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  • Birth and Postpartum Doula Services






    Are you looking to have a more positive birth, and postpartum experience?












    Photographer: Luke Dunn

    Holistic Doula


    at home or in the hospital in and around Nelson, BC


    A little about Me

    Caring/ Mama/ Educated/

    Leader/ Fast Thinker/ Calm Demeanor/

    Nature Lover/ Believe in Birth

    Benefits for You

    Continuous Support / Confidence/

    Shorter Labour/ Decrease Chance of C-Section


    FAQs and Stats

  • Birth Services

    Choose your package, which meets your needs.



    • On-call at 37 weeks
    • 1 prenatal consults 
    • Birth support
    • 1 post-partum visit 



    • On-call at 37 weeks
    • 3 prenatal consults 
    • Birth support
    • 2 post-partum visits



    • Rose package                +
    • On call straight away
    • 2 in home massages 
    • 2 reiki sessions
    • 40 days postpartum support
    • Gift basket
  • Sam Hansen

    Holistic Doula


    I answered the call!

    I am a doula because it is a life calling to help mothers and babies come into this world with love and support. I am very grateful to have listened to my inner truth and to be supporting birthing people, their partners and babies in the Nelson, BC and surrounding area.


    Strong, Adventurous, Leader

    I'm Sam Hansen. I am down-to-earth, caring, and a go-getter. I think on my feet and rise up to the challenges life throws my way. I am curious by nature and love discovering new things about myself, and the world around me. I march to the beat of my own drum and challenge the status quo. Originally an island girl (P.E.I. that is!)


    I have been calling Nelson, BC home for five years and have been a doula for two years. I am in love with pregnancy, birth and babies and absolutely love helping families through their transition. I especially love helping women or birthing people find their confidence and inner wisdom as it relates to birth and motherhood. 


    In my spare time, I love swimming in Kootenay Lake, soaking at Ainsworth Hot Springs or hanging out at home reading one of the many books I have on the go. I also love exploring the mountains with my husband, daughter and fur baby. Occasionally, I enjoy travelling to the ocean to reunite with the salt water and loved ones.


    B.Sc., Holistic Doula

    I have a B.Sc. in Biology, from St. Francis Xavier University. St. FX is one of Canada's top undergraduate universities and prides itself in creating world leaders. Two years ago I received my Holistic Doula training from North America's most comprehensive program at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, B.C. The program only accepts 14 students per year and is amazing! My education gave me the skills and confidence to pursue my career as a Holistic Doula based out of Nelson, BC.

  • Add-ons

    Services and comfort where and when you need


    Relax and unwind with Reiki sessions


    Extra TLC

    Postpartum support in your cozy home

    Birth Pool Rental

    Experience your best water birth

    Photographer: Jozi Grant

  • Who we serve

    Located in Nelson, the heart of the Kootenays. I am honoured to serve people in the communities of Salmo, Nelson, the North/ East Shore, Kaslo, Castlegar and Trail (as well as the beautiful places in between).


    West Kootenay, BC, Canada


    "Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life."


    Ina May Gaskin

  • Contact KIW

    Reach out to book your complimentary initial consultation