Services Offered: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Education
Suyin is the owner and director of Cherry Blossom Doulas Inc.
Website – www.cherryblossomdoulas.ca
Suyin trained and worked as a nurse and a midwife in England for over 21 years. Originally from Malaysia she is fluent in several languages including English, Bahasa and Cantonese. She is a CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula and a Labour doula. She recently became a CAPPA Faculty member as Postpartum doula trainer. In addition to this, she is also a CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator and a Newborn Care Specialist. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in looking after women and their babies from her time as a midwife, both in hospitals and out in the community in the UK. She has undertaken lactation educator (LE) training and is passionate about promoting breast feeding.
Suyin lives in Thornhill and has two grown up children. She firmly believes that mothers, partners and their families who get good support following childbirth have better health outcomes and a more confident outlook towards raising children. She enjoys working with children of all ages and thinks it is important that the whole family be supported during this special, amazing if somewhat busy and emotional time. She is respectful of all traditions and cultures and approaches her work with energy and enthusiasm.
Suyin loves cooking healthy meals and can help with menu planning and meal prep. Coming from an Asian background, she is well versed in the Chinese tradition of the month long confinement period and preparation and cooking postpartum meals and drinks for the newly delivered mother. Her other hobbies are cooking, baking, yoga and yarn crafting . In the hours spare that Suyin is not working as a doula, she teaches knitting and crochet!