I first discovered doula care as a college student in 2013 when I was studying medical anthropology. I immediately fell in love with everything birth and on a passionate whim, left the university I had moved cities for and moved to an island to study doula practice. It changed my life. I was surrounded by an incredible sisterhood and knew this was going to be a vocation I never let go of.
I firmly believe that a doula is one of the most valuable tools you can bring with you into your birth space. If you want to create a positive, healthy environment to bring a baby into, and want some help and guidance in finding the strength that you already possess - a doula is the perfect companion. I had been a doula for several years before I gave birth to my daughter, and now that I've been on the receiving end of doula care, I believe in its importance even more.
Currently, I am only offering doula care in the following situations: a) pro-bono care for teenage birthing parents and bereaved parents, b) care for parents that qualify for the BC Aboriginal Friendship Centre doula grant, c) parents that have hired me for birth photography, and d) personal friends and family. If you fall in any of those categories, please contact me!