Our professionally-trained Toronto doulas support families in Toronto and the surrounding GTA. Offering various skills sets and experiences, our doulas work directly with you to understand what your personal journey is. Every couple is unique and we're here to help you achieve the birth experience that feels right for you.
Studio Doula Cooridinator
I am a trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Educator, and Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in nourishing the mother.
My career in healthcare spans over 25 years, gathering a wide range of experiences that include:
As a child I remember stopping in my tracks when I saw a mom pushing a baby carriage, eagerly waiting to see the baby inside and smile at the mom. Not much has changed many years later; I’m still stopping, smiling and sharing…..
As a Postpartum Doula I am there to help and support the mother physically and emotionally, offering practical support in everything from breastfeeding, baby care and family care.
My professional training has been with CAPPA International and I am qualified in Breastfeeding Support, Postpartum Mood Disorders, Baby Wearing, Infant Soothing, Baby Massage and Infant/Child CPR.
After birthing two children of my own, my experiences with Postpartum Anxiety lead me to learn and realize the significance of being a support to mothers and their family. It is challenging to take on the role of a new mother and deal with the changes happening within her. Women need a community of women to help carry her through the transition so that she can hold onto her inner strength and beauty.
With 20 years of teaching children, I happily enjoy being outdoors with Mother Nature and her wonders and have become known as the “neighbourhood mom.”
Today, along with my role as a Postpartum Doula I work with Older Adults, keeping them independent, fit and healthy, so they can play an important role in their grandchildren’s lives and society.
Dina’s first pregnancy and birth are what inspired her to become a dedicated and warm hearted doula. When she was first pregnant she was surprised to hear and read all the information and stories that drew fear to the birthing experience. This too made her fearful.
She searched for other ways of birthing. Looking for well trained, loving and dedicated support that she could draw on to help her and her partner feel calm and cared for while birthing their baby girl. It is here where she found the incredible benefit of doula support. For this reason, Dina brings particular attentiveness and grounding to all of her clients so that they too may feel cared for, confident and connected to each other during their own labour and birth.
Her background in mentorship, crisis management and community development has taken her around the world, including Argentina and Paraguay, where she spent time as a doula supporting labouring mothers in local hospitals under particularly precarious circumstances. This has given Dina a particular appreciation for the variety of circumstances surrounding each family and the importance in listening to each of their needs. Dina brings all of these skills and experience together to offer parents a variety of tools to draw on while they’re birthing. In addition to her personal experiences, she is trained in the rebozo technique, massage and hypnobirthing, and has applied all these techniques in numerous births over the years that she has been working as a doula.
Dina's calm personality, non judgemental approach, effective communication, and wealth of experience and skills, has allowed families to feel prepared, well supported and listened to during this important and vulnerable time in their lives.
Dina is currently not accepting new clients until May 2018
After two incredible birth experiences, I became a DONA trained doula. I am a Blooma Prenatal Yoga Instructor and since 2008, I have been teaching Hot Yoga. During both of my pregnancies, I practiced Prenatal Yoga and attribute my remarkable birth experiences to this yoga and the use of Hypnobirthing.
I knew I loved kids but ultimately what intrigues and fascinates me is the lead up to those bundles of joy: the preparation, the birth, the labour, the deepened care and connection to our bodies. From motherhood came a natural progression to being fully immersed in supporting women through this life changing experience.
Between doula support and teaching yoga, I’m usually found munching or cooking up some good loving food, hoping my kids will eat it!
It is a great joy to share my expertise and knowledge, assisting and supporting moms, partners and families through their journey. It is my wish to support you on your birth journey.
Breathe it down, Mommas.
Amy has been a DONA trained Birth Doula, Prenatal and Kundalini Yoga Instructor since 2009. She began her journey as a Doula volunteering at a water birth clinic in Quito, Ecuador. Following that she had the immense pleasure of supporting many couples before, during and after birth in Barcelona, Spain under the mentorship of a home birth Midwife for over 3 years. While in Barcelona Amy also completed Postpartum Doula training with a midwives collective. In Toronto she has enjoyed supporting couples in a variety of birthing environments and working with the birth community here.
Amy provides skilled compassionate care for couples in pregnancy, during and beyond birth by listening, attending, informing and guiding without judgement in both English and Spanish.
Some things that fuel her curiosity about life and recharge her are: traveling, nature, yoga, babies, kid logic and curling up with a juicy book!
DONA Certified Birth Doula.
Trained as a prenatal yoga teacher with Blooma. Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator.
Placenta encapsulator specialist Certified as a Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant.
I have been working with children for over 20 years. Originally from Barcelona,Spain, I decided to move to Scotland in 2000 to experience a different culture and learn to speak English. There I trained and worked as a Social Care Worker for the children and families department of the Edinburg city council. I came to Toronto in 2011. I have always been passionate about pregnancy and birth and being able to witness the miracle of life is a privilege. My goal and passion is to make that wonderful journey the best it can be. I support the mother and her partner in every way possible, empowering them to believe in the own inner strength and ability to give birth. I am caring, warm and nurturing. Becoming a doula and being able to help and support families before, during and after birth is what brings me joy.
Emily is a passionate birth and postpartum doula, and a proud mother of a wonderfully sweet little boy. She understands the importance of the birth and postpartum experience and how they can be nurtured with the right support.
Her goal and passion is to help make the journey of childbirth the best it can be, by supporting Mom & partner in every way she is able. She believes women can and deserve to have an empowering and fulfilling birth experience. Being present during this time in people's lives is a gift and a privilege.
By nature, Emily is caring, empathetic, nurturing and warm. Her personality harmonizes with the definition of a doula. She would be more than happy to support you and your growing family!
· Trained by the most recognized doula organization- DONA International, in Birth & Postpartum
· Trained in Rebozo comfort measures under Gena Kirby's workshop
· Breastfeeding Essentials for birth workers workshop
· Fetal Positioning workshop for birth workers
· Infant CPR certificate-Canadian Red Cross December 2016
· Acupressure & Body Work workshop with Toronto AcuBirthing
· Infant Sleep Educator trained with Bebo Mia
Megan is a certified doula and comes to her doula work with over a decade of experience in professional roles that have refined her ability to support, advocate and mentor people during vulnerable and transformative life events. Having worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and volunteering at the 519 Community Centre, Megan is committed to creating an inclusive and comfortable space for all of her clients and has an innate skill to communicate directly, yet compassionately in highly emotional situations.
Her compassionate approach to doula care is balanced by her evidence-based approach to help move baby into that optimal position whether her client has chosen a medical support or not. With Megan by your side, you are sure to feel well listened to, prioritized, deeply cared for and stabilized as you move through birth and onto your life as a parent. She is the perfect balance of head and heart.
Megan, a single mom by choice, is currently on leave to get to know her little one, and will hopefully be back to welcoming little ones across Toronto September 2018.
Free Doula Information Sessions
Join other expectant parents who are interested in learning more about doula care in Toronto. These sessions answer specific questions about what birth and postpartum doulas do, what a typical doula package includes, and explain how doulas work with partners and care providers. This is a great opportunity to meet local doulas without making any commitments towards hiring.
Come alone or bring partners, friends or family members who might be supporting you.
Get answers to all of your questions and have the opportunity to meet several Toronto doulas to see if doula care is right for you!
Location: Yoga Mamas EAST Studio. 1402 Queen St East.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a doula? When should you hire a doula? Read more of our Frequently Asked Questions HERE.
Toronto Doula Testimonials
When my husband and I first decided we wanted to hire a doula we didn’t really know what to expect but we did know the kind of support we wanted to have during the birth of our son. Adrienne is an amazing support tool not only pre-birth but during labour and post birth. During my labour she always had my best interest at heart and the entire time she was in total control of my needs and well-being. The best thing we did for ourselves was hiring Adrienne, she really made a difference in our experience ~ Amy
Amy was an amazing Doula. She was extremely supportive and calming presence to both my husband and I. We are not the type of people that would ask for help when dealing with stressful situation, however Amy knew exactly what we needed and was also one step ahead offering support. Amy was always available when we had any questions, and after we were discharged from the hospital and I was having issues latching, she came over instantaneously offering any help and support. And she makes one helluva cookie!!!~ Jessica
I have to admit that my husband Pascal was doubtful about having a Doula. But when we first met Megan, he completely changed his mind and agreed that we found the perfect person to help us through this adventure. It was important for me to have a natural delivery and without Megan I have to say that I would have not been able to do it. Not only did she help me cope with the pain but she also helped Pascal be a great support during those tough hours. She allowed us to have the delivery we wanted in communicating with the hospital staff. Megan is a dedicated person that we could trust from day one. She was available at any time, very competent and knowledgeable. She knows how to reassure and have an answer to each question we could have on pregnancy, labor and after delivery. There is no words to express how grateful we are to have her as our Doula. I would recommend her to anyone. ~ Anais
Words can’t describe just how grateful we are to have had Adrienne as our birth and post natal doula. Her professionalism, communication skills, knowledge, and personal gentle touch was everything we could have hoped for! When I was on the fence about getting a doula, I had a friend say to me “Carla, I’ve never met someone that had a doula and said ‘Oh I really wish I didn’t have one!’ ” The moral of the story is that it’s a service that is undeniably helpful and comforting. And especially with Adrienne by our side. From our first visit all the way to the end, her service to us and our new baby has been nothing short of excellent. Thank you again Adrienne for all that you’ve done! We will never forget it!” With love – Carla, Ara & Baby Ava!
Having a doula for support before/during/after the birth was worth every penny. A huge part of my positive birth experience can be attributed to April’s services, as she prepared us so thoroughly that we were able to go into labour and delivery without fear, and she could anticipate the best way to support both my partner and I during the birth itself. I could relax during the experience knowing that we had a knowledgable person on our team, and that my husband could tag out with someone I could trust as need be. I would recommend hiring a doula 1000 times over! ~ Whittney
It was truly amazing having Danielle's support and encouragement throughout my pregnancy and during birth. She is super knowledgeable and her calmness and confidence gave me the strength that I needed for my labour. Now I have a beautiful labour story to tell people- hopefully helping others see that it doesn't have to be a scary experience;) ~ Caitlin B.