Pregnancy / Infant Loss

"The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women."
~Stephen Gaskin 

Carmen Schultz
My name is Carmen Schultz and I live in Chilliwack BC. I am certified as a birth doula, I am a birth doula studies instructor through the Online Birth Doula training program via the College of the Rockies, and have studied Childbirth Education, which has led me to become a Private In Home Prenatal Instructor. Recently, I have become a Bereavement Doula, supporting families during the time of loss during any stage of pregnancy and early postpartum.

I am a mother to two beautiful teenagers. This is by far, my proudest accomplishment.

Throughout the years I have been a Crisis pregnancy counselor/manager and have assisted with the Postpartum Depression and Adjustment groups in Chilliwack, after having participated in the Postpartum Mental Health focus group for professionals through BCWH.

I began my journey 20 years ago when I supported a teen mom through her pregnancy. After 2 less than satisfying births myself, I then went on to take an intense labour support training program via Chilliwack Community Services. This then led to formal doula training. It was my passion and purpose to assist women to have a better birth experience. To know their choices and to feel empowered on their individual journey. Currently I am providing back up doula services and have chosen to work more in the prenatal education field and the training of other doulas. 

After the loss of 2 babies, I felt that as with my birth experiences many years ago, I needed to make the pain have purpose. I am currently involved with Perinatal Loss group through the Chilliwack Hospice Society and independently speak with women on their loss journey.

I am thrilled to assist you with personalized in home prenatal classes and on your journey to becoming a labour doula.