Charmaine worked with us for two of our three births. She was a delight to have on our birth team and we are so thankful for her support and expertise. She supported us in one hospital birth and one birth at home. She always remained calm and focused and was in tune with our desires in our birth plan. She was an amazing advocate and her encouragement meant so much to us! We would highly recommend Charmaine and would hire her again, but we are done having children.  Anthony and Julie Donoso

Charmaine was our doula for our first child. Her support led us through the pregnancy to postpartum with a great experience. She led us through birthing classes and helped us create a birthing plan. She shared personal experience and her expertise to lead us to the right choices for our family. Her role was vital during the labour and delivery process. She was able to offer the physical and emotional while the keeping my husband and mother calm who were in the delivery room. Her postpartum check-ins provided the additional support we needed. She is kind and caring and I would highly recommend her as a professional in her field.  Giselle and Ricky Theriault

Charmaine has been an incredible blessing to our family.  Throughout the entire pregnancies, births, and post-partum adjustments, Charmaine gave us great care, empathy, and encouragement, and lovingly guided my husband and I through the challenges of becoming parents as well as through subsequent miscarriages.  Thanks to Charmaine, we received incredible support and healing.  We are so grateful for Charmaine’s impact on our journey as a family, and for the many laughs we have shared along the way! Tanya and Trevor Hamilton

 My journey with Charmaine started before I was even pregnant- I attended a childbirth without fear/ supernatural childbirth class she was putting on. This opened my eyes to what childbirth could be like. I chose to have midwifery care and try for a homebirth with my first child.; having Charmaine there as a doula was a huge blessing. More than the practical knowledge or ideas for things to try to help with labour, her interceding and the peace in the room as she called on ABBA helped to keep me calm and relaxed. I was blessed to have one of the most empowering experiences of my life, ad I’m grateful for her role in that.  Candace and Caleb Wahl

Charmaine was our night doula for more than two months and helped look after our newborn son from 10 pm to 7 am Monday through Friday. Me and my partner had twins and a toddler and needed help with one of the twins so we could catch up on sleep. Charmaine was a god send. She helped us get through the newborn stage by looking after our little man with such love, calmness and professionalism. Not only was Charmaine such a wonderful caregiver to our baby but she also brought a positive and bright energy into our house every night. She helped our baby sleep, fed him, changed him, sang to him and consoled him all night while we were able to catch some sleep. Charmaine is truly an amazing doula and so wonderful with babies. She also helped us clean the bottles and fold laundry, which was truly appreciated. We recommend Charmaine as a night doula for anyone needed a little extra help with their babies. It is truly worth it! Katie Dangerfield /Steve Speers 

Charmaine Hinds was with us for the labour and birth of our first child, a wonderful baby girl.  Her kindness, enthusiasm and knowledge helped make possible the home birth we had wished for. She helped us make the birth plan.  She was available for questions both before and after the birth. She kept our families informed during the labour. She gently guided us through one of the most amazing, intense, terrifying, awesome, wonderful etc.. experiences of our lives.  She made space for us to have the best birth that was possible for us.  She gave us more than we could have imagined. We will always be grateful. Jennifer, Thomas, and Toni

I am grateful to have Charmaine be my birth doula as well as postpartum doula. This is my 2nd baby and compared with my 1st birth which was without a doula, my 2nd birth went more smooth than the 1st one and I felt much better after the birth under the support, advises and encouragement of my amazing doula- Charmaine. I would like to thank her for everything she did for our family. I would like to recommend her for anyone who needs support during the birth as her professional knowledge and experience of birth will help to release the fear and anxiety during the birth. Also, Charmaine is professional to take care of my new born baby and she came to our house to help us some nights and we got some rest from the busy life. Thank you  Charmaine.  Zhen Xiong

I worked with Charmaine and I must say I am very happy with her services. I got Charmaine as my doula, who is AMAZING! Her energy, her vibe, her dedication, her warmth, her experience, her sense of humor, her smile, her stories will not only serve you in this delicate journey, but will make it ten times better and easier. My pregnancy and birth turned out to be much more difficult towards the end and she was there for us, all the way, supporting us in a way that made me feel like I had family by my side. She is just light in any dark place or in any place for that matter. She just makes everything easier and better for you. All my fears, my worries, my pregnancy complications – they were much more bearable because Charmaine was there to share her wisdom and emotional support with us. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing soul to support them in the great but delicate and unpredictable journey of pregnancy and birth. She knows exactly how to guide you to make the best of everything. Love you, Charmaine! Thank you for everything! You are Light! Divine Light!  Bianca Hintz

Charmaine was my birth doula. She was so wonderful. So calm and supportive, kind and gentle. A wonderful soul. I was devastated when I went overdue. She was with me every step (she is a baby whisperer). If I had any questions or concerns, she would respond within minutes… The emotional support she provided not only to myself but to my husband, who was also taking care of our toddler before and after labour, is one of the many reasons that I think every pregnant person should have a doula. And this wasn’t my first birth! Having a chance to debrief with a professional who was present for my whole labour and delivery was invaluable in the weeks after birth. I would highly recommend Charmaine as a Doula to help make your birth and postpartum care as smooth and supportive as it can be.  Auzi

Having Charmaine alongside me during my experience was the best choice I could’ve made. She is informative, positive, encouraging, compassionate and much more. She stood by my side throughout my entire labour. During my contractions, moments of weakness and doubt, she’d do whatever she could to help me relieve my pain and bring me to a state of calmness. When I would forget to breathe, she would be right there to remind me to stay strong and breathe (including different techniques of breathing). All in all, I don’t think I would’ve been able to mentally, emotionally or physically go through my labor as well as I did without having Charmaine by my side. She is 10000% worth it, I wouldn’t question it!  Mahtab

We had such a wonderful experience with Birth Doula Services. They were excellent to connect with, answering all of our questions efficiently and effectively. We felt confident and comfortable with the doula services even before we met our doula. We worked with Charmaine, and we cannot say enough positive things about her. She was an amazing source of support. We are so grateful to have had her as our doula and really appreciate her experience, wealth of knowledge and her constant encouragement. Thank you so much, we really could not have survived the first few weeks without her support. We have figured out a routine, thanks to her help. Lynne 

Words are inadequate to capture our experience with our doula, Charmaine, but I will try! I reached out with a bit of information about us, we were planning a home birth and looking for support from someone who believed in holistic birthing and minimal intervention. We met with Charmaine and we clicked instantly. She is warm, down to earth and very experienced. We immediately felt like we had known her for years and felt so excited and prepared for the birth knowing that she would be there with us. When the birthing day came, Charmaine was the voice that we both needed and she brought a beautiful, comforting, ethereal energy that allowed me to fully tune into my body and trust that everything else would be taken care of just because she was there. This was my first pregnancy and birthing experience and I could not have imagined doing it without her, nor would I ever want to. The work that she does is absolutely life changing as she helped us to welcome our daughter with nothing but love and patience and we will be forever grateful for her presence and never forget everything that she has done for us. Thank you a million times over! Candace and Brad

HYPNOBIRTHING 

Thank you, Charmaine and team, for providing the best Hypnobirthing classes. Though I signed up in the last minute, they worked on a customized schedule for me and completed it on time. I had a very calming, positive birthing experience, and I’m grateful for having chosen this team to introduce me to hypnobirthing. Thank you graceful birthing.

I worked with Doula Services, and I must say I am very happy with their services. I got Charmaine, who is AMAZING! Her energy, her vibe, her dedication, her warmth, her experience, her sense of humour, her smile, and her stories will not only serve you in this delicate journey but will make it ten times better and easier. My pregnancy and birth turned out to be much more difficult towards the end, and she was there for us all the way, supporting us in a way that made me feel like I had family by my side. She is just light in any dark place or in any place for that matter. She just makes everything easier and better for you. All my fears, my worries, and my pregnancy complications – they were much more bearable because Charmaine was there to share her wisdom and emotional support with us. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing soul to support them in the great but delicate and unpredictable journey of pregnancy and birth. She knows exactly how to guide you to make the best of everything. Love you, Charmaine! Thank you for everything! You are Light! Divine Light!

Apart from pregnancy journeys being tiring, they can also be filled with anxiety thinking about the labour day. But with Hypnobirthing and a trainer like Charmaine, I can guarantee that they will be much better, peaceful and make you look forward to the birthing day. Charmaine has been one of the most passionate, knowledgeable, hypnobirthing experts I have come across. I came to know about hypnobirthing really late, and I am grateful for the team and Charmaine, who could customize a schedule to best fit my due date with all training topics completed and give me enough time for practice. My husband and I would look forward to her classes, which included numerous pain management practice techniques, meditations, positive birthing videos, handouts, etc. My birthing was calm, gentle and empowering, and I owe a lifetime of gratitude to Charmaine. Thank you once again, and I pray and wish you good luck in helping more women experience the true joy of birthing as mine. 

Charmaine has a genuine passion for what she does and makes a true effort to connect with her clients. From the first day my partner and I met her (over Zoom) she showed so much enthusiasm and positive energy for the birthing process and for helping us navigate birth as first-time parents. We took her virtual hypnobirthing class, and she was great with flexibility and sharing information in a digital format. In each class, she showed us warmth and compassion and was really interested in understanding our needs and interests. She offered me a separate fear release class once the hypnobirthing course was completed and she took the time to go through my (long) list of fears and anxieties, working through each one with me. We were so sad that we wouldn’t be able to have her with us at the birth because our birth location had to change. We would absolutely recommend Charmaine to anyone who is looking for knowledge, warmth and support during their birthing journey.