My journey to becoming a Doula indirectly started when I was a teenager. My brother and sister are a lot younger than me, I spent a lot of time when my mom was pregnant bringing her ice chips and later helping care for my brother and sister. This made me the natural “mom” in my group of friends and it was a joke that I always made sure everyone had their jackets for chilly nights and their seatbelts on.
After a less than ideal birth experience with my first, dealing with PPD, and connecting with a lot of other moms I became aware that how moms feel through this process is so important. Through research, education and experience I’ve come to understand how much support can mean for a new family. I’ve loved bringing food, teaching how to baby wear and supporting families with breastfeeding. Now that my kids are getting older I am able to put my passion into action.
I have completed my training with Wise Woman Way of Birth. I have been volunteering as a La Leche League Leader for the past 3 years helping women with their questions and concerns around breastfeeding. I’m currently continuing my education in lactation studies, supporting VBAC families and Evidence Based care. I truly love volunteer work and have volunteered for several organizations over the years including Camp Goodtimes, Dreams Take Flight and as a speaker for the Terry Fox Foundation.
I moved with my family to the Sunshine Coast recently and am loving the community here. I’m very excited to connect with families as a doula on the Sunshine Coast and help them get the birth they desire. When I’m not immersed in studying or work I love to spend time with my family and friends, play dominos and have a glass of wine while watching Suits.