Nurturing Hands Birth Doula
and Massage Therapy Services
My name is Desiree Letendre and I'm a certified birth doula through DONA International, located in Edmonton, AB. I have spent the better portion of my life fascinated by pregnancy, birth, and babies. I have a passion for the miracle of birth and feel my purpose in life is to help expectant and new mothers.
I have 3 children of my own, two of which were born via cesarian section. I strongly believe if I had been better informed of my option and had built a stronger support system then my first two children could have been born without medical intervention. My third baby, I was much better informed and was able to get my VBAC ... because of this, I have a special place in my heart for VBAC's!
On top of being a certified Birth Doula, I am also a Registered Massage Therapist with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). I have been practicing for 9 years specializing in prenatal massage. I also offer deep tissue, trigger point, and energy work. I incorporate my massage experience and my knowledge of the body into my Doula practice by offering prenatal massage and Craniosacral therapy treatments as well as using my massage and Craniosacral techniques during labor.
I have just finished my Craniosacral Therapy 2 and am currently working on my Reiki Level 1 and also incorporate these into my practice.