My name is Christa Duquette and I’ve done many wonderful things in my life, the best so far is being a mom and farm wife. But recently I’ve added another wonderful thing to my life; 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 couples in the way they desire.
I am a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International and Certified Bereavement Doula with StillBirthday. I took my first Training in February of 2012 when I was expecting my third child. I completed my DONA Birth Doula Certification in April of 2014, am a Certified Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypno-Doula and completed the 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.
I have three children, two daughters and a little boy. 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 job and I truly feel fortunate every time I attend a birth and share in that intimate experience.