The Tri-cities Team

Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, New Westminster,

Pitt Meadows + Maple Ridge

 
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Specializes in: Photography, videography, Birth Doula, Loss Doula and volunteer loss photography, Fertility Doula, Sleep Education, Breastfeeding education, Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), homebirth, and telling really bad jokes at the worst times.

Candice Tizzard

Owner, Birth Doula, Birth + Lifestyle Photographer

Candice is a Birth Photographer and a Certified Birth Doula.  Candice has a passion for pregnancy and birth.. When she was pregnant with her first, her employer mentioned that she was a doula.  A do-what? Candice told her that she didn’t need the support, but instead had her husband and her doctor, and they were going to do all the things to birth her baby. Soon after this pronouncement Candice realised that there was so much more missing in her care, and sought to hire the Doula that would end up being there for all 3 of her births. It is this experience changed her life, and the trajectory of her career. 

The birthing journey is an experience of a lifetime, every birthing journey is unique, you should love and remember all of your birth story, in a powerful, positive and meaningful way. Candice strives to capture the unique story of your birth through artistic and journalistic photography all while supporting families in their choices in a fun, relaxed and educated way. Yourself, partner and team will  work together to make birth a positive, laughter filled, fun-loving experience that honours who you are within that journey.


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Specializes in: Breastfeeding, Babywearing

Stephani Ono

Postpartum Doula + Breastfeeding Counsellor

Meet Stephani, a wonderful postpartum doula and breastfeeding counsellor. Stephani completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 and after some time she began working at a retirement home, which is where her passion for the cycle of life and death began. 

She loves being witness to the bringing babies into the world and making space as others leave, and in 2017 she trained with Wise Woman Way of Birth Doulas and has continued to expand her knowledge since. 

After the birth of her son, postpartum care became a passion. She is empowered to make sure every new family is nourished and supported after their birth experience.


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Specializes in: Mexican closing of bones ceremony, pelvic alignment prenatal and postnatal, blessingway ceremony, car seat tech, breastfeeding support, Blissborn educator



Editha Mata

Postpartum Doula + Breastfeeding Counsellor

Editha was Born and raised in Monterrey, NL, Mexico into a family of health care professionals so she formed a passion for helping people from a young age. She pursed a B.Sc. in Chemistry before immigrating to Canada in 2006. Then, Editha enrolled into Simon Fraser University to pursue a second degree as a BA in Health Science with a double minor in Labour Studies and Latin American Studies. Editha has a strong background in community engagement. She particularly focuses on immigrant and refugee rights and accessible health care. 

After the difficult pregnancy and birth of her daughter Elena, Editha found herself in the unique position as a Mexican-Canadian. Editha hopes to become part of the change and support system for families facing such a vulnerable and special time in their lives. She was blessed to have a great friend who was a doula and exposed her into the birthing world; a friend who was also her own doula! 

Editha is a DONA birth and postpartum doula. She trained with Penny Simkin, Kathie Lindstrom, Jalana Grant, and AJ Hadfield. Editha feels blessed to have had the best start at this amazing career. She has recently certified with Barbara Harper for Waterbirth and Gentle Birth and became a Blissborn Certified Educator. For the last four years, Editha has been an active volunteer with the Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op, and was elected to the board of directors in 2014. This organization provides cultural and language-oriented health services to individuals with health insecurity, and supports and facilitates workshops for UMHC’s “Voces Maternas” (Maternal Voices) program.  These programs focus on maternal-infant health, and unique problems immigrants face. 

Editha and Candice met through the doula community, but hit it off from when they took their HCP Breastfeeding course together. Since then they have been supporting each other and feel it is a blessing to work alongside each other and the Stages Team!