Grace is a professionally Certified Labour Doula, a trained Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator and an Association of Placenta Preparation Arts (APPA) Certified Placenta Specialist. She is a member in good standing of CAPPA Canada, APPA and the Ontario Professional Doula Association. Grace has her Lactation Management Certification through the world-renowned INFACT Canada, based on the WHO / UNICEF Guidelines. She is also a Certified HypnoBirthing® Doula. Grace has worked as an assistant program coordinator for Spectra Community Services in Peel, where she supported new parents and educated and trained professionals in the community about Postpartum Mood Disorder.
Grace has worked with over a 125 families providing them with warm, professional and caring support through pregnancy and the postpartum period. Grace works with families from various cultural and religious backgrounds where she provides non-judgmental support while helping them meet their unique goals and desires for their individual families.
Having experienced three very different births of her own (epidural, natural childbirth, and cesarean), and various postpartum experiences (postpartum depression, baby blues), Grace understands the anxiety and confusion that can sometimes be associated with childbirth and becoming new parents. This is why she is so passionate about sharing her knowledge, skill and experience with others during the wonderful, but sometimes overwhelming transitional stage of life. Grace feels that with the proper support and with placenta encapsulation, women have a great chance of having a wonderful postnatal experience.
On her free time Grace volunteers at the Credit Valley Hospital in the Birthing Suites and at Heartland, A Church Connected. She loves to spend time with her three daughters, one son-in- law and her amazing and supportive husband Danny. Grace loves to play sports and travel. She spends much of her free time supporting her very active family on the volleyball court and Frisbee fields. Contact her today for more information on how Grace can make your transition to parenthood a better one.