Our Team

The Beautiful Blessings team is committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based care for growing families. We feel that the fit between a client and their support team is paramount and as such we have included both a bio and a description of our "ideal match" in order to maximize the chances that potential clients can find the right fit.

Lauren Calleja

Lauren is a Certified Lactation Educator and Birth Doula, with a BA in Political Science. She is a mother of two young sons and enjoys everything birth & babies! Her passion is breastfeeding and chestfeeding support, offering both virtual and home/ hospital visits. When she isn't supporting families, she spends her time volunteering for the Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth, outdoors with her husband and sons or curled up with a hot cup of coffee and a book! 

Lauren's Ideal Client: Lauren believes in the intuitive magic that is birth and breastfeeding/ chestfeeding. She feels most at home working alongside midwives and providing lactation support for parents!

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 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.

 

Kate's ideal client: Someone who simply wants compassionate grounding support and nurturing reassurance through their birthing transformation. She looks forward to serving and nurturing birthing people in the Edmonton and surrounding areas.

Lynne Hill

Lynne was born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada 7 years ago with her husband and 3 children. Since coming to Canada, Lynne has taken both birth (DONA) and postpartum (CAPPA) doula training in pursuit of tools to support new families. She proudly sports the title of "Birth Support Person" and uses a nurturing, hands-on approach when supporting clients. During the day, she can typically be found at St Albert Community Midwives where she is the office administrator. ​Lynne loves being outdoors in all seasons and has also has a passion for photography.

Lynne's Ideal Client: Someone who appreciates an intuitive and compassionate approach to birth support. 

Tia Biggs

Tia is a certified birth doula, trained postpartum doula, and childbirth educator. She is currently entering her final year of sciences at the University of Alberta with a goal of continuing onto a career in healthcare. 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, or deep in coursework.

Tia's Ideal Client: Someone who is passionate about evidenced based care and committed to learning but also enjoys lighthearted banter and playful communication.

Aislin McIntyre

Aislin felt like the moon & stars aligned when she discovered birth work while completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology and women’s studies at UBCO over five years ago. She has since welcomed her own two babes - both at home, both in the water! - and is studying to become a Childbirth Educator through Douglas College’s Perinatal Program. 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!

 

Aislin's Ideal Client: A person birthing a baby (or babies!) where ever & how ever they hope to, who is looking to feel safe, supported, & heard; it doesn’t get much more ideal than that.

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