All posts by claire@birth-bythedoulaway.ca

About claire@birth-bythedoulaway.ca

Claire Anne is a registered Birth and Postpartum doula. She is also a sleep specialist and has had the honour of supporting tens of pregnancies, births and families over the years.

International Women’s Day

On March 8th, it was international women’s day, I wished my granddaughter a happy day, she is a vibrant and brilliant almost 16 year old, and she said to me “yes, it is, it’s unfortunate that we only have one, it should be every day”. A lot of truth is on that statement, just as Mother’s Day is celebrated only

Placenta and Cord

This week, I witnessed and supported physiological births, and also supported hospital births. The physiological births were exactly that, undisturbed and truly empowered by Mother and Baby, I was merely invited and so very honored to be there. A deep and enriching blessing and a miracle. That brings me to the placenta and cord, the placenta, being the baby’s first

My Story and My Journey

Today, I decided that it was a good day to talk about myself and how and why I have chosen this path. So here goes: My Story My name is Claire Anne and I am mother to two amazing, genuine and sensitive grown children, who are parents to my six beautiful growing grandchildren. My love affair with motherhood began at

Eating During Pregnancy

I cannot talk about this enough, it is so very important to eat well and whole foods during pregnancy. I can even say that it is just as important to eat this way even before you start growing a baby. Growing a baby is the most fabulous event in a pregnant person’s life. Just think about how magical that is!


Natasha McBride has a podcast on thishttps://natashamcbride and I found it very interesting that she mentions the definition of “excessive infant crying syndrome” COLIC is an acronym standing for “Cause Obscure Lengthy Infant Crying” When parents have a baby who does this, it can be very heartbreaking and difficult to navigate, it seems like no amount of moving, rocking, bouncing,

Placenta Encapsulation

An Ancient tradition in many cultures, we are happy to provide this exceptional service for you and your baby. Placenta Encapsulation is becoming more and more mainstream as many mothers around the world are becoming more aware of the benefits placentas can provide in the healthy recovery of the new mother. Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing the mother’s

When They are ready

This week I want to talk about babies arriving when they are ready to. The medical world at some point decided that they knew better than babies on the subject, and so inductions were born. They play with women’s emotions and the fact that they are tired and want to meet their baby. Most of the time they are successful

A New Year 2023

Identifying your birth values Deciding to create a new being, and a new family is a very crucial decision we all make at some point in our lives. There are many areas of research we need to do so we can decide what feels right. It is not an easy decision and it should not be taken lightly ever. So

This is Birth

Amazing Vbac On Sunday, I was invited to join in the welcoming of Oliver meet his family earth side. I had been visiting and educating this family for the past several months, and though all families seem attentive there is always this uncertain factor around every birth, the labour. Although it can be a walk in the park for the