I am a seasoned doula, both birth and postpartum. I have supported more than 700 families in the Vancouver area through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I have attended births in both home and hospital settings, including water birth, VBAC, Cesarean birth, vaginal twin and breech births.
My philosophy is centered in these guiding principles: that birth is treated as a fundamentally healthy normal process. That it works best when women are supported by nurturing women who trust in them and believe in their ability to birth. That birthing women have the right to choose how and with whom they want to give birth having the full range of care options available to them. That they are given evidence based information in order to make informed decisions or refusal. That they are supported in a sensitive, compassionate, respectful manner.
My birth doula care helps prepare you for the birth and includes 2 prenatal & 2 postpartum visits. I offer resources such as DVDs, books and articles related to pregnancy, birth and parenting. Postpartum care centers on mothering you and providing education on feeding, caring and comforting your baby, understanding your baby's communications and development, baby wearing and instinctual parenting.