I took my DONA Birth Doula training soon after, and have been devotedly working to support families in my community of Vernon, B.C. ever since. My goal has always been to help resolve some of the “unknowns” that I felt, to help parents to understand their choices and build confidence for this life changing event. I am a trained breastfeeding counsellor and I have been teaching Childbirth Education Classes since 2008, emphasizing birth as a natural event and how informed decision making can lead to a more positive birth experience.
I believe a woman's needs through childbirth are complex and that care needs to be individualized based on each woman's circumstances and personal needs. I believe that a labouring woman and their support team truly benefit from having continuous emotional, physical and informational support during pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period. I believe this because I have seen, and felt, the benefits time and again. The difference in the birth experience of a secure, cared for, informed, and empowered woman is unarguable. My passion is to share the tools that I have learned on this journey with families, and help to make their birth an empowering event.