My journey into birth work began in 2010 officially when I stumbled upon a DONA birth doula training. Since then I have supported over 260 families in having positive birth experiences. My background as a nurse, who worked solely in paediatrics and mental health I believe 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 certified with DONA international as a doula and Lamaze International as a Childbirth Educator. I've also taken Breastfeeding Educator training, Hypnobabies doula training, and Spinning Babies trainings. Most recently having attained certification as a Spinning Babies Parent Educator and a Doula Canada certified birth doula. Right now I am working on my certified Birth Photographer designation and as a certified infant sleep specialist. Essentially, I am always learning, with the intention of being able to help my clients have the most comfortable, quick and stress free birth experience. Currently, I am the Chair of the Doula Collective of Newfoundland & Labrador and a stay at home mom to my 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.