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Emma
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I am a Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counsellor and mother of 3. My passion for birth started when my now 13 year old daughter was born. I knew after her birth that I had desperately needed someone by my side offering support, information and reassurance, helping me to navigate medical terminology and protocol and helping me to diplomatically communicate with the hospital staff. There were so many “unknown's” during her birth and I was left feeling out of control and unsure of why my first birth experience had not been as I thought it would be.

 
 
 
 

I took my DONA Birth Doula training soon after, and have been devotedly working to support families in my community of Vernon, B.C. ever since. My goal has always been to help resolve some of the “unknowns” that I felt, to help parents to understand their choices and build confidence for this life changing event. I am a trained breastfeeding counsellor and I have been teaching Childbirth Education Classes since 2008, emphasizing birth as a natural event and how informed decision making can lead to a more positive birth experience.

I believe a woman's needs through childbirth are complex and that care needs to be individualized based on each woman's circumstances and personal needs. I believe that a labouring woman and their support team truly benefit from having continuous emotional, physical and informational support during pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period. I believe this because I have seen, and felt, the benefits time and again. The difference in the birth experience of a secure, cared for, informed, and empowered woman is unarguable. My passion is to share the tools that I have learned on this journey with families, and help to make their birth an empowering event.

 
 
 
 
Our Philosophy

"I think one of the best things we could do would be to help women/parents/families discover their own birth power, from within themselves. And to let them know it's always been there, they just needed to tap into it." ~ Karl Menninger

We believe that Women are strong and can cope with the many challenges that birth may bring. We believe that women possess all the tools that they need to birth normally, and that their bodies are strong and capable. Birth signifies a change in a woman/partners life and they deserve to have the support that they need to overcome any fears or challenges that may arise. A Doula can help with this change by offering comfort, support and techniques that help with this sacred transition in their and their baby’s lives. Studies show again and again how a Doula's support through labor and delivery minimize the number of interventions received, decrease the time of labor, and provide the couple with loving support.

 
 
 
 
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