Harmony Canfield (She/Her)

Harmony joined Birthways in 2021 as a Postpartum, Labor Support, and Sibling Care Doula. Her passion, knowledge, and warmth are evident in her commitment to continuing to learn and grow in this work and be trusted support for expectant and new families.

Harmony brings decades of childcare experience into her work as a doula. A babysitter from a young age, she’s always been drawn to babies and toddlers. She has worked as a preschool teacher and as a nanny. Volunteer service has been a large part of her life – with a mom’s co-op, as a youth mentor, in her church’s nursery, with seniors, and with the homeless. Primary support to her friends and family, she’s been an informal doula for years! Harmony is also a mother of two – she remembers how impactful the support she received during birth and postpartum was for her, and is so excited to be able to be a supportive presence for others.

Harmony loves supporting expectant parents and families – sharing information, physical and emotional support, facilitating communicating with the medical care team and the family, navigating health care systems and supports. She has experience in hospital and home birth settings.

Harmony’s breadth and depth of knowledge on newborn/infant development make her an amazing resource. And it is in her ability to connect with the individual newborn and parent that she’s able to build lasting bonds with the families she’s cared for. Her balance of information and experience, knowledge and wisdom, her ability to be a calming presence amidst the transitions of parenting make her welcome support in the home.

Harmony also has experience supporting children with special needs, including sensory and developmental challenges.

In her own words

I feel so alive in the role of service. I am passionate about parents being well informed and empowered to have a healthy, safe birth. Whenever I have a chance to engage with an expectant or new parent I feel such privilege and responsibility. Babies give me incredible peace and I love learning new things about their growth and development – and oh, that baby smell!!!

Harmony is warm, friendly, and engaging – we know you’ll enjoy connecting with her!

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Training + Education

  • Academy of Certified Birth Educators – Birth Support Professional: 7/2016
  • Introduction to Childbirth
  • Birth Doula workshop

Experience

  • Hospital and homebirth experience
  • Sibling Care Doula
  • Postpartum Doula

Information

  • National criminal background check completed with no adverse information
  • Birthways Reference Checks: Completed references with no adverse information and excellent feedback
  • Covid vaccinated
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