Meet our MACFE Doulas
I have been a Doula with MACFE since 2011. I have attended over 70 births which have ranged from natural, medicated, induction, c-section, breech birth , VBAC, vacuum and a forceps birth. I have been married for 20 years and I have 3 children of my own which I gave birth to all naturally in a hospital with a midwife. I think having the constant one on one care with a midwife is what I loved the most and why I think having a Doula at a birth is so important. It was from that experience and the fact that I love talking and hearing about birth is why I decided to become a Doula.
Sometimes in labour, things don't go as planned but there is always a beautiful baby as a result and it is so exciting! As a Doula, I want to make your birthing experience as wonderful as I can and I hope to make all your requests on your birth plan happen. In our Prenatal visits we will get to know each other better and talk about what your expectaions are for the time of birth. After the birth I will be there for you to help you out with breastfeeding and any questions you may have.
In the fall of 2012, I started teaching the MACFE prenatal class, which I enjoy a lot. I love teaching excited expecting parents what is to come and how their lives will change!
My husband and I have been married for 28 years and have 9 children and 1 grandchild. I first heard about a doula when I was pregnant with baby no. 5. I had a doula for the next 3 births and my last 2 births my doula was my midwife. The care and support I felt during pregnancy, labour, delivery and postpartum led me to want to become a doula. I wanted other women to feel that same support I did. Being a doula, to me, means supporting the couple in whatever choices they make. I want to empower them and have them come out feeling strong and ready to be great parents.
I have been trained and certified with CAPPA and then continued my training with MACFE. I am also a prenatal educator and doula instructor. I continue to educate myself by attending workshops, and mostly recently the Birth and Beyond Conference in London, Ontario.
My husband and I own and operate a dairy and grain farm. Our family enjoys motocross. Some of my other personal interests are gardening, reading, photography, singing and performing.
I have been a Doula with MACFE since 2014, As of this year I have attended over 60+ births. My births range from natural, medicated to c-sections, in hospitals, birth centres and at homes. Things don't always go as planned so I help you with a wish list for your birth journey and always try to take pictures during your birth if you want. I love being part of welcoming a new life into your family unit what ever it may be. I enjoy being part of an organization that helps everyone no matter what, so you have support before, during and after you have your baby.
I was raised in the country and love plants and animals, I am always looking for new crafts to do or planning trips all over the world.