About Me

My Philosophy

Birth is a powerful, life-changing event. I am continually in awe of the strength and natural birthing instincts pregnant people have during their labour and birth. My goals as your doula are to help you achieve your most desired and positive birth experience possible by helping you and your birth partner tap into your strengths.  I nurture and encourage you, and help you become as informed as you feel necessary, leaving you feeling supported, listened to, and empowered.

It is my personal and professional goal to maintain your well-being and privacy throughout our time together.  I conduct my professional doula services in the utmost confidential and ethical manner.  This continues even after you are no longer in need of my services.

My Story

Thank you for taking the time to consider hiring me as your doula!  I am self employed, therefore, I do not work for doctors or midwives, I work for you! 

 

I have 2 boys of my own - one born in hospital, one born at home.  I devoured books on pregnancy and birth and before having my second, knew that I would someday become a doula. 

 

I found my births to be incredibly empowering and exhilarating. However, because I hadn't hired a doula, I also found them very scary at times!  I  aspire to help other birthing people feel strong, capable and fearless in whatever way they envision themselves birthing - using evidence-based techniques and information, along with genuine care and guidance.

In 2015 I was trained and quickly certified by DONA International.  Training included physiology of pregnancy, labour and birth; pain management techniques; supporting pregnant people and their partners in the emotional aspects of pregnancy and birth; meeting needs in the early postpartum weeks; and breastfeeding support.  

 

I have experience with, and am comfortable supporting pregnant people and their partners in both home and hospital settings - including cesarean sections.  I am open and welcoming to all expectant parents, including LGBTQ and teens.

 

I have been a certified Early Childhood Educator since 2003 with extensive experience supporting and guiding families of young children according to their needs. I teach Prenatal Yoga here in the Comox Valley on a regular basis and am also training to become a Breastfeeding Counselor through Childbirth International.

My Training
Certified Birth Doula

DONA International 2015

Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor

MamaBe Yoga 2019

Early Childhood Educator

North Island College 2003

Currently training for Certified Breastfeeding Counsellor

Childbirth International

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Pamela Tessmann Birth Doula

Tel: 250-650-6655

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