Heather has spent 17 years working with thousands of pregnant and parenting individuals through issues including infertility, miscarriage, adverse prenatal diagnosis, premature birth, stillbirth, birth trauma, NICU stays, infant loss, postpartum depression, Subsequent Pregnancy After Loss (SPAL), physical/developmental disability and mental health issues (for parents or children). She has experienced infant loss herself as well as raising two children, each with multiple disabilities. She has also supported numerous individuals in their LGBTQ journeys. Heather has worked as the Founding Support Director for the Trisomy 18 Foundation, the Client Services Director of a local non-profit, attended over 50 births as a High Risk Doula, trained under Penny Simkin on Childbirth After Sexual Abuse, and is a Life Coach with thousands of hours of clinical experience. Whether working with issues related to pregnancy, parenting, partnering or personal life - whether dealing with the traumatic or the mundane - Heather believes strongly in the power of honesty and connection to lead to true, tangible transformation. As one client recently said, "I just have to tell you - our meeting yesterday has changed the way I view myself in a very positive way. What you are doing is lifechanging!"
- Birth Doula
- When Survivors Give Birth
- Quest (Life Coach)
- University of Toronto - BA with Honours with Distinction
- Mount Carmel Bible School - Honours Diploma
$99.00 per appointment
Adverse Prenatal Doula/CoachAppointment Length
1 hour 30 minutesService Description
First there was a positive pregnancy test. Whatever your initial reaction was, you eventually adjusted - maybe even came to be excited by - the prospect that you were going to have a baby. And then came the blood test or the ultrasound. The phone call from the doctor's office. The news was bad. They used words you maybe had never heard of before. They said things like 'selective reduction' or 'fetal abnormality' or 'incompatible with life'. Now they are asking for decisions - do you want to Carry to Term or Say Goodbye Early? Do you want to choose Comfort Care or Active Management? Heather - a high risk doula and life coach by training - brings almost two decades of professional experience with more than 6000 families across multiple diagnoses to supporting individual parents through the complexity and pain of this experience.
If you are a new client, please complete an intake form at https://forms.gle/75hyLxJiXitKN9Uu9 prior to your first session.