Kind words

A few comments from some past clients.

Gertrude was a wonderful support all throughout my pregnancy and especially during my labour and delivery. I truly believe I was able to avoid a c-section and have an all natural childbirth thanks to her. The calming Grandma-like energy that she exudes is exactly what I was looking for when I began my search for a doula. I cannot rate Gertrude highly enough…E.L.

Gertrude you brought wisdom, peace and love to our pregnancy and birth. There are not enough words to express how much we are thankful. C.D

…From day one, you have been so warm, so responsive, so caring and so committed. You asked a great many questions and really got to know us as unique individuals….Your teaching made us feel infinitely more confident going into labour. We felt informed, supported and loved from all sides…you were always available when we needed you.

Your calm and unwavering presence was a reassurance to us all that everything was going to be okay, and that everything was unfolding exactly as it should…We cannot imagine a better doula for our birth team, and will be forever grateful for your help during this meaningful time. A.C. & C.B.

…I didn’t know what to expect and I was anxious about giving birth…I felt alone…You walked me through the birthing process. I really appreciated our discussion about what my ideal labour would look like. In helping me with the preparation process you were great!

I am so lucky to have found someone so reliable, compassionate and kind. I will be forever grateful for all of your dedication to me during my pregnancy and the first days of motherhood. Y.M.

Thank you for assisting me with my birth and for empowering me with confidence to give birth the way I had envisioned. A.C.

…and I attribute (Baby’s) good health, in part, to the support and tools you offered to the three of us throughout my pregnancy, and in the weeks immediately following his birth. Your sage advice, information, resources and responsiveness helped to reduce the anxiety associate birth and, the unknown of my first pregnancy…Overall you have helped me to remain calm, and subsequently connected to my body and my baby.  As a result I have thoroughly enjoyed this special time… A.F. & S.L.

We cannot thank you enough for all of the help, support, and care you showed us during our last weeks of the pregnancy, the birth itself and the difficult months that have followed. Your advice…your patience-as we waited several weeks past our anticipated due date, and your generosity – especially with your time, were most appreciated…  R. & N.Y.

We are so lucky for the way things worked out. Lucky that we met you, lucky that we hit it off + lucky that you’re the amazing person you are… I was beginning to lose hope, but then (Baby) came and thanks to you and your amazing support my delivery was successful + (Baby) + myself are doing wonderfully!!

If you would like to speak with my past clients, many would be happy to speak with you. Please ask for their contact information.

Contact me directly by a call or text to: 613.304.3427
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Age is like love, it cannot be hid. Gertrude Wilkes; Ottawa doula
Gertrude Wilkes; Ottawa doula cradles her sleeping grandchild.