I feel truly blessed to be able to call this my work and am always honoured to have the opportunity to witness a mother walk her path.
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 – paths which I feel strongly, are 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.
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 tribe 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 person’s life. Whether you are an experienced birther, or this is your first time, 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.