Our Toronto Birth Doulas and Postpartum Doulas
Our professionally-trained 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.
Corina is nurturing and gentle in her approach to care. She is a certified DONA doula, yoga teacher, childbirth educator, and former archaeologist. Her diverse background, including sexual diversity studies and medical anthropology paved the path for her full spectrum doula work and childbirth education.
Corina believes that there are as many ways to start a family and give birth as there are people. Her approach to doula care focuses on holistic, evidence based, and non-judgemental support - focusing on honouring and supporting people's journey. Her style is soft spoken, encouraging, and guiding.
Corina is passionate about creating a safe, compassionate, personalized, and loving space for each client's birth and postpartum journey. She uses her training in yoga (including prenatal and trauma informed yoga), childbirth education, acupressure, and medical anthropology to gently guide people through their fertility, pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Corina's main focus to care is compassion and grounding encouragement. After her own birth in May 2020, she found that those two things were most helpful.
Giselle provides support to birthing people during labour, postpartum families and those experiencing pregnancy & infant loss & termination.
Giselle became a doula because they wanted people to feel safe, validated and well cared for during the unique transitions that one experiences once they become pregnant. Giselle is a lactation counsellor with clinical training (Newman Clinic). They continue to provide in person & virtual care for families through perinatal education, evidence based information, and an attentive ear-free of judgement. Their full spectrum practice is rooted in reproductive justice and anti-oppression.
Marj is a birth and postpartum doula, a yoga / fitness instructor, an essential oil educator, and a mom of two! She is deeply committed to wellness as a holistic lifestyle.
As a DONA certified doula, Marj believes that it is within each birthing person’s innate wisdom and ability to give birth. Further, she believes that birthing should be an empowering experience.
Throughout both of her own pregnancies Marj practiced prenatal yoga, and she attributes her own remarkable birth experiences to her yoga practice and the HypnoBirthing method.
From motherhood, becoming a birth and postpartum doula was a natural progression for Marj and she quickly found herself fully immersed in supporting clients through pregnancy, labour and beyond. It is in this role where Marj feels her intuition, guidance, and personal experiences to be incredibly supportive and valuable.
Marj is a diaper free, breastfeeding, and HypnoBirthing advocate. She is trained in many comfort techniques and keeps her approach educational and informative. With her help, you will gain the confidence to nourish and care for your baby and yourself in the best way possible.
Warm, intuitive, and knowledgeable; Maria has worked with children and families for many years, following her passion in caring for others. She came to Toronto in 2011 and here is where she finally decided to fulfill her love for women, babies and birth.
After Maria attended her first birth as a Doula, she knew that it was not only what she wanted to do but what she was supposed to do. She found her true calling. For her, witnessing the transformation that women go through, together with their partners is beautiful. Witnessing and being a part of the miracle of birth is a privilege.
With ample professional training and gentle spirit Maria, guides and supports her clients through their pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. Her intention as a doula is to create a calm, loving, compassionate, joyful and empowering space to make their experience the best that it can be. Every pregnant person, baby and birth are unique, and her work involves respecting and encouraging her client’s natural rhythms and needs.
Deanna is a calm and compassionate postpartum doula. She has always felt a strong desire to nurture and help others. It came as no surprise that upon learning about doula work, she felt deeply inspired to take a DONA Birth Doula Training and pursue this calling. She has since completed an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula training and has been passionately supporting families for the last three years.
She offers heart-centered care to birthers and their families as well as; provides tools to help birthers empower themselves and heal during this sensitive time. She believes that the birth and postpartum period is one of the most important times in a person's life and everyone deserves access to support during this pivotal transition. She is especially passionate about cooking and loves to nourish families with healing meals and beverages during their postpartum. In her practice, she incorporates the variety of holistic modalities she has learned over the years including Ayurveda, Herbalism, meditation and Reiki.
Suki has a genuine, creative and real approach to life, whose passion for all things Birth and Babies motivated her to begin her next career journey as a fully trained Birth Doula. She comes from past work experience in the field of Social Services helping women, children and families advocate for support through difficult stages and experiences of life.
As a doula, she is eager to assist women through their births, so that they can have the kind of experiences that they envision as they go through this beautiful and unpredictable moment.
She brings an easy-going, kind hearted and vibrant nature to the work with birthing people and their partners, and her ability to listen and empathize helps birthing individuals feel heard and understood.
• Dona trained postpartum and birth Doula
• certified birth Doula through Dona
• social service worker diploma
• bachelors of sociology
• certified medical transcriptionist
• Health Canada standard infection control
• Dona infant sleep care for Doula’s course
Adrienne is a birth & postpartum doula, yoga teacher, and proud mama. She attended her very first birth in 2012 and was immediately hooked! Adrienne offers caring, compassionate, non-judgmental support to expectant parents and is honoured to work with families during such a life-changing time. As an experienced doula, she supports clients who are low or high-risk, who have had fertility challenges, previous traumatic births or pregnancy loss, anxiety, depression and trauma.
A certified yoga teacher since 2005, Adrienne is passionate about making the practice of yoga a safe, nourishing and fun experience for her participants. She has taught in corporate, hospital and yoga studio locations throughout Toronto and has additional training in mindfulness, prenatal/postnatal yoga and trauma sensitive yoga.
Adrienne gave birth to her breech baby in September 2013 and has since been journeying through the joys and challenges of motherhood.
Rhondda is a birth & postpartum doula, breastfeeding specialist, yoga & meditation instructor, who offers grounded and compassionate care to diverse families across Toronto. She feels honoured to be invited into some of the most important yet vulnerable moments of their lives.
She began supporting moms and babies over 15 years ago, providing breastfeeding support as a La Leche League Leader. Rhondda completed her first yoga teacher training with The Yoga Sanctuary in 2014, and soon added certification in prenatal and postpartum yoga. She has been practicing as a doula since 2015, and is certified by DONA. Her continuing education and certifications include: Rebozo, TENs Machine, When Survivors Give Birth, Birth Story Listening, Yoga Nidra and more. She holds a fine arts degree in dance, and has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She has a Toronto Police Services vulnerable sector check, and Infant CPR and First Aid training.
Rhondda is devoted to your birth and postpartum experience. All of her training, skills and expertise are at your service, so that you will feel prepared and confident. She listens deeply to what is most important to you, helping you to navigate the many decisions that arise, while supporting your choices without judgement. She is committed to using the most current evidence-based resources. As a movement professional, she shares practices and positioning to optimize your pregnancy and birth. Rhondda's yoga classes are loved for their meditative slow flow that leaves you feeling more ease and joy in your body, mind and heart.
Rooted in a deep desire to help people, being a birth and postpartum doula comes naturally and easily to Ali. She feels at the heart of her role as a doula is meeting you wherever you are. Which means tailoring her approach to meet that of your individual needs.
As a Mama of 2, she knows first hand that the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period can be overwhelming. In her experience having someone in your corner who is sensitive to your needs can ease the journey.
Along with her experience, evidence based information, emotional and physical support Ali will always bring her love and care, nurturing you and your growing family.
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.
Attending birth since 2004 (if you count her own 2 births!), and since 2014 as a professional doula, Vera is committed to bringing ease and fostering confidence in people during pregnancy and birth. Her goal as a doula is to prepare people to be the kind of parent they want to be right from the start with beautiful experiences along the way.
Her niche is working with mature birthers, solo parents, people opting for unmedicated birth, (particularly but not exclusively) out of hospital and especially water birth. She is skilled in acupressure techniques, rebozo use, hypno-birthing practices, infant baby wearing and is a lactation educator. She has had experiences in diverse households and cultures and can provide care that is appropriate and respectful, and always from an anti-oppression lens.
Vera strives for a zero-waste life and can help parents with enviro-friendly tips to reduce their carbon-footprints (even the tiny baby one!).
Vera is a Certified Labour Doula (CAPPA), Postpartum Doula, Lactation and Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulator and Hypno-Birthing Professional (Mongan Method). She is co-owner of Doulas on Bikes, a business she runs with her sister Mira.
Passionate and intuitive, Nikita uses her skills to provide families with comfort and care through labour and postpartum. Her passions of childcare followed her throughout her life and spanned many different countries but this was what she was meant for. This calling has led to helping families through this short and precious moment in their lives. Nikita uses her knowledge to empower her clients to embrace a personal pre & postpartum healing journey. Assisting families through their many fluctuations of birthing, breast & chest feeding and adjusting to life at home. She hopes to change the stigma that women should do it all and do it with a smile.
Her hopes are to turn her clients into a village of people who learn and grow and feed each other with what they need for their families to grow harmoniously. Nikita is an inclusive LGBTQ+ advocate and believes all families should have the opportunity to experience birth and childbearing in their preferred way. She is here to provide knowledge, a sense of calm and support each family to their individual needs.
Birth & Postpartum Doula (DONA)
Trained in Acupressure Techniques for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum
Trained in Rebozo Techniques
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
Having our doula, Giselle Johnston support my partner and I through the process of welcoming our baby and the early days of parenthood and breastfeeding was the best decision we made for our baby’s birth. Giselle helped us get ready through thoughtful physical and mental preparation, we went into the delivery room confidently and once there had amazing support and advocacy which helped us have a positive birth experience even though we had a number of complications. Not only was Giselle there for me, making sure I was doing well throughout my labour and immediately after delivery; Giselle was also there for my partner, ensuring that he felt supported so that he could be our number one source of support. In addition, following our baby’s birth we were fortunate to have Giselle provide us with breastfeeding support and to ensure that we were doing well as a family during the early postpartum days. I highly recommend having a doula’s support as you prepare to welcome your baby, during labour, and during the early postpartum period. ~ Andrea