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Polina Osmerkina

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After the birth of my first child in 2010, I realized firsthand that too many women lack the adequate support they need to turn their birth wishes into reality. As a Birth Doula, I am dedicated to working with you and your family to make sure you have the best possible birth experience.

I am a DONA-trained Birth Doula and have spent years learning about all things related to prenatal, birth and postpartum support. I prioritize the wishes of the birthing person and well being of the baby and believe there can be value to both holistic and medical interventions. Above all else, I seek to facilitate an environment where you feel safe and empowered in your birth.

In the lead up to your birth, I will work with you to understand labour, share resources and techniques applicable to your unique wishes. During your labour, I will join you and other members of your birth support team to guide you through pain management, emotional, physical and mental support from early labour through to birth. I have a passion for birth photography and would be happy to capture your special moment for you, if interested. After your birth, we will debrief on your birth experience and discuss any postpartum concerns and best steps forward. I am also available for additional postpartum services if needed.