and caring for women. Amanda has had four midwife-assisted births that have ranged from hospital, to birth center, to at home. She participated in the midwifery funding campaigns to help social change take form so women could access the health care providers they want without having to worry about the cost. Amanda believes in the strength of women and that creating a village of mothers is essential to a functional society.

Amanda has been married since 2009 and is the mother of four. She is a dedicated wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and leader. Her faith is the center of her life and she served for 6 months as a lay missionary in New Zealand, briefly as a marriage prep guide, choir member, and takes part in a bi-weekly Bible study. Aside from her passion for women, she loves to pursue her fitness goals, thrift shop, and find ways to be frugal in all areas of her life. She is excited to start serving women again as a postpartum doula.

Megan Davies

Megan Wilson Childbirth EducatorChildbirth Educator Serving the Edmonton Area

Megan first considered being a childbirth educator after her first son was born in 2011. Six years and three more babies later, YEG Prenatal was born. Megan’s goal in her classes is to help women approach birth feeling informed, empowered and confident. She spends most of her time bouncing between home, school, church and the grocery store (kids eat a lot!). On the rare occasion she has free time she likes to craft and crochet, read historical fiction and dream about living on a farm.