What languages do you speak?
What is your personal definition of “doula”?
A doula is someone who can provide customized 1:1 support during and after the birth: to support, inform, nurture, and nourish. If families feel supported during the birth and postpartum period, parents and babies are given space to heal, bond, and thrive. I see my role as ensuring you’re able to feel supported as you navigate this new season of your life.
What brought you to birth and postpartum work?
Part of me feels like I’ve always been doing this work in some capacity. For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated and deeply passionate about pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period, and all things babies! I feel like that was cracked wide open after the birth of my daughter, and my own experience with my birth team. I felt so supported and cared for during this time, and believe this should be a standard practice of care for all birthing people and families.
In a climate of caregiver burnout, how are you caring for yourself?
Practicing boundaries — which isn’t always something that comes easy. As well as sleep, a good cup of coffee, and learning to ask for help.
What is a standout book, movie/tv, etc about the childbearing/parenting journey that you return to?
- Expecting Better by Emily Oster
- Cribsheet by Emily Oster
- The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou
- Postpartum Doula Training, Wise Woman Way of Birth.
- Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Victoria.
- Global Fashion Marketing, Blanche Macdonald Centre.
FOR YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING, WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP/TRAINING ON YOUR RADAR?
- Full Spectrum Doula Training
- Birth Doula training by Wise Woman Way of Birth
- Community Herbalist Certificate Program from Pacific Rim College