We bought a house!
We just recieved official word this week. It had been almost two years since we moved to Toronto from Montreal, leaving our friends, family and our support network behind. We are so excited to be coming back to raise our family in Montreal.
We are moving back to Montreal!
I really love the city. It is a big change from small town Nova Scotia farm living where I grew up. I arrived in Montreal almost 10 years ago on university scholarship to study developmental psychology and play hockey at Concordia University. In that campus hockey rink, I met my wicked-cool husband. We became adults together and started our lives in a humble little apartment near Snowdon Bakery. He is a Montreal native and his family quickly welcomed me as one of their own. My brother and his lovely lady now live there, and my sister and her really tall dude spent some time living there too. My parents raised us to be die-hard Habs fans, so of course they love visiting. For my husband and I, family is such a big part of our life, so being away from Montreal meant being away from family. We are soooo looking forward to getting back to all of that.
But what does this mean for ALYNN the DOULA?
As far as birth work goes, I started in Montreal just over 4 years ago and I look forward to getting back into the birth community. I did some time volunteering with the non-profit Montreal Birth Companions while maintaining a private client base aside. Now that my baby is 13 months old (?!!??), I feel ready to get back to births. To get back to the mamas and the babies. I feel ready to grab my doula bag and head out the door. I can't wait to get back to educating parents and the community about the wonderful world of birth and parenting.
I will be accepting clients with due dates as of June 2017.
Check out the services I will be offering to Montreal clients below.