Welcome to BeeBorn Birth Services
I believe in you and your ability to do this; whether that be labouring and giving birth, learning to parent or balancing your family with a new addition and I would be honoured to be a part of your journey
🤰🏻 If you're looking for a certified birth/postpartum doula and/or childbirth educator (who would love to photograph your baby's birth-day) who is very passionate about birth, enjoys a little bit of humour, knows when to talk and when to be silent, when to be hands-on and when to stand back and observe and who is the calm in the storm, I'm your person!
My greatest hope, by supporting and educating you, is that you can travel this road with confidence and preparedness; regardless of the direction it takes you. I love to encourage clients to remember that this is their birth and their family and this whole experience is about them. My care and support is centred around the conversations we have and learning what you need from me. I will be your cheerleader, your shoulder to cry/vent on, someone who will be there with evidence-based research for any questions you might have but, mostly, I'm here to serve you in the manner you need to be served.
If you need an advocate, I'm here for you. If you need a little help learning how to advocate for yourself and understanding your rights, I have you covered. I'm your ally and I'm in your corner.
So, if you're ready to begin creating a positive birth and/or postpartum recovery period, start with a no-obligation meet & greet! Scroll down to send to a message or learn a little about the personal side of who I am.
I would love to hear from you!
Thank you for looking through my site and please don't hesitate to send a message - there is no obligation for reaching out. If you can include your location, that is very helpful (for example, your neighbourhood). If you scroll through the menu bar you'll find a full description of my fees and what I offer.
Feel free to message me and ask about payment plans so that my support is more barrier-friendly
🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE
A Little Bit About Me…
Hi! My name is Sonja and I'm a DONA International Certified Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula - CD/PCD(DONA) and Certified Childbirth/Perinatal Educator. If I show up at your labour, in the middle of the night, please don't expect me to look like this photo - hahaha! It'll be a messy bun, doula bag and camera equipment, for sure!
On a personal level, I'm the mother of 2 lovely young adults and have an adorable grandson who I care fpor while his mama works shiftwork, as a nurse. I live on a little farm with goats, cows, sheep, cats and dogs with my (ever-patient) husband - who is forever supportive with all those late night phone calls/texting sessions, with my clients, as well as my middle-of-the-night road trips out to births. I am an Indigenous woman who is a fledgling at re-discovering my roots - being born in a time when I was taught to hide my ancestry.
Besides loving all things pregnancy, birth and babies, I love family, animals, tropical places and being on water. Vacations...I love vacations! All the planning and deal finding - I enjoy it all but rarely get to do it as much as I would love to.
I have attended many, many births, both hospital and home (the first one being in 1990!), for families who have wanted my support. The first homebirth I attended was in 1992; the midwives were snuck in the back door and we were asked not to mention them. They were skilled women who understood the physiology of undisturbed birth and sparked my interest in midwifery. For 25 years I worked in the Federal prison system, 10 of those at a women's institution. Many came to prison pregnant and I attended their births as a uniformed staff. No matter what they did to get into prison, when they were labouring and birthing their babies, they were no different than anyone else I had supported. This fuelled my passion even further - my belief that everyone deserves birth support, regardless of their life circumstances. No matter whose birth I get the privilege to attend, the amazement I feel has remained the same: birth is so challenging AND so very transforming! The pregnant body is such an incredible thing. Even when a perfect pregnancy ends up with an unexpected birth outcome, there is so much power in that moment. I'll never grow tired of it.
As I mentioned, birth is a journey of transformation and I am so lucky to be able to witness a family bee-born. I'll forever feel extremely privileged to be invited into a birth space and bearing witness to these little aquatic creatures become earth dwellers!
Last but not least, I'm an advocate for body sovereignty; your ability AND right to choose what is right for you, your baby and your body. I'm a supporter for whomever you are, however your baby came to be and for whomever you love because there is no 'proper" way to create a family; love, family and fertility are all extremely diverse and I embrace it all!
Thank you and I really hope we get to chat!
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.