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.
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!
Danielle believes that a well-prepared pregnant woman can make her birth a very positive and transformative experience. She has chosen this life path with the desire to educate, nurture and create a safe space for women during their journey through pregnancy and birth. Her goal is to give support to women and encourage them to take responsibility for their own health and well-being and that of their babies.
Danielle studied midwifery for four years at Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton, Maine. She received her professional Midwifery Certification (CPM) in the U.S and is a member of the North American Registry of Midwifery (NARM). Danielle works in an international capacity as a midwife, and currently in Canada, practices as a Doula and Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher. With her knowledge and education in the field of birthing, Danielle brings additional expertise to her Doula care and yoga classes. She brings a down-to-earth, common sense approach to her work as a birth care provider, with personal warmth and understanding.
Megan is always inspired by the strength and courage it takes to build a family. This is why she’s spent over 10 years advocating for maternal health and caring for families with the Child, Youth and Family Program at CAMH and the Positive Parenting Programme at the 519 Community Centre.After traveling the world in 2012, staying with a range of young families in Mongolia, Peru, Turkey, and Norway. Exhilarated by the experience in seeing how new families can flourish in all different environments, she returned to Canada to pursue a career as a childbirth educator and a doula.
Megan prides herself on her non-judgmental way of caring for clients as she guides them through the labyrinth of birth and the transition into parenthood.
When Megan isn’t at a birth or teaching a class, you’ll usually find her in the kitchen preserving jam, cycling around the city, or enjoying a picnic with friends and family.
Brittany-Lyne has been a doula since 2010. She is currently on leave from Laurentian University’s Midwifery Education Program and has completed her studies in Gender, Women and Sexualities. Brittany-Lyne is committed to offering inclusive, anti-oppressive, non-outcome focused care to her full-spectrum doula practice. She supports families in all reproductive journeys including fertility, birth, abortion and pregnancy loss.
With her experience as a surrogate and egg donor, Brittany-Lyne understands the challenges and joys of using reproductive assistance. As a queer doula who has a blended family, she recognizes the complexities of creating families and how essential it is that parents/caregivers feel heard and supported through their labyrinthine journey. Brittany-Lyne is knowledgeable in supporting sexual assault survivors and high-risk pregnancies. Recognizing the many unknowns and surprises in birth’s labyrinth, she works from a non-outcome focused approach, believing that we make decisions out of love for what the moment calls for.
Brittany-Lyne lives in east Toronto with her many plants and partner. When she is off-call you can find her sipping red wine, dancing or back in Sudbury enjoying nature.
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.