Clare Heggie (MA) is a trained doula, health promoter and health researcher living and working in Nova Scotia, Canada. Clare is currently a PhD student at the University of New Brunswick and the Research Coordinator for Wellness Within, an organization that supports women and transgender/nonbinary individuals who have experienced criminalization and are pregnant or have young children. In this role, she has co-led research on the impact of maternal incarceration on mother-child bonding and the value of doula support for under-served populations. She has also practiced as a volunteer doula for four years, with a focus on serving criminalized clients. In addition to her research and doula work, she has worked as a child and youth health promoter in both public health and hospital-based settings.