I was born in Winnipeg Manitoba and grew up as an only child in a military family. Since we moved residences often I had to develop the skills to make friends quickly and in doing so I learned the importance of an extended family. My experiences helped me to understand the phrase, “it takes a village to raise a family.” I firmly believe that we all need to be encouraged and cared for as we take on new roles and jobs in our lives.
I have lived overseas and seen much of the world in my 35 years but my interest in the birthing field, developed while I was pregnant. My pregnancy was a thrilling journey that fueled my pursuit to become a doula and childbirth educator. I am now a devoted mother to a beautiful child and a loving partner to my husband of eight years. I feel I will never stop expanding and exploring the wonderful world of birth work and I am thankful every day that I can practice something I am truly passionate about.
Since becoming a Doula eight years ago I have had the privilege of attending many wonderful workshops and training seminars and I am happy to say I will never stop learning how to be a strong support person. In 2016/17 I graduated with honors from the Fanshawe Doula Studies program which I now have the honor of teaching in. (If you are considering becoming a Doula please do not hesitate to connect with me in regards to the Fanshawe program)
If you are in need of a LGBTQ++ friendly practitioner or are looking for a Full Spectrum doula I would be happy to help. I offer non-bias care and practice inclusiveness in all my work including my childbirth education. Because I believe in all reproductive journeys I will gladly go wherever I am needed and support all my clients with love, compassion, and non-judgmental care. I currently live in London Ontario Canada, and happily services the London, Stratford, and St. Thomas area.
2014- A Safe Passage trauma informed practice two day workshop. 2014- Teaching skills workshop for Lamaze (TM) and Douglas College Child Birth Educator. 2014- IBCLC Breastfeeding common concerns, and solutions. 2015- Christy Hall's Full Spectrum Doula training. 2015- Eric Otten's Inclusiveness in birth work two day workshop. 2015- Jodi Hall's informed birth work informatics two day workshop. 2017- Health Care practitioner Level CPR.
Education & Experience
2019- Currently attending my Undergrad at Kings College University in Women Studies and Social Justice and Peace Studies. 2017- Doula Studies Practicum Instructor Fanshawe College 2016/2017- Fanshawe College Doula Studies program 8 month certificate completion 2014/2017- Administrator and fulltime Doula at Babeeze Doula Centre 2014-DONA birth doula 3 day training 2015- Douglas College Lamaze (tm) Childbirth Educator program.