Welcome

 

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

My commitment to you is to be with you as a witness, offer soothing touch and ceremony, holding space as you develop your internal strength & resources.

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

Almost everywhere in the world other than North America, new mothers are tended and cared for with specific intensity according to traditional customs.

I believe pregnant women and new mothers are people to be revered, honoured in their creative undertaking. I believe they know best about their bodies.

Check out some of my trusted resources to begin preparing for giving birth & the wild ride of the postpartum time.

Book in with me for a free 1 Hour Consultation.

rose petals show the opening of birth

“Healing the Earth, through Healing Birth.” – Jeannine Parvati Baker

Reach out if you’re resonating…

I have experience supporting pregnancies following loss, first time moms, second time moms, home births, scheduled cesarean birth, planned hospital births with both OB and midwives, and more.

I have supported unmedicated hospital birth, and highly urge anyone who feels strongly about birthing without drugs to look into birthing at home or at the Toronto Birth Centre.

All the medical evidence points to women’s capacity to give birth with minimal intervention, and the harmful effects of what is still standard practice in modern birth culture.

(Think about every movie birth you’ve ever seen, ever)

I work from a trauma-informed perspective, recognizing we all have a lot to unlearn.

Postpartum depression affects around 1/3 of all birthing women in Canada, and around the same number of women are coming home from their births feeling disempowered & disrespected.

If human mammals weren’t capable of giving birth without hospitals, none of us would be here.

We were designed for this.

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

This is not to say that you can choose your birth outcome, because you can’t. None of us can choose the future, or control the unknown.

But your choice of care provider and planned birth location will have a huge impact on the course of your pregnancy, labour, birth, and postpartum healing.

Learn more about me here, and book in now for a free consultation, whatever brought you. Please don’t hesitate to connect.

Many thanks,

Kayla

doula burning sweetgrass
Photo by Lem & June

Things arise… and we let them come… and then we let them go.” – Whapio