the stages team

Serving Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam,
New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Vancouver

Team Leader + Owner of Stages Doula, Birth Doula,
Birth Photographer, Life Coach and Holding space 

Candice Tizzard

Candice is a superwoman specializing in: photography, videography, loss photography, fertility, sleep, breastfeeding, spinning babies, American Sign Language (ASL), homebirth and complete kits, and telling really bad jokes at the worst times. Holding Space and Life Coach Designation coming soon. 

Candice has a passion for pregnancy and birth, and capturing the ethereal birthing journey. 
The birthing journey is an experience of a lifetime, each one unique in their own incredible way.
She's here to support you as a doula and photographer; capturing your experience through artistic and journalistic photography while supporting you and your family in an empowering way. She'll work with you to create a positive, love filled, experience that honours who you are. 

Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula + Breastfeeding Councilor

Kelsey Mizener

Kelsey is a superwoman specializing in: birth and postpartum support, infant feeding, newborn care, sibling support, cloth diapering, baby wearing, placenta prints and newborn and postpartum massage.

In 2001 after the arrival of her first baby, Kelsey began work with birthing families. At the time she didn’t even know what a “Doula” was! She just fell in love with this amazing and surreal transition, showing up for friends and family every chance she got! Kelsey brings a warm and grounding personality to the birthing experience. She is passionate about helping every mother discover their innate strength;  equipping them with confidence, unwavering strength, and self recognition during the birthing journey.

When not tending to Doula families, she spends time with her three teenagers and walks her fur baby on the local trails. She enjoys spending time baking and cooking, tweaking her recipes for clients and taking drives- exploring roads less traveled. Kelsey enjoys taking part in all of the amazing learning and friendship opportunities with our local Doula groups, travelling the world, one step at a time, playing cards and being a Doula Dino with Candice

Postpartum Doula

Katherine Blanco

Katherine is a superwoman specializing in:
Pre/Postnatal Yoga, Reiki, Breastfeeding Support, Holistic Fertility Support, Reflexology

Katherine is called to serve families during their childbearing years. She is an avid believer in meeting her clients wherever they are in their reproductive journey. While she has been enthralled with childbirth since her first pregnancy, fifteen years ago, Katherine has more recently developed a strong pull towards all aspects of reproductive health including preconception, early postpartum care, and end of pregnancy support.
Along with completing many different perinatal related courses, Katherine completed the Birth Doula training with Doula Canada and is a certified doula with Wise Woman Way of Birth. Always on the pursuit for more knowledge, Katherine is currently enrolled in a two year Holistic Reproductive Practitioner program with Michelle Stroud of By The Moon. Not only is she cross-certifying as a birth doula and certifying as a postpartum doula through this two year program, she is also working toward certifications in both reflexology and energy healing with a focus on reproductive wellness.
In her downtime, you can find her preparing yummy meals for her three kids, on a trail with her dogs, stretching on her yoga mat, or curled up on the couch with her latest read next to her husband.

 Birth and Postpartum Doula 

Justine Jandu

Justine believes birth is sacred, intimate and should be a powerful, positive and a peaceful experience. She is passionate about supporting families in feeling prepared for birth and becoming new parents. She advocates for families making informed decisions and her goal is to help them feel confident in their abilities by empowering them through education and fear clearing.

Justine became interested in becoming a Doula after being present for the birth of her first niece. She witnessed an 18 hour unmedicated birth and marveled at her sister's ability to harness her own strength, go deep within herself and her persistence in birthing how she chose! After everything was done and baby was nestled in mom's arms, the midwife asked Justine if she had ever considered being a Doula and commented on her calm demeanor, assistance in both encouraging and comforting her sister... Justine then realized her calling.

When Justine is not supporting families she enjoys being outdoors, reading, yoga, meditation and anything to do with wellness! She is training to become a Reiki practitioner, and aspires to become a prenatal and postpartum Yoga teacher in the future. 

Justine is a superwoman specializing in: hypnobirthing and infant massage.

Birth and Postpartum Doula

catrin HugHes

Catrin is a superwoman specializing in:
Birth & Postpartum Support, Multiples, Holistic
Nutrition, Reiki, Infant Feeding, Newborn Care, Sibling Support & Integration and Yin Yoga.

Catrin’s passion for birth work has been a lifelong love for babies, expectant mothers and
the inner working of the feminine body. Catrin believes that everyone has the right to
make choices about their own body and that empowering birth is an extension of
reproductive justice. As a doula, Catrin practices holistic, empowering, and
nonjudgemental care. Catrin encourages women to step into their divine feminine power
and optimal wellbeing, whether that be through birth, postpartum, menstruation,
preconception planning or fertility care. Catrin’s clinical practice focuses on food as thy
medicine, hormone balancing, simple supplementation, learning to interpret and listen
intuitively to the body and develop self-awareness.

As a Birth & Postpartum Doula Catrin proudly supports families throughout the Lower
Mainland, including Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, White Rock, Surrey, Langley,
Delta, New Westminster, Abbotsford & Mission.

Catrin spends her spare time at hot yoga, hiking, camping, further educating, reading or
divulging in her practices of astrology, tarot, reiki, meditation and modern mysticism.

Certified Holistic Nutritionist Practitioner, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Period Coach and Feminine Embodiment Facilitator

I highly recommend Candice and her team. As soon as she came over and helped me with pain management I felt a huge difference in pain relief. She was by my side every step of the way throughout my long labour. She went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and well taken care of. She has a great knowledge and intuition for problem solving issues that may come up. A very valuable ally to have by your side!

She also had very helpful recommendations and referrals for after the baby was born. Such as an amazing midwife and a baby chiropractor. My birth experience wouldn’t have been the same without her and her colleague Katherine. I cant recommend them enough!

— Mercedes

KIND WORDS from past clients

“My birth experience wouldn’t have been the same without Candice and her colleague Katherine.”