Our Birth Team

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Kiarra Sampson

Kiarra is a DONA trained birth doula. Kiarra has been fascinated with birth since childhood growing up on a farm, helping to birth calves and kittens. After supporting a family member through her birth, she knew she needed to continue this amazing work.  Kiarra has a Bachelor of Sciences, and a Masters in School and Child Psychology. During her day-to-day life, she works as a Registered Psychologist for Edmonton Public Schools. While not working she loves being outdoors, playing with her son, knitting, and gardening.

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Grace Pastuck

Grace has always had a nurturing spirit, allowing her to evolved into her role as a doula seamlessly. She is a DONA certified birth & postpartum doula, as well as a trained babywearing and childbirth educator. After growing up surrounded by birth, her passion for birth work reignited after the unmedicated hospital delivery of her son Rhodes! She strives to empower parents through choices, resources & support during their monumental transformation. She spends her days connecting with clients & chasing her toddler, while also using social media to help spread knowledge & education to all! 

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Tia Biggs

Since entering the doula world in 2018, Tia has completed her BSc at the University of Alberta and become a certified birth + postpartum doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding educator. Tia is also a founding board member of the Doula Association of Alberta & is one of five doulas appointed to sit on a collaborative committee with Alberta Health Services to strengthen relationships between doulas & healthcare providers. Though now offering birth support in a very limited capacity, she will continue to offer online prenatal classes & photography throughout medical school. She self identifies as being quite type A, but is always up for a good laugh and a tasteful f-bomb. When not supporting growing families, Tia can be found on the golf course, in the mountains, cycling, or learning something new.

As of August 2022 Tia will be beginning to full time studies as an MD student at the U of A. While in school, she will be taking a very limited number of repeat/referral birth doula + birth photography clients on a case-by-case basis. Availability for Summer 2023 will be updated in the coming months.  

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Kelsey Wilson

Kelsey is a certified Holistic Doula and trained Full Spectrum Doula. She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and is an accredited La Leche League leader. She has worked in human services for 8 years and finds that her heart's work is in supporting others. Kelsey believes that birth is a whole body experience and that each birthing person deserves unwavering and judgement free support rooted in evidence based practices. 

 

When not supporting clients Kelsey enjoys spending times with her children and dogs, crafting, and thrifting. 

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Aislin McIntyre

Aislin is a certified birth worker and childbirth education student. She felt like the stars aligned when she discovered this role within the birth community while completing a degree in psychology at UBCO over seven years ago. She has since welcomed her own two babes - both at home, both in the water! Her philosophy of support is a balance between candid conversation having, intuitive gut trusting, & evidence based educating. When off-call, Aislin can usually be found out & about in her beloved home city, a good book always within reach, or planning family getaways to escape the cold & the ever-growing piles of laundry!

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Kate Topola

Kate found her passion for this work after the birth of her second child. It was then that she learned that birth happens best when you feel safe and that you feel safest when you're empowered by informed choice. The grounding and nurturing support she received from her own doula inspired her to become a doula herself. Kate became a Certified Holistic Doula training with The Matrona and also took Birth Doula Training through DONA International. Outside of her birth support role you can find Kate in her garden or enjoying the slow living on her hobby farm tending to her children and animals.