Hi, I'm Teri-Ann and I am a certified childbirth educator and doula through Birthing From Within™ as well as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist™. I am passionate about helping parents prepare for birth but also to thrive rather than survive the 4th-trimester (what comes after birth). I Want You To Know... * Birth is just the beginning of your parental activation journey, it's the top of the mountain, your return is as important to prepare for as the birth is. * Knowledge is power and the better you understand what is coming your way, the better you’ll feel going through it. * This transformation will be hard. * Your relationship and how you see your partner will change. * You will never understand what sleep deprivation feels like until you look after a newborn baby. * Pregnancy changes your DNA, it changes your hormones, it changes how well your organs function too. So why doesn't our current prenatal care educate women on how to keep their body functioning optimally so the whole family benefits from having more energy, better health, and improved milk quality for your baby to enjoy. * Lactation depletes the already depleted body and birth recovery looks different for every birth outcome. * Your inner experience will affect how your body goes through this amazing transformation. * You need a plan to help you achieve your ultimate launch into parenthood I chose this career choice because I was so shocked by my first postpartum experience. I knew that this stage in life is so undervalued, underfunded, and under-supported by our current prenatal care system. To be a happy and healthy parent you need to plan for a holistic recovery. I’m here to help you achieve that, you will PLAN and THRIVE in your new role as parents or parents again. If you’re looking for a transformative, supported, and holistic recovery from pregnancy and birth you’ve found the right childbirth educator & 4th-trimester Doula. I look forward to meeting you, My website www.BirthingNourishedParents.com has all of my services and even downloadable meal guides so you can start feeding your baby with Evidence-Based meals that support optimal brain development TODAY. Check out my free resources page for essentials around what to stock your pantry with and ways to nourish your body throughout pregnancy and the 4th-trimester.
Certified Holistic Nutritionist (2016)
Certified Childbirth Educator (2020)
Birthing From Within™
Canadian School Of Natural Nutrition™
I offer support as a childbirth educator, nutritionist & 4th-trimester preparation specialist. My packages are available as single items or holistic approaches to preparing for birth and what comes after birth. I offer online support around the world and in-person support in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. My services include: Downloadable Meal guides and recipe books that make growing a healthy and smart baby easy. Downloadable Birth Partner Support Guide that helps couples prepare for birth with pain coping techniques and practical hospital bag and labour position cheat sheets. I offer one on one mentorship that covers what the couple needs, whether that's a VBAC, birthing again, or birthing without fear. My clients work with me to prepare for their optimal recovery from birth. They understand they can plan for successful bonding with their baby, successful breastfeeding, use partnership connectivity tools so they stay strong in their relationship through the challenges of new parenthood (where over 80% of divorces come out of) and set up community support tools so that the mother is not left alone and ultimately surviving rather than thriving.
I took my birthing classes with Teri-Ann, she was more then accommodating to answer and help me with any further questions I had. She provided helpful worksheets and information even after the class was done. I love how Teri-Ann provides information about birth and labour through a medical and spiritual perspective. You get the best of both with her classes! She is passionate about what she does and also has teas to help with preparing for birth and after birth! I also enjoyed the fun partner exercises we did to prepare for birth. :)
- Cera G.
I worked with Teri recently one on one for private childbirth education. It was my second birth and my husband & I wanted to be prepared as our first experience was not ideal. Teri-Ann assessed our needs & concerns & worked with us on coming up with a birth plan, preparing for labor, & pain coping techniques. We also dove deep into our previous birth & what we wanted differently out of this birth. We focused a lot on positioning as my first was sunny side up and was very stuck. I just had my daughter last week, as birth was amazing. I felt so prepared and labor was a breeze (things moved along a lot quicker). Teri also helped us prepare our oldest for the changes of becoming a big sister which was also amazing.
- Alicia D.