CLD, CPD, CCCE, CAPPA FacultyServices Offered: Belly Casting, Birth Photography, Breastfeeding Support, CPR Classes, Childbirth Classes, Infant Massage, Labor Support, Multiples Support, Newborn Care Classes, Postpartum Support, Trained Childbirth Educator, Trained Labor Doula, Trained Postpartum Doula, VBAC Classes, Waterbirth Support
Certifications: Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Labor Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula
Location: Edmonton AB Canada
Sonya has more than 20 years experience providing prenatal, birth and postnatal care to expectant families in a variety of birth settings including home births, hospital and birth centres. She has attended more than 1,000 births in Saskatchewan, Alberta, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado providing personalized, individualized care to meet the needs of her clients. She is the owner of Full Circle Birth Collective and Full Circle Postpartum Care in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and actively involved in the birth community.
From 2002 to 2007 she was the only community-based Midwife providing home birth services in Regina, Saskatchewan. Sonya has held many positions in local, provincial and national organizations. She was an appointed member of the Saskatchewan College of Midwives and various working committees for the implementation of regulated midwifery. She also was the President and an active member of the Doulas of Regina Association, not to mention a past-advisor for the Canadian Doula Association. She has been actively involved in the birthing community through C.A.P.S.A.C, Birth Unlimited, Friends of the Midwives and the Midwifery Association of Saskatchewan. In the past, she was Director of a community-based organization called The Family Room in Saskatchewan and contributed to the production of birth-related publications such as BEARTH and BIRTHING Magazine.
As a Certified Doula Trainer and Certified Doula, she has been instructing Birth Attendants, Doulas and Community Health workers in supportive care, continuing education and Doula training since 2005. These experiences have been instrumental in her work in the implementing and advocacy of family-centred care. She has been currently residing in Edmonton, Alberta since 2012.
Past Executive Member of The Edmonton Doula Association
Past President of Doulas of Regina, Sask.
Past Director for The Family Room Past member of the Midwives Association of Saskatchewan Past Member of Friends of the Midwives
Past Transitional Council Member for the Saskatchewan College of Midwives
Current Member of Doula Association of Edmonton
Current Member of Association of Safe Alternatives in Childbirth (ASAC) Edmonton, AB. Current Member of Summerside Business Network, Edmonton, AB.
CAPPA Certified Labour Doula CAPPA Certified Labour Doula Faculty
CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator
CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula
CAPPA certified Postpartum Doula Faculty
Certified Hypno Doula- Hypno-babies
Certifications:CLD Certification Number: R02-201563, expires February 25, 2024 (EDT)
CPD Certification Number: 12-201527, expires March 2, 2025 (EDT)
CCCE Certification Number: 1-201518, expires March 2, 2025 (EDT)