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Courtney Giesbrecht

Postpartum Doula
Location: Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Families Served: 25 +
Experienced Supporting: Parenting and/or Caregiving, BIPGM Families, Immigrant and/or Refugee Families, Low-Income Families, Single Parenthood, Disabled Persons, Neurodivergent Persons, Perinatal Mood Disorders, Multiples (Twins +), High Risk Pregnancy Care, Pet Care, Adoption and/or Surrogacy


What languages do you speak?


What is your personal definition of “doula”?

To help one have a positive birth and postpartum experience.

What brought you to birth and postpartum work?

My desire to help families through these times as well as my own personal experiences.

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

By taking days off and spending time with my family.

What is a standout book, movie/tv, etc about the childbearing/parenting journey that you return to?
  • Any resources on Baby and Toddler Sleep through the Institute of Sensitive Sleep Consulting.
  • Birth and Postpartum Doula Certification, Doula Canada
  • Pediatric Sleep Consulting, Institute of Sensitive Sleep)
  • Sleep for those with ADHD.


I and my husband considered ourselves very lucky to have had Courtney Ann Giesbrecht as our doula! You will not regret it! – Laura

We hired Courtney less than 48 hours before going into labour – and it was the best decision ever! I was so determined to have a VBAC, and as my due date came and went I was freaking out a bit (okay, a lot) about the possibility of needing another c-section. Courtney rushed over to our place to meet us the same day we contacted her, and as soon as she left I instantly felt so much better – way calmer and more prepared. She had so many tips for me on ways to go into labour and also for pain-management during labour. It really helped put my mind at ease having her by my side. In the end I was able to have my VBAC and I’m not sure I could have done it without Courtney. I can’t recommend her enough! – Kaitlyn

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