Families Served: 30+ What brought me to Doula work: I’ve always had an innate curiosity for new life and a predisposition for empathy. I’ve had a desire to help heal people and grew up learning that listening with an open heart allowed people the opportunity to tell their story. I grew up in eastern Canada with a family of doctors. My experiences and my general ethos, have shaped my practice. I believe in the holistic journey of pregnancy while also considering evidence-based birth (best of both worlds!). Having the ability to help people find their power through education and making them feel supported and nourished, changes the birthing experience from a potentially scary journey to one where birth can be wholly embraced and welcomed. I feel confident in my abilities to offer the necessary support to expectant families. In my care, I plan to help people recognize their full potential to make informed decisions as a birthing person and as a mother/father.
Tagline: “They told you about the contractions, but did they tell you about the expansion? Did they tell you how your body would open to make way for the whole universe to pass through? Did they tell you how your heart would explode with a love bigger than anything you’ve ever known as you pulled your baby to your chest?” — Catie Atkinson
My specialty: My friends always tell me that I am a great listener. I enjoy having the ability to listen without feeling the need to respond. Sometimes all a person wants is to truly be heard.
Trainings: Butterfly Baby Loss & Grief Doula Training Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Diploma DONA Birth Doula Training Douglas College 20 hour Breastfeeding Course Mentorship with Jill Colpitts MotherWit Postpartum Doula Training Safe Beginnings CPR-C with AED Certification St. Johns Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Certification