Welcome

I believe birth is an immense transformation in the life of a woman & her family, an event to be honoured as personal and sacred.

 

There are a lot of physical changes going on in pregnancy & postpartum, and a crazy amount of choices for expecting parents to make, such as choosing a care provider, an intended place of birth, and all that comes wrapped up with these choices.

 

With a 20 year gap between the newest, evidence-based science, and what many providers are practicing in hospital birthing suites– it is so understandable that you need help navigating all of this, even if, and perhaps particularly when, you are a savvy woman.

 

My focus is to hold space for you to develop your own strengths & internal resources, so that no matter what comes up along your path, you know you can meet the challenge.

 

“There’s a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe

 

We know birth can be painful, but do we remember and believe that women are strong?

 

I want my work as a birth keeper to be a part of this remembering.

 

Book in with me for a free consultation, and check out my favourite, trusted resources to begin preparing for giving birth & the postpartum time.

 

rose petals show the opening of birth

 

There’s a lot going on. Even before COVID-19, diving into preparing for childbirth during pregnancy is overwhelming.

 

That’s okay.

 

Much of my work involves ways for you to slow down, rest, presence in your body, and truly connect in with yourself and what you need.

 

Crucial skills you will be able to call on in your labour & birth, in your parenting experiences, and in any moments of stress & anxiety.

 

All through your pregnancy, I’m there as a tender and caring listening ear. I will offer you guided mediations, suggestions for nature walks & mantra chanting, alongside evidence-based information as you move through whatever is coming up, fully & holistically supported.

 

I love to work with women who are open to bringing in ceremony, who are yearning to honour & respect the fullness of their birth experience through meditation and self-care.

 

The way your birth unfolds should be according to your values and priorities, your inner truth and wisdom, and your expert knowledge of what is feeling right & safe for you and your baby.

 

You are an important resource in terms of knowing what is going on inside your body.

 

I have experience dealing with pregnancies following loss, first-time moms, second time moms, intended natural home births, scheduled cesarean birth, and planned epidural hospital births.

 

I have also supported unmedicated hospital birth, and highly urge anyone who feels strongly about it to look into birthing at home if they want a natural birth.

 

Whatever your decision-making, I will support you all the way.

 

Book in with me for a free consultation, and please don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

doula burning sweetgrass
Burning Sweetgrass, photo by Lem & June