Meet the Dancing Star Birth community

As a community of parents we are able to help you get connected with some of the best pregnancy and postpartum practitioners the Vancouver area has to offer – childbirth educators, birth and post partum doulas, birth supplies reps, food and nutrition specialists, lactation consultants, and more.

On this page can learn more about our core team of mentors as well as some of the practitioners we work closely within in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Over 4,000 new families have enjoyed our informative & transformative Birthing From Within childbirth classes. Together, our team of prenatal educators represent over three decades of experience, and a collective 65 years of mothering our children. We actively support one another as mentors and seek to enhance what we offer our clients with each class we teach.

Our Team of Birth and Postpartum Facilitators & Mentors

We’ve handpicked this fantastic team of doulas, facilitators and mentors to support your family.

JUDY MCLAREN

JUDY MCLAREN

Owner

I am a seasoned birth doula, breastfeeding counselor, and a certified Birthing from Within childbirth educator. Always having an interest in maternal health, I was drawn into full time birth work through the quality care I received in my first birth, now a seasoned mother of three wonderful children. Birthing from Within has truly revolutionized my Doula care, facilitating, mentoring and motherhood. I love how it helps you go beyond the surface to your intuitive knowing, and offers a chance to practice the mindset needed to birth, no matter what happens and no matter what you decide. Please contact Judy at info@dancingstarbirth.ca

DORI HARRISON

DORI HARRISON

BIrthing From Within

Dori brings warm and practical energy to all that she does. As an artist and mother, she has an amazing ability to tap into the power of both intuition and self-belief, and to share this power with those in her classes. With a wide and open smile, Dori helps new families consider how they might cope with the unknown experiences of birth and new parenting. Find Dori’s doula services at Ripening.ca.

AIMEE ODEGARD

AIMEE ODEGARD

Birthing from Within team

Doula and Birth Photographer. The first time I witnessed and photographed a birth I knew that this was a profession I wanted to pursue. There is such beauty and strength in the process — and to document the welcome of a new life into a family is always a great joy. After initially attending births as a photographer, I trained as a doula by completing the Wise Woman Way of Birth doula training. As a doula, I find fulfillment in helping birthers access the strength they possess.  Contact Aimee via welcomeherebirth.com.

BETHAN STEWART

BETHAN STEWART

Mothers Unfolding

Bethan’s own transition to parenthood (with three busy boys!) brought out new wisdom in her – a deep understanding of the support that new moms need against isolation of new motherhood. She started working as a doula, but now brings her support to our Mothers Unfolding and Mama Renew programs. You can contact her at bethan@dancingstarbirth.ca.

MARTA BECKER

MARTA BECKER

BIrthing From Within

Marta is a skilled facilitator and experienced birth Doula who also works in international development. She loves to plant the seeds, asking the right questions that lead to women discovering for themselves what really matters, how to prepare well, and ultimately to have an amazing birth experience! Marta is a mother, and as a doula, she provides confident, calm, and loving support. You can contact Marta at pippiscreams@hotmail.com

 

NICOLE

NICOLE

Administration

Nicole Adams wrangles 3 kids full time and is one of the silent backbones of Dancing Star Birth, helping with the daily flow and administration.  Nicole loves the outdoors and is often out cargo bike adventuring with her kids around the city or taking hikes in the woods with her family and her dog Fenway.

Some of Our Vancouver Area Pregnancy and Postpartum Favourites

Our work is wonderfully complemented by these fantastic practitioners. Including acupuncture, birth supplies and birth tub rental, birth and postpartum doula care, and yoga, we encourage you to take a look at their offerings.

New Spirit Arrivals

New Spirit Arrivals

Doulas & Tens

Rylie Geant launched New Spirit Arrivals out of her passion for all things pregnancy, birth and postpartum. She serves women and their growing families throughout Vancouver, North and West Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster, Coquitlam, and beyond. “My goal is to provide you with the support you need on your journey through pregnancy, birth and into the postpartum.”  newspiritarrivals.ca

Yvette DuMouchel

Yvette DuMouchel

Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Food on the Table

Yvette DuMouchel is Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and supports people with simple, nourishing and delicious meals through Chef at Home Services and also teaches Online Cooking and Nutrition classes. foodonthetable.ca.

Beverley Anderson

Beverley Anderson

Registered Social Worker, Mariposa Psychotherapy Services

Beverley is a Registered Social Worker who provides counselling to Individuals and Couples in her inclusive and LGBTQ-positive private practice, Mariposa Psychotherapy Services. She has been working in the field of Mental Health for the past 21 years, and has spent the past decade of her career with a focus on Perinatal Mental Health. Beverley provides compassionate, trauma-informed counselling that supports clients as they move through Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Anxiety and Depression, fertility struggles and other challenges. She is a Certified Parent Educator who supports clients with parenting issues. mariposapsychotherapyservices.ca.

LOLLI COMAR

LOLLI COMAR

Birth & PP Doula

thevancouverdoula.com

RHEJA GILCHRIST

RHEJA GILCHRIST

Birth & PP Doula

rhejadoula.com

MICHELLE MACLEAN

MICHELLE MACLEAN

Birth & PP Doula

thedivinechild.ca

SHANNON LARSON

SHANNON LARSON

Acupuncture, TCM

vancouvertcm.com

JOZI GRANT

JOZI GRANT

Birth Photographer

idocumentlove.com

Cheryl Voigt, GRINNING WEASEL

Cheryl Voigt, GRINNING WEASEL

Birth Photographer

grinningweasel.com

SAFE BEGINNINGS

SAFE BEGINNINGS

Infant/Toddler First Aid

safebeginnings.ca

LORI LUCAS

LORI LUCAS

Yoga

yogawithlorilucas.com

POMEGRANATE

POMEGRANATE

Midwives

pomegranate-midwives.com

PACIFIC MIDWIFERY

PACIFIC MIDWIFERY

Midwives

pacificmidwiferypractice.ca

THE MIDWIFERY GROUP

THE MIDWIFERY GROUP

Midwives

midwiferygroup.ca

BIRTH + BEYOND MIDWIVES at UBC

BIRTH + BEYOND MIDWIVES at UBC

Midwives

Contact Birth and Beyond Midwives at UBC