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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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.  Some of the credentials & experience I have include:

  • Certified Fertility Coach & Educator (with Fertility CE)

  • Childbirth Educator (with Humber College & Women's College Hospital)

  • Primary Educator at Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga

  • La Leche League Canada Leader (lactation specialist)

  • Primary Educator for various GTA midwifery practices

 

 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.

Sincerely,

Sam

(she/her/hers)