Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

Services

Serving Families in the Greater Vancouver Area

Brith Doula $1000

Birth doula package includes:
   • Initial meet-up and greeting
   • Unlimited texts, calls, and emails
   • Use of Elle TENS machine
   • On call support for pregnancy and birth  
   • Uninterrupted labour support
   • One postpartum home visit 

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation $260

    $260 for full pick-up and drop-off service in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Tri-Cities, North Vancouver, and North Surrey
    $20 fuel surcharge to serve West Vancouver, South Surrey, White Rock, and Langley
    $220 for self pick-up and drop-off service
    Free umbilical cord keepsake (gift)
Note: Services and fees are for the preparation and encapsulation of your placenta, not for the sale of the pills.

Other Placenta Products:
    Placenta Ointment - $40 for 50g, in amber glass jar (ready  with placenta capsules)
    Placenta Tincture - $40 for 100ml, in amber glass bottle with dropper (ready in 6 weeks postpartum).
    Placenta Prints - $40 to make your placenta a lovely tree like art for keepsake.

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

Private Prenatal Class $280

    One-on-one private prenatal class offered in the comfort of your home.
    Class offered in English or Mandarin Chinese for the duration of 2-3 hours.
    Class covers pre-natal care, birth philosophy, stages of birth, pain relief techniques, C-Section, postpartum recovery, baby care, and family support knowledges.

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

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Hello!

My name is Eva. I am a wife, a mother of three children, a DONA certified Birth doula, a PBi certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, and the owner of Gift of Life – Vancouver Doula and Placenta Encapsulation Services.

Before having children, I obtained the Master of Applied Science degree from UBC and became a water resources professional. I am passionate about promoting public health and providing safe drinking water to the community.

After my own childbirth in the early 2010’s, I became fascinated by the birth physiology and discovered my passion in serving the women and families. I bring a warm, intuitive, and professional approach to my work as a doula. And I work hard to ensure that my clients have a positive memorable birth experience. 

Drawing upon my professional training and personal life experience, I trust in each woman’s inner strength to birth her baby. Although I am an advocate of natural childbirth, I know that a woman can also have a positive birth experience whether she elects or needs a caesarian section. I believe the secret lies in three key principles: knowledge, choice and confidence.

My favorite part of being a doula is nurturing women as they transform into mothers. To witness a child’s birth is something that I deeply cherish and am grateful to experience each and every time.

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

Certifications

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

DONA Certified
Birth Doula

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

PBI Certificated Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

BC Food Safe Certification

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

UBC
Master of Applied

Science Degree

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

Continous Education Badges
2013-2018

Brith Doula

Q&A

A doula is an experienced and professionally trained woman who helps other women during labor and birth. Childbirth is a challenging and amazing experience. It brings not only the birth of a sweet baby, but also the birth of a mother. Doula supports birthing mothers to trust their instincts, communicate effectively with their birth team, and tap into their inner strength to achieve the births they desire. As a doula, I bring a caring heart, a growing body of knowledge and experience, and a bag of treats that I’ve found helpful.

 Prior to labor, doulas assist women and their families in obtaining information and making informed decisions that will enable the mother to pursue and achieve the birth she desires.
 In the active stages of labor, doulas serve and support women and their birth partners continuously with the emotional and physical support of childbirth.
 Following the birth, doulas make sure the new mother feels supported during the postpartum procedures and discuss any of the questions the family has about the birth or labor.  

 Hiring a doula means having 24/7 access to professionals experienced in pregnancy and childbirth.
 Doula serves as a bridge of communication between women, partners, and their midwife/doctor so that they can make the best decisions for their families.
 Studies have shown that mothers who have doula request less pain medication, have shorter labors, and are less likely to birth by a c-section.
 Doula helps preserve the memory of the birth experience.

Initial Meet-up and Greeting:
I will meet with you and your partner in a 1-2 hour consultation before labor at a public place (such as a coffee shop) to become acquainted, explore your health, as well as discuss breastfeeding, your fears or concerns, your birth plan and expectations, and to plan how we might best work together. We also discuss your best ways of coping with pain and fatigue and how you and your partner foresee working together. Once the $200 deposit is paid, I will be on call 24/7 to answer your questions.

During Labor:
When you’re in the early stages of labor, I stay in touch with you by phone to help you cope with the pain and decide when to go to the hospital. Once you are admitted, I will meet you at the hospital, and I will help you communicate with the medical staff and make sure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions as they arise in labor.

I am also there to help you stay positive. I provide reassurance, encouragement, and perspective to you and your partner, and I make suggestions for labor progress and help with relaxation, positioning, and other techniques to ease the labor pain for comfort.

After Birth:
I will stay with you for 1-2 hours after birth, until you and the baby are comfortable and settled in and your family is ready for quiet time together. I can also help with initial breastfeeding. During your hospital stay, I will still be available by phone for any questions or concerns you might have. We will arrange one postpartum visit at your home to see how you and your baby are doing. During the visit I will go over the birth experience, baby care, self care, and breastfeeding, etc.

Cesarean birth
VBAC
Waterbirth
High risk pregnancy
High age birth
Induced labor and birth
Twins
Premature birth
Single mom
IVF families
Aboriginal families

Placenta Encapsulation

Q&A

Placenta Encapsulation is to make this natural, nutrient-rich organ into simple pills to support your postpartum recovery. Placenta is rich in iron, protein, vitamins, minerals and of course, your own natural hormones. By steaming, dehydrating, powdering and placing it into capsules, it is perfectly "made for you, by you".

With your health and safety at stake, you need to be sure who you are trusting your placenta to.
    I am a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and Mentor by PBi, the largest and most recognized research and training organization in US. I follow the Traditional Chinese Method (TCM) of preparation, which steams the placenta at 100° C to eliminate any bacteria and pathogen.
    I have completed the Bloodborne Pathogen Training Course and obtained a current BC Food Safe Certificate. The preparation process adheres to the safety standard set by the BC Regional Health Authorities for food preparation.
    Each placenta capsule is prepared with knowledge and love, providing you the greatest quality and care you can ask for. 

I am a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist by PBi, which is the largest and most recognized placenta encapsulation organization in the world. I am knowledgeable in the principals and benefits of placentophagy and can answer the questions that you may have. I adhere to the standards for sanitation and safe food handling. All equipments, if not disposable, are thoroughly sterilized between each use. All materials used meet food grade standards. I treat the placenta sacredly, and I will focus on honoring the work it has done to nourish your baby, while preparing it to continue its work nourishing you.

Your placenta will be prepared following the Traditional Chinese Method (TCM). This includes gentle handling of the placenta, cleansing in clean water, careful drainage of the blood vessels, steaming with warming herbs, dehydration and powdering. Then your placenta will be encapsulated in vegetarian capsules.

I encapsulate one placenta at a time, so there is no risk of cross contamination. I do not pick up a new placenta until the previous encapsulation has been completed and the capsules have been delivered. In the rare case that two clients deliver their babies on the same day, the latter client needs to wait for up to 24 hours until the previous placenta capsules have been delivered.

YES! GBS is a bacteria and bacteria is destroyed at high temperatures. I have always and will ONLY provide Traditional Chinese Method (TCM) of preparation. It involves a steaming process that allows the placenta to reach over 100°C temperatures to destroy any type of bacteria that may be present in the placenta or may have been present in the vagina or birth canal. I have always encouraged moms to seek certified specilists who have food safety training and follow stringent TCM method. Raw encapsulation method dehydrates raw placenta under 70°C. It does not meet food safty requirement and is not recommanded.

Contact Eva

Phone: 778-999-1707
Email: evatli@gmail.com
Or use the Contact Form 

What My Clients Say

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

Zoey W.

"I am so thankful for Eva’s amazing support throughout my twin pregnancy and birth. I always knew I wanted to have a natural childbirth but I honestly couldn’t imagine having the babies without Eva’s guidance and expertise. She was caring, strong, thoughtful, and she truly helped make the whole experience even more magical. She is a wonderful person and doula."

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

Silvia R.

“Eva was an invaluable resource in my planned home birth. Her expertise as a doula and years of experience allowed her to support me physically, emotionally, and mentally during my 32-hour labor. She truly was my saving grace in the most challenging times during my labor and I knew that I wouldn’t have been able to do it without her support.”

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

Matt B.

“I am so grateful for your encouraging words, peaceful presence and knowledgable self through my wife's labor and the birth of our baby. I constantly rave about you to all my guy friends and recommend you frequently.”

Vancouver Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation

Liyuan T.

"Eva was incredibly supportive leading up to, during and after delivery of our baby girl. We were so grateful for when things didn’t go as planned with my birth, she was able to employ skills that avoided me requiring a C-section. If we are lucky enough to have a second baby we will be calling her again."

Years from now when your child is no longer a baby, I’d like for you to be able to look back on this time and feel great about yourself and your experiences. You are doing powerful things right now: growing and birthing your baby. It is my wish that you feel well supported during this time.   ~ Eva Li

Disclaimer
This site is for informational purposes only. It does not intend to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your doctor or practitioner for any health-related issues you may be experiencing. Services and fees are for the preparation and encapsulation of your placenta, not for the sale of the pills. Some of the ascribed benefits of placenta consumption are supported by research; however, these benefits have not been evaluated or approved by Health Canada. It is your responsibility to determine whether using placenta preparations may be of benefit to you.