I’ve been interested in the process of pregnancy and birth since the first time I witnessed a homebirth at the age of 16. I read every book about pregnancy, labour, birth and baby care that I could get my hands on. All my essays written for school focused on midwifery care and the idea that birth IS normal. I continued to pursue my love of birth and began doula work immediately following high-school.
I love being exposed to people in all different stages of pregnancy, hearing their experiences, watching their bellies grow and finally being able to watch them grow as mothers, and honoured when asked to be a part of their labour process as their birth doula.
Something about it just made sense to me. Everywhere else in nature animals eat their placenta after the birth of their babies, what makes us so different? Why can’t we also benefit from this process?
From there I began by offering my services to those who were looking to have a different post-partum experience a second time around. The feedback has been incredible from first time moms as well as experienced moms!
On top of being a busy mother, working at a midwifery clinic, doula work, encapsulating placentas, renting out TENS machines, I’m also a trained chef and somehow find time to play roller-derby three times a week!