Hi, nice to meet you!
I’m EeVon, a Naturopathic Doctor, Prenatal Class Instructor, Birth Doula and Sleep Consulanat. I like to take a down-to-earth and energetic approach while using my medical knowledge and experience when working with clients during their pregnancies, labour and childbirths and during post partum.
Background and experience:
I graduated with a Bachelors Degree Biology and Psychology from McMaster University. A few years after that, I completed my training as a naturopathic doctor and graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003 and started practice that same year. My interests in integrating more mind-body approaches into my practice lead me to become a certified Hypnotherapist. Currently, I provide services from “bump to baby”: I help you stay healthy during you pregnancy and help with any pregnancy related health concerns; I offer HypnoBirthing classes to help you and your partner prepare for relaxed and confident birth; my doula services provide you with continuous emotional, physical and informational support during labour and childbirth; and I am a sleep consultant to help you figure out the never ending challenges of infant and toddler sleep. Needless to say, every work day is different and I love what I do!
Why pregnancy and birth?
It sounds funny, but I evolved into pregnancy and birth work. After a few years of general practice as an ND, my clinical focus shifted into fertility. Then I became pregnant. And the irony was, even though I was helping women become pregnant, it wasn’t until after I got pregnant myself that I first thought about labour and birth. I learned about HypnoBirthing from a patient which lead to my husband and I taking the classes. As a result, I had 2 very positive home births with our daughters. Soon after the first birth, I became a certified instructor and through the years I have immensely enjoyed teaching hundreds of parents and empowering women to have prepared and confident births. Inevitably, parents started asking me to attend their births, making it a natural next step for me to become trained as a doula.
“Being a doula is amazing! Regardless of her pregnancy and birthing circumstance, you are there to help coax out the power that resides in each and every woman. Through my own births and through the years as a doula, I’ve come to realize that what we do as doulas is important work. It’s important for each mom and each family we work with. And collectively, it’s important work for changing the landscape and culture of birth for women and their babies.”