Guiding women to self-empowerment with knowledge, intuition and connection, through the full spectrum of motherhood.
All About Me
Warmest welcome!Get to know a little about me... mother of 4, partner to Jeff, gentle rebel, a hippie at heart, follower of the moon, counter of the stars and proud Birth Nerd!
I am a Red Deer and central Alberta based Holistic Birthkeeper, Birth & Motherhood Photographer, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, and so much more!
I am just your regular 30 something gal, living life, raising babies to the best of my ability, riding the adventure life with my partner, with a huge love of everything birth and motherhood. You can find us spending too much at Costco, planning our next project at the hardware store, playing at the park or walking the dogs by the river. Life balancing teens and little people is no easy feat!
I am rocking the mom bun, leggings and waiting for my Starbucks order, and running late for school drop off just like everyone else.
Wise Woman Chronicles
Always learning, always growing.
Birth work is something that has been calling me for a very long time. Since 2005 to be exact! With the birth of my first baby, I knew that I had to persue this calling, I was just so unsure how, or when.
Fast forward a few years and a few more children, I knew what I was meant to be. A Doula!
So began my adventure...
I took my Birth Doula training in 2018. With that, my hunger for more grew rapidly.
I took my Childbirth Educator training and learned not only everything I needed to know about facilitating an informational and engaging Birth Ed class, but how to be inclusive in our community and services. It's because of their training, that you will often find a balance in neutral language in my work.
Now, that quenched my thirst for a while, but I just felt this call to learn more and that's when I came across Herbal Birthkeeper Trainings. The stars aligned when the lockdown (due to Covid 19) began! For me, it was the perfect opportunity to take advantage of all of that time spent at home to continue my education. I devoured their courses as I tend to do when reading something that sparks my heart and spirit! I have since expanded my knowledge and offerings to include Herbalist, Peer Lactation Counselor, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist & Full Spectrum Doula Birthkeeping.
My instinctual transformation from Doula to Birthkeeper came naturally and I just melted into that roll. I often still refer to myself as Doula, due to its familiarity by others, over Birthkeeper. I hope to bring awareness to the difference I feel between the two. You can check my Blog below for an upcoming entry about the difference!
Constantly gathering Wise Women, Ancestral knowledge and and the energy of the universe around me; I am proudly accomplished, and welcome the opportunity to serve the women and birthers in my community as the Wise Woman I have become.
"I met Amanda through a mutual friend hosting a breastfeeding class for new and expecting moms. I attended, but little did I know the impact that day had on me. Started out with me asking for some help making sure my technique and pump was good to go for my first babe in a few days. Amanda offered her non judgmental help, and made sure I was comfortable. We got to know a little about each other, and before we new it she became my doula as well. Greatly appreciate all of her support and tips and kindness to step up for me and my family.”