Experienced, Dedicated, Worth It
Tracey Stein is a certified doula with DONA International has been working as a birth doula since 1997. During that time she has attended over 650 births within Calgary and the surrounding areas. She is the mother of five children, grandmother to one and her passion has been birth for as long as she can remember. Tracey has also been a Volunteer Birth Companion with the Peter Lougheed Hospital's Birth Companion Program and has been a long term member of the Calgary Doula Association; having previously served in many positions on the executive board of directors. She has attended numerous workshops, classes and conferences through the years in order to stay up to date with birth, breastfeeding and babies. Her commitment to you is to help you have a safe and satisfying birth -- however you define it.
Tracey has extensive experience with high risk pregnancies, VBAC, surrogacy, IVF/IUI, infertility, loss, adoption, anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma history but she is also an expert in low risk pregnancies and has helped hundreds of clients navigate through their path to birth. She welcomes working with single parents, members of the LGBTQ community and supports the journey to parenthood for all persons.
Tracey has signed and agrees to abide by DONA International Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for birth doulas.
"Having Tracey as our doula at the birth of our second son was a wonderful blessing. She encouraged me in my moment of doubt the day before I delivered when I was discouraged by my doctor's statistics, and that then helped fuel my desire for a natural birth even more. Her advice weeks and days before the birth, constant vigilance during the delivery, and follow-up with us after delivery were full of caring, loving support for each member of our family. She was especially helpful to me during the most difficult times of delivery, asking me to look right at her and utter sounds that carried me through when I wouldn't have had any idea what to do. Her coaching of my husband and I, knowing just what we needed to hear and do at just the right moment, was uncanny and exact. We are so grateful for Tracey's presence at our baby's birth, and for everything she did to make it the picture perfect natural birth that we dreamed of. From the bottoms of our hearts, thank you Tracey!"
— J. & D.
"Tracey, Thank you for being a part of this amazing, awe-inspiring journey with us. Thank you for always being there when we have needed you. You have taught us so much about walking through fear and letting go of it - especially mid-contraction! Thank you for the unforgettable moments you helped us enjoy by embracing all that childbirth has to offer. What a life-changing, profound experience. <3"
"It's been 10 months since you aided in Chloe's delivery at Rockyview. I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you so much for your help and support during the birthing process. I often think of this moment in my life and I am conscious of how much your attention to my well-being created a very memorable experience for me. I was so aware of your voice; constant and reassuring; strengthening and helping to focus my energy. I need you to know how much I appreciated you. Thanks so much" -