Tracy is a Cree-Metis birth doula and placenta specialist with over 18 years experience in supporting perinatal families. She has a passion for sharing knowledge surrounding babywearing, childbirth education, doula support and placenta preparation. Tracy brings a grounded energy to birthing families, her quiet approach creates a comforting and empowering model of care. Tracy home-birthed her two children with doulas and midwives, and has experience in perinatal loss and support.
Tracy's role with Indigenous Birth of Alberta includes birth and postpartum support, hosting the Breast / chestfeeding circle, communications, display coordination and as oskapayos in ceremony.
Tracy also teaches Hypnobabies classes as well as preparing for birth classes which include pregnancy, birth, breast/chest/safe infant feeding and newborn care. You can find more information at www.steadyhanddoula.com, or information about a wide variety of classes at Grow Centre Cowork (www.growonwhyte.com).
Tracy's is an active member in the Breastfeeding Action Committee of Edmonton (BACE) as Vice President, the Doula Association of Edmonton as a member and past treasurer, E2S - Edmonton Two Spirit Society as a helper, and RECOVER - an initiative by the City of Edmonton focusing on the systems that affect wellness in the urban core, and co-hosts a weekly Nêhiyawêwin practice.