My name is Kayla Madder and I am a Postpartum Doula! I am a mother of two boys and have a wonderful husband. I am passionate about supporting new and expecting Mothers and families because I see this as one of the most important (and under-supported) times for North American families.
I come from a ten-year background in the Sciences (Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Immunology, Psychology), so keeping my work as a Doula evidence-based is critical to me. I want to offer you information and sources that are based on research, not anecdotes or trends. It is also important to me that I can provide you with support in a way that builds your confidence in your own decisions as a parent, and that when my time with your family is done (whether that be just after a couple hours, or weeks) that you feel self-empowered and knowledgeable as you move forward on your parenting journey.
I have personally been a single parent, student-parent, married parent, breastfeeding Mom, pumping Mom, formula feeding Mom, and so on… In addition to my own experiences, I have spent several years supporting and advocating for families prior to becoming a Postpartum Doula, so I can empathize with a wide range of family circumstances and choices. I come from a place of zero judgement and work hard to support you in your own choices for your child, your family, and yourself.
I do this work because I am passionate about maternal and family wellness in this time when we can feel bombarded by conflicting information, feel judged for our choices, feel isolated from others and our prior selves, and when postpartum mood disorders (depression, anxiety, etc.) are on the rise. I truly work with the goal of happier, healthier Mothers, babies, and families, and would love to meet you to see how we could work together to best serve your family.
Postpartum Doula Training – DONA International – November, 2017
Red Cross First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED Training – March, 2018
ASIST Training – October, 2017
Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Persons Sector
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biotechnology, University of Saskatchewan, 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, 2013
Master of Science in Animal Genetics and Immunology, University of Saskatchewan, 2016
Bilingual (French) – Completed Grade 12 French Immersion, 2006
Facilitator of We Socialize/Postpartum Support Group at We Move – September 2018 to present
Facilitator of Preparing for Postpartum workshops at We Move – November 2018 to present
Helped start the Comfort Room and Parents on Campus group at the University of Saskatchewan in 2014/2015
Supporting and advocating for student, staff, and faculty-parents at the University of Saskatchewan since 2014
Presented at the national CACUSS conference on how to best support student parents, 2017
Teaching in University laboratory settings, 2010-2018
Volunteering in the community
My name is Lindsey Gardner and I am a Birth Doula, yoga teacher, and educator. I live in Saskatoon with my supportive partner and three “fur children”. It has been my privilege to work with mamas for the last few years in the yoga community, but I wanted another way to support women through their pregnancies. Travelling to Calgary last February, I trained with DONA International as a Birth Doula and took on my first client shortly afterwards.
The birth world has changed drastically in the last century so as I work towards certification, I continue to collaborate with like minded professionals and build evidence based supports for mamas of all walks of life. When I am chosen as a Birth Doula, the ultimate goal is “healthy mom, healthy baby” but empowering a Mama to make choices about her birth, and helping a family navigate the start of this new phase of life is truly rewarding.
Birth Doula training – DONA International – February, 2018
200 hour yoga training – April, 2012
Prenatal and postnatal yoga training – January, 2016
Criminal Record and Vulnerable Persons Sector
SPRA pre and postnatal fitness certification – May, 2018
First Aid and CPR and AED training – November, 2018
Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Education – June, 2009