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 third 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: UBC Midwifery Education Program CPR for Healthcare Providers Pacific Rim College’s Holistic Doula Training Molly Dutton’s Miscarriage and Abortion Doula Training Sara Wickham’s GBS explored course Douglas College Breastfeeding Course for Healthcare Providers BC Women’s, Breastfeeding a Premature Infant: Workshop