My Story

My name is Janice and I am a Full Spectrum Doula. I was born in the Philippines, grew up in Richmond, BC and then moved to the Ladner, BC just a few years ago. I fell in love with the quaint, small town vibe and the community and immediately felt at home. Between the calming waters that surround us and the abundant farmlands, this was the perfect place to raise my family. 

My interest in births started when I was a child and grew from a passion for women’s health and traditional healing practices. After giving birth and becoming a mother myself, my understanding of the significance of this time for pregnant people and their families deepened and my commitment to providing informative, non-judgmental, compassionate care grew. 

In my work as a doula I am influenced by the belief that how you give birth and how you are born can have a lifelong impact. I aim to provide knowledge, support and encouragement to enable pregnant people and their partners to feel confident in their choices and capable in their abilities to birth and parent. When caring for people I utilize both my eastern heritage and western training to optimize physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. I feel strongly that gentle and connected birth experiences help create a foundation of trust and well being for newborns. I believe that these elements can be held whether you have a home birth, a cesarean section or anything in between.

When I am not spending time with my lovely clients and their sweet little ones, I enjoy gardening, crafting, exploring our beautiful province and participating in traditional healing ceremonies. I also love to travel and sit around and laugh with my family. I am constantly learning and when available attend trainings and workshops to expand my knowledge and enjoy integrating new wisdom into my practice.

I’d love to get to know you more and invite you to contact me for a free initial meeting to discuss my services further and answer any questions you might have about your upcoming birth or postpartum period. 

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Testimonials

"Our experience with Janice was beyond our expectations. She provided valuable information and advice in our visits prior to the birth and we enjoyed the couple’s homework she gave us. It was very natural and easy to talk to Janice and our encounters felt like meeting a good old friend. We loved her calmness, her wisdom and her natural approach to birth. When the big day came (or several days in our case) she was right there with us and did not leave our side, whether in the beginning at home or later at the hospital. She was an immense help in keeping up our spirits and giving us strength in our very long birthing process. Janice was very helpful, but not pushy, when it came to decision-making. We are very grateful to have had Janice join us in this wild experience and would not hesitate to hire her again!"
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"Janice was amazing! Our first impression was that she was incredibly warm, which is what we wanted in a doula first and foremost. Her services went above and beyond what we expected...house visits, answering all of our questions, providing information that we didn't receive from our prenatal class, and generally making us feel better about the crazy life event that was about to take place. I had to be induced 2 weeks early, so labour was extra hard. Janice made the days so much better, she had great suggestions for getting through labour and making it a bit less painful. We were blown away by how hands on she was, and her endurance through it all. Her presence allowed my husband to focus on being there for me emotionally, he wasn't as stressed about remembering all the things we learned about labour. And she kept both of us hydrated. Finally, the photos Janice took of our childbirth experience were absolutely amazing, she seriously has a talent for it. Highly recommend her, all around!"
Michelle Bourbonaise
"Janice and her night doula services came highly recommended to our family by our birth doula after the birth of our daughter. I had experienced an emergency cesarean and my husband was sick with bronchitis - we quickly realized we needed an extra set of helping hands for a few evenings to get us back on our feet. Janice was, without a doubt, superb. She was a calming presence for each of us, and though she would arrive each night at my daughter's "witching hour," Janice magically soothed and snuggled her into a quiet slumber in minutes. Janice has a gentle, respectful, and compassionate approach and is knowledgeable about everything from baby-wearing to swaddling to infant behavior and beyond. My daughter is now 10.5 months old and I often reflect on the time Janice spent with our family. Janice provided us with the rest and re-assurance that allowed us to enjoy the early days with our daughter - a priceless gift."
Lorinda Stoneman

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"Bascially, Janice is magic. Seriously, hire Janice... She was warm, informative, knowledgeable, & thorough. She was great at including my husband & preschooler in conversations & instilled confidence that we were in good hands. As well, she was skilled at presenting options and ideas & was completely non-judgemental around any of our responses. I really felt like she wanted to help understand who we are as a family so that she could support the experience as we wanted/needed. Once labour began, we called Janice & she arrived quickly. I was feeling pretty nervous & stressed as my labour became intense fast & having Janice there to manage things was exactly what we needed. She is so calming & reassuring & did an awesome job of making me feel completely supported & of helping me be focused. Her presence instantly changed the dynamic to one that felt way more manageable. I had several people present, & Janice was awesome at keeping everyone calm & directly gently, as needed & desired, so that everyone was able to fulfill their roles well. I know sometimes people worry that having a doula will "take away" from the job of the partner or other support person & I can say definitely that it didn't - instead it made my support people feel better able to do their jobs. When we made the move to the hospital, Janice worked expertly & it was clear she is comfortable & experienced with working in a setting with other professionals like nurses, doctors, & midwives. During labour & delivery & afterwards, she saw & solved needs as they arose before I even realized they needed solving which was wonderful."
Julia Urquhart

Packages

Birth Package
$1495+GST
  • 2 prenatal visits
  • guidance on your birth vision
  • access to lending library of books and baby wearing gear
  • on call support for and during your birth
  • 2 postpartum followup visits
  • unlimited phone and email support (up to 6 weeks postpartum)
  • tens unit rental
  • birth pool rental
  • complete home birth supplies kit
  • ***portfolio building birth photography
Integrated Care
2195/mo
  • * Birth and Postpartum Support
  • 2 prenatal visits
  • guidance on your birth vision
  • access to lending library of books and baby wearing gear
  • on call support for and during your birth
  • 2 postpartum followup visits
  • unlimited phone and email support (up to 6 weeks postpartum)
  • tens unit rental
  • birth pool rental
  • home birth supplies kit
  • belly binding
  • 24 hrs of scheduled in home postpartum support
  • **portfolio building birth photography
Postpartum Care
custom package tailored to your needs
$37/hr
  • may include but not limited to:
  • breastfeeding support
  • support with healing from your birth
  • mental and emotional support
  • assistance with baby care
  • exploration of baby calming techniques
  • meal prep
  • help with errands
  • organization and light housekeeping
  • unlimited phone and email support
  • belly binding
  • sealing ceremony
  • herbal bath
Mentorship Program
$xxx/mo
  • Phone coaching
  • In person coaching
  • Multiple sessions
  • Premium resources
  • Monthly workshops

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I would love to connect with you and discuss how we can work today. Set up a time to meet and let’s talk!

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Free Consultation

A complimentary meeting provides the opportunity to discuss your goals, and see how we can work together.

Flexible Schedule

I understand how busy life can be so I’m happy to work together to fit within your schedule.

Fully Confidential

Your privacy is very important to us therefore a confidentiality agreement is always signed at the outset.