I'm dedicated to helping families integrate traditional practices with the changing world.


With over 16 years of experience in childbirth consultancy, I've helped countless families like yours not just adapt but flourish.

As a total reproductive health buff, I'm super stoked about cultivating a birth culture that's as chill as can be.

Hi, I ‘m Serena!

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Welcome to a lavish birth adventure that'll leave you feeling celebrated and supported. Our boutique services and retreats are located in the serene Comox Valley and throughout Vancouver Island.

Welcome to the world of birth and womb care, where we embrace traditional teachings and a collaborative spirit to create a safe and supportive space for your matrescence journey. As your local Community Doula, I'm here to help you tap into your inner strength and power flow. We'll explore every nook and cranny of your unique vision for this journey, employing a variety of techniques like meditation, journaling, seasonal embodied connections, and holistic peer counseling. Together, let's dive deep and unlock your full potential!

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Having undergone two open-heart surgeries before the age of six, I have developed a deep appreciation for the various approaches to healing and wellness available to us. From an early age, I have found the benefits of expansive self- lovin’ practices in the form of meditation and yoga, as well as in the simple pleasures of nature, such as swimming in the ocean and walking barefoot in the forest.


In 2016, I began leading weekly postpartum groups, drawing upon my own healing journey and the diverse modalities that have enriched my life. My passion for empowering others on their path towards healing culminated in the creation of Birthing Freedom, a workshop that I initially conceived as a modest offering to others, but which has since blossomed into a full-fledged expression of my vocation and personal experiences of childbirth.

My Offerings

Every doula is a one-of-a-kind gem. I'm all about tapping into your senses to offer up a big, warm hug of comfort measures. But it’s much deeper then that... It's about diving into your fears to honor your roots, tuning in to what worked for the women who came before you. We'll work together to embody practical tools and practices that keep you connected to your intimate womb and your authentic, radiant self.

Massage and energy work are my trusty companions in making magic happen. I'm all about the importance of outside information, but sometimes we need to access our inner google.

With the power of manual therapy and Reiki, you can bask in relaxation, feel refreshed and energized, and synch up with your intuition to better ease your mind and body.

Community Collaborations

Just like how we've got your back, our community is there for us too. We're thrilled to team up with these awesome organizations:

  • The Town of Comox:

Facilitator: Postnatal Group Baby & Me ~ Every Thursday 1-2:30pm (September -June)


  • The Maloca
  • Mamacentric
  • The Birthing Families Foundation
  • Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program
  • Doula Services Association of BC
  • Doulas of the Comox Valley



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Services & Pricing


The birth of a child is an unforgettable experience, one that transforms and inspires like no other. It is a time of radiant and stunning moments that are wholly embodied. As a photographer, I have had the privilege of being present in the delivery room, massaging a client's leg, or breathing alongside them, all while discreetly capturing the timeless and beautiful expansion that is childbirth.

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I'm thrilled to offer Birth Photography - capturing life-changing, transformative moments of pure wonder and awe.


As both a Doula and Coach, I help weave together the tools you need for a confident, clear-headed journey into parenthood. Not sure what the difference is? Check out my FAQ page!


Together, we'll conquer any worries or anxieties you may have, using them as stepping stones towards your personal growth and empowerment as a parent.


From customized comfort measures to tried-and-true holistic practices, I'm here to help you find peace and even joy amidst the inevitable bumps along the way. Let's do this!

If you're itching to know how I landed here, settle in and I’ll fill you in...

As a teenager, I was a little freaked out by the sheer power of my womb. The weight of responsibility was heavy, and I began exploring non-medicinal birth control as I connected the dots between my mental wellbeing, hormones, and nutrition. As I entered my twenties, my curiosity grew, and I dove deeper into fertility awareness, herbalism, and my cycle's spiritual connection.


In university, I delved into anthropology and unearthed the magical yet practical world of matriarchal societies. My studies led me to explore ancestral healing and the legacy of my grandmothers in India and remote Northern Ontario. It wasn't until a fateful hitchhiking trip through the Rockies that I stumbled upon the world of doulas, thanks to a kind-hearted driver.


I was searching for answers, and during that short tea break and car ride, I realized that becoming a doula was my calling. I didn't want to be a midwife because I craved being fully present for the emotional, energetic, and physical dance of birth.






From the start, birth didn't freak me out. I absorbed all I could and had some amazing mentors. My first immersion was alongside traditional birth attendants in Tk'emlups te Secwepemc territory. With countless breathtaking moments, I knew that this was my path, and I haven't looked back since!

Hey, I'm bringing the beauty of birthing to the next level! I also happen to host the Birthing Freedom podcast, where I dish out some powerful inspiration and chat with some of the most brilliant minds in healing. Check it out on your go-to listening app and join me on a journey of radical self-love, vulnerable growth, and reclaiming ancient practices. We're birthing babies, YES! In addition to new ideas, projects, and most importantly, ourselves!

My Education

Trauma Informed Herbalism: Seed Soil Spirit School * 2021

Birth Becomes Her Birth Photographer Certification * 2020

Institute of Somatic Therapy Certifications: * 2000

Fertility Massage

Massage Doula Support

Prenatal Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Research - Reflexology

Reflexology for Feet and Hands

Ethics - Communication

Pathology - Edema

Birth Coach Method Certification * 2020

International Placenta Specialist & Postpartum Doula Training * 2016

The Bold Method for Birth Facilitator training with Karen Brody * 2014

Hatha & Iyengar Yoga student * 2000-present​

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association

(NADA) Certification * 2014

Holistic Peer Counselling for Birth & Parenting with Nekole Shapiro * 2013

Midwifery 101 with Gloria Lemay * 2012

Wise Woman Way of Birth Doula Certification with Gloria Lemay * 2009

POC Womb Wise Traditional Birth Attendant Immersions 2007 & 2008

Herbal Medicine Immersion with Sheelagh Mackenzie *2007

Theater of the Oppressed Immersion Workshop * 2005

Sociology & Cultural Anthropology, Kwantlen University * 2002-2004


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Serena is a natural. I am so grateful she came along. She helped me to deliver my daughter, who is now 16 years old. It felt so easy and natural. No drama, no fuss. Things fell into place naturally. Having opted for a home birth, all I wanted was peace and quiet and the room to be dark.


-Magda

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​Without Serena, I think I would have felt way less in control when I did eventually end up being a hospital transfer.​.. When I looked at her she just smiled knowingly!

With her help, I transitioned from my ideal situation to one definitely less than ideal but still feeling very focused, cared for, and advocated for.

-Amber

Hear what others have to say!

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Serena helped me think through my options in a serious way, never ignoring tough topics but always leaving me feeling bigger than before.


I ended up having a very long labor and Serena re-harnessed my energy when I felt like I had no more to give and helped facilitate decision while letting me remain in the state I desired.

-A.

As a parent, you wear many hats: caregiver, mentor, partner, and more. But deep down, you hold a unique power - the ability to listen to your inner voice and give birth to something incredible. You're a fearless leader, birthing not just a new life but your own path for your own best life. With this freedom, you can craft your very own vision of care and love, inspiring the next wave of wonder-makers.

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Let’s Connect

Email: doulaserena@gmail.com

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