Joining us from the Comox Valley where she lives with her husband and three beautiful boys, Andrea has been fascinated with babies and birth long before bringing her first son into the world. All the beautiful and challenging experiences she had with pregnancy, birth and postpartum drew her into pursing her lifelong desire to support women and families as they entered into the most transformative season of life.
In 2014, Andrea trained with DONA International and certified as a birth doula. Shortly after, she moved into pursuing cross-certification with ProDoula as both a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Postpartum Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, and Childbirth Educator. She’s grown her solo-birth doula practice into a multi-faceted doula agency, utilizing all of her training for the families she serves. She works in a partnership to offer labor support, and has a wonderful team of trained postpartum and infant care doulas that passionately provide around the clock support for families in the Comox Valley and surrounding areas.
Andrea is thrilled to be bringing her flavour of childbirth education to the Nurture Collective. Her goal is to instill a sense of power and confidence into families preparing for childbirth, just as her inspiring first doula did for her. Above all, Andrea strives to educate women and families so they have the information and tools needed to enter into their birth without fear and make all the unique choices ahead of them confidently.
When Andrea isn’t doula-ing, she can be found sitting by the ocean, hiding behind her piano singing and songwriting, or spending time with her active and adventurous boys.