Welcome to The Salty Stork!

As a certified trained birth worker, I offer support services in Cape Breton and the surrounding area, for all women from all backgrounds, during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

I believe that every woman deserves the best birth experience possible. Through education and a caring, supportive, environment, I can help empower women and assist them in achieving a satisfying birth. Empowerment begins with education; the more you know and learn, the more prepared you are to make informed decisions.

I promise you professionalism and compassion, delivered with a positive and exuberant attitude.  Whether you are looking for a labour doula, postpartum support or childbirth education, I can support you. 

Giving birth is a journey; let me help you along the way.

A little bit about me...

My name is Jennifer Drummond. I was born in Peterborough, Ontario, but came to live in  Cape Breton in 1994.

I live in St. Joseph du Moine, a small village on the western side of Cape Breton, with my husband and two teenage children. From the moment I laid eyes on my first born,  I understood the amazing force that giving birth holds for me. I am passionate about all elements of birth - pregnancy, labour and delivery, and of course babies, but what thrills me most is working with, and supporting, mothers. I love to both teach, and learn from, the mothers I meet.

Becoming a doula was something that lingered in my mind for many years. During my own birth experience, I felt like I was on my own even though my husband was right next to me. We were both inexperienced and he didn't know what to do for me and worse still, I didn't know what I needed from him. Years later, I was lucky enough to be asked to be a labour support person for a dear friend, and it was then that I recognized the need to have a designated person there to support not only the mother, but her partner too. It was an eye-opening experience for me and what I needed to push me forward to becoming a birth worker.

I bring to my practice a background in psychology and pharmacy (I work as registered pharmacy technician). I have always been interested in health related fields and have insight into human nature and how our past impacts our present selves. I love to learn and am constantly reading, keeping up to date on the most current research regarding all subjects related to childbirth and pregnancy.

As part of the CB Voices video series on women entrepreneurs on Cape Breton Island, Jennifer Drummond, Founder & Owner of The Salty Stork, talks about her experiences as a business owner.