"We have a secret in our culture, it's not that birth is painful, it's that women are strong." ~Laura Stavoe Harm
I'm a lover of all things beautiful, which means so much more in this world than we give credit to. I tend to notice the things that most go unnoticed and try to help them bloom. I take time for tea and the little things in life; a good cup of coffee, ticklefests with my son, endless piles of storybooks and summer swims. I'm the mother to an energetic, compassionate boy who I wouldn't trade for anything and I'm married to the love of my life and adore watching him be a father to our son. I was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley but through travel and living overseas in China and New Zealand I have learned that home is wherever you make it and a nest can be created anywhere. All things natural bring me joy whether it be from whole foods to essential oils and I try to incorporate them into my daily life. My decision to become a doula was clear - I had a wonderful birth experience in New Zealand with midwifery and hospital care and I vowed to make that kind of care known to all. My son would call me 'mama bird' as I created cozy 'nests' wherever we made home so Mama Bird Doula was born from a love to nest and nurture. I will always hold space for what your needs are during this sacred journey as I believe it's about birthing the way you feel comfortable, supported, confident and safe. I have a passion for individuals to see their full potential, bravery, strength and beauty in all aspects of their lives including labour and birth. And I love families; witnessing the family unit come together through joys, adventure, trials and everything else that life throws. It's a beauty to see a family grow and welcome a baby and I'm honored to be a doula welcomed into the early steps of parenthood.