My name is Gina Merlin. I’m looking forward to getting to know you in my role as your birth and postpartum doula. I have served many families over the years and it’s my pleasure to be with them on one of the most important days of their lives, for the birth of their child.
After having my own first child, I became drawn to helping others achieve as positive and uplifting an experience as I had during my births. Drawing contrast to my experience, I heard many people saying they felt alone, scared and as if they were not in control of their birth experience.
I completed my first professional training and became certified with CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association) as a labour and postpartum doula. Within a few years, I also completed my training with DONA (Doulas of North America) to claim the title, DONA-certified childbirth doula.
I take my role as a doula very seriously. You deserve to have a professional doula who makes a firm commitment to be with you, has signed a code of ethics and standards of practice and lives by it. You can be confident that I will act professionally, ethically and be responsively to your needs.
Let’s get together and discuss your birth ideals and how I can help you bring them to fruition. I can help you communicate your hopes and wishes effectively to your birthing team, without conflict. You can count on me to support you physically, emotionally and with information that will help you feel in control and surrounded with loving support during your labour. You deserve as much on your big day!
Contact me today to set up our first meeting. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Labour & Postpartum Doula