I am passionate about working with families through the many transitions and thresholds we cross. After working closely with families and children for over 20 years (newborn to 5 years) it only felt right to continue to work with families from the beginning to give them the best start. Whether to remind them of the incredible job they are doing as they grow and learn alongside their children, or help to ease the stress of overwhelm.
I have had three children of my own, two daughters earthside and a son who lives in my heart. I know just how invaluable having support can be.
I have previous experience as a Birth Doula and had the privilege of supporting many families, but now my passion lies in nurturing and supporting the healing and nourishment of newborn families as a Postpartum Doula. I am truly honoured to be welcomed in the homes of new families, families welcoming another child, supporting loss families and families who are pregnant again after loss.
I have both my Certified Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula Training as well as Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Training. Childcare First Aid, CRC, FoodSafe plus over 20 years experience working along side and supporting families as a mother's helper, nanny and in-home childcare provider.
I come into this work with a very caring and empathetic nature. Through my experience and training, my desire is to help families to feel fully supported in the postpartum period. For families who really require it, I do offer as much low-cost/barter or free support as I can depending on the family's situation. If you have limited financial resources, please mention this in your initial email as this reduction in fee does come from my personal business income.
“Samara supported me so much after having a miscarriage and the stress that put on the pregnancy. She helped me navigate being pregnant in a pandemic, gave me ideas and kept me cool when my baby was taking FOREVER to come. All the support with after he was born and always checking in on ME! Support with after pains and problems, breastfeeding support and referrals, getting me through my hormonal meltdowns, talking me through trying to figure out how to handle 2 babies when my heart was only used to 1. Everything you could ever need after having a baby!
If you need support after your baby, I truly can not recommend her enough”
Education and Background
CPR-C FOR DOULAS SAFE BEGINNINGS
CERTIFIED POSITIVE DISCIPLINE PARENT EDUCATOR (CPDPE) THROUGH THE POSITIVE DISCIPLINE ASSOCIATION
MINDSIGHT INSTITUTE - CHILD DEVELOPMENT
DONA TRAINED POSTPARTUM DOULA
DONA CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA