Birth and Postpartum Doula
Childbirth and Lactation Educator
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
I am a mother of 4, including a set of twins. I gave birth to all 4 of them in just 3 1/2 years!!! My first son was a vaginal birth, my twins were born via scheduled c-section and my last baby was a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). I know how unique pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period and motherhood can be. My own experience of becoming a mother made me realize I wanted to help support new parents in their pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding journeys.
To me, birthing by heart means birthing from the heart. It’s birthing from instinct - from that place in your heart where mothering comes from. Giving birth isn’t something that you need to learn how to do. Your body instinctively knows how to give birth, but a lot of the time, our heads get in the way. This is where education and having a doula come in.
I need to thank you once again for the care and knowledge you have instilled in Will and I. Having taken your class has been the gift that keeps giving. We have been well educated of our resources and birth dynamics as well as having the strengthened support of each other to walk into the delivery room with confidence. Thoughts towards our impending birth had been less apprehensive and more naturalistic due to your truly empowering, empathetic, and spiritual approach in providing information. I am so grateful and have gained a world of respect towards You and Hugo.
Thanks again for the great birth class, we feel much more informed and prepared for what's to come :)
We can't thank you enough for the wisdom, teaching and guidance that you and Hugo poured into our birth class. We feel a lot more prepared going into labor so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
My husband and I signed up to take both the Birth class series and the Breastfeeding and Newborn class. Sumer was our educator for both of the courses and she is incredible! Her husband, Hugo, is also a great addition to the courses providing wonderful insight and perspectives from a spouse and supporter.
Her courses are extremely informative, engaging, fun and thoughtfully planned out to provide a real picture of what to expect for labor and delivery and life with a newborn.
The material is presented in a way that's not overwhelming, with non-judgement and offers information for varying options and preferences.
The classes were extremely beneficial for our preparations before our little one arrived and even thereafter! Sumer hosts a weekly BOOBs group that has played a huge role in my support system post delivery. The weekly call has given me so much help with questions and situations on feeding, sleeping, caring and overall needs. Her knowledge as a mother, expertise as an educator and her experience working with other mommas gives her the perspectives and advice to share and help tremendously!
She is supportive, helpful, informative, empathetic, resourceful and genuinely caring! She is passionate about helping others navigate through the ups and downs of parenting. Her enthusiasm shows in her work and support to all of the mothers she crosses paths with.
We would like to thank you and Hugo for guiding us today through a comprehensive and informative birth class (Refresh and Reset for returning parents). We enjoyed spending the afternoon with you both and feel well prepared for our exciting journey ahead.
~Mila and Shawn
Sumer, I am so grateful that you host the virtual BOOBS group. You are such a brilliant shining light, mama!
Sumer, your class taught us some key things that made our birth experience go exactly how we wanted! We are so grateful for you and your husband.
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