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One of the best parts of my job is building relationships with my clients. I strive to empower women to make choices that are right for them. Engaging and listening to women share their birth and breastfeeding experiences which I can then pass along to others. I enjoy exchanging and bringing ideas to the table so we can brainstorm on how to build a team of care providers who are supportive of your family's choices. Teaching about healthy natural birth and breastfeeding for all women is one of my primary goals.
I was born in Scotland and educated in England and then moved to Canada when I was 19 years old. I am happily married mother of five boys. Each one of my births was a unique and difference experience. I've had the privilege of having doctors, midwives and doulas participate at my births. This has led me to share my passion with other woman and empower them to make the best choices for themselves. I have been studying maternal care since 1989, graduating with NAMCW (National Association of Maternal and Child Welfare - 2 years full time study) and continuing my education with DONA International Birth and Postpartum training, Gentle Birth Guardians (with Barbara Harper and Nadine Romain), and I am Waterbirth Certified. I have studied with Health E-Learning and I am a registered IBCLC (International Board Certification Lactation Consultant) and a RLC (Registered Lactation Consultant). I am currently a retired LaLeche League Leader Canada of 20 years and I have volunteered my time with the Mother to Mother international breastfeeding support group.
Many things have changed over time, however on thing that has remained consistent is natural mothering through childbirth and breastfeeding. Giving women a supportive and caring environment is my goal.
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