Education & Training
Even with over 20 years of hands-on experience as a professional birth doula, I continue my commitment to further training and education, ensuring that my skills are always current and growing.
2009 – 2015
Rebozo workshop with Gena Kirby
2012 Perinatal Education Day Douglas College
2011 Perinatal Education Day Douglas College
Clear the Path/Still Mind-Quiet Heart workshop with Dr. Mia Kalef of Emerging Families.
Facilitating Premature Babies and Attachment workshop with Myrna Martin
Breastfeeding, the smart choice: Stepping up to Baby Friendly. 3 day conference with the B.C. Perinatal Health Program. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Nils Bergman of Kangaroo Mother Care.
13th Annual Breastfeeding Education Day at Douglas College featuring keynote speaker Dr. Christina Smillie.
Supporting Women Through Perinatal Loss with Miriam Maslin.
2004 – 2008
Postpartum Depression Training for Support People with Pacific Postpartum Support Society.
12th Annual Breastfeeding Education Day at Douglas College featuring keynote speaker Barbara Wilson-Clay.
Birth as a Hero’s Journey workshop with Pam England of Birthing from Within.
11th Annual Breastfeeding Education Day at Douglas College
10th Annual Breastfeeding Education Day at Douglas College featuring keynote speakers Barbara Behrmann of The Breastfeeding Cafe & Teresa Pitman, author of The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers.
2006 Doula Education Day at Douglas College
Birthing Humanity Conference (Birth-Rite Seminars) with keynote speaker Dr. Michel Odent
Breastfeeding When Extra Care is Needed: Effective strategies for thrush, milk supply and weight gain issues. with La Leche League Canada
Maternity Care in the 21st Century: Interprofessional Collaboration and Research Conference with the U.B.C. Dept. of Family Practice
Fine Tuning the Latch workshop with La Leche League Canada
Doula Education Day at Douglas College with keynote speaker Henci Goer
1994 – 2003
Annual Doula Education Days and Annual Breastfeeding Education Days at Douglas College
Sleep Like a Baby Seminar with Dr James McKenna Mother-Baby Behavioural Sleep Lab
CPR and First Aid with St. John Ambulance
Food Safe with Vancouver Health Authority
Annual Childbirth Education Days at the Children and Women’s Health Center of B.C.
Training for Support People. A 3 day workshop with Pacific Postpartum Support Society
Childbirth Educators Certificate Program at Vancouver Community College with instructor Dianne Donaldson
When Survivors Give Birth: Counselling Strategies with Penny Simkin
Reproductive Lives of Women: Basic Concepts in Anatomy and Physiology with instructor Louise Smith
Empty Arms: Coping and Hoping after Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death with Sherokee Ilse
DONA Labour Support Doula Training at Douglas College
DONA Postpartum Support Doula Training at Douglas College
Touch for Labour massage workshop with Anne Liebau, RM