Hello! My name is Sandy, the creator, owner, and service provider of Crowning Achievements Doula Services. I wear many different hats in my life, which include (in no particular order): Mother, Grandmother, Wife, Massage Therapist, Doula, Sport enthusiast, Retired Nurse, and owner of not one, not two, but three crazy cats! (if you’re looking for an ice breaker, feel free to ask me their names)
I began my working life as a nurse on a labour and delivery unit in Red Deer. After my husband and I had two children I decided to stay at home and raise them and let my nursing license go. As the years went on I had a desire to keep learning and find other ways to contribute to the family so I took the massage therapist course in 1998 and graduated in 1999.
After a little while I wanted to keep learning and growing. I took a personal training course in 2009 and worked at that for a little while but wasn’t feeling as fulfilled as I could have. In 2012 I decided to take the doula training course offered by DONA and I became certified with DONA in 2015. Ever since then I have been attending baby birthdays and have been more than happy to do so.
Since my original doula training, I have also spent time taking additional courses: Spinning Babies, Rebozo, and Craniosacral for Pregnancy and Birth.
In my years of experience, I have been a part of home births, hospital births, labours, deliveries, and C-sections. Whether your birth is unmedicated, medicated, vaginal or a caesarean, I support your choices and strive to ensure you are making informed decisions. The process of birth is the same but each couple and woman is unique. I tailor my services to each expectant family and provide women and their partners the necessary tools, coping skills, comfort measures, and support that they want and need.
I feel that birth is a miracle from conception to the arrival of the baby into its parent’s arms and hearts. I feel very honoured to be able to share such an event with couples whether it is their first, second, third or subsequent baby.
Having a baby is one of the Crowning Achievements in a family’s life. Lets work together to make it a positive experience. I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have over email, texting, phone call, or even over a beverage, my treat.