As a nurse, long-time birth and breastfeeding enthusiast and women's advocate, it is an amazing feeling to be able to share my passion and expertise with women and families in other ways. I approach fertility, birth and postpartum holistically, allowing families to lead with their intuition. I believe that in most cases, birth is a natural physiological event and not a medical emergency. Although I do offer physical support during labor, my most important role is also to act as an advocate for the birthing woman and her family to ensure that their wishes are respected and needs are met.
A not so well-know fact is - that a successful breastfeeding relationship starts before a baby is ever born! The key to a happy labor, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding experience is simple. Families need education, support and encouragement throughout their own unique journey. They need care providers and support workers (like you!) to guide them, support them and hold space when it is needed.