Cayla lives wholeheartedly…
She is a mom of two wild little ones, wife, gardener, amateur powerlifter, and plant eating enthusiast, who enjoys strolling through the book store with an almond milk latté in hand. Originally from Winnipeg, she moved here 7 years ago and is happy to call Calgary home.
Cayla is a Certified Birth Doula and Certifying Postpartum Doula through DONA International. She is also a Certified Lactation Educator, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and is currently serving as the Public Relations Director for the Calgary Doula Association.
Her desire to support families arose even before her own births. She has always believed in the importance of empowering parents to have the birth they desire through education and support, as well as the support families needs in the newborn period. However, after her own births, she knew Doula work was the path she needed to go down. With her partner Alex, and a Doula by her side for both births, she experienced firsthand a hospital birth with an OB for her son Parker, and with Kate, a speedy birth with Midwives. Both were challenging and beautiful in their own ways. Both left her feeling like superwoman. Both made her excited about the amazing things women’s bodies can do and the difference support could make for families.
“Heart & Soul Doula” was born form her fiercely passionate principles of supporting parents and families, and evidence-based birth practices. She approaches every client relationship with the intention of making you feel supported, empowered and prepared for the journey of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood with a newborn.
She truly puts her heart and soul into this work.