Marlo Muscutt - Owner of Bunky Bambino, Birth and Postpartum Doula and Placenta Encapsulator
I have been working as a Professional Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula for over 15 years and have attended both home births and hospital births, attended by midwives, family practitioners and obstetricians. I believe it is my calling to support and educate women and their families about their choices throughout the childbearing years. I have worked with all walks of life and have attended vaginal, cesarean, VBAC, HBAC, HWBAC and water births.
I have served more than 250 families in the Greater Vancouver area and I am dedicated to supporting, caring for and educating women and their families throughout the childbearing year. I recognize pregnancy and childbirth as an experience that a woman and her family will remember for the rest of their life. The services I offer focus on and nurture the needs of mom, her partner and the newborn.
I am familiar with the facilities in the community, understand the benefits of social support systems, have audited childbirth classes, have an understanding of a variety of birth and parenting philosophies and am confident in addressing the needs of new families. I have learned to understand the natural process of birth and I deeply respect its spiritual, physical and emotional aspects.
I am the mother to my beautiful daughter Abby - now grown up and on her own adventure. I enjoy the simple things in life including weekends, sunshine, fishing, hiking, beach days, yard sales, out of town guests and road trips. On my days off, you'll find me hiking in the woods (rain or shine) usually with a couple of dogs in tow.
Training, Certification and Relevant Experience:
Following my initial Birth Doula Certification with ALACE in 1999, I have completed both the DONA Birth and Postpartum Doula courses and have attended several childbirth seminars and workshops throughout the years. I continue to educate myself through ongoing, self-motivated study.
- ALACE Birth Doula Certification - 1999
- DONA Trained Birth Doula - 2010
- DONA Trained Postpartum Doula - 2010
- South Community Birth Program Doula and Mentor - 2010 to current
- 18 Hour Breastfeeding Basics Course - 2010
- Member of the Vancouver Doula Network
- OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certification - 2016
- Pre approved Doula with the Doulas for Aboriginals Grant Program
- Healthcare Provider CPR Certificate - 2016
- Food Safe Level I - 2016
- South Community Birth Program - Board of Directors - 2017