Kayla Lushman

Doula Team

Kayla Lushman

Kayla Lushman

Doula

At Memorial University of Newfoundland, Kayla pursued her undergraduate degree in physical anthropology – the biological study of humans. She developed an appreciation of the human form and a reverence for its capabilities, particularly woman’s ability to gestate and birth babies. Kayla grew up in Burgeo, Newfoundland. This beautiful place on our east coast has 365 islands. Caring for and attending to women runs deep in her blood.

Her grandmother was a well-known midwife who would travel in her dory (small row boat) throughout the beautiful lush islands of Burgeo to support labouring women through Childbirth. Kayla feels a deep sense of connectedness to women and her role in supporting them in their transcendence to motherhood. Kayla arrived in Fort McMurray nearly a decade ago. She found the kind of love that makes your cheeks red and your knees weak and decided to make a life in western Canada. She birthed her first baby in British Columbia.

Her second was born right here in Fort McMurray at Northern Lights. Along with her esteem for our physical being and all its diversity, Kayla has great admiration for our cultural, ethnic and religious diversification as well. She has a genuine interest in others, in their backgrounds, and their well-beings. Kayla has worked with many people in our community and the surrounding communities, first as an employment counsellor at YMCA Youth Connections and later as a youth coordinator at Nistawayou Association Friendship Centre.

Kayla is approachable. She is a genuine and honest woman that works well with our cities care providers and assists to support labour as you wish it to unfold. It is easy to be yourself and to be real and honest around her. It is also what makes her such a wonderful support person to women of our community. Kayla believes in thorough prenatal education for yourself and for your birth partner(s). She strives to empower you with knowledge so you feel confident in yourself and decisions. With her, you never feel judged – only supported. She is now accepting clients and is booking up. Please reach out to her to ensure your estimated delivery date is confirmed in her schedule!