I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful children, Caleb —a medicated hospital birth, and Savanna Zoe —a natural Bradley Method® birth. I homeschool as well. I breastfed Caleb for 2 years and Savanna Zoe for 1, stopping only due to severe postpartum depression that required stronger medication that was not safe to take while breastfeeding.
I am married to my wonderful personal labour coach, Emman! He was a great support during both of my births, but after being trained with The Bradley Method® he was amazing and I truly could not have done it without his love and comfort that put me at such ease that I was able to relax so completely during my birth!
I am teaching Bradley Method® classes because I had such an empowering and wonderful birth experience using this method that I feel strongly that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the same. Myself and many other Bradley Method® moms are living proof that childbirth does NOT have to be frightening or sometimes even painful.
Pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding fascinate me! I love learning about the amazing human body and how it works to create, grow, birth, and nourish another life! To further my skills in breastfeeding support I have earned certifications as a Lactation Counselor and Advanced Lactation Consultant. I hold a Bachelors of Science in Maternal Child Health: Lactation Consulting. During my course of study in MCH I was privileged to expand my knowledge of nutrition, the impact of labour practices on mother and baby, breastfeeding, perinatal mood disorders, research methods, social and cultural issues in health care, infant growth and development, and maternal and infant assessment. I am excited to enthusiastically share what I have learned with others and help mothers to develop and achieve their own goals and plans!