Families Served: 100+ What brought me to Doula work: While successfully completing a BSc in Food, Nutrition and Health at UBC I was immersed in the concepts of international health, social justice, and parental / infant health. I recognized the imperative need for approaches that work on behalf of pregnant people and their newborns. I realized that it was through birth-work that I would be able to contribute to this need being met. Working with families as a doula has been such a privilege and an affirming experience that I have been inspired to pursue a career in midwifery, I will be entering my fourth and final year of midwifery at UBC in the fall.
Tagline: I don’t really have a personal “tagline” but I do have an inner knowing that if I be present, humble, compassionate, and listen to my intuition everything will workout how it is meant to.
My specialty: My mother was a lactation consultant and labour and delivery nurse when I was a child. I spent countless hours listening to her tell birth stories from inner city hospitals in Chicago and loved every moment of it. I also would attend home-visits with her as a child while she provided breastfeeding support to new mothers. This was the foundation of my love for birth-work.
Trainings: BC Women’s, Breastfeeding a Premature Infant Douglas College 20 hour Breastfeeding Course Healthcare Provider CPR-C with AED Molly Dutton’s Miscarriage and Abortion Doula Training Pacific Rim Holistic Doula Certificate Sara Wickham’s GBS explored course UBC's Midwifery Education Program