Danielle is a well-known and highly respected professional Doula in our Community. Hailing all the way from Cape Breton, she’s what you could call a bit of a hard core “Cape Breton’er”. Along with her husband they have continued to embrace their East Coast roots by visiting the island annually, but have developed and continue to have a deep passion and drive to support the busy booming West. Danielle and her hubby have called Fort McMurray home for nearly a decade!
While supporting her husband’s career, Danielle found fulfillment in the community by becoming actively involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo. Five years later, she is an amazing resource to our community and currently the Executive Director, supporting their continued growth & development.
It was through the birth of her son that Danielle came to see the need for true “support” in the act of labour. Having spent her days coordinating mentors for young children, she became intrigued by the idea of a mentor (Doula!) through childbirth. She did what she does best. She became actively involved and initiated the next phase of her work within the community by committing to and engaging in DONA Birth Doula training. She is not only a non-profit leader professionally supporting the community, but also a professional birth doula working hand in hand with our cities healthcare providers to assist Wood Buffalo birthing families.
Almost five years later, she has attended and supported many births in Fort McMurray and her support comes highly recommended by her past clients. As a Doula, her hopes are to help educate and support families and women in achieving the birth they desire. She embodies grace, acceptance and calm in the birth room. Danielle has experience with Plus Size birthing, infertility and breastfeeding and is currently accepting new clients.