My name is Christa Duquette and I’ve done many wonderful things in my life, the best so far is being a stay-at-home mom and wife. But recently I’ve added another wonderful thing to my life; being a Birth Doula. It’s a calling and a passion that I’ve discovered I am meant to pursue. Attending births and supporting women and their families during this momentous event is truly an honour. It is such a beautiful occasion to witness and it brings me great joy to help those couples in the way that they desire.
I am a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International and Certified Bereavement Doula with StillBirthday. I took my first Birth Doula Training in February of 2012 when I was expecting my third child. I completed in full my DONA Birth Doula certification in April of 2014 and recently completed my Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypno-Doula training in Feb 2015 and Stillbirthday Certification in July 2016. I also recently added Dancing for Birth™ Training which combines my 12 years of Bellydance background with my passion for birth. These prenatal and postpartum exercise classes encourage movement that benefits both baby and mom during labour, plus it’s lots of fun!
I have three children, two daughters who attend a local elementary school and a little boy who is truly now a toddler and not a baby anymore. Together with my Husband we live east of Olds on a mixed family Farm where we raise cattle and crops and hope to one day pass it onto our children whom will be the 5th generation to work the land.
I am a proud member of the Red Deer Doula Association as well as a Volunteer through the Doula Program at Olds Hospital, the Olds Pregnancy Care Centre and with the Calgary CARE Doulas, helping to reach more even women who would like a Doula.
It is a blessing to be able to do this and I truly feel lucky every time I attend a birth and share in that intimate experience.