Shannon-Tara Ames

I was born in Penticton and raised in Kamloops. I have been married for 27 years and a mother of two wonderful adult boys. I have lived in Westbank for 17 years and am very active in the Okanagan area.




Some of my past experiences are:

  • Early childhood Education trained and certificated to work with Newborns to age 12, as well as working with special needs children. I have worked in the ECE field for over 8 years.
  • I have worked in the Natural Health industry for over 15 years with both a natural health supplement manufacturing company and in a Maximized Living Chiropractic wellness office.
  • I am very active and help out with my church on a variety of committees.
  • I have my St John’s First Aid.
  • I have completed both Birthing & Postpartum Doula training and am fully certified by DONA International as a Birth Doula.
  • I plan on working towards my Birthing Educator and Lamaze certification and look forward to continuing my education and experience by helping many families providing them with evidence-based educational, emotional, and physical support after birth.

I consider the birth of a child to be a miracle and a most significant event that takes place in a woman’s life. I believe with the support of trained professionals and a caring family, each of my clients can have the type of balance well adjusted family they choose. My objective as a Doula is to offer this loving, caring, and supportive environment for my client and their families. My desire is for my clients to cherish the birth of their babies in the most positive way possible.

Why I chose to become involved in the birth profession; I have a passion for birth, and for women’s rights in childbirth. Working as a Doula allows me to help educate women and act as a resource to families in my community all while taking baby steps closer to my ultimate goal of someday being a birth educator.