I believe your birth experience is one you will remember all your life. My goal is to facilitate a positive, empowering, and safe birth experience for you and your baby.
I trust the natural process of birth, and that it is possible for most birthing individuals most of the time.
I support all hospital births and planned home births with midwives.
I understand that unexpected events may sometimes occur during labour and delivery. I believe my clients have the right to remain informed and be part of the decision-making process when obstetrical interventions are necessary.
I understand that while the outcome of your labour and birth may be unpredictable, the care you receive during labour should never be.
My name is Philippa Coxon. I grew up in Kenya and South Africa. My husband and I were blessed to immigrate to Canada in 1986. My fascination with the human body and my passion to help people led me to train as an Occupational Therapist. It has been my privilege to serve many people in my 35 year career, both in South Africa and Canada. Since retiring in 2017, I have enjoyed travelling, my lovely grandchild and spending time volunteering in the community.
My journey to become a doula began with the pregnancy of my first child. I had a wonderful doctor who took the time to teach me techniques to make labor and recovery easier, and taught me to breastfeed. I didn’t receive the same support in my second two pregnancies or births, and things didn’t go as smoothly. When I discovered the doula profession, I was excited. I believe it takes a village to raise families. I chose the doula profession to enable me to walk with birthing individuals and their families by providing support, education and tools during their pregnancy and labor. I believe birth is one of the most significant and memorable experiences in a person’s life. My passion is to facilitate the birthing person and their partner’s wishes for a positive and safe birth experience for them and their baby.
By Still Waters Doula Services, Kamloops BC
A free, no obligation initial consultation: We meet to see if my services are right for you and discuss your birth hopes.
Three meetings prior to your birth: To discuss your philosophy, questions and concerns. I will review what will happen in the birthing process and my role in it. We will practice comfort measures for pregnancy and labour, discuss your birth plan, make a postpartum plan, and prepare for breastfeeding.
Education and preparation to enable you make your own informed decisions: access to a lending library of birth, postpartum books, and extensive resource list.
On call support from 38 weeks until the birth of your new family member(s).
Continuous labour support when you and your birth partners request it up until 2 hours after birth. My support includes informational support, massage, relaxation techniques, visualizations, positive affirmations, specific movements, and positions to facilitate labour.
Hands on support for breastfeeding.
Postpartum text, call or e-mail support.
One postpartum follow up visit at home debriefing your birth and answering any questions regarding newborn care. Providing any additional information you may require for a smooth family transition.
Fee details : $850 to $1200, I operate on a sliding scale. I want to help, so let's have a conversation about what you can afford! I am a member and an approved volunteer doula through Doula Sevices Association. Please see details https://www.bcdoulas.org/referral.html
I am also approved through Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program (helps to cover the cost for Indigenous families). Learn more here: https://bcaafc.com/dafgp/families/
Postpartum care is also available at the following rates:
3- 3 hour sessions for $250
Call 778-220-6330 or email to schedule your free consultation.
I look forward to meeting you (and your new little one)!
By Still Waters Doula Services
Studies have shown that births with a Doula in attendance have...
25% shorter labour
60% reduction in epidural requests
50% reduction in the caesarean rate
40% reduction in oxytocin use
40% reduction in forceps delivery
30% reduction in analgesia use