Samantha Hyvarinen (she/her)
Hello! I am Samantha and I can not wait to support you and your family through your birthing and postpartum journeys.
I am originally from Toronto and have lived all over the east coast, from Newfoundland to Montreal. I moved to Edmonton and studied Human Resources at NAIT and graduated with a Degree in 2011. Shortly after graduating, I got married to a wonderful man and had three children of my own, Owen (10), Lauren (6), Osten (4). After the birth of my children, I became passionate about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and empowering women. My doula inspired me to be an advocate for prenatal and postpartum care. I then decided that becoming a birth and postpartum doula was the right path for me.
I attended my first birth in 2020 and I never looked back. I have been spending the past couple years starting my own doula business and recently joined The Village. I believe that every birth journey is different and we should treat it as such. I want to be able to educate and advocate for any birthing person. I want to be able to hold and share space, and create a beautiful birthing environment. I want to educate and empower you and your support team to advocate for yourself in whatever birth setting. My goal is to leave you with a joyous and memorable birthing experience.
We spend so much time planning and preparing for birth, but no one prepares you, your body or your heart after birth. This is a time that I can help, and where supporting families postpartum brings me so much joy! I love helping families by supporting them in the first weeks with a newborn, offering feeding support to overnight assistance and everything in between. I work closely with families to identify their particular needs and how they can navigate this precious time. I understand the challenges of postpartum and the physical and emotional adjustments that occur. My goal is to provide evidence-based information, resources, guidance and support to families. To ease this adjustment, I help parents get more sleep, hopefully creating a parenting experience that is less stressful and more empowering. – “Mother the Mother!”
DONA Certified Birth Doula
DONA Certified Postpartum Doula
Childbirth Educator - Douglas College
Member of Doula Association of Edmonton
Member of Doula Association of Alberta
Certified Standard First Aid - Level C
Bilingual French and English
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