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.