MEET CARISSA

Hello! I'm Carissa, co-owner of OneStep. I have a wonderful husband of 10 years and 3 beautiful, wild babies. When I became pregnant with my first I was so full of fear and had no idea what to expect. I didn't know anything about doulas at the time but we took a prenatal class that was facilitated by two doulas and I am so thankful for that. The information and knowledge that I gleaned from them allowed me to enter my labour feeling empowered and prepared. Instead of going into labour afraid and worried, I went in calm and relaxed with the knowledge that my body is awesome and it knows what to do. This is why I'm a doula. I am passionate about seeing women and their partners go from fearful and anxious to prepared, calm and excited. 

I am here to offer you a calm presence and judgement free support. I am here to offer you my knowledge and experience to take and make your own. I am here to empower you to have the best birth experience that you desire. I am here for you!


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MEET AMY

Hello, I’m Amy and I am a mother to four beautiful littles and married to a wonderful man! When I started down the journey of having babies I had no idea doulas were a thing. As a first time mother I was single and very vulnerable. I did what the medical professionals around me were telling me to do.I felt my decisions about my birth were based in fear and putting all my trust into what the doctor was saying. I felt wide eyed and ill prepared. As I became aware of this amazing craft of being a doula and started to do research of my own on labour and delivery, I was hungry to learn. This really solidified in me a passion for every new mom to never feel the way I felt. Our bodies were designed to do this. We are capable of so much more than we even realize and when going through something as big as this I think it is crucial to have  understanding, support both physically and emotionally, and someone who can help you make educated decisions about your body and your birth in a way that makes you feel comfortable. I am passionate about families, the journey of pregnancy, the process of labour and delivery, and the adjustment to a new life that is filled with more love than you know what to do with. As your doula I promise to facilitate an environment that supports the strategies that YOU are comfortable with as well ensuring your partner is full of knowledge and ways to support you. Our main goal at Onestep is to provide the most positive birthing experience you can have. I am excited to work alongside of you during this incredible time of life.