Who are the Transition Doulas?
Our love story is quite simple. We met playing roller derby and developed our friendship through a random evening of attempting to learn how to crochet. Neither of us learned how. Instead, we spent the night talking about our passion for birth and supporting families and a deep yearning for a more meaningful career path. From there, with immense support from our mentors, we built Transition Doula Collective and have been partners since 2015. Our friendship and business partnership has grown into something special and we absolutely love doing this work together. In the last six-plus years as a duo, we've been privileged to support over 150 transformative births, gaining experience in; high risk pregnancy/birth, plus-sized birth, induction, VBAC, cesarean birth, twins, surrogacy, breech, NICU and premature birth, and more.
Our intention is to provide inclusive, non-judgmental, evidence-based guidance and coaching to help you to have an empowered pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience. We know that birth is a mystery and we intend to help harness your power, rather than fear it.
Every parent deserves to fully understand their options and feel truly supported in their choices. There is no right or wrong way to birth your baby. Whether your birth is vaginal, cesarean, medicated, unmedicated, home, birth centre, or hospital, we support you in the path that unfolds.
We believe birth, in all its forms, is a sacred and transformative experience. Transitional support into parenthood is profoundly important. The birth of parents is just as significant and amazing as the birth of babies. A healthy baby is important, of course, but is not all that matters. The memories, emotions, and feelings surrounding your birth sets the stage for your transition into parenthood.
We're here to help you navigate the unknown.
All About Shared-Care
"Shared-care" means that you are essentially hiring two doulas for the price of one! Each of us has an amazing variety of training and certifications which complement our collective perfectly and give you the best of both of us. You will spend quality time with us at the workshop and at our consultation (Kayla) and prenatal meeting (Erin) — so you'll get to know us both!
We work as a team, with a rotating on-call schedule. This allows us to be rested and ready to give you 100% on your special day. As we both have youngsters of our own, we strongly believe in work-life balance. Shared-care allows us to be the best doulas we can be, while honouring the sacred time we spend with our own families.