Éy swáyel. Tilyen tel skwíx. Teli tsel kw'e The'wá:lí.

I am of Sto:lo and mixed settler ancestry. I was raised in my home community, Soowahlie First Nation (near Chilliwack, BC) and have kinship ties to Cowichan, Snuneymuxw, and Sumas First Nations. I proudly carry the ancestral name, Tilyen. I have enjoyed living on the beautiful unceded, ancestral lands of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples since 2009. I am a wife and mother to two young children.


I have worked for ten years in Indigenous Peoples’ health planning, policy, education, and research. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology, and a Master of Public Health Degree. I am passionate about Indigenous Peoples reclaiming our authority as decision-makers in our own health and well-being.

I was called to birth work after the birth of my second baby. I believe in the inherent wisdom of our bodies to birth our babies. We deserve the best of modern medicine and our ancestral knowledge – the best of both worlds – to feel empowered as we birth. I believe strongly in giving back to my community. As a doula, I support Indigenous and non-Indigenous families to reclaim birth and ease the transition into parenthood. I proudly practice as a member of the ekw’í7tl Indigenous Doula Collective.

My Doula Philosophy

It would be my honour and privilege to accompany you on your sacred journey of pregnancy and parenthood.

I believe that pregnancy, birth, and the first year postpartum is a time for building and strengthening connections with our partners, families, communities and our ancestors. The changes that come with pregnancy and parenting can leave us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, but we don't have to face it alone. Having support in place during this transition can be the difference between merely surviving the experience and thriving together as a family.


 I am humbled each time a family invites me into their lives during this intimate time. My goals as a birth and postpartum doula are to nurture the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being of expectant and new parents; offer support to the family to welcome the new baby into their lives and their home; and help build a community of support around parents and families through referrals and community resources.


I also aim to give back to the Indigenous community through service to Indigenous families; attending volunteer births; and practicing as a member of the ekw’í7tl Indigenous Doula Collective.

I welcome all families


(One heart, one mind)


I acknowledge my privilege as a cis-gender, heterosexual woman (she/her/hers).

I am a lifelong learner and am continuously working toward a doula practice that is inclusive and welcoming of all gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations. I aim to humbly support all persons and families, with an open heart and open mind.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science with distinction (biology and psychology), University of Victoria

  • Master of Public Health, University of British Columbia

  • Certified Birth and Labour Doula, Doula Canada

  • Certified Postpartum Doula, Doula Canada

  • Certified Childbirth Educator, Doula Canada

  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C

  • Food Safe Level I

  • Pacific Post Partum Support Society Telephone Support Volunteer Training

  • Infant and Pregnancy Loss Workshop, Doula Training Canada

  • 22nd Annual Breastfeeding Education Day, Douglas College

  • Miscarriage and Abortion Support, MORE WISE Continuing Education for Doulas

  • Rebozo Workshop, Gena Kirby 

  • Down There for Doulas Workshop (Pelvic Floor and Diastasis), The Vagina Coach

  • All Pregnant People: Trans Birth for Birthworkers, Collaborate Consulting (Trystan Reese)

  • Loving, Dying, and Letting Go, The Institute For the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death

  • Certifying Birth & Bereavement Doula, Stillbirthday

More About Me

Miranda's Story and the Importance of SpBeyond Postpartum
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