MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
I Believe Your Birth Experience Matters
As a mother of six children, I understand the enormity of bringing life into this world and how it is so important to be supported every step of the way. I have been working with individuals and families for 25 years. My intention is to support the creation and achievement of your unique goals with a holistic, heart-centred approach, a wealth of knowledge and experience, warmth and love. My goal is to bring peace, gentle guidance and a loving presence to every family I work with. I am a skilled maternal practitioner who honours the sacredness of pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
I am so honoured that you are here, considering me, to be a part of your Birth Year.
I am forever learning, forever growing and never stop seeking out new information and knowledge to better myself and in turn my clients. I have a LOVE of learning and am incredibly passionate about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, parenthood, and photography...this has led me to enhance my knowledge and expand my experience and skills through continuous, ongoing education in the form of personal exploration, workshops, lectures, and conferences.
The empowering birth experience of my firstborn sparked a passion in me for birth work. Because of the loving care and support I received from my birth team during his birth, I had an empowered, incredible birth experience. Immediately after his birth, I knew I wanted to support families on their journey to parenthood and assist them in having their own positive, empowering experiences.
Postpartum Doula support, Prenatal Education, Breastfeeding Support and Placenta Encapsulation in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC
I married my high school sweetheart and together we have 6 beautiful kids. Life is an epic, crazy, wild and breathtakingly beautiful ride.
My children continuously inspire me. They are my greatest teachers. I have learned so much about life and about myself from them.
I drink way too much coffee and eat way too much dark chocolate. They are my kryptonite.
You can almost always find me with a green smoothie in hand to help balance out all the coffee and dark chocolate in my system. This makes total sense right?
Postpartum Doula support, Prenatal Education, Breastfeeding Support and Placenta Encapsulation throughout the Fraser Valley including Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley BC
A LITTLE MORE TO THE STORY
I vividly remember looking through my parent's copy of Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin and being captivated by the pictures and stories throughout the book. I was fascinated with how beautiful birth was and immediately felt trust rather than fear about the labour process.
I definitely felt a calling towards motherhood and working with the childbearing family from a very young age!
My approach to life is natural, down to earth and full of curiosity; I strive to live my life fully present, being aware of the love, intention, beauty, simplicity and extraordinary in the everyday.
I am an urban gardener growing a variety of fruit trees and an abundance of vegetables in raised garden beds and a beautiful greenhouse that my amazing husband built for me. If I am not dreaming about and planning my garden, I am out working in it.
I LOVE Summertime! The sun, heat, and abundance of life make my heart sing. I often dream of living someplace where It's "summertime" year-round.
My Dad instilled a sense of wonderment, love, and appreciation of nature in me that I am forever grateful for. It has been my goal to pass on the same gift to my children. To me, being out in nature is sunshine for my soul and helps me feel grounded and vitally alive.
Photo by Richelle Kendall
Prenatal Education and Postpartum Services
Serving families in the beautiful Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland including Chilliwack, Mission, Abbotsford, Langley BC, and surrounding areas. This is a safe space for all types of births and for all birthing families.
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