Deana Ruston, SBD

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Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula® serving Ontario Canada

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Certified in Psychological First Aid

Deana Ruston, SBD is honoured to be walking this journey with you.
She is a Stillbirthday certified birth & bereavement doula.
She is working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Thanatology (grief & bereavement) at King’s University College, at The University of Western Ontario, and is hoping to graduate in the summer of 2015.
She has a keen interest in play therapy and working with children regarding the loss of their siblings. 
Although never experiencing the challenges of trying to conceive or of pregnancy and infant loss, drawing on her experiences from birth, being born at 25 weeks gestation, she believes she is called to this work and continues to let that experience guide her. She and her twin sister, have their own charity, Pennies For Preemies. It provides awareness of preterm birth and raises funds for the NICU at the Children’s Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada.


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  1. Vicky T says:

    SO proud of you Deana ! <3

  2. Theresa says:

    Dear Deana,
    I am taking the doula program too!
    I was also born in my mother’s 7th month of pregnancy..
    I am a certified Child Psychotherapist Play Therapist and have completed a certificate in thanatology.. We have lots in common!


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