Most new parents have given their ideal birth a lot of thought and possibly a lot of research.
Have you wondered what happens when it’s time to come home?
Will you be organized enough to welcome visitors? Perhaps you need help with a child who is at home waiting to meet their new sibling. Can’t seem to wrap your head around looking after baby and the housework? What if you didn’t have the ideal birth you were hoping for?
I’m here to help! I am a DONA trained postpartum doula, able to provide you and your partner with the necessary tools to help with a smooth transition into the 4th trimester. I am a member of the Association of Ontario Doulas.
What led me here?
While I was pregnant with my first born, like most new mom’s I researched about birth. My partner and I decided to hire a Birth Doula. This was the best decision we could have made. I was truly blessed to have such an amazing and supportive doula. She was wonderful, understanding and compassionate. I was intrigued by her profession and it was then that I was so inspired and my interest in becoming a doula had started.
My partner worked rotating shifts and our families lived far from us. When it was time to be left alone with our new baby I was full of anxiety! I felt so isolated. Our poor dog was craving the attention he once had, housework wasn’t doing itself! I had so many expectations for my postpartum journey and I felt like I was failing in all aspects. I really could have used a postpartum doula. I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. No one had prepared me for this!
I started doing a lot of reading about the postpartum period, parenting styles, breastfeeding. I sought out mommy support groups on-line, consulted with like-minded friends, and when I went through a life changing event that sent me into the throws of depression, my doula from my birth came to my aid and rescued me. It wasn’t the right time to start my doula certification journey, I would have to put it on hold. It seemed as though the postpartum period was just as important as birth and yet there was such a lack of support for new families. This is what inspired me further to specialize in postpartum.
Fast forward 5 years, another baby and here we are. I am DONA trained, insured, a member of the Association of Ontario Doulas and I’m armed with all the tools needed to help you and your partner on your postpartum journey.
I would love to meet with you and talk about your needs over a cup of tea.