Trust is something that needs to be earned and I hope that by reading a little about who I am, I am able to begin the process of earning your trust and respect. 

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I am Sam (she/her/hers) and I am babyREADY.  I have been working with families as they grow and change, since 1998.  I am the mother of two amazing men, step-mom to a great teenager and wife to the most wonderful woman.  My work is now focused primarily within the LGBTQ+ community and through pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, & postpartum information and support services. It is my goal to make every experience the best it can be.

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Following the birth of my first child in 1998 I was given the opportunity to learn more about what a "doula"is and how I could further my Women's Studies education to help people give birth to their babies in a safe and respectful manner. Before my child was 6 months old I had taken my doula training and on December 21, 1998 I attended my first birth in the role of labour support.

I came home from that first birth full of excitement and with an intuitive understanding that helping people have the best, safest and most comfortable birth possible was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. 

Since that time I have had many opportunities to grow and evolve my knowledge base.  I enrolled in the Childbirth Educator program which ran concurrently through Women's College Hospital and Humber College and when I finished that I was hired to teach prenatal and breast/chest/bodyfeeding classes at Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga.  I became an accredited La Leche League International Leader.  I began teaching prenatal education series for multiple midwifery practices in the Greater Toronto area.  And more than that, I have had the sincere honour to attend the births of several hundred babies. 

As the world grows and matures I have seen the need to provide members of my community, the 2SLGBTQIIA+ community a safe and respectful space from which to learn about:

  • how to become pregnant, what pregnancy may be like for non-heterosexual people 

  • the kinds of things to anticipate and look forward to through the labour and birth experience

  • what feeding a baby (or two or three . . .) might look like

  • where to find local resources for families that look like their own

  • . . .  and more

It truly is my pleasure and deep honour to welcome you to babyREADY.  I invite you to become a member, join on safe forums, watch our videos, connect with like-minded individuals and have your conception, pregnancy, labour, birth, postpartum, feeding and parenting questions answered.

I look forward to having the chance to get to know you and your family.





If you have specific and private questions you would like me to address outside of our forums, please reach out to me directly; just give me a few days to respond ;)