I'm Janalee and I'm the biggest motherlover of them all.
I've got an honours arts degree in Languages + Literatures (go Golden Hawks!) and lived abroad for over five years (¡Peru y Venezuela, los amo!) but being a doula has been the biggest + best + most rewarding adventure yet.
I've been to over 100 births, supported over 150 families in the postpartum period and educated over 300 new families.
This is all I do, this is what I love to do and nothing means more to me than this work.
COURSES + CREDENTIALS
Most doula trainings (DONA, CAPPA, Bebo Mia, etc.) are a three-day in-person weekend course; in June of 2017 after one of those weekend series I became certified + registered with the Association of Ontario Doulas.
Then I spent a week in July 2017 studying with the bad-ass, radical doulas of Carriage House Birth in NYC + became certified through them.
Then I packed up and moved to Victoria, BC for a four-month, full-time holistic doula program -- the most comprehensive certification course in the world. Herbal medicine, acupressure, lactation support, qi gong, doula ethics, aromatherapy, thai massage, rebozo use, family support, trauma training -- you named it, I studied it over those 270 hours + are certified with them too.