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MEET THE COLLECTIVE

Full Spectrum Birth Keepers

 

WELCOME

At Kilila Birth Keeper Collective, we have a shared vision and heart for our communities. We are here to walk beside you in all your seasons, where ever they  may lead. We believe birth is a ceremony and a transformative journey. Through our diverse backgrounds and combined experiences, teachings and knowledge, we offer wrap around support for prenatal, birth and postpartum. Read about our birth keepers in a short intro and for full bio's, click the link below!

 
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MARNIE TURNER

Lactation Counsellor & Full Spectrum Indigenous Birth Keeper

"I have supported North Americas First Peoples with all things postnatal for the past ten years, and I love it. However, a few years ago I was gifted the opportunity to learn and work with Metis and Indigenous families prenatally and birthing. Since then, I have been providing full spectrum services, prenatal support and preparation, leading into birth and concluding with postnatal care"

  • Available for limited birth support and lactation support

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CORINA BYE

Full Spectrum Birth Keeper, Family Advocate and Childbirth Educator

"I have been walking with families a long time now. 25 years in practice, the last 12 in birth work. Birth is ceremony and has the potential to be a great portal of healing power not just for Life Givers, but across generations. I love watching mothers and fathers be born, but I swoon when I see a Kookum step into her new place in the circle". 

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YESENIA GIRON

Full Spectrum Indigenous Birth Keeper & Childbirth Educator. Provides home birth support only.

“ Birth is ceremony, whichever way your body releases, is a ceremony. It is when you become pregnant, that you find your place in community and it is in that community, where you find your strength. As a full spectrum birth keeper, I support all forms of birth, release. Whether it is birth of your baby, miscarriage, still birth or abortion, I am here to walk this path with you." 

  • No birth support openings for remainder of 2022. Available for teaching engagements and prenatal classes.

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STACEY WILLIAMS

Full Spectrum Indigenous Birth Keeper & Doula Training Facilitator

"My dream for the future is to support the opening of a birthing center for Indigenous, Metis and Inuit families. My passion is to create a safe and welcoming place for these families to seek support in their birthing plans and to birth their babies in a less colonized/more holistic way, a safe way, a cultural way, and a way where you feel most comfortable, supported, and relaxed. Your wants and needs are important throughout your entire birthing process. I am here to ensure your voices are heard and respected. I would like to make your powerful and sacred experience one that you will cherish forever."

  • Available for birth support.

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RAYANN HARRIS

Full Spectrum Indigenous Birth Keeper, Childbirth Educator & Student Midwife

"Rayann continues to help encourage families to view Birth as an experience that can be shaped to be positive and rewarding. Birth is a time for women to honor and celebrate the power they hold as life givers. We need to as Katsie Cook Mohawk midwife says, “we need to honor the very first environments – the mother’s womb.”

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KAREN WINEGARDEN

Full Spectrum Birth Keeper

Karen is a full spectrum birth keeper, with her current support prioritizing high risk pregnancies and walking along side families that require extra support through the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association. With her combined knowledge and lived experience, Karen’s calling, and passion has brought her to focusing and caring for families who are navigating substance use during the perinatal and postnatal period. Karen’s hopes and dreams are to open a birthing center and she has a love for home birth!"