Breanna Wallace Brood Care

Breanna Wallace

She/Her
Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Full Spectrum Doula
Location: Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Families Served: 18 +
Birth Package: $1,150 - $1,450 + Agency Fee & Taxes
Experienced Supporting: 2SLGBTQIA+ Families, Parenting and/or Caregiving, BIPGM Families, Immigrant and/or Refugee Families, Low-Income Families, Single Parenthood, Neurodivergent Persons, Pet Care
Get to know Bre

Birth Doula Package

Open detailed package here — for support on navigating sliding scale pricing, click here.

Prenatal Care
  • 2 prenatal sessions.
  • Unlimited text and phone support.
  • Lending library access.
  • Includes Brood’s Family Membership, with access to our 5 online courses, virtual private clubhouse, and the member’s area.
  • Colostrum collection kit with written and video instructions.
  • 60min prenatal massage.
Birth Attendance
  • Continuous in-person support throughout labor and until 2 hours after birth.
  • TENS machine, rebozo, movement, aromatherapy, music, acupressure, massage, and pain relief techniques to support you through your birth.
  • First feed and newborn care support.
  • Clean up post-homebirth.
  • Birth photography and videos.
Postpartum Support
  • 1 postpartum session.
  • Text and phone support, until two weeks postpartum.
  • Birth debrief and newborn support.
  • Personalized referrals to postpartum resources.

About

What languages do you speak?

English, intermediate Spanish (not fluent).

What is your personal definition of “doula”?

A caregiver, an advocate, an educator – a person who offers unwavering support and provides information to another at a time of a large transition. The birth portal is exactly that.

What brought you to birth and postpartum work?

My whole life has held an innate fascination with menstruation and birth — along with a handful of experiences that have continually pushed me towards birthwork. More pieces began to click when I discovered I was queer and realized that my deep desire to have a baby will require some planning — further catapulting me into understanding my body, fertility etc.

My childhood was shaped by being raised by a single mother who was incredibly under-supported, it affected her mental health and therefore her parenting. I remember her telling me she was scared to give birth, she could recall the comments from the nurse on the day I was born “You better keep that baby in, the doctor isn’t here yet!”. I had no idea what a doula was, but I thought, there must be someone who supports and advocates for folks in this situation! In 2019 I supported my sister through a loss, and then 3 months later (in the exact same room), my mom was diagnosed with cervical cancer. My first care work and support experiences were with my family, and I realized that the path to follow “pussy” (radical embodiment of the womb, vulva and vagina and all that it holds, creates and experiences) deserves reverence and major support. Having a baby is a huge deal, loss a big deal, and creating a family from donor sperm or otherwise is a massive deal — I am incredibly passionate about it all and I would be honoured to walk alongside you as your family expands!

In a climate of caregiver burnout, how are you caring for yourself?

Exercise! Hot yoga, running, and dance — as often as I can. I’m a frequent cold plunger and sauna enthusiast. I attend chiro and massage, as well as therapy.

What is a standout book, movie/tv, etc about the childbearing/parenting journey that you return to?
PODCASTS
BOOKS
  • Baby Making for Everybody: Family Building and Fertility for LGBTQ+ and Solo Parents by Marea Goodman and Ray Rachlin, LM, CPM
  • The Mother’s Guide to Sex: Enjoying Your Sexuality Through All Stages of Motherhood by Anne Semans and Cathy Winks
  • Why Did No One Tell Me This? The Doulas’ (Honest) Guide for Expectant Parents by Ash Spivak and Natalia Hailes
  • The 4th Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
  • Queer Conception: The Complete Fertility Guide for Queer and Trans Parents-to-Be by Kristin Liam Kali
Trainings
BIRTH
  • Birth and Postpartum Training, DONA
  • Full Spectrum Doula Training, Teresa Campbell and Jessica Austin
  • Pre-natal Yoga Training, Semperviva
  • Sex and Birth Support, Doula Canada with Tynan Rhea
  • Ecstatic Birth, Sheila Kamara Hay
  • Postpartum Training, Wise Woman Way of Birth
WORKSHOPS
FOR YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING, WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP/TRAINING ON YOUR RADAR?
  • I am interested in completing my Somatic Sex Education with the Institute of Somatic Ed

Testimonials

It was so amazing to have Bre as our Doula. This was our second birth after 9 years and she helped refresh our memories about everything to consider and prepare for with our home birth. She was able to be there in early labour and help me navigate the process which was very different from my first labour. She even spent time with my eldest child and coached her on what to expect as she was present for the birth. Bre was an integral support for the intensity of my contractions, knowing what to say and when to remind me of my own strength and power. She helped take the pressure off my husband so he could have the brief breaks he needed from constant counter-pressure on my low back. We are so grateful to her for helping make our son’s birth the beautiful experience it was. — Tamara

Breanna made our whole birthing experience incredible. It was my fourth baby but first home birth and first time hiring a doula, there were a lot of things I was dreaming of achieving and really wanted to make happen and she helped us do all those things. Prior to our birth she came over for a consult and we nailed down all the things we wanted, she gave a lot of great information to us on birth at home and pain management and already helped me to feel more confident in my body. Midwives were there for the medical end of everything while Breanna helped us feel comfortable, cared for and confident…… I would recommend Breanna to anyone whether you’re a first time parent or have birthed many times before. — Jamey-Lynn

Breanna massage technique is among the best I’ve ever experienced. She’s so skilled at providing real relief from any pain or tension I’m feeling while still keeping me very comfortable and relaxed even in late pregnancy. I know she’ll be a huge help during labour to provide counter-pressure as well as a soothing touch to get me through. I wish I would have discovered her sooner, but I’ll for sure be a long time client going forward. — Pashew

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