About

Lennie Anderson CD(DONA), Exceeding Expectations Birth Doula Services.

I have trained both in Canada and New Zealand and have attended several births in both countries. I am certified as a DONA International doula, a CAPPA certified childbirth educator, and a trained postpartum doula. I am a member of the Red Deer Doula Association and the Calgary Doula Association.

I have also completed training called “When Survivors Give Birth” and learned techniques that will be helpful for those who have experienced trauma in their lives.

In 2012, Alberta Health Services featured an article in their Central Alberta Zone News titled, “Volunteer Doulas Really Deliver.” I was honoured to be the featured doula in this article.

Pregnancy Labor Support

I am passionate about labour and birth, as well as teaching comfort measures. I taught under the supervision of Childbirth Educators in New Zealand, and am equipped teach you focus and relaxation techniques.

Birth Doula Services

This is your baby, your birth experience, and I would be pleased to use my skills to help you have the birth you want, remembering that your safety and baby’s safety is paramount.

Evidence Based Information

I would be pleased to meet with you and show you what I do, and explain a little more in depth why hiring a doula is a good choice for you, your partner, and your child.

Birth Support

I can show you and your coach coping skills to work with labour contractions. I would also be very interested in discussing your birth desires and wishes, and help you to prioritize what is important to you.

My passion and my dream is that every woman will have the birth that leaves her feeling empowered and in control.

A birth is such an emotional time; and the circumstances under which our daughter gave birth were far from ideal. Lennie’s gracious, kind, encouraging ways were a great comfort at a stressful time. Her professionalism shone through; as did the skills which she administered in the labor room.

Rosanne Poffenroth - Didsbury, Alberta

I am currently able to assist clients in the Calgary, Olds, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House and Sundre areas. When you choose my support services, you will receive a complimentary, attractive, reusable cloth bag stocked with supplies, specifically chosen to enhance your comfort during your labor and birth experience. The bag and its contents will be yours to keep!

Lennie was a constant source of support, comfort, and information. She as always available to answer any of our questions and provided us with resources. This was our first child and we were nervous. Lennie helped us prioritize and create a birth plan. She helped us anticipate what was coming next as well as bring comfort to unpredictable and stressful situations. Lennie was there every step of the way, present day and night during a long labor that lasted over 30 hours and a great support after my pregnancy. Lennie was an invaluable support for myself and my husband.
Testimonial by Nathalie & Alan, Calgary