A little about me;
I am a Pastors wife, mom of five, a certified Birth Doula and a trained Child Birth Educator. I am a coffee loving, plant hoarder that loves to read, paint, spend time with my husband & kids and of course support my pregnant clients and their families.
My interest in birth started when I found out I was pregnant with my first baby. I jumped head first into learning all I could about pregnancy and childbirth. However, it was the actual experience of giving birth and that delivery day that taught me some of the most valuable lessons. I learned how amazing yet unpredictable birth can be. I learned how important it is to know your options and to trust your care providers and your instincts. I learned how important it is to prepare for the unexpected, and to advocate for yourself and your baby. These lessons helped me when I delivered my next babies and honestly, during each birth I have learned something new. Childbirth is a growing experience. I believe it is one of the biggest ways we grow as mothers. We learn patience, we sacrifice our bodies, go through pain and do it all for the precious little ones we are carrying. They are gifts and they are 100% worth any struggle we may go through.
Why did I became a doula?
So many reasons!!! If I had to choose just one, the biggest reason is that I want to support women and their families. I know how tough pregnancy can be, I know what its like to be unsure about yourself and what you are experiencing. I have had my deliveries go differently than I had planned and I have experienced many challenges during the postpartum period. I believe God brought me through those struggles so that I could learn from them and help other people avoid those issues or skip those struggles all together.
When did I become a doula?
I decided to pursue doula training after being asked by one of my closest friends to support her during the birth of her son. That was such an incredibly special day. My friend showed so much strength and witnessing the miracle of her baby's birth is something I will never forget. Soon after, I signed up to do my DONA Birth Doula Training . After completing that I certified with Birth Arts International and started my company, Supported Beginnings Doula Services. Since then, I have been working with clients, and continuing to learn and do additional training. My goal is to support families and make their transition to parenthood as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I would love to get together with you and see how I can best support you as you enter this new chapter in your life.
Education & Additional Training
Stillbirthday Birth and Bereavement Training - in process
100 % Doula Training - 2019
Birth Arts International Trained Childbirth Educator - 2018
The Christian Postpartum Course - 2018
Birth Arts International Certified Birth Doula - 2017
Gena Kirby Rebozo Certification - 2017
Birth Arts International Trained Birth Doula - 2016
DONA Approved Birth Doula Workshop, Douglas College - 2016
Motherhood - 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019
Doula Services Association
Serving the Fraser Valley: Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, & Mission