Postpartum Doula Services
204 881 8468

I would love to be your Postpartum Doula. I offer services to clients in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. My goal is to be a support to families in this chapter of life they are embarking on.

As long as I can remember; I have had a great love for all things ‘baby’.  I took my babysitting course as soon as I was old enough.  I spent my summers and weekends babysitting as much as I could.  Once I graduated high school, I became a live-in and/or a live-out Nanny until I married and we started our own family.  While our children were in school, I continued to help new mothers where I could during their fourth trimester.  My last work experience was night care for a family that had a toddler and newborn twins.  Recently I stumbled on Postpartum Doula training and realized there are recognized qualifications for what I love to do.  With this training, I look forward to using it to continue to do what I love best…Support You and Baby!

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Initial Visit

Initial Visit

This visit will take place in person. It can be in a public place or in your home whichever you are most comfortable with. It will give us a chance to meet and address any questions and/or concerns you might have. I will have a short questionnaire to fill out to get to know your likes and dislikes in order to better serve you. This meeting in no way obligates you to choose to use my services.

Prenatal Visit

Prenatal Visit

If you choose to hire me, then this visit would take place either during the last weeks of pregnancy or in the event baby has arrived, as soon as possible. It will allow us to start creating a relationship and to discuss in a deeper manner how I can help to support you in this chapter of your life. At this time, we will then enter into a contract stating hourly wage, hours needed and possible end date.

My Services

My Services

My goal is to be NEAR you… NURTURE you and baby with a loving heart and hands, offering you non-judgmental support. EDUCATIONAL support when requested. ASSESS things in order to be of a support to the family REFER you when necessary to medical supports. My services will provide non-medical support and companionship, assisting with newborn care, possible sibling adjustment, baby laundry, minor food prep and light housekeeping. I can support you with breastfeeding or bottle feeding, whichever you choose to do. I am available for night shifts, if needed, with tasks such as baby care, bottle feeding, diaper changing and laundry. By staying awake, this will allow me to assist in night care and feeding choices.

To whom it may concern,

          I am writing to recommend Ila Rhodey for work as a postapetum doula or in infant and childcare.  I have had the pleasure of knowing Ila as a friend for four years, the latter half of which she has been involved with the care of my son.

          Ila is compassionate, empathetic, nurturing, and a natural caregiver.  Through a difficult postpartum experience she offered emotional, physical, mental, and practical support such as allowing me to process my experience through conversation, watching my baby for several hours per week, offering to do night feeds so my husband and I could sleep, cooking meals, doing laundry, and cleaning up the house.  She engaged and interacted with my son by bottle feeding him, playing, reading books, going for walks and as he grew older, connecting with him through his interests.

          Ila has the ability to perceive needs in others and to fulfill those needs in a gentle, non-invasive way.  Ila offered to watch our newborn son at her home overnight for as long as we needed to get rest.  She continued to offer this support well into our son’s first year.  She easily alleviated any worries, guilt or concern through her reassuring, and calm nature.  Ila is confident in her ability to look after and care for babies, and can often calm a fussy baby very quickly.  Ila is a great communicator and is always sure to ask if she isn’t clear on instructions.  Ila often checked in to make sure that she was doing things the way I preferred, such as putting my baby down for a nap at a certain time, or making up a bottle with the correct amount of milk.  She is also able to perceive what needs to be done and takes action without needing to be prompted.  If she was watching my baby for several hours she would record when he ate, how much, as well as when he slept, and for how long.  Ila is responsive, reliable, and often dropped everything day or night to be available when I needed her.  This created a relationship of trust, and alleviated much of the pressure, stress, and anxiety of the early postpartum days.

          After two years of caring for my son, I can confidently say that anyone who has the privilege of employing Ila will be very lucky to have her.  I would recommend Ila for any position of work in child and infant care or as a postpartum doula.


Katrina Eeles

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To whom it may concern,

          Ila Rhodey helped care for my newborn twins and 2-year-old toddler for the period of 7 months. She would come 1 to 2 days a week, one of those being overnight to allow me to get a night’s rest.  Ila was very caring, honest, thoughtful, and willing to help wherever needed.  Some of the tasks she was responsible for included: diaper changes, bottle feeding babies and cleaning bottles, and supervising the twins play time while also entertaining and helping the toddler.  Ila also helped with nap times, following the routines I preferred and writing down times of feeds, naps and awake time.  Above this, while the kids would nap, Ila was always willing to help with laundry, do the dishes, let the dog out, and more.

          With Ila’s care, I felt able to not only rest during the day, but also leave the house for groceries, errands, etc.  She is not only happy to follow instructions left but has the heart and experience of a mother that leaves you knowing your children will be safe and loved.

Michelle Marykuca, Headingley, Manitoba

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May 22, 2022

Cambridge, ON

To Whom It May Concern:

Please accept this letter of reference for Ila Rhodey.  She provided childcare for my infant son from the time of birth (July 2013) until he was 2 years old.  The childcare involves feeding, bathing, engaging with the baby.  Ila attended to the total activities of daily living for my son.  Ila provided excellent care for my son.

Ila is caring, compassionate and very gentle, she is knowledgeable and has a past experience/history of providing childcare.  I am confident that you are getting one of the best care for an infant from Ila.

If you have any further question, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Neika Pryce

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                                                                                                               $30/hr  (Day time)

                                                                                                               $35/hr (Night time)

                                                                                                            *plus mileage of .50/km