Pomegranate Postpartum Drop-In
Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor
A mother of three, she has been a doula since 1996 and in that time has attended over 250 births
and works with each of these families as they transition into their postpartum.
After the empowering home births of her two sons, Jasmine fell deeply in love with anything to do with birth and babies. She is honoured to be able to support families through their birth experiences as a birth doula, breastfeeding counselor, and childbirth educator for the Childbearing Society.
Melina Auerbach, BA, MPH
My passion is to help parents have a smooth transition to parenthood. Ever since the birth of my son in 2003, I have been involved with supporting new mothers. I first trained as a breastfeeding counselor in the Netherlands, where both my children were born, and have been a post partum doula since 2008. Before becoming a doula I worked for 15 years in community health– in Canada and abroad. Working with new families brings together my interests of birth, breastfeeding, culture and community. I feel it is a privilege to support families in their parenting journeys.
I feel privileged to provide parents with support through the childbearing years. It is my goal to nurture your confidence throughout pregnancy, birth and parenting. I really adore what I do; it’s a tremendous honour to share in this deeply intimate journey.
Aimée is a birth and postpartum doula, prenatal educator, massage practitioner, and baby sign language teacher. She also rents TENS units and Birth Pools, and organises Vancouver’s Doula Speed Dating events.
Learn more about Aimée’s care at www.AdarBirthServices.com.
Prenatal Classes & Mothering Circles
Dancing Star Birth
Birthing From Within – Prenatal Class
Birthing Again – Refresher Class
Mothers Unfolding – Newborn Mother Circles
Mama Renew – Experienced Mother Circles
I feel deeply blessed by the opportunity to bring Birthing From Within Prenatal Classes & Mothers Unfolding Circles to Pomegranate Community Midwives. My practice is built on over fifteen years of experience with pregnant and birthing families, having served as a Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Maternity Nurse, and trained as a midwife. I am a Certified Birthing From Within Mentor, a Certified Doula, and have a Masters in Parent-Child Nursing. I am the mother of two beautiful boys—Galen, born in December 2001, and Zekiah, January 2004.
Abby is a birth doula, former La Leche League leader, mother of three and Birthing From Within mentor. She came to Birthing From Within in 2004 while preparing for the birth of her third child and found the approach seeped into her life on many levels. She now practices as a birth doula and mentoring prenatal. Learn more about her doula services here.
Jenny is Mama to three beautiful boys, a doula, breastfeeding counsellor and Birthing From Within Mentor. She is also owner of Birthing Buddies Childbirth Services offering TENS machines and birthing tub rental. She brings a passion for birth and strives to help clients identify the personal and practical resources they need to support them through birth. Private sessions in German also available.
Lucy is a Birthing From Within Mentor, Birth Doula and a Breastfeeding Counselor. She has been working with birthing families for over 10 years and got hooked on birth after witnessing her first birth at the age of 9. Lucy is also the very proud mother of two beautiful teenagers. Learn more about her doula services here.
Robin discovered Birthing From Within through Dancing Star Birth when pregnant with her first child. She found the knowledge obtained in the classes to be invaluable, not just for the birth itself, but postpartum and beyond. Inspired by this, she became a Birthing From Within Mentor. Robin is also a Birthing From Within Doula and now a mother of two.
Cloth Diapering 101
Working for seven years as an Occupational Therapist with mothers and babies in the NICU and with families and young children in the community, I have always felt a pull to connect with Mothers & Babies. There is something magical and transformative about becoming a mother and the wonders of a developing baby never ceases to amaze me. Launching New & Green Baby Co. has allowed me to continue to make connections with mothers and babies and share knowledge which is what I love to do. Owning and running New & Green has been a dream come true, from a productivity and family perspective. It’s been very exciting to be Vancouver’s first online store where you can get everything you need to successfully cloth diaper your baby – products and information.
Breastfeeding Essentials Class
This evening class is designed to help pregnant women and their support team get off to a great start! The class is taught by Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Amelia Tavares who has years of experience supporting new breastfeeding mothers and their families. If you are due in the next few months this is a great opportunity to get your breastfeeding knowledge fine-tuned and to have your questions answered.
1) Learning to latch your baby successfully
2) What to expect from your newborn
3) How to recognize if your baby is getting enough milk
4)Trouble shooting difficult, but common breastfeeding problems
5) Getting your questions about feeding your baby answered
Upcoming class: Thursday March 22, 6:30PM to 9:30PM
Cost, including HST: $50.00 (includes mom-to-be and one partner of your choice)
Location: Pomegranate Community Midwives
There is space for five couples in each class. Register ASAP to guarantee your spot.
For registration and payment information, please contact Jade at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-609-3550. Preregistration is required and payment must be received prior to the class.
Can’t make March’s class? No problem! Here is a list of the upcoming classes:
April 19 6:30-9:30pm
May 22 6:30-9:30pm
We looking forward to seeing you there!
Safe Beginnings – First Aid
Safe Beginnings First Aid exists to train new families and caregivers in the most up-to-date CPR and first aid standards. It is amazing to watch young children grow, learn, and explore their environment. Learn how to keep your young children safe, prevent common injuries, and react if the unthinkable does occur.
This course is a must for new parents, but also recommended for grandparents, nannies, and babysitters.
Register for a prescheduled course, or get your own group together, save money, and work around your own schedule!
About Jill Colpitts -
Jill Colpitts is a mother and first aid instructor with the Lifesaving
Society of BC. Her background is in childcare, aquatics, and
childbirth/early postpartum (she is a DONA certified doula). Due to her many
years of taking care of small children, she brings a wealth experience and
practical advice to her infant safety courses. She lives with her husband
and daughter in North Vancouver, and teaches courses around the Lower
I am honoured to be bringing Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis prenatal classes to the Pomegranate community! I am a clinical hypnotherapist & birth professional (childbirth educator & doula). I have been been supporting pregnant and birthing families since 1997 when my passion for everything pregnancy, birth and babies was ignited with the birth of my nephew. I became a clinical hypnotherapist specifically to work with women from preconception through to postpartum & was the first Hypnobabies Instructor in Canada.
Hypnobabies is a popular 6-week, 18+ hour complete childbirth education program that incorporates the best hypnosis for childbirth tools available. Over the course of 6 weeks you will learn natural comfort measures for pregnancy, important information on nutrition and staying healthy and low risk, to the stages of labour, choices in childbirth (including interventions as well as benefits, risks and natural alternatives), signs that your birthing is beginning, when to call your care provider or go to the hospital, setting up a birthing environment, positions and movement during labour (using your Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis!), and much more. We also provide complete birth partner training and work at letting go of the fear and limiting beliefs which is overwhelmingly present in our society when it comes to birth. Yes, you CAN enjoy your baby’s birth!