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Connie Banack

4 Lamplight Bay

Spruce Grove, AB T7X 4N2

Phone/Fax: 780/962-1846

Email: [email protected]  


Education Advanced Doula Course Training Gloria LeMay  2003
  Childbirth Educator Certification GBI 2003
  Childbirth Doula Certification GBI 2003
  Postpartum Doula Certification GBI 2003
  Childbirth Educator Certification CAPPA 2002
  Postpartum Doula Certification CAPPA 2001
  Labour Doula Certification CAPPA 2001
  Emergency Childbirth Workshop Noreen Walker 1999
  Labour Assistant Certification ALACE 1998
  Labour Support Training Course McEwan & DONA


  Beginning Midwifery Workshop Noreen Walker


Present Positions President ICAN Canada

2006 - present

  International Director ICAN 2005 - present
  Western Canadian Rep. HELLP Society 1998 - present
  Owner Mother Care 1997 - present
Past Positions President CDA 2003 - 2007
  Accredited Trainer GBI 2003 - 2005
  Educational Director ICAN 2003 - 2005
  Childbirth Educator Program Advisor GBI 2002 - 2005
  Approved Trainer CAPPA 2001 - 2003
  Writing Consultant Guiding Parents 2003
  President ICAN 1999 - 2002
  Canadian Executive Director CAPPA 1998 - 2002
  Western Canadian Rep. ALACE 1998 - 1999
  Vice President DAE 1997 - 1998
Awards and Honours Women of Distinction Award Nominee YWCA 2006
  Doula of the Year CAPPA 2001
  Promoting Doulas During International Doula Month DONA 1999
Publications Banack, Connie. Business Plan Basics for Canadian Birth Professionals. Edmonton: Canadian Doula Association, 2006.
  Banack, Connie. Business Fundamentals Canadian for Birth Professionals. Edmonton: Canadian Doula Association, 2006.
  Banack, Connie. Marketing Manual for Canadian Birth Professionals. Edmonton: Canadian Doula Association, 2005.
  Banack, Connie. Record Keeping for Canadian Birth Professionals. Edmonton: Canadian Doula Association, 2005.
Published Articles

Trimester Files. The Clarion, four part series Spring 2003 - Spring 2004.

  Childbirth Education: What are the options? Birth Issues, Spring 2002.
  The Anatomy of Pushing. The Clarion, December 2001.
  Baby is Breech, Now What? Special Delivery, Summer 2000.
  The Birth Ball - Care and Usage. The CAPPA Quarterly, March 2000.
  Blessing Ways, A Celebration. International Doula, 1998.

The post-partum doula: Donít go home without one. National Post, March 7, 2005.


Letter to the editor, re: Hospital no longer providing maternity services. Camrose Booster, June 11, 2003.

  Doulas raise awareness about unique job. The Lloydminster Meridian Booster, May 5, 2002.
  Pressure-relievers at birthing bedside. Edmonton Journal, April 18, 2001.
  Celebrate Doula Month. Camrose Booster, April 27, 1999.
  Messiah Offering New Program. Camrose Canadian, September 1999.
  Business Profile - Mother Care. Camrose Canadian, June, 1998.
Publication Quotations

Elliot, Jennifer. Lean On Me: How to be a great labour partner, Today's Parent: Canada's Magazine for Expectant Parents. Autumn 2005.


Guervick, Rachel. The Doula Advantage: Your Complete Guide to Having an Empowered and Positive Birth with the Help of a Professional Childbirth Assistant. US: Prima Lifestyles, 2003.

  Pantley, Elizabeth. Gentle Baby Care: No-cry, No-fuss, No-worry - Essential Tips for Raising Your Baby. US: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
  Scott, Pauline. Sit Up and Take Notice: Positioning for a Better Labour. New Zealand: Great Scott Publications, 2003.

Elliot, Jennifer. Doula Support: Essential for Today's Births, Canadian Parent. July/August 2002.

  Winkelman, Carol. The Complete Guide to Pregnancy after 30. US: Adams Media Corporation, 2002.
  Perez, Paulina. Special Women revised ed. Vermont: Cutting Edge Press, 2000.
  Perez, Paulina. Birth Balls: Use of Physical Therapy Balls in Maternity Care. Vermont: Cutting Edge Press, 2000.
Keynote Speaker & Hosted Events

ICAN International; President Speaker Panel - Syracuse, New York (April 2007)


ICAN of Edmonton; Caesarean Awareness Month promotion - Edmonton, Alberta (April 2005)


Mother Care Birth & Baby Fair - Camrose, Alberta (September 2002)

  Birth & Baby Fair - Edmonton, Alberta (September 1998)
  Camrose Welcome Wagon Baby Shower - Camrose, Alberta (March 1998)

Today's Parent (January 2005)


CBC Canada (November 2004)


Global Toronto (November 2004)


Vancouver Sun (September 2003)


Global Toronto (July 2003)


What's Up Kids Magazine (December 2002)


Documentary on postpartum care. Wall to Wall Productions, UK (October 2002)


Chatelaine (August 2002)


CKNX Radio Ontario (May 2002)


La Femme (France) (April 2002)


Wall Street Journal (April 2001)


CKXL Radio Ohio - Radio Health Journal Program 01-10 (May 2001)


Newsweek (December 4, 2000)


Pregnancy & Birth (England) (November 2000)


Pregnancy & Birth (England) (September 2000)

Professional Affiliations (current and former)

bullet ALACE Association for Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators
bullet CAPPA Canada Childbirth & Postpartum Professional Association
bullet CDA Canadian Doula Association
bullet DAE Doula Association of Edmonton
bulletDONA Doulas of North America
bullet HELLP Society - Western Canadian Rep.
bullet GBI Global Birth Institute
bullet ICAN International Cesarean Awareness Network
bulletLDA Lloydminster Doula Association


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