Tia Biggs Doula Edmonton
a little about me
Shortly after my eighteenth birthday, I stumbled upon a callout for volunteer doulas to support young mothers during their birth. I loved this idea & quickly enrolled in the first training I found.
Now, several years, more than forty births, and hundreds of hours of postpartum work later, doula work has shaped my life in every way. Not only did it bring meaning to my days as I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta, but it has made me indescribably passionate about evidence-based care and informed consent. Throughout high school & university I poured myself into academics, and graduated as valedictorian in addition to receiving the U of A's top entrance scholarship, so consider this your warning that I am known to go off on tangents about research and physiology with little notice... These core principles guide my practice as a doula and I hope to one day carry them forward into a career in medicine.
Doula work has also allowed me to act as an advocate. I am currently on the boards of both the Doula Association of Edmonton as well as a founding board member of the Doula Association of Alberta, in addition to being one of five doulas representing our profession in a collaborative committee with Alberta Health Services.
In everyday life, you can usually find me with a coffee that is far too large, a messy bun that probably should never have made it past my front door, and a new pair of sneakers. My free time is often spent diving into a new project or hobby which has most recently led me to the world of professional photography. Beyond that, I love golf, snow, tasteful profanity, authenticity, belly laughs, and more than anything doing my part to make tomorrow a little brighter.
A Few Fun Facts
I LOVE the snow!
I am a sucker for a good rom-com
I think steak is gross (probably my most unpopular opinion)
I played hockey growing up and am a loyal Oilers fan
I love it when things match
I am happiest in the mountains
I enjoy golfing, even though I am objectively awful at it
I choose comfort over style way too often while also having a luxe purse addiction?
Certified Birth Doula- CD(DONA)
Certified Postpartum Doula- PCD(DONA)
BSc with Specialization in Psychology
University of Alberta
Childbirth Educator - In Progress
Breastfeeding Educator - In Progress