Nothing brings me more joy than spending time with my husband and 3-year old daughter. We’re lovers of travel and exploring all this world has to offer. Currently, I call the beautiful province of New Brunswick my home. I feel my best and most like myself when I'm immersed in nature. When I’m not soaking up the great outdoors, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a nourishing meal for my family, movin’ and groovin’ on my yoga mat, or sipping on tea while reading a book. Probably a birth book!
Like a lot of women, my birth journey began when I was pregnant with my daughter. Throughout my pregnancy I dove head first into all things natural childbirth. It seemed like such an automatic response to prepare and educate myself as best as I could leading up to what would be one the most transformational and challenging experiences of my life. I was fortunate enough to have the time to devote myself to this entirely. Although, it was no accident. I was meant to be doing just that.
I am aware that it isn’t like this for all women embarking on the journey into motherhood. I realize now that as a birth worker, I can be the encouragement and support for women who are looking to obtain knowledge but aren’t quite sure where to start. There is no shortage of information and opinions on the topic of birth. It’s a blessing and a curse. An overlooked key piece of birth preparation is trust. This trust required a deep connection to my intuition and calling on my innate ability to birth my daughter safely, efficiently and with power. Getting quiet, tuning into myself, and drowning out the noise of opposing beliefs was imperative during my pregnancy.
The fact is, there is an abundance of information for expecting mothers but not enough emphasis on calling on the wisdom within. As women, our bodies are built to birth. Since the beginning of time, women have been the creators, the bringers of life. We have every reason to trust ourselves and our ability to birth our babies.
My involvement in birth doesn't end with my personal experience, it extends out to my sisters-near and far. I have come to realize that my place in the birth world is supporting women who choose to birth in their power. These women want to experience intervention free, non medicalized birth, in full trust of their body.
I am so excited to embark on what I believe will be a long career as a traditional birth attendant. The time to reclaim our power is now. I would be honoured to be a part of your birth journey, dear sister.