About Me

I’ve always dreamed of becoming a mama someday. My friends know me as the Monica Geller of our group - I loved taking care of people, and I loved babies, but a part of me was absolutely terrified of the idea of birth and parenthood— “first off, how on earth will a bowling ball exit my body, what kind of parent will I be, will I lose my identity once I become a parent?” — so many questions.

I knew that someday, I’ll get to the whole family planning thing, but throughout my 20’s I cut my teeth in the tech sector after graduating with a BA in Communications and Public Policy from Simon Fraser University. I pivoted my career paths thrice, and realized how much I love learning about humans - how we live, think, and co-exist in this world. 

I am a Chartered Professional of Human Resources (CPHR) by trade, and as I supported my colleagues in my previous life in Human Resources, I saw too many new parents come back to the workplace completely overwhelmed by the major changes that took place while they were on leave. 

While I was on my own maternity leave after having my daughter, I decided to become a birth doula, and soon after completed my training as a postpartum doula — suffice to say, I became hooked on the birth world! I also became certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) to support and educate families on car seat safety. In early 2023, in the midst of the excitement of diving into birth work, I unexpectedly found myself become a caregiver to my late grandmother in hospice care. As cliché as it may sound, it was through the heartbreak of losing her where I found my true calling to leave my corporate job and continue caring for others. 

My passion lies in supporting new and expectant families, as well as their extended family members involved in both birth and postpartum, and helping people confidently return to the workforce with their newfound identities as new parents. My belief is that everyone is deserving of an incredible birth experience, and if a birthing person and their partner feel heard, respected, cared for, and in control of their birthing experience, the better the outcome of their postpartum journey. 

When not doula-ing, I love hiking and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband, our beautiful daughter, and our little scruffy rescue pup, Pepper (who was named after Pepper Potts from Ironman!). I also love to travel and play the bonus role as my marathon-runner husband’s cheerleader with our baby girl as he completes the Abbott World Marathon Majors!

I am honoured to serve families on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), QayQayt First Nation, Kwantlen, q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen First Nations, kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), and Stó:lō Nation — otherwise known as the Lower Mainland in British Columbia, Canada. My pronouns are she/her.
My Doula Training ⭐
  • DONA International Approved Birth Doula Workshop & Intro to Childbirth for Doulas — Certificate of Completion, trained by Sharon Muza
  • DONA International Approved ELLE TENS in the Toolbox — Certificate of Completion, trained by Sharon Muza
  • DONA International Approved Lactation Support: Breast/Chestfeeding Class for Doulas (Advanced Doula and Perinatal Professional Workshop) — Certificate of Completion, trained by Sharon Muza
  • DONA International Approved Postpartum Doula Workshop — Certificate of Completion, trained by Kathrin Auger
  • DONA International Approved Lactation and Infant Feeding: Body Feeding for Doulas — Certificate of Completion, trained by Melissa Woiwode
  • Belly Binding for Birth Professionals — Trained through the Positive Birth Learning Center
  • Self Binding for Postpartum Women — Trained through the Positive Birth Learning Center
My Infant/Child Safety Training 🧒
  • Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician — Certified by the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC) (Member number: CPSAC3662)
  • CPR-C/AED Certification — Certified by Safe Beginnings
  • Supporting Neonatal Resuscitation — Certificate of Completion from Safe Beginnings
  • Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention Workshop — Trained by Safe Beginnings
My Educational Background 🏫
  • BA Communications, Public Policy and Certificate in Liberal Arts — Simon Fraser University (SFU)
  • Chartered Professional of Human Resources (CPHR) — CPHR BC
  • Human Resources Certificate — British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
My Memberships & Associations 👥
  • Member, DONA International
  • Member, Doula Services Association of BC
  • Member, Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC)
  • Member, CPHR BC

Meet My Backup Doula 🧡

Certified by the Transforma Doulas Institute (Brazil) and a member of the Doula Services Association of BC, Giulia Salles is a doula and childbirth educator, a specialist in humanized deliveries and births, and helping women in the journey of breastfeeding and in the care of the newborn. 

As a dear friend and doula colleague of mine, you are in good hands with Giulia as my backup. 

Giulia Salles