Phone: 519 240-0298
Birth Fee: $750
Fee Details: Payment schedules available. Sliding scale may be available to those in financial difficulty. Doula Service clients receive a discount on Placenta Encapsulation.
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 5 births attended
Clients per Month: 0 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
STORYTELLING has been/still is the predominant way that I work with women. ~ Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can not remember who we are or why we are here: Sue Monk Kidd. ~ RELEVANT WORK: Refugee camp/Thailand - advocate for Vietnamese women - victims of abuse and rape by Thai Pirates - disenfranchised by their community after escape. Developed cottage industry which connected them with one another/their community and provided some income. Taught me Vietnamese in exchange for teaching them English and about living in a 1st world country. Advocate for those facing difficulties with application to Canada. Most cases - people with handicaps and the elderly. // I witnessed my first childbirth in a camp. // Board of directors - local shelter for female teens. // Co-ordinator - self-help food bank. One on one contact/support for women in abject poverty, victims of abuse - having difficulty managing day to day life. Assisted development of Peer Support Program. // Coordinator of 2 inner-city locations that provided food, clothing and furniture to those in need. Most clients women - high percent victims of abuse. Lots of one on one time and referred them to other community services. // Housing Co-operative co-ordinator - high percent of units available to women who were victims of spousal abuse. Spent a lot of time listening to them, helping them get connected to various organisations and services within the community and supporting them as they contributed to the community. // Womens correctional facility - worked with inmates who put together day to day items - clothing etc. for inmates. one of the 1st contacts for new inmates - providing them with basic essentials when they first transitioned into the facility. // Led 3 teams of women to Haiti where we fed and held babies - toddlers dying of AIDS - and at hospital for women who were dying of AIDS.
Languages spoken: english
Service Area MapArea of practice: Cambridge, ON
As one of Tina's clients, we had the privilege of her calm expertise during our water birth. Afterward she was more than happy to bring to our home pictures of the entire experience, placenta capsules and a tincture. I must add, she did a fabulous job with the placenta. Tina warmed our hearts with the cutest pendant made from the umbilical cord. She is an amazing person, it is hard not to love her even while in pain :-). She made the experience a very memorable one. Tina is the best! Love, love her.
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