I give pregnant women guidance and physical support to help them have easier, more positive, birth experiences.
I help women experience birth and labor in a way that promotes human connection rather then intervention. I am committed to providing mother-centered, individualized care in and around the Guelph area. I provide evidenced-based quality care, acting in the best interest of mothers and infants. As a Doula, I offer continuous emotional and physical support to women and their partners during their pregnancy, labor and birth. I provide nurturing, honest, non-judgmental encouragement to ensure the most satisfying birth experience possible, from pregnancy to motherhood. I reconnect women with the beauty and empowering experience of birth. I remove fear and eliminate doubt, but also facilitate communication with your care providers to ensure you feel informed and confident to make decisions. I am not your voice, but I make sure you are heard.
At times labor and birth are unpredictable, but the care you receive should never be. I work alongside physicians, midwives and nurses, but cannot replace any of these important participants. Childbirth is transformative and I want your birth to be amazing.
I could not agree more with how a colleague Justine Julian puts it, “On your birthing day not only is your baby being welcomed into the world, but you and your partner are simultaneously transformed into parents. There is no other day in our lives when we are asked to do, be and experience so many things. Protecting the sacredness of this event is my top priority.”
“Birth is your baby’s first impression of the outside world” – Ina May Gaskin
Let me advocate, educate, listen, respect and embrace your story.