Serving Grey-Bruce, Blue Mountains,
Collingwood, Stayner and Wasaga Beach, ON
your Postpartum Doula
Congratulations and welcome!
I have been married for over 35 years, and I have lived in Meaford, ON for the past 10 years. We have 2 grown, successful sons in their early 30's.
I am a retired registered nurse, with over 30 years experience in family practice medicine, sexual health, stress management, hospice, bereavement, and wellness facilitation.
I volunteer with Keystone Children and Family Services, in their Cradelink program, and the Cuddlers program out of the Owen Sound Hospital.
In my heart, I have always been an educator, and my passion is to support, enlighten, and empower others.
I especially love coaching new parents and watching both baby and parents blossom and grow.
How do others see me?
Knowledgeable, empathetic, warm, trustworthy, approachable, open, caring, organized and a great listener.
I remember what it was like bringing my first son home and not having any support for the first 3 days, until my husband could get time off. All I did was look after my son and cry with complete exhaustion after a 24 hour delivery. I didn't eat until my husband returned home. I didn't shower. I was completely overwhelmed.
With my second son, my grandmother was able to look after me, as my husband had to go back to work. She made sure I ate, had my tea, did the dishes, dusted, and took my son for a walk so I was able to have a shower.
I want to provide new parents, my second experience. I felt so nurtured. I had the opportunity to rest and heal.
I did not feel nearly as overwhelmed.
As a nurse with pre-graduate obstetrical experience, I felt I should be prepared for having a baby. I was comfortable with the physical care but I was a "new mom" and all that came with it. I knew nothing about the crying, (mine or my son's), breastfeeding, weaning, how to look after myself with a newborn, all the while, dealing with the anxiety and overwhelming sense of powerlessness.
Let me be there for you and your new family!
"Let me be your right hand", your safety net.
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