Vera is a part of Yoga Mamas Doula team. She is an experienced and compassionate Toronto birth and postpartum doula who is passionate about providing a strong foundation of love for future humans. As a mother to two independent and creative teenagers, Vera has called Toronto home for her entire life and has attended births in other cities when opportunities arise.
Vera's Doula Style & Experience
As a Toronto doula, Vera provides comprehensive childbirth and lactation education, encouraging baby-wearing and enviro-parenting lifestyles. Her goal is to ensure that parents have the knowledge and support they need to make informed choices and feel confident in their ability to raise their children.
Vera's background in Public Relations and Communications, combined with her extensive experience as a doula, has equipped her with the skills to provide empathetic support to expectant parents. She believes that being a parent is a transformational journey, and she is committed to being there for parents during this integral time.
Recommended Books & Snacks for Expecting Parents
Vera's favourite birth book is "Gentle Birth Choices" by B. Harper, and she recommends anything by Elizabeth Pantly for postpartum. When it comes to snacks, Vera's favourite postpartum snack is apple slices with peanut butter.
Advice for Expectant Parents
Every parent feels guilty about something all the time, so it's important to give that up every day. She encourages parents to do the best they can at each moment based on the circumstances in that moment and not to worry about what will "ruin" their child's life for them to complain about in the future.
Vera is an excellent choice for expectant parents in the Toronto area looking for a doula who can provide compassionate and knowledgeable support during their childbirth journey.