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 fifty births, and hundreds of hours of postpartum work later, doula work has become a cornerstone of my identity. While this fall I will be starting my MD at the University of Alberta, greatly reducing my capacity to continue doula work, I can say without hesitation that this work continues to shape my world each and every day.
Not only has supporting families been a profound honour in and of itself, but it has made me incredibly passionate about evidence-based care, physiologic birth and informed consent. Being a doula has also allowed me to act as a community advocate, sitting on the boards of both the Doula Association of Edmonton and 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 shoes. 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?
Doctor of Medicine (MD) - Class of 2026
University of Alberta
Certified Birth Doula- CD(DONA)
Certified Postpartum Doula- PCD(DONA)
BSc with Specialization in Psychology
University of Alberta
Certified Childbirth Educator
Certified Breastfeeding Educator