Toronto Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula Services
Congratulations on your pregnancy and thank you for your interest in doula care. We have been providing doula services in Toronto since 2012 and are proud to be partnered with some of Toronto's best birth and postpartum doulas. Whether you are just a few weeks pregnant, or expecting your baby in just a few weeks, we are able to to connect you with an amazing doula who can support you through your journey.
Free "All About Doulas" Information Sessions
Join other expectant parents who are interested in learning more about doula care in Toronto.
Walk away understanding:
You will learn what birth doulas and postpartum doulas do, what a typical doula package includes, how much doulas cost and when to hire a doula.
Location: Yoga Mamas EAST, 1402 Queen St East.
Our "All About Doulas" free info sessions run monthly and last 45mins - 50 mins. They are an easy and efficient way to learn about doula care in Toronto, and meet doulas without making any commitments towards hiring. Come alone or bring partners, friends or family. Please register in advance as space is limited.
MONDAY JANUARY 7TH, 2019 7:30PM
MONDAY APRIL 1ST, 2019 7:30PM
MONDAY MAY 6TH, 2019 7:30PM
MONDAY JUNE 3RD, 2019 7:30PM
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a doula? When should you hire a doula? Read more of our Frequently Asked Questions HERE.
Toronto Doula Testimonials
"The Yoga Mommas studio was not only a great prenatal experience, but also a wonderful postpartum resource. They had a postpartum doula package that fit out needs as new parents. Our doula helped us make the transition to new parents by allowing us to focus on our new addition while having a friend dedicated to helping us and answering our questions." ~ Bianca
Adrienne was amazing. She was like an athletic coach for birthing! She kept me focused and was a constant presence by my side when things are calm and when things started to get intense. She took on any feelings I was having and gently reminded my of my goals all while making sure I was as comfortable as possible. I love that she tried to include my husband as much as possible. Her yoga knowledge really strengthens her ability to guide your breath and vocalizing to manage contraction. She is full of knowledge on many aspects of pregnancy and birth and if she doesn't know something she will use her many resources and contacts to try and figure it out for you as soon as possible. ~Margaret
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
Dina was instrumental in making me as comfortable as possible in what ended up being a long and extremely intense labour, without any pain relief medications. I can't imagine how I could have managed without her support, and guidance throughout the labour. She is really well experienced and offered me excellent suggestions and guidance in preparation for labour/delivery, during labour and postpartum. She really takes the time to understand you and your needs and is there as a voice and resource to help through one of the most stressful and intense moments of your life! I couldn't speak highly enough of her. ~ Melita
I really enjoyed my experience with marj both as a doula and as a yoga teacher. She was so helpful with all of the physical needs around the baby and the house, and also allowed me to spend time with my older daughter by caring for the baby. She provided emotional support, as well as educational support and ideas for how to cope with the addition to our family, nursing, doing research on daycares for my daughter, I felt that I recovered much quicker and felt more well balanced with this birth as opposed to the birth of my first daughter because I had more support in the postpartum period. ~ Amy Makali
"We found Marj to be very calm and empathetic. She gave us actionable advice that helped me cope with the stress of going through labour and delivery for the first time. Looking back, I can't imagine what it would have been like to go through that experience without her support. I would highly recommend Marj as a birth doula and for postpartum support." ~ Merline
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. Thee is no words to express how grateful we are to have her as our Doula. I would recommend her to anyone. ~ Anais
Amy is an incredibly intuitive, knowledgeable, and loving doula! Having her beside me as I went through the journey that is giving birth made the experience of having my last baby an unforgettable memory. Throughout the process, she offered a series of gentle suggestions to help me ease the pain of labor. Her back massages were everything! It was exactly what I needed as I transitioned into v.painful back labor, she also encouraged me to take a bath, as well as go through contractions on exercise balls. She was so tactful and observant, she knew exactly when to step back and would intuitively step back in to support me. She respected and made space for my partner's presence as well, and actually a few moments after the baby's birth she asked if she could take a picture and captured such a beautiful moment with my partner and our brand new baby! Amy was truly an angel in disguise for me during my birth process. Her energy is so positive and loving in a really grounded and balanced way, she made a huge difference in my birth experience, and I'm truly happy and thankful that she was my doula.
"I think everyone should have a doula. It was a great experience for myself, but my husband felt so much calmer with everything when things were not going as we wanted. April made making the medical decisions easy and prepared us for anything (I ideally wanted no medical intervention) and at the birth centre things didn't quite go that way but I still found to a magical experience because I was prepared." ~ Leah Jones
The Yoga Mommas studio was not only a great prenatal experience, but also a wonderful postpartum resource. They had a postpartum doula package that fit out needs as new parents. Our doula helped us make the transition to new parents by allowing us to focus on our new addition while having a friend dedicated to helping us and answering our questions.
Maria was extremely knowledgeable and shared a variety of techniques for pregnancy and labour. She was non judgemental and supported my partner and I at every turn!
Hiring a doula was the best decision we made and many of my worries were alleviated with my doula. Having someone knowledgeable of childbirth and newborns there with you makes a world of difference. I would 100% hire April again if I have another child.
Both my partner and I believe that all first-time mothers should have access to a doula. We don't know what we would have done without ours. She filled the gaps in physical and emotional support thoughout labour and delivery and she was critical for assuring my partner as he watched me in pain. I felt completely supported and never feared the next step as labour progressed.
Maria was amazing. She’s very likeminded and we connected on a lot of issues. She helped me during such a stressful week by providing support in what would have otherwise been quite a lonely time.
I had a postpartum doula. My mom wasn’t able to help out as much as we had thought. Needless to say I was emotional.....What I loved was the emotional support, no question was too dumb and she made me feel like I was normal (I completely underestimated how hard the first few weeks would be). I had no idea what to expect or even how to ask for help, what I loved was Maria gave me suggestions and was never pushy. Also she provided a lot of encouragement- which helped my confidence so much as a first time mom.