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Rachel Parris

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Rachel is a Birthing From Within mentor, DONA International Certified Birth Doula, postpartum doula, and mother of three. She is passionate about helping women and their partners discover their own inner strength and wisdom so that they can begin their parenting journey with confidence. With a focus on supporting her clients as they determine what their own priorities and preferences are for their birth while giving them the tools they need to realize those priorities, she feels fortunate to witness her clients come into their own and become their own best advocates.

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Nanda Santoro

Birth Art Course, Doula Care, Childbirth Mentor

I Have been working as a Birth Doula in Calgary, Canada since 2015. I also teach Movement, Dance and Birth Art Classes in my prenatal program – PassoAoParto. Weekly online and in person classes.

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Kym Holt

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Hello! My name is Kym and I live in Calgary, AB, with my husband and our three children. When I reflect on our births, I am always struck by how different each one was. Initially, I prepared by trying to learn everything I could so I would be ready. I placed a great amount of trust in being a “good” patient and preparing for the physical event of labour.…

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Erin Liber

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

As doulas, our intention is to provide non-judgmental and evidence-based support to help you to have the most empowered birthing experience possible. We know that birth is a mystery and we intend to help prepare you to harness that power, rather than fear it.

Every parent deserves the ability to fully understand their options and feel completely supported in whatever they choose.…

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Kayla Becvar-Woodman

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

Our Birth Prep Workshop is a great alternative to the traditional classes you’ll find in abundance, offering an interactive, connective, and hands-on experience. We call it a “workshop” rather than a “class.” Your participation in the exercises and practices is what makes this day so beneficial and powerful.
Through compassionate and honest preparation, we will guide you through everything you need to know and introduce practices & exercises to cope with the intensity of labour – for both the birthing person and the birth partner!…

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Asha Thomas

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Asha Thomas (pronouns she/her) has had the honour to hold space for families and their children for almost two decades as an Early Childhood Specialist and Family Support Liaison. She is a certified yoga teacher and meditation coach specializing in Prenatal, Postpartum, Parented and Children’s yoga. After becoming a mother, she heard her calling as a Birth worker, obtaining her Postpartum Doula through CAPPA and trauma informed-doula certification.…

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Lisa Cowdery

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I am a Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator, a former Trained Birthing From Within doula and am currently completing my final transition into Registered Midwifery practice (Spring of 2020).

My professional birth philosophy acknowledges and upholds the human rights of women & birthing people to make autonomous, meaningful decisions about the circumstances in which they access care and give birth.…