My journey into birth work began in 2010 officially when I stumbled upon a DONA birth doula training. Since then I have supported over 350 families in having positive birth experiences. My background as a registered nurse, who worked in paediatrics, surgery and mental health. I believe this gives me a unique perspective when educating families about the process of birth and how to interact within the health care system in an optimal way.
Over the years I have attended many birth related trainings. I am a :
-Certified birth and post partum doula - Doula Canada
-Certified Childbirth Educator
-Spinning Babies Parent Educator
-International Board Certified Lactation Consultant ( IBCLC )
-Registered Nurse ( Bachelors Degree of Nursing - 2005 )
I have also completed many trainings as in Trauma Informed Care, Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention, Perinatal Mental Health, Holistic Nutrition, Attachment Parenting, and more.
Presently, I am working on my certified Birth Photographer designation and as a certified Infant Sleep Specialist. In essence, I am always learning, with the intention of being able to help my clients have the most comfortable, quick and stress free birth experience. I am also the Chair of the Doula Collective of Newfoundland & Labrador and mother to 4 lovely kids.
My intention when working with families is to help them achieve their birth goals, whatever they may be. Natural, epidural planned, cesarean, VBAC, open book, whatever your intentions are... I will do everything in my power to help you have the best experience possible. I strive to empower, inspire and to provide unwavering support. I believe that having a positive birth experience can profoundly impact a woman's immediate and long term well being. Having a doula by your side believing in you and helping you through the birth process can undoubtably help you reach your birth goals.