Nikia Leuschen

She/Her
Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula
Location: Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Families Served: 5 +
Birth Package: $1,200 -$900 + Agency Fee & Taxes
Experienced Supporting: 2SLGBTQIA+ Families, Parenting and/or Caregiving, BIPGM Families, Immigrant and/or Refugee Families, Low-Income Families, Single Parenthood, Disabled Persons, Neurodivergent Persons, Chronic and/or Acute Illness(es), Perinatal Mood Disorders, Multiples (Twins +), Pet Care, Rural Living, Adoption and/or Surrogacy
Get to know Nikia

Birth Doula Package

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

Prenatal Care
  • 2 prenatal sessions either in person, virtual, or combined
  • Text, phone, and email support as needed.
  • Referrals to community services and programs.
  • 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.
Birth Attendance
  • Continuous care throughout early labor and delivery.
  • Use of TENS machine, massage, guided meditation, music, movement, counterpressure, and more.
  • First feed and newborn care support.
  • Birth photography and videos.
Postpartum Support
  • 1 – 2 in-person visits focusing on newborn care, easing the transition, and accessing support.
  • Text, phone, and email support.
  • Personalized referrals and accompaniment to appointments help to transition back into the world (first public outings, short walks, etc).
  • Car seat safety and education, baby-wearing resources, and tips.

About

What languages do you speak?

English

What is your personal definition of “doula”?

A transitional support worker, who is part educator, part friend, and always in your corner.

What brought you to birth and postpartum work?

I have always loved the smallest of creatures and have worked in childcare — helping family and friends postnatally throughout my life. I decided to take a leap of faith and dive fully into birth work, feeling more and more that we need folks who can help us create a foundation and community for raising children.

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

I love to take time for myself when I can, preferring to be in nature whenever possible and often crafting something with my hands, or diving into a good book.

What is a standout book, movie/tv, etc about the childbearing/parenting journey that you return to?
TV

I have been following a UK creator Bryony (Precious Star Pads) throughout her journey as an entrepreneur, solo foster parent, and now a solo mother by choice. I love her in-depth journey through all things reproductive health, fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum throughout the past few years!

 

Trainings
BIRTH
  • Labor and Birth Doula training, Doula Training Canada.
POSTPARTUM
  • Postpartum Doula, Doula Training Canada.
OTHER
  • Bachelor in Psychology, Thompson Rivers University.
  • Child Passenger Safety Educator II, Red Cross, and BCAA.
  • CPR-C and AED, Standard First Aid.
  • Naloxone Carrier.
WORKSHOPS
FOR YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING, WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP/TRAINING ON YOUR RADAR?
  • Infant and Pregnancy Loss course and a Fertility Coaching course, with Doula Training Canada.
  • I’m curious about babywearing, end-of-life care, menopause care and education specifically designed for at-risk pregnancies.
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