Julia Samson - Birth and Postpartum Doula
Hi, I'm Julia. I grew up in cottage country, Kenora (Lake of the Woods), surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Northern Ontario. University took me to Toronto, where I graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies. My passion for teaching and children lead me to Europe, where I taught English in Florence, Italy. After gaining much needed worldly experience, I decided to call Vancouver home. The salty ocean air, the stunning mountains and the friendly people made it an easy decision. Fast forward to 2016, I met my soul mate, my best friend, my everything... my husband Devon. We recently got married in July of 2018 and life just keeps getting better. We count our blessings everyday and we use our positive love and energy to try and better the world. We love our black lab puppy as much as humanly possible and will be giving her human siblings in the near future! I absolutely love anything that has to do with water- swimming, boating, paddleboarding and surfing. However, if I'm not near the water, you can find me cooking with my slow cooker, hiking with Hartley, reading birth stories, babysitting the babies in my life, waking up early for sunrises or enjoying a sunset. I'm a firm believer that positive, happy thoughts help carve the path for a healthy and peaceful life.
Training, Certification and Relevant Experience:
- Bachelor Degree Early Childhood Studies - Ryerson University - 2014
- DONA International Birth Doula Training - 2017
- Breastfeeding Course for Healthcare Providers - Douglas College - 2017