Trena Slaunwhite Gallant is a Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators, a DONA Approved Birth and Postpartum Doula Trainer, Infant Massage Instructor, and Hypnobirthing Practitioner. Her passion for birth and babies began at a very young age, when she frequently offered her family pets doula support (much to their dismay), and helped care for the many foster babies who her parents welcomed into their home. After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts, she began pursuing her education in birth and postpartum, and has been offering doula support to families for over 12 years, and working as a Prenatal/Postnatal Educator at a family resource centre for the past 10 years. Despite her many years of formal education, her most influential teachers continue to be her partner and their four amazing children. Trena currently lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia.