I have supported people to navigate their fertility for most of my adult life.
My learning originally grew from my desire to liberate myself. I was sick of hormonal birth control and I knew deep down there had to be another way. Through training, practice and research I developed my method the HOLISTIC CONTRACEPTION PYRAMID which I turned into a digital book.
I carry a decade of experience practicing this method and sharing what I know with others through writing, workshops and one-on-one care. I am knowledgeable about medical and natural contraception options, as well as herbs, holistic abortion care and fertility awareness.
Though my practice was originally focused on contraception, in recent years I branched out into learning about pregnancy, birth and post-partum.
My learning was initiated by supporting loved ones through pregnancy, and deepened when I became pregnant myself. I helped my baby’s father learn about pregnancy and birth, and he became my primary support person (along with my mother) at the birth of our daughter. Over the years I have supported many people through this journey and I hope to keep building my practice, supporting many more.
My work is trauma informed and embraces an ethic of harm reduction.
I have experience working in harm reduction professionally, both at music festivals and with ‘high-risk’ youth in the foster care system. I also have experience working with LGBTQ people and sex workers. I have over 300 hours of training in yoga including yin, and trauma informed yoga. I have taught in studios across Canada including at teacher trainings.
I believe in listening to understand and meeting people where they are at. It is not my goal to direct your care, but rather to support you to walk the path you feel best about.
My approach to birth work relies heavily on herbal wisdom and wild foods.
I’ve been a herbalist and forager for over a decade. I share my practice through Smoke & Forage: wild herbal remedies that work, where I sell remedies, consult with clients and teach classes.
I also sell some herbal remedies specifically related to fertility in my shop.
Sources of Learning
I am mostly self-taught. I am an avid reader and researcher. I believe in learning directly from the land, the plants, the womb and the women I serve.
I am grateful to have learned from the following teachers:
- 2022 – 2023 Birth Keeper Mentorship with Whapio (elder midwife) and The Matrona
- Birth and Post Partum Doula Certification from the Nesting Doula Collective
- Hypno-Active Birth with The Curtis Method (doula)
- Nine Moon Indigenous Pre-natal with Deborah Kozlick (midwife)
- Your Bad Ass Natural Birth with Flor Cruz & Lia Berquist (doulas)
- Full Spectrum Pregnancy Loss with Molly Dutton Kenny (midwife)