What's in a name?
Western Red Cedars are one of British Columbia's greatest beauties. They are strong, yet soft. They have an incredible calming effect. If that sounds like crazy hippie talk, I challenge you to go sit near one for just 5 minutes and see how you feel afterward! A Cedar Sisters doula brings a similar calming energy to every fertility session, every birthing experience, every Reiki and reflexology session, and every postpartum visit.
We need sisters today more than ever. In a world where many of us are distant from family and feeling isolated from our support networks, we need someone who will truly see us, encourage us, and relate to us as an imperfect human who deserves to be loved and respected. Sisterhood is not just biological, not limited to any particular gender, and not even limited to only humans. We can relate to plants, trees, and animals as sisters, too!
Cedar Sisters was born out of a combination of my love of trees and my purpose in this world to join people through their reproductive journeys. Cedar Sisters will show up for you with the heart and care of a sister, bringing along the calming and restorative energy of trees.
Hi! I'm Katrina Fortin. I've been a fully trained doula since 2016, and I have multiple certifications. I work as a Holistic Reproductive Practitioner, supporting people along the full spectrum of their reproductive years.
Besides being a wife, mother, and a passionate birth worker, I am a nature care-taker. I volunteer in Surrey Parks removing invasive species, so that the native trees and plants can thrive. I rescue tiny tree seedlings from yards and sidewalks and foster them until I can pass them on to a family I support.
My approach to full-spectrum doula support is one of listening, encouragement, sharing information, being a comforting presence, and holding space for whatever comes up for you as you walk this part of your life's path.
Still have questions? Here's a little Q&A to ease your way.
What is a Holistic Reproductive Practitioner?
Holistic Reproductive Practitioners are holistic fertility, birth, postpartum and loss doulas with additional certifications in reflexology and energy healing. They provide support to encourage physical health, balanced hormones, healthy regular cycles, healthy pregnancy, birth preparation, breech support, postpartum healing, emotional wellness, real self care, and more.
Where do you work?
I work in person with families who live in the Surrey/Langley area. Birth doula work and reflexology are currently limited to these cities. However, some of my services can be done virtually, such as energy healing for fertility, loss, fear release, birth trauma healing, and more. Distance healing is powerful and effective, go to my Reiki page to learn more.
What trainings and experience do you have?
I was initially trained by DONA International.
I am certified through Wise Woman Way of Birth Doula Training.
I am certified as a Holistic Doula through The Matrona.
I am currently training as a Holistic Reproductive Practitioner through By the Moon.
I am certified as a Childbirth Educator through bebo mia.
I have my Level 2 Reiki certification through By the Moon.
I am a certified Reflexologist through By the Moon.
I have taken the Spinning Babies course. (Visit their website for some excellent activities for comfort in pregnancy and preparing for birth!)
First Aid Training for Health Care Providers, 2021, by Safe Beginnings.
'Supporting Neonatal Resuscitation' training, 2020, by Safe Beginnings.
I am trained in gently supporting people through pregnancy loss or abortion by Wise Woman Doula Training, and By the Moon.
I am a current member of the BC Doula Services Association.
Is there anything else you'd like to know? Send a message!