With a background in counselling and a degree in Child and Youth Care at The University of Victoria, I have spent my entire career and most of my life surrounded by, working with, and supporting women, children and families. It is no surprise that I have ended up here: a DONA International trained birth doula, a certified Sacred Pregnancy Instructor, and a certified Postpartum Mother Roaster – a path which I feel strongly, is my calling.
The most impact-full experiences of my life to lead me here were the births of both my sons. I was lucky to have a midwife for both births and a wonderful doula for my last, which helped give me and my husband the confidence to have the homebirth we wanted.I feel truly blessed to be able to call this my heart-work and am always honoured to have the opportunity to witness a mother walk her path. Pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum time are all unique experiences that can each benefit from unique forms of support.
I believe that birth is a natural process and that women have the power, strength, and intuitive wisdom necessary to birth their babies. I also believe in the powerful idea of gathering a sisterhood and employing a village to help guide you on your way through this transformational time. I have seen first hand how much of a positive impact these supports can have, not just during pregnancy and birth, but throughout a woman’s life. Whether you are a first time mom, or a veteran mom, my goal is to provide the resources, care, and support you and your partner (if applicable) need, to be able to navigate through whatever comes your way. Every birth is sacred, unique, and exquisite no matter what, and I am truly honoured to be a part of it!
I am based in the quiet little town of Tsawwassen BC, where myself, my husband Andy, and two boys Jack and Eli, happily squish our feet in the sand. I serve women and families in Delta, Surrey, Whiterock, Richmond, and Vancouver. Talk to me more about services outside these areas.
PRE NATAL CLASSES
Connect with your partner, practice birth visualizations, discuss changes in your pregnant body, release your fears around birth, discover the power of the senses, create a sacred birth environment, prepare for life after baby, nurture your self and each other.
I am currently offering Sacred Pregnancy Birth Journey Prenatal Classes for couples at The Birch Tree Wellness Centre in Ladner. Each session is 5 weeks long and covers a wide range of topics to help you and your partner to feel prepared, confident, informed, and excited to bring your newest family member earth-side. We pay particular attention to fostering and strengthening your love connection with each other, which not only assists you during labour and birth, but sets you up for success in your parenting life.
Please ring 604-943-1989 to register and secure your place.