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
Birth Trauma Doula/CoachAppointment Length
1 hour 30 minutesService Description
We love to think of birth as this happy, exciting new adventure. But every day birthing people face traumas in the form of premature birth, c-sections, haemorrhage, separation from their babes and dozens more. All of this trauma can leave us feeling disconnected from our bodies and our babe(s)! It can increase our levels of anxiety and depression, making it difficult for us to bond with our babe(s), cope with the task of parenting or even get out of bed some days. Heather has more than 18 years’ experience supporting individuals and families through all the trauma and upheaval that birth can bring. Heather has the tools you need to process these experiences and find reconnection and wholeness with yourself, your partner, your babe(s).
If you are a new client, please complete an intake form at https://forms.gle/1jNGc4E2dvSAXquXA prior to your first session.