Families Served: 20+ What brought me to Doula work: The path that led me to becoming a doula was written long before I knew where I would end up. I grew up knowing that I always wanted kids but it wasn’t until I was much older that I realized how much I valued connecting with people on an open, safe and vulnerable playing field. I believe that having the ability to help people find their power through education and making them feel supported and nourished, changes the birthing and postpartum experience from a potentially scary journey to one where they can be wholly embraced and welcomed. 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: St. Johns Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Certification DONA Birth Training Motherwit Postpartum Training Douglas College 20 hour Breastfeeding Course Butterfly Baby Loss & Grief Doula Training Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Diploma Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Culinary Certificate Safe Beginnings CPR-C with AED Certification Mentorship with Jill Colpitts