Birth is one of the most transformational events of one’s life. A journey from womb to earth; maiden to mother; pregnant to parent – birth not only brings forth new life, but a new version of the birth giver. The ways we birth our babies matter as birth holds tremendous potential for empowerment and renewal. All birth givers deserve to feel seen, heard, and held during this time, and be supported in the ways they need support.
Birth belongs to the community, and I am honored to show up for birth-givers in this work and be a part of their village.
As a birth worker, my intention is to offer emotional and practical care that is safe, culturally-affirming, and trauma-informed; and for birth givers to feel informed, supported, and cared for during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
COMPLIMENTARY MEET + GREET
Perhaps you are unsure about if you need doula support or wondering if I am the right doula for you? Let’s set up a meet + greet and chat! I would love to hear about your birth dreams and needs, and will gladly answer any questions you have about doulas, birth support, or my practice!
PREGNANCY + BIRTH
Once I am your doula, I will be available for ongoing support throughout your pregnancy. Navigating pregnancy can be overwhelming, but I am here to help. I want to hear your bump updates, hold space for your fears, and celebrate your joys. We will meet for two prenatal visits at your home to talk about your birth preferences, ways you need support, your birth team, as well as creating a postpartum adjustment plan.
I will be on call for you from 38 weeks gestation until you have your baby! I arrive whenever you need me in early labour, and continue to support you throughout your birth (at home or hospital) until you are ready for alone time with your new human. After birth, I offer two home visits within the first 40 days postpartum.
New parents can be as vulnerable as newborns, and require a steady stream of care, attention, and love.Let me care for you while you adjust to life as a new parent, heal from ten moon cycles of pregnancy and recover from birth!
Postpartum support can include: caring for your newborn or other children while you rest, preparing nourishing meals for your family, support in newborn care (ie. bathing, feeding, changing), drawing you a herbal sitz bath for perineal recovery, processing your birth, and emotional support.
If you do not require the hands on care of a doula, but still would like help navigating how to show up for birth and postpartum, this is for you! We talk everything birth – your options, rights, how to make decisions during labour, pain management, as well as preparing a postpartum adjustment plan.
Planning sessions include: 2 hours of in-person conversation, Hospital Packing List, Birth Plan Template, Homebirth Supply List, Postpartum Adjustment Plan Questions, and Postpartum Care Recipes.
I am in the process of becoming a Childbirth Educator. Please check back in for updates!
FULL SPECTRUM SUPPORT
I recognize that not every pregnancy ends with the birth of a baby you bring home. As a doula, I offer support for different stages of pregnancy and all pregnancy outcomes, including abortions, pregnancy loss, adoptions, and other reproductive health procedures.
Every person deserves access to pregnancy care that is rooted in respect, informed consent, and integrity; as well as postpartum care tailored to their unique circumstances. It is my privilege to be a witness and helper during these times.
NESTING DOULA COLLECTIVE
We are a grassroots collective of BIPOC Doulas, who offer accessible, anti-oppressive, and culturally-affirming pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. As a Nesting Doula, I am currently serving BIPOC Communities from Nanaimo to Qualicum Beach.
If you identify as Black, Indiginous, or Person of Color, and would like to work with me, please send in a request through the Nesting Doula Collective website.