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“Having Madison with us during our first birth journey was an absolute dream. She provided an abundance of knowledge and education around the birth process to both my husband & I so we felt prepared and informed well before baby made their debute. During the birth I could not imagine doing it without her. She was an integral part of the birth team. She managed to find the perfect balance of being present while providing space so it felt like it was just my husband & I in our birth bubble. I’m eternally grateful for the moments after the birth when Madison was looking after me while my husband was with our new baby. I felt her love & support when I needed it the most. We are so honoured to have her with us during this incredibly special time.”


“Madison held such a calm, feminine presence during the birth of my son. When I felt as if things started to get hard Madison was there as a grounding female force.

Her presence is unmatched, she is truly a wonderful choice to support you & your baby in safe passage through the birth portal. She will stand behind you in whatever decision you want to make for yourself & your baby.

She is also an excellent holder of information on physiological birth, she is there to educate and help you work through any fear you may be holding.

During my postpartum I was treated with love and care and truly felt able to rest and relax with my baby.”

Adell Z

“It is hard to describe the calming energy and presence of Madison with words. I came across her online when I was searching for a doula. I had interviewed a couple of others, but I knew from our very first virtual meeting that she was the one.

She carries within her feminine wisdom that greatly helps with the natural and spiritual process that is giving birth. She is the perfect counterbalance to the typical medical experience of navigating pregnancy with midwives “within the system”. She creates and holds space for you, she listens and observes, she gently guides, and she reminds you of and helps awaken your own power within.

When we decided to try for baby, I was just exploring the possibility of a home birth (I was hesitant as I had no knowledge of or exposure to it). The individual meetings with Madison, as well as the village gatherings she hosted with other women like me, helped me decide on it, educate myself about it, dream and envison my dream birth, affirm it and work through my fears around it, and ultimately, made my birth story one that makes my heart sing every time I think about it. It was all life changing to say the least, for me and my partner, and I am positive that this experience will help us both in our parenthood journey and beyond.”


“My partner and I were trying to conceive and I was seeking a support person for my journey into motherhood. The universe brought me Madison and I knew she was the perfect person to hold my hand in this journey.

Prior to conceiving our son, she helped me heal and release worries from my past miscarriage in her womb healing sessions.

She helped me form my unique birth plan as a high risk hippie and held a safe space through the obstacles I encountered along the way. She consistently made herself available to lend an ear or for provide additional time with prenatal yoga or healing sessions. I was able to look to her in delivery as my advocate in the hospital knowing I could trust her guidance.

After birth she came into our home and provided healthy meals, light housework, snuggles with our bub and gave me some healing support as well. Madison is a gift from the universe. We are forever grateful for her.”


“We were looking at a few doulas, when Madison was highly recommended by a good friend. Upon meeting her, we were immediately convinced to look no further. She brought invredibly calming energy, she was confident and knowledgeable, so we felt safe having her there for this important day. She carried herself as a professional but warmth and a friendly nature radiated from every part of her being!

Throughout my pregnancy, I had to navigate a sea of recommendations and interventions. Turing these down could have created a great deal of fear; however, between doing our own research and having Madison there to reassure us and confirm our findings we felt supported and confident in our decision-making every step of the way. For every bit of fear that was created, Madison nurtured my soul with energy that helped me trust in the beautiful process of birth. Her private prenatal yoga sessions were also a godsend! They didn’t just help me move my body, they connected me to baby and made my heart feel lighter—I highly recommend these sessions during and after pregnancy.

For our birth, Madison helped my husband create my dream space, setting up a tub, twinkle lights and soothing music, as requested. During labour, she was a silent observer, gently reassuring me that my body is doing exactly what it’s supposed to and providing a much-needed break for my husband to nap. She was beyond helpful with the cleanup, leaving our space spotless and making us feel cared for. She also captured the most magical video of baby’s birth.

We can’t recommend Madison highly enough. She embodies all that is calm, peaceful and nurturing and our baby’s birth wouldn’t have been the amazing experience that it was without her there. Thank you Madison, you are an angel!”

Birdy & Ishi

“Madison is a wonderful Doula. She was with us for six months after our son was born. Her calm kind energy is very nurturing to have around the home. She is reliable and is comfortable holding space for you during emotional times. We would highly recommend Madison as a postpartum Doula.

We all miss you here xx”

Heather Paine

“This past Boxing Day, I was beautifully blessed to experience the birth I had spent many years dreaming of, and it was because of Madison and her calm, loving spirit that I was able to surrender to the process with full confidence and trust in my body.

Not only did Madison synchronistically enter our lives at the perfect moment, she firmly created a sacred container to hold me in through my entire pregnancy. Throughout my journey, she empowered me with knowledge and vital resources, and she was there for me in every moment that I needed support. Madison spent quality time creating a potent connection with my husband and I, and she dispelled my doubts as they arose with her graceful presence and soothing words. During my birth experience, Madison gently held me in her care. Her watchful, quietly supportive presence made me feel safe to surrender completely and ride the waves to birth my baby.

Madison is a true angel. She is everything I dreamed to find in a doula and more. She will forever be an integral element in our family’s story, a dear and beloved friend, and a cherished member of our spiritual family.”


“My husband and I were expecting our first baby and we knew that we would need help navigating our way through the last trimester and birthing process. Madison was highly recommended by a coworker who had used her services months before and was extremely happy.

After our initial consultation with her, my husband and I were both assured that she would be the perfect addition to our birthing team. Our original plan was to birth in hospital but after discussing our options, we happily made the decision to have a home birth, which aligned more with our life and our vision of bringing our baby peacefully into the world.

The at-home prenatal and yoga sessions were not only informative but very convenient and gave us the chance to properly prepare both physically and mentally for the big day. The meditation sessions were also a great plus as I was able to listen to them several times which calmed my nerves about the upcoming birth.”

Shereen Bourke

“Madison Desjarlais was present for the birth of my first child, Wynn Rose at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. My husband and I met with Madison a couple of times early on in the pregnancy to get to know each other and generally assess whether we all would be a good match. Madison made us both feel comfortable and encouraged as we discussed the type of birth I was hoping to have.

One of my biggest fears was that the medical staff would want to push an intervention that I was uncomfortable with or didn’t know anything about, but that I would be unable to advocate for myself or stop to think about it. I felt so much relief going into labor knowing that Madison knew us and was on board with our wishes and generally our outlook on labor and delivery, I felt like we could relax and focus on the task at hand, like she was going to looking after us.

During the actual labor and delivery Madison was quiet and reassuring. She was a support person for myself and also my husband. The two of them took turns applying pressure and heat to my lower back and generally I felt that I could ask her for anything or conversely ask her not to do something. She made it clear there would be no hard feelings in labor and delivery!

Madison is knowledgeable and her presence feels warm, calming and accepting, all of the things I wanted to help me bring my first baby into the world. ”

Emily McGill

“Madison attended the birth of my second baby. During birth and in the first hours after a mother isn’t super aware of the things going on around her, but when I think back to that day there are these bright snippets of Madison intuitively doing just the right thing at the right time. Being close when that was needed, giving space when that was the right thing to do. Offering her warm personality completely at all times.

My daughter arrived a week early and in the first few moments after the birth I mentioned to no one in particular that I had meant to get a cake, a birthday cake, for the baby so that my 4 year old son would have a special treat on the day of the birth. Moments later Madison entered the room with a beautiful “cake” of fresh fruit that she had foraged for in my kitchen, cut up and arranged, and decorated with a lit birthday candle that she had brought with her.

We all sang Happy Birthday to our few minutes old daughter and it is a memory I will never forget. It is an example of the type of person Madison is and the type of work she does. She heard there was a need, didn’t make a big deal about asking if she should do something, she just thought of the right thing to do, made it happen, and created a lasting memory. I was lucky to have Madison be a part of my birth experience and now a part of my life.”

Mindan Gunther-Moore

“Madison’s loving and motherly nature is exactly what I needed when I went into labour. She was my right hand girl. It was a stressful experience due to certain circumstances but having Madison there was the miracle I needed. She was prepared for everything that came our way during the birth. She handled everything with grace. She soothed me .. massaged me .. offered me the comforting words I needed to hear. Madison was my saving grace and that day would have been one hundreds times harder without having her by my side. The world needs more angel Doula’s like her!”

Carli Wager

“Madison came into my world on divine timing. I was hurting and in need of serious guidance. Losing a baby is not something that most people talk about, but Madison made it obvious that everything was going to be okay. Her soft touch and gentle words made a huge difference. She brought warm soup to my house and burnt sage while I wept, and wept, and wept. She cleaned up my space without me asking, and tucked me into bed once the entire process was over. Having Madison with me during this experience definitely made the experience less traumatic. Every one with a womb deserves to feel Madison’s love and compassion.”

A Wise Way Release

“I found out I was preggo and lost my mind. We couldn’t afford a child in any way! I was devastated and had so many questions. A friend of mine told me about Madison. Thank God. Madison knows what the f*** she’s doing! Her advice and suggestions made the entire ordeal so much easier than I thought it would be. The home visit was comforting, and then she was literally on the phone with me every day until I completed the abortion. I’m glad I had someone to remind me to not feel ashamed or guilty. Life happens. Moving on… Thanks Madi.”


“We were not in the position to have a baby. I was feeling super confused and in a state of panic for a few days until my cousin told me about Madison Desjarlais. My partner wanted nothing to do with a herbal abortion, he only trusted in the docs. But my previous trauma with the health care system made me want to try a natural abortion. Madison’s suggestions were concise and her ceremony was something I will never forget. I hold my baby’s spirit close to my heart and I welcome it to come back into my womb when the time is right. Wow, I just wish more women knew abortion doesn’t always have to be medicalized. Madison taught me that the body is smarter than we think. She’s young, but clearly an old soul.”

“Madison walked with me to the abortion clinic, sat with me in the appointment, came back to my house, made soup, massaged my feet and told me to rest. I was a mess after taking the pills. Madison left her day job to come over and hold space for me in those dark moments. Madison went above and beyond, making sure I wouldn’t feel traumatized by this process. It’s been a year since my abortion. I’m lucky to have had an angel like her by my side.”


“Madison appeared to me like an angel sent to answer my prayers. She was there for me every step of the way as I underwent the extremely unexpected, stressful, and painful process of releasing a pregnancy. I felt safe and supported as she answered all my questions honestly and held space, making sure I was in a stable place mentally and emotionally to follow through with the procedures. She listened to my needs and concerns and was able to support me through the entire process, always answering my messages in a timely and thoughtful manner. The most powerful impact Madison had during our work together was when she led me into a personal ceremony. She guided me to honour and release this soul and helped me make it a positive and connected experience. I believe this helped me minimize any trauma I could have taken on during the process. Madison is a shining light and would be an asset on any birth team. She will help you be present and prepared. She holds space beautifully with her loving kindness and gentle feminine energy, simply being around her is enough to raise your energy and vibration.”


Partner appreciation:

“I feel truly honoured and blessed to have been attended by this exceptionally wise, and knowledgeable Doula. Her connection to the mother and her medicines is felt, and recognized. The attention to detail, the grace, the presence, the support, and honest nurturing space she provided made me feel at peace and empowered. New age and relevant, combined with ancient medicine wisdom, I am thankful for the service Madison is providing the community in a time when it is so vital to bring these gifts of the Doula to the people. Blessings and much appreciation.”