I strongly believe that every parent deserves to be heard and supported in their choices, both mentally and physically, but moreso emotionally, no matter what their choice may be because their choice is exactly that, theirs! It is not my role to give my personal opinion to you. In today’s society, parents seem to be judged and criticized a lot and it’s nice to know that there is somewhere you can go to get answers to your questions and know that you have non-judgmental support. It is important to know that you are not alone and that I am here to help you through whatever obstacles may come up along the way.
For my husband and I, things haven't gone as planned. When we first got married, we had visions of starting a family and unfortunately, we have gone down the road of fertility treatments, miscarriage, and emotional lows. Since starting my training to become a doula, I have realized that pregnancy, birth and postpartum take on a different form for every parent. Each journey is unique, and each outcome is entirely different from the next. As we continue, with hope and open hearts, to become parents, our story helps me to understand the journey of others and helps me connect with them on a deeper level. As your doula, I bring gentle understanding, professionalism, and the emotional care that you need through this life changing event.
I enjoy doing research for clients and am constantly keeping up to date on the latest trends and aspects that shape our birth culture. I have an Office Administration Executive diploma from Fanshawe College in London Ontario, which lends well to my professional approach. I am realistic about birth and postpartum, knowing that not everything goes to plan, and I encourage my clients to have an open mind about their process.