My name is Kerri Oishi, I have been a birth doula since 2010 and am a member of both DONA International and the Calgary Doula Association. I took my birth doula training in Calgary in May 2010 and began attending the births of a number of friends.
In July 2011, my husband, two children and I packed up and moved across the world to Davao City, Philippines for a year. During that time I volunteered at a charity based birth centre and had the privilege of attending over 50 births. It was an incredible experience to be a part of birth in a culture different from my own and from what I was used to.
Upon our move back to Calgary in the summer of 2012, I continued to attend births and obtained my DONA birth doula certification in February 2013.
I am excited to be able to support women and their partners as they journey through pregnancy and childbirth, no matter if it is their first pregnancy or not. Each woman's experience is unique and deserves to be supported and celebrated.