About Me & My Approach
I live with my partner and our son in the Fernwood area of Victoria. I'm a doula, a prenatal/parenting class instructor, lactation educator and theatre artist. I recently became co-owner/director of the Mothering Touch Centre, where I have taught hundreds of expectant parents over the years. My pronouns are she, her.
I've been a doula since 2014. My interest in birth work was sparked years before when my best friend asked me to accompany her for the birth of her first child. She was like, "heyyyy we want another support person but not my mom so do think that you'd be into helping us out?" and I was like "yeah that sounds interesting, I'm in!" I read a book and showed up and...it totally changed my life. And I guess I was somewhat useful because they asked me again for their second babe's birth. A few years later, disillusioned by my job at the time, I found myself signing up for a doula class and I haven't looked back.
Let's navigate your birth and/or postpartum experience in ways that make sense for you. There's no perfect plan - the best you can do is some solid preparation at the outset and a lot of adapting along the way. Having knowledgeable, open-minded support along for the ride makes a difference.
Your goals are my goals - I aim to support your choices and optimize your experience as it unfolds. Your agency, values and consent inform all of our interactions and how I support you.
Certification & Training
Certified Birth Doula (DONA)
Certified Postpartum Doula until 2023 (DONA)
Certified Childbirth Educator (Douglas College)
Breastfeeding Educator (Certificate, Douglas College)
Birth Doula Training (DONA)
Postpartum Doula Training (DONA)
...plus a whack load of workshops and continuing ed