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Carolyn Hostinsky ★Certified Birthing From Within Educator Thrive Midwifery
My midwifery journey began by becoming a doula (someone who provides emotional labour support) and through that provided support to a wide range of families. While doing doula work was fulfilling, it wasn’t enough for me, and it was shortly thereafter that I applied to the midwifery program at UBC. In the meantime, I continued with my training by certifying in Birthing From Within® childbirth education method, certified with A Safe Passage (birth counselling training courses), as well as the Breastfeeding Class for Health Care Professionals at Douglas College.
I encourage parents to discover their own path and to experience the journey of parenthood with mindfulness and self-compassion. My calling as a midwife is to help families discover their own inner resources and strength; my role is one as guide, not as decision maker. I believe that childbirth preparation is not just about preparing oneself for labour, but also about preparing oneself for the changes of identity and roles that the pregnancy and birth bring. Honouring the entirety of your experience is one of my most important acts as a midwife.
Offering midwifery care with Birthing From Within principles in the Fraser Valley . I am also offering two hour stand-alone classes on specific topics. ABBOTSFORD