Eva Bild, MA, AdvCD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE
Founder, Director & Co-Owner of The Mothering Touch Centre; Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula and Breastfeeding Educator, DONA-Approved Birth Doula Trainer
Eva is the Director and Co-Owner of the Mothering Touch Centre. She coordinates the childbirth, activity, yoga and fitness classes. She teaches some of our Childbirth Preparation Classes and Doula Training Workshops and facilitates the Drop-in Parent and Baby Groups.
Eva has been working with childbearing families since 1991. She started her training as a Childbirth Educator with the National Childbirth Trust in Scotland and is now a Lamaze-Certified Childbirth Educator.
Eva has been a doula since 1995, becoming certified by DONA International in 1997. She has accompanied over 140 families through childbirth. It is always an honour to be invited to share this wonderful time in a family's life. She is very grateful for the privilege of working with new mothers and babies. Eva parle couramment le français et propose ses services d'accompagnante à la naissance à la communauté francophone de Victoria.
Eva completed the Douglas College Breastfeeding Course for Health Professionals in 1996 and has been helping new mothers and their babies learn the mother-baby breastfeeding dance since then. This is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of Eva's multi-faceted work life.
Eva is married to Randy Enkin, a geophysicist, who is also her business partner. Eva and Randy have three wonderful grown-up children - Daniel, Simon and Hannah - co-owners of The Mothering Touch Centre.
Kaarina started working at Mothering Touch in August 2010 and feels fortunate to be a part of such a fabulous team. Kaarina loves talking with new parents and parents-to-be about the daily ups and downs of life with a newborn. As Registrar, Kaarina will most likely be the person you speak to when registering for a class and she does the behind-the-scenes work of keeping classes running smoothly. She is also manages much of our website and blog content.
Her interests center around women's health issues which led her to get a degree in Women's Studies from the University of Victoria. Since the births of her own 2 children, she wants to be a support for other families through the difficult and memorable first years of pregnancy and parenting.
Our Retail Purchaser
Linda has been working at Mothering Touch since May 2010. She loves and is excited by the entire concept of
the Centre and how it offers a safe place for parents to meet, get support, or just have a chat about what is going on in their day. A supportive community for parents has always been an important issue for her.
Linda enjoys her days at Mothering Touch being surrounded by kids, babies, and parents, the best part of her day is being asked to hold a baby! Her three children are all young adults who constantly surprise and amaze their parents.
Retail Staff; Yoga Teacher; Birth Doula
Clarissa has been working at Mothering Touch Centre teaching yoga since the summer of 2011 she has loved every moment of teaching and in August of 2013 became a part of the Mothering Touch retail family which gives her many more opportunities to support, share, and chat with new and expectant parents which she loves.
Clarissa took her birth doula training here at Mothering Touch in the fall of 2012 and is so thankful for everything she has learned and is excited to continue to support families in this wonderful community. Clarissa feels very lucky to be a part of Mothering Touch finding it incredible to see women grow as they come in for prenatal classes and thinks it’s amazing when they bring their babies in once they have come into the world!
Teegan has been working at Mothering Touch since March 2016. She considers herself lucky to be able to be a part of such a wonderful community of parents and parents-to-be. Every day she gets the chance to meet new babies and help them and their parents navigate the sometimes turbulent river that is life with kids. Teegan brings a wealth of knowledge from her own experience, as she has 2 children still under 4.
Teegan is an avid baby wearer and is a great supporter of any who choose to do likewise. She is always eager to help anyone who would like to learn how to wear their baby.
Cassie started at Mothering Touch in September 2016. She has two children. Her favourite thing about her job is watching people evolve into parents and being able to connect with them through the ever-changing phases of parenthood.
Cassie has completed the Birth Doula Workshop at Mothering Touch and has a passion for birth and breastfeeding. She always has a cup of coffee on hand and is eager to chat!
Stephanie Vander Steen
Stephanie has been working at Mothering Touch since March 2017. A mother of two, and already familiar with our groups and classes, Stephanie was excited at the opportunity to join the retail team.
"Mothering Touch was my go-to place when I was a new parent, and I always felt welcome, whether it was to drop in for a baby group, to ask a million questions about cloth diapers or just to rest and feed my baby on my way downtown. I met some good friends through the community at Mothering Touch that I am still close with today."