Toni is not your typical SAHM (stay at home Mom!). Toni moved here with her family from White Rock, British Columbia over 10 years ago. She is an opportunist and a woman with strong self-assurance. She saw the need for women to become more actively involved in oil sands development, so she decided to take a big leap and researched an electrician apprenticeship. She committed to seeing her training through and became a Journeyman electrician in 2010. Toni has given birth to two beautiful, smart and adventurous little boys! Logan, her oldest, was a long birth supported by the helpful and healing hands of a Doula.
Wyatt, her second born, was a high risk pregnancy and she knew the need for another Doula was absolutely necessary. Through both birth experiences, Toni brings a unique demeanour to support her clients. She advocates for a healthy and informed pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding experience. Objectively supporting natural/medicalized birth and equally as supportive and understanding in assisting women with the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding. As a well experienced breastfeeding Mom, she uses her knowledge to support our local “Baby Friendly Initiative” and is actively involved in volunteering her time to our local Breastfeeding Support Groups.
She is often found talking to, sharing with and supporting women in our community at the breastfeeding support group held 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Syncrude Sport & Wellness every Monday. Toni is also a Car Seat Safety Technician and is a wonderful resource to families looking to best understand car seat installation and safety. When she’s not supporting Wood Buffalo birthing families, helping a Mom & babe with their latch or assisting to tether a car seat – she is passionate about American Sign Language. A love that developed to help her best communicate with her little ones. Through sign she finds ease in maintaining a communicative relationship with her boys and is currently taking online courses to deepen her knowledge and love for sign.
She attributes this unique ability and passion to her boys and is grateful to have been able to teach them the art of signing! Toni also loves cooking and riding bikes with her boys. She is a happy go lucky lady and seeks to support women in our community to have beautiful birth experiences while she has the ability to also be more present for her young growing family. Overall, she wants women to be satisfied with their birth experiences and to know their options. She loves working with nurses from our busy community hospital on breastfeeding initiatives and looks forward to supporting Wood Buffalo birthing families in the years to come. She is currently accepting new clients.