Services Offered: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula
My name is Ivy Sauder, and I am a Birth & Postpartum Doula. I provide my services and skills to families living in the greater Burlington area, including Burlington, Hamilton, Ancaster, Oakville, Dundas, and Waterdown.
I always knew that children would be a part of my life, whether my own or other people’s. When I began thinking about a career helping families throughout their pregnancy and following the birth of their new family member, I thought that Midwifery was my only choice. When I learned about Doula work, I knew that I had found the career for me.
My mother described her experience of pregnancy and delivery of me as “beautiful and peaceful”. When I became aware that many women have a very different experience; one with fear and discomfort, I began to explore ways to help create positive birth stories for them, with them. Pregnancy, delivery, and parenthood can be scary. It is overwhelming. It is exhausting. With my training I can offer a variety of supports throughout the journey to help ensure that positive birth and postpartum experiences are created.
The personalized emotional support that I provide as a Doula is unparalleled by other care providers. My supports are non-medical, research-based, and will be tailored to meet your needs physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The naturalistic support I offer to expecting and new parents is greatly needed, especially in these trying times when support is hard to find.
I have time to get to know YOU, not just your birth preferences. I have time to provide you with as much support as you need throughout your entire journey. I genuinely love supporting others and being an empath means this role comes naturally to me.
You are unique. Your story will be unique. It would be my pleasure to support you as you journey through this new adventure in your life.