My name is Kaitlin, and I am the very proud owner of Bellylicious ~ Pregnancy. Doula. Postnatal Services!
A little about me...I am a Certified Birth Doula through DONA International and have had the honor of supporting families throughout pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period since 2010. I am also a Certified Placenta Encapsulator with Pure Birth, a Certified Infant Massage Instructor trained through the Institute of Somatic Therapy, and a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. I have attended university in both Ottawa and Thunder Bay, where I studied the arts as well as education. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2005, and a Bachelor of Education specializing in the Primary/Junior Division as well as French as a Second Language in 2007. After having spent the last 7.5 years living and working out on the East Coast, I am thrilled to be back where I am originally from, and to call Thunder Bay home once again.
Pregnancy and childbirth is something that has inspired and fascinated me from a young age, and for that reason while in university I seriously considered the idea of studying to become a labour and delivery nurse, or a midwife. I contemplated this idea on and off throughout the entirety of my university career, however, I always felt that there were certain aspects of those professions that just weren't "for me". Therefore, I continued my studies, and happily entered the teaching profession, with my passion for birth always in the back of my mind.
At the end of my first year of teaching, my mother passed away. It was her passing that lead me to realize that life is too short to not be doing something with my life that I feel passionate about and love. It wasn't soon after, that I discovered doulas, and realized this was it! A doula is what I was meant to be. So at the end of that school year I left teaching, began my journey to becoming a doula, and haven't looked back.
I had the pleasure of attending my first two births in April and May of 2010, and have been hooked ever since! My passion and dedication for supporting and guiding women and their families during this exceptionally special time continues to grow with each passing day. I look forward to supporting you in having a positive birth experience, and to sharing in the beautiful birth of your child.
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