THE Lovewell team

Lovewell Birth Collective & Wellness Shop, formerly Well Rounded Doulas, began back in 2015, as a hearts dream of three doulas who dared to believe that Sarnia-Lambton would be ready and willing to honour them with their journeys through pregnancy, labour, and beyond.

This dream has become a reality, and along with the Sarnia-Lambton community, Lovewell has grown! We consist of a 6 person doula team, joined by a delightful and knowledgeable wellness team of a registered prenatal yoga instructor and certified pre- & postnatal fitness instructor. Please read below to get to know us!

 

Nicole Newman
Lovewell Partner, Doula, Childbirth Educator

Nicole, a dedicated life long learner and birth enthusiast, is a mother, a child birth educator, and a labour and postpartum doula.

 

Nicole is devoted to supporting folks with knowledge about birth and parenthood. At the centre of Nicole's work is the belief that people should have access to sound information about pregnancy and postpartum health, and more education is needed to support parents in the 4th Trimester. She embraces that knowledge is power and she wants every person to have the freedom to be in control of their own wellness through thoughtful discussion and information.

 

When not supporting and educating families, Nicole delights in spending time with her better half and their two radical kiddos. She also really enjoys writing about herself in the third person.

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Stephany Borthwick

Stephany is a mother of two beautiful girls, a nurturer and a lover of all things birth. Throughout her postpartum journey as a young mom, she felt the impact and importance of having a positive support system. From there, Stephany discovered that she wanted nothing more than to be that vessel of support and knowledge for all pregnant and labouring humans. She followed her heart-driven passion to the path of a birth and postpartum Doula so that she could help individuals and their families be aware of their options, feel empowered and confident in their decisions.

 

Aside from her work as a Doula, Stephany can be found loving up on her supportive husband; Marshal, gently parenting her two little moons; Bella and Penelope, indulging in vegan food, and encapsulating placentas.

Lovewell Partner, Doula, Shop Manager
Carlie Pitka
Lovewell Partner, Doula, Registered Massage Therapist

Born and raised in Sarnia, ON, Carlie has always had a special interest in pregnancy, birth, and newborns. She graduated from Lambton College's two-year Advanced Massage Therapy Program in class of 2011. Having the opportunity to attend a cousin's birth, her massage skills came in handy. She started putting more effort into promoting prenatal and labour massage, and after a couple birth experiences she quickly realized this was her "sweet spot."

 

Carlie quickly discovered becoming a Doula was the perfect fit; her doula journey began early 2015. She is a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula through Doula Training Canada.

 

 Aside from her Doula and RMT work, Carlie loves to travel, spend quality time with friends, and enjoys soccer, volleyball, and boardgames. She enjoys the everyday life alongside her husband; Josh, and three daughters.

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Amy Beynon

Amy spent her younger years in the area and has recently moved back to be closer to her family and the place she originally called home. Amy has lived in many different places through out the years and has always found a way to be

 of service to others. She has a personality that creates joy and serenity with those she engages with. She is a mother to a wonderfully handsome young man that is her whole world. She gives everything to her family and everyone around her.

 

She has always had a passion about birth and babies. She had always wanted to become a doula, to be able to support people during this amazing journey of creating a family. It wasn't until recently she finally decided to take the steps to become a Labour and birth doula. To turn one of her dreams and passion into a reality.

 

Aside from her work as a Doula, Amy also runs a small baking company. She loves to be outside with her son and husband creating memories. She also loves to garden, bike ride, anything to do with animals and of course BAKE!!

Labour & Postpartum Doula
Katie Rolph
Labour & Postpartum Doula

Katie is a mother to five incredible little kids. She has always had a strong passion for babies and all things related. Throughout the process of growing her family, she has experienced many different pregnancy and labour and delivery scenarios. She truly believes that she is and will be a great support system for her clients and families, and is dedicated to meet all of their needs and the best way she can.

 

She is both excited and honoured to be able to support women and partners On their journeys into parenthood in the most safe, calming and enjoyable atmosphere to provide their desired childbirth experience.

 

Aside from her work as a doula, Katie, along with her husband Dan, love to spend time with their kiddos and enjoy all that life brings.

 

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Kathryne Knowles

Kathryne is the mom of 3 awesome kids - ages 29, 28, 21. She was born and raised in Sarnia and the surrounding area, most recently lived in Grand Bend. She moved back to Sarnia to be closer to her family. Best decision ever!

Kathryne always wanted to be a nurse, and through her training was able to find her passion in Labour and Delivery.  She worked in Michigan for 4 years then decided to try the travel nursing route. This experience was amazing and has made her a better and more experienced nurse than she thought possible. Kathryne was able to work in antepartum, labour and delivery, postpartum, NICU, and pediatrics She also has had the privilege of working coast to coast in California, settling in San Jose, in the only high risk hospital for Southern California, where if you name, it she did it - including delivery of sextuplets and flight nursing! She is so blessed to have had this in her life. One day while online she came across the Doula training with DONA and knew this was for her. She has worked with some amazing Midwives and Doulas, and the sisterhood and connection these support people brought to the birthing experience made it more special and peaceful as baby entered the world and took that first breath.

Kathryne loves teaching and coaching new parents as they get to know themselves, their baby, and all the changes associated with pregnancy, labour and beyond. She has been told she is easy to connect with and that her demeanour brings peace and confidence to the birthing experience. Kathryne is certified in breastfeeding and is planning to take birth educator training in the New Year.  She will always be learning and upgrading to better serve her clients, and her goal is always to give you the best birth experience possible. Kathryn must warn you though - she cries at every birth, as it is the most beautiful thing you can experience and she is so invested in the joy of the moment that she cannot help it!

Labour & Postpartum Doula
Tory-Rose George
Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher

Tory is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and a Senior Law Clerk by day. Tory has been teaching yoga within the community of Sarnia-Lambton since 2014, teaching many different styles of yoga with a number of community groups and studios. Although versatile in her knowledge and abilities, Tory's passion has always been with pre and postnatal yoga and health.

 

For Tory, motherhood and yoga have always been closely intertwined; completing her initial yoga teacher training while pregnant with her first daughter, Charlotte in 2015 and her most recent prenatal yoga training while on maternity leave with her second daughter, Stella, who was born this past January. For Tory, one of the most beautiful experiences has been to have her own babies in class as she leads her students (whether in utero or on the mat).

 

It is Tory's mission to support mamas in her community by introducing them to the ancient traditions and guiding principles of yoga in an effort to guide them through their pre and postnatal journey and healing, all while building a sense of community and support for mamas to thrive.

Dianne Burrell

Dianne had an on-again off-again relationship with fitness in her adult life. It wasn’t until after her last little was born that she really committed to herself. Yes, fitness is a commitment to myself. Not just for her body, but more importantly for her mind. 

 

After experiencing some pretty intense injuries during her last L&D, as well as living through her third bout of postpartum depression, she began exercise for rehabilitation purposes: to improve her mood and get her moving pain free again, so she could keep up with her kiddos. 

 

She started slow and found that by following movements that felt good fitness longer felt like a chore, it was something she looked forward to. Two years in to her journey, she obtained her CanFit Pro personal Trainer certification and additional training to work with Prenatal & Postpartum individuals. She realized that if fitness had been this helpful for her in reducing and combating postpartum depression, it would help other new parents too. So, she also sought training through Postpartum Support International as a front line service provider to support those experiencing postpartum anxiety and mood disorders. 

 

On top of her passion for fitness, Dianne is also nearing the completion of a Degree in Social Work. Her hope is to continue exploring the mind-body connection to help support new parents in that phase of life. 

 

On the home front, Dianne has four little ones and a fuzzy feline. When not chasing after her rug rats, you can find her in the garden or hoarding houseplants. 

Certified Pre- & Postnatal Fitness Coach

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