I have lived in Edmonton for most of my life and have five children of my own. I never had the experience of choice for birth. Three of my five sons were born with medical induction, one with limited interventions and one was birthed by c-section. There were not many choices for women when I was birthing my children.
Every woman, family, birth and babe is unique; to me this means that there is no one-size-fits-all doula formula! I have two children of my own, one born in the hospital and the second born at home. I’ve personally experienced the value in doula support in both settings and the difference it makes to a mother to be in control, positive, and informed of all possible choices.
I grew up in southern Alberta and moved to Edmonton in 2013. Since then, I graduated from university, became a certified doula, got married and became a mother. My birthing experience was amazing & life-changing because of the support of my birth team. No two births are the same, but what matters is that you have the support, resources and information you need to have an empowering birth experience