I wanted to be a chiropractor since I was 10-years-old. As a child, I had severe headaches. I attributed this to my rigorous gymnastics training schedule. Nothing helped me and I would miss school, lose sleep and experience pain that no child should experience. Finally, my parents took me to a chiropractor. This amazing experience sparked my interest and I knew chiropractic was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
I believe that everything in life is meant to be and now I am a chiropractor, living my dreams. I am able to help children in my office just as I was helped as a child. In 2007, when I gave birth to my first daughter Ava, I was still an intern in my 4th year of chiropractic college. My friends and family were worried. They wouldn’t say it, but I knew what they were thinking…”How could I start my own practice with a newborn baby?” However, I trusted my instincts and was able to experience a beautiful, calm, peaceful home birth which changed my life forever. At that moment, I realized that every mother should be able to experience birth as I did…as a beautiful experience.
Two years later I realized I had a gift. My gift was chiropractic. I was told the purpose of life is to find your gift and the meaning of life is to give your gift to others. I knew I was meant to give this gift to families…Dads, children, and especially pregnant mothers and babies. This is when I started my pediatric training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Shortly after enrolling in the 2-year program, I discovered that I was pregnant with my second child. As excited as I was, I was also nervous about being able to finish the intensive pediatric training with my three year old and my second newborn?
I knew the challenges that lay ahead of me, but was fortunate to have a loving and supportive husband who and understanding classmates and colleagues who encouraged me to bring my baby to our classes! A few months later I was holding my second beautiful healthy baby daughter in my arms after an amazing two hour labour! I had my most perfect birth experience…again in the comfort of my own home. As I held my daughter in my arms, I realized that there is something so innate, so empowering and so important about natural birth. However, so many women miss out on this wonderful natural bonding experience between a mother and her child. For this reason, I now dedicate my practice to families of all kinds…pregnant mothers, future mothers-to-be, dads and dads-to-be, children and even newborn babies.
I hope to see you soon…