I started this journey with a desire to educate and support families during pregnancy, labour and delivery. It is common for families to have questions and to feel unsupported throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond. We are here to help! I wanted to focus on providing safe, dependable and compassionate care to families of all configurations.
I met Laura in 2018 when Laura was pregnant with her second child and was eager to have a completely different birth experience than her irst. Our connection was immediate and after the birth of her third child (also with me by her side), we realized we shared the same passions surrounding pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenthood.
I met Alyssa, Terri, and Kelsey when they reached out to me about being a doula. I immediately felt drawn to their warm, calming personalities. Their philosophies on supporting families and meeting them where they are on their parenting journey really made me want to work with them.
Together, we offer our families a diverse, judgement free, “always there” form of support
I have always been interested in supporting families during pregnancy and birth. I enjoy serving families of all types and configurations. I have a client-centered practice and aim to meet people where they are in life. I pride myself on creating a calm, safe and dependable support for you and your family.
After having 3 children, I was strongly compelled to follow my dream. While successfully running a home daycare, I began my certification with Doula Training Canada as a Birth and Postpartum Doula. I have since become a Trainer with Doula Canada, helping to grow the doula community in Canada. I am a strong believer that all person, regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, deserve the access to unbiased and evidenced based information and care. In 2020 I became a Lactation Counselor to help families in their feeding journeys.
I am a certified VBAC doula through The VBAC Link. Through Childbirth International I am certified Lactation Counselor, supporting families with feeding issues and concerns.
I provide safe dependable and supportive doula support in Halifax and surrounding areas, helping you and your partner or family as you go through the birth process. I will support you and help you get the most from your birth experience by respecting, validating, encouraging, and providing a continuous presence.
I am a wife and mother of three young children, living in the Halifax area. Though I grew up on the west coast, work – and love – led me east, and I’ve called Halifax home for the last five years.
My pregnancies and births with my children instilled in me a love for all things related to pregnancy, labour and birth. My life changed after having my first baby - in obvious ways, but in more subtle ways, too. I found myself drawn to pregnant and newly postpartum friends, family members and coworkers, eager to hear their experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenthood. My appetite for birth stories became insatiable. When I heard of negative birth experiences, I wondered how or if they could have been prevented through additional education, advocacy and support. After experiencing firsthand the benefits of having a doula during my second and third births, I was inspired to begin my certification as a Birth Doula with Doula Canada in 2020.
By providing evidence-based information, support, encouragement and a calm and steady presence, I will help you to feel prepared, confident and empowered throughout your pregnancy and birth. I support individuals, couples and families from all backgrounds and walks of life as they navigate their pregnancy and birth journeys. I would be honored to support you, too!
I have always had a strong desire to help and advocate for families and children. I graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Study, and began my career as an Early Childhood Educator.
After being pregnant and giving birth to two wonderful boys I became very familiar and enthralled with everything related to labour, birth, and the postpartum period. I was eager to listen and dive into friends and families birth stories, postpartum questions and concerns. I was enthralled with hearing different family dynamics and rolls in the household and how each family was so unique. I began creating a portfolio for friends and family who had babies on how to thrive in the postpartum period, bringing over home cooked meals and taking tasks off of their hands so they could focus on healing and bonding with their new baby. Little did I know that this would be the beginning of my inclusive doula journey.
I was looking for a career change that better suited my family. I felt passionate about continuing on with helping families and children, but more specifically targeted towards families in the postpartum phase. I am a strong advocate for mental health and look forward to connecting with families to advocate and support them for the most positive and joyful start to parenthood.
I strive to provide care for the family as a whole. After witnessing firsthand the ways that a new baby can affect not only birthers, but fathers/partners and older siblings as well, I feel strongly about ensuring that the entire family feels supported and heard. I thrive at multitasking, staying organized, and instilling a calm and grounded environment. I support and care for a variety of diverse family structures, and look forward to working and hearing about each one of your unique stories.
I have been a Registered Massage Therapist for 4 years and it wasn’t until I found myself working for Pelvico Health Centre that I fell in love with everything baby.
From treating patients in the prenatal and postnatal periods as well as their babies, I found myself yearning to help them in a different way. I started seeing postpartum doulas in our waiting room watching babies while mom would have her appointments and was instantly so jealous. I wanted to spend time with the tiny humans!
Unlike everyone else in this field it seems, I am actually not a parent to tiny humans. My only children are my two portuguese water dogs and for now, that’s enough. I am surrounded by new moms through my work in being an RMT and I aim to be a sponge and learn as much as possible from the parents I’m inspired by.
My aim in being your postpartum doula is to take some of the weight of this world off of your shoulders through education, hands-on help and emotional support. Being part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community myself, I would love be able to support families of varying configurations and structures. I am passionate and excited about your journey into parenthood and can’t wait to lend a helping hand.
I discovered birth work when my undergraduate mentor handed me a book about infertility and assisted reproduction in Papua New Guinea. My brain was tickled by all of the ways in which babies are birthed, parents are made, and families are formed. This started a 14-year love affair, which culminated in my PhD in Medical and Reproductive Anthropology (University of British Columbia).
As a Medical and Reproductive anthropologist, I worked closely with intending, new, and continuing parents throughout their reproductive journeys. By spending time with various mom groups, I learned about the important role of social networks in postpartum care. Playing in the park with toddlers, I explored how child-free time is important to parent’s wellbeing. I dried tears and held hands when times were hard. My research took me across Canada, and to Sweden, and into the lives and hearts of 100+ families.
In 2023, I decided to make a change. Doula care is all the things I loved about my previous career, without the hours spent behind my computer screen and academic politics. Seeing the relief on a new parent’s face when I arrive for an overnight postpartum shift, or helping a client advocate for their preferred birth experience fills my cup. I am currently completing my birth and postpartum doula certification with Doula Canada.
My doula practice is shaped by my life-long passion for learning, and firm belief that there is always more to learn. I am an expert researcher—I can help you to understand the latest perinatal research or find reliable sources to answer your questions. I have extensive experience working with people of various cultural, social, political, and gendered backgrounds, and providing non-judgmental and affirming care. I am an empathic listener and experienced project manager. My goal to support and empower you to have the reproductive and parenting journey you want.
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