Our Story

Dawn and Laura met at a local baby group after they each had their second child.  They
bonded over their passion for the rights of women in birth.  They decided to train to become Birth Doulas with DONA in 2011.

 

Through the facilitation of evidence-based information Laura and Dawn are passionately committed to helping empower expectant families during pregnancy, birth and beyond to create community connections and work toward changing the culture of birth.

We are so excited to announce that a close friend, Carrie Clem will be joining us in 2022!  Carrie is a woman who is deeply passionate about supporting families and we are so pleased to have her with us. 

Meet The Team

Laura B.A. (Animal Science), CD DONA
Laura was raised on a farm in the Annapolis Valley.  She loves to see how nature and nurture has an effect on our everyday lives. 

She is a certified DONA Birth Doula, and is a co-leader of her local La Leche League group. Laura hopes that by working with women and families, she can help them feel strong and encouraged to follow their own instincts and intuition.

Laura has experience with plants, ecosystem management and ran a small CSA (community supported agricuture) farm.  

Laura, her husband and their 4 children have a small piece of land nearby where they have a little farm.  Here, they grow as much of their own food as they can. 

Dawn B.A. (Nutrition) MSc, CD DONA
Dawn is a proud momma bear to her two incredible children, a strong advocate for midwifery care, a DONA certified Birth Doula and a CAPPA certified Childbirth Educator.  She holds a deep belief that “birth matters” and that knowledge is power! 
Outside of her birth work, Dawn has a background in nutrition and health promotion and enjoys her roles in the Annapolis Valley Farm to School Snack and a local school cafeteria lunch program. 

She loves camping with her family, playing board games and letting loose on the dance floor! 

In both her personal and professional life, Dawn strives to relate to people with compassion, courage and connection

Carrie Clem, B.H.Sc. (Midwifery), IBCLC

Carrie has been working and learning in the field of women’s health since 2005. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery, she returned home to start a family, and now mothers her three school-aged children. While raising her small children, she started the Berwick La Leche League group and continues to provide support to local families through this volunteer work. Completing her International Board Certified Lactation Consultant certification exam in 2016, she is now excited to be offering professional Lactation Consultant services to breastfeeding and nursing folks in her community, through her new private practice. She looks forward to working with local families in order support those who choose to breastfeed to do so on their own terms, and with confidence and love.
Contact Carrie through Valley Doulas or go to her
website for more information 
 

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