B o b b y  B e s s e y B.Sc, RYT, CD(DONA)

Bobby Bessey is a Prenatal, Hatha Yoga and Hypnobirthing Instructor. She lived and worked in various parts of Canada and abroad for many years before finally settling back in Newfoundland to raise her two little boys in St. John's fresh, clean air. Her interest in being a doula arises out of a desire to share the beauty that is inherent in pregnancy, birth and mothering with mothers to be.

You can contact her for more information regarding pre and post natal yoga or hypnobirthing classes at:

Hypnotbirthing: www.shaktiyogastudio.ca
Prenatal Yoga classes: www.shaktiyogastudio.ca

Heather Macdonald & Lorne Sulsky, 1st Baby, St. John's, August 2013
Involving Bobby in our birth was a great decision and we are grateful to her for her meaningful assistance and the knowledge she imparted to us throughout the labour period and beyond. If we have another child we will definitely ask Bobby for her assistance again.

Cara Cameron, 1st Baby, St. John's, June 2013
If it were not for my doula, Bobby, I think my husband would have had a heart attack. He raves about doulas now and our experience with her!
Bobby was great and made my labour and my childís birth exceptional. I honestly would have had an entirely different experience without her and one that I donít think I would have 100% raved about. Furthermore, as I noted above, my husband really loved having a doula as he felt much more comfortable knowing that there was someone outside of the nurses and doctors supporting me through labour and him for that matter. We tell all of our friends they need a doula as our experience was pretty stellar.

Jennifer Dove, 3rd Baby, St. John's, July 2013
The most valuable part of having Bobby as my Doula was the overwhelming sense of support and positive energy she provided during my labour, she was the constant amongst all the different staff at the hospital and the numerous procedures, she was there for me - just me - it was wonderful!
Giving birth is such a personal journey. I feel it is unnatural to be surrounded by complete strangers and this had really distracted me during my previous births. Bobby kept me calm through the entire process from pre- labour discussions and meetings right up to post labour.
My husband was very grateful for her presence and encouragement during our labour, he said he would never of thought of doing/ saying some of the things she did/said during my labour. She was truly a trusted partner. We recognize the huge benefit of having a doula and the experience she brought to make it a very special event. If we have another child, we will definitely have a Doula again (and hopefully it can be Bobby!)

Wendy Reid Fairhurst, 2nd Baby, June 2013
I would recommend Bobby to everybody I know who is pregnant. I think she was integral in my getting the birthing experience I wanted!!!

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