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Sarah Alexander, RN - "Belly to Baby"
SarahRegistered nurse, childbirth educator, doula, breastfeeding counselor
Where: Coquitlam/Vancouver, BC
Description: Childbirth education classes / occasional doula work
Comments: My passion for the birthing process began in 1993 when I volunteered at a midwifery clinic in The Philippines. Since than I have worked to incorporate this passion into a meaningful career by training to become a Registered Nurse specializing in Labour and Delivery, a Breastfeeding Counselor, a Doula (providing women with emotional and physical support while in labour) and a Mother.
Heather Martin, British Columbia's leading prenatal educator and retired midwife, has mentored me and encouraged the inception of Belly to Baby.
Prior to having my daughter Chloe, I felt prepared for labour but I didn't realize how many questions I would face once she arrived. Belly to Baby not only prepares you and your birth partner for labour and delivery, but also guides you through the questions and answers that arise after your baby's arrival.
My hope is that you will cherish your birth experience as a precious and empowering time in your life. I want women to be satisfied with their birth experience and be informed in their expectations. It is important that your birth partners feel involved in the process and appreciate the value of their role in this unique experience.
I am currently employed at BC Women's Hospital in Vancouver, BC as a perinatal nurse. I reside with my husband, daughter Chloe, and Bernese Mountain dog on Heritage Mountain in beautiful Port Moody, BC
Telephone: 604 469 2698
Email: bellytobaby@shaw.ca
Webpage: www.bellytobaby.ca                                          Submitted: 07/05/05

Jodi Anderson - "Birth Matters"
Where: Kamloops, BC
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I have been a Doula since 1998 and have worked with over 100 families. I understand the needs of a labouring woman and her partner, and work to support them during this amazing journey.
Telephone: 250-372-3733
Email: fjander@telus.net                                              Submitted: 11/3/2008

Tracy Armstrong, B.A., B.Ed., - "Best Beginnings Doula Care"
TracyWhere: Surrey, Langley, Delta, White Rock (British Columbia)
Description: Tracy is a birth and postpartum doula, and a childbirth educator located in the Sullivan Heights area of Surrey.
Comments: I believe that birth is a normal, natural experience which is transformative in nature.
I support women and their partners through the last weeks of pregnancy, birth and into early parenthood.
Email: bestbeginningsdoula@gmail.com
Webpage: http://bestbeginningsdoula.ca                     Submitted: 4/17/2010

Amanda Barker, CD, ChH, CBE - "Boho Birth"
Where: Kamloops, BC
Description: Doula, Herbalist, Childbirth Educator
Comments: I love empowering women to give birth naturally! I have had three natural births of my own, and i have been a Doula since 2006. I have had extensive training in herbs, homeopathy, and prenatal nutrition and I provide personalized pregnancy and birth services for your individual needs. Check out my website for more information!
Telephone: (250)376-8331
Email: abarker54@gmail.com
Webpage:  http://bohobirth.blogspot.ca/                        Submitted: 2/28/2010

Emily Baxter - "Natural Creation Doula Services and Aromatherapy Products"
EmilyWhere: Victoria BC
Description: Birth and Postpartum doula
Comments: I aim to support the family as a unit in order that they may feel empowered in their roles throughout this exciting and challenging time. It is our goal to help you achieve the birth you desire. Wherever and however you choose to give birth, we will provide education, emotional and physical support every step of the way. We aim to provide guidance to the mother’s partner, giving them the tools to support her through childbirth and the postpartum period.
Telephone: 250-294-1827
Email: emily@naturalcreation.ca
Webpage: hhttp://naturalcreation.ca                             Submitted: 3/17/2009

Janice Beale, CD (DONA) - "Birth Joy Doula Services"
Services: Childbirth Educator and Doula
Contact information: phone (250) 547-2269
Email: beale@cablelan.net

Mark Bentz, RMT - "Everest Therapeutics Inc."
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Description: Soft tissue rehabilitation and pain management treatments
Comments: Downtown Vancouver Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Clinic
Telephone: 604-633-9593
Address: M201-970 Burrard Street
Email: mark@everesttherapeutics.com / info@everesttherapeutics.com
Webpage: http://www.everesttherapeutics.com                                Submitted: 17/04/2007

Stephanie Bernath, CD, CPD (CBI) - "Treeroots Doula Service"
Where: Okanagan Valley of BC
Description: labour and birth doula, post partum doula
Email: treeroots_doula@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://www.treerootsdoula.com                         Submitted: 1/9/2009    Updated: 3/10/2010

Eva Bild - "Mothering Touch Doula Services"
EvaCertified Doula, DONA
Victoria, BC
Services: Childbirth Preparation Classes and Workshops, Labour support, Doula Services, Breastfeeding Counseling, and support.  Contact: 250-213-8958
Comments:  Mothering Touch Doula Services provides families in Victoria, British Columbia with professional support throughout the childbearing year. We believe strongly in women's ability to give birth and in their need for well-prepared support during pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding. We believe that parents-to-be are embarking on a life-changing journey and that they are entitled to respect, compassion and support. As doulas, we consider it an honour to be invited to join our clients on this journey.
Email: eva@motheringtouch.ca
Webpage: http://www.motheringtouch.ca                  Submitted: 11/21/02

Gwen Bradley, CD (DONA), CBE - "Down Baby Lane Birth Services"
Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Services:  Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator
Comments: I provide professional labour support, breastfeeding information and assistance as well a some post partum services. Private childbirth education classes are also available in your home or mine.
Telephone: 604-557-9339 Cell number: 604-615-0923
Address: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Email: downbabylane@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://www.webspawner.com/users/chilliwackdoula/              Submitted: 05/29/04      Updated: 01/01/05

Rachael Calder & Emma Wheeler, DONA Trained Birth Doula - "Rooted Birth"
Where: Vernon, B.C.
Description: Birth Doula, Post Partum and Breastfeeding Support
Comments: Rachael and Emma both provide Birth Doula services. This includes prenatal education and information, birth preparation, labour, post partum and breastfeeding support.
Telephone: 250.550.6195
Email: info@rootedbirth.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.rootedbirth.com                                         Submitted: 2/24/2009

Julie Coey, RMT - "Active Health Clinic"
JulieWhere: Victoria, BC
Description: Prenatal Massage Therapy, Postnatal Massage Therapy, Pregnancy Massage Table available at both locations, Infant Massage and lessons.
Comments: Julie Coey is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), with further training as a Birth Doula and an Infant Massage Instructor. Julie has a passionate interest in pregnancy and women’s health, infants, and pediatric well-being. Her practice offers a pregnancy massage table to allow every body the ability to relax in a face-down position. Being a very proud mom herself Julie always looks forward to sharing experiences with others.
Telephone: 250-382-7246
Address: 102-1625 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC
Email: juliecoeyrmt@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.activehealthclinic.ca                                 Submitted: 5/25/2007

Tricia Collingham, BSc., DSA Doula - "DOULATRICIA"
Where: Vancouver, BC
Description: Birth and Postpartum Doula, Hatha and Prenatal Yoga Instructor
Comments: Becoming a mother was the most important event in my life. I believe birth is one of the most significant events in a woman and her family's life and it is my goal to help women achieve better, more fulfilling birth experiences.
Email: doulatricia@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://doulatricia.blogspot.com   ??? needs updating                                     Submitted: 1/16/08

Jill Colpitts, BA, CD(DONA)
Where: North Shore - Vancouver - Burnaby, BC
Description: First Aid Instructor and Doula - Birth and Postpartum Doula and custom first aid courses and certification.
Comments: Learn important safety and CPR skills for your family, or gain certification needed for employment or knowledge. I offer many different levels of first aid, and I can often come right to your house of place of work!  I am a certified instructor through the Lifesaving Society of BC and Yukon.
Telephone: (604) 340-2452
Email: jillsko@yahoo.com                                Submitted: 11/4/2008

Lolli Comar - "Celebrating Birth"
LolliTitle: Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Childbirth Educator,
Where: Vancouver, B.C.
Description: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Support, Private Childbirth Classes
Comments: Over 15 years experience providing care, education and support to birthing women and their families.
Email: celebratingbirth@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://www.dancingstarbirth.ca        Submitted: 12/19/2008

Jill Culver, Doula, postpartum doula, breastfeeding counselor
JillWhere: Lower Mainland, BC
Comments: Providing personalized caring labour support.
Telephone: 604-889-6997
Email: doulajill@telus.net
Webpage: http://www.doulajill.com             Submitted: 07/01/2007

Michelle Dennill  - "Bloom Birth Services"
Where: Chilliwack and the Fraser valley
Description: Birth doula services, breastfeeding counseling
Telephone: 604-997-3000
Email:  birthdoula@shaw.ca
Webpage: needs updating                                             Submitted:  11/05/07

Jay Duncan  - "Helping Hands Postpartum Services"
DONA trained Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator
Victoria, BC
Description: Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator
Comments: I provide women with physical, emotional and practical help during the postpartum period. Women were not meant to "mother" alone. The postpartum period can be an overwhelming and a stressful period in a new mothers life. The help, guidance and informational assistance that a postpartum doula can provide can reduce the stress levels and boost the confidence of new moms and families. I look forward to helping new families ease into the transition of their new roles.
Email: mama_jay@hotmail.com                             Submitted: 06/26/05

Kathryn Eagleheart - "Natural Birthing and Postpartum Centre"
Kathryn Where: Victoria BC
Description: Labour/Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Lactation Counselor
Comments: I offer many different services, based on you and your family's needs.  I emphasize support that continues into the postpartum period, as the more support we have during this time, the more we will get out of this amazing yet challenging time. We can also do so much preparation for both the birth and when the baby arrives, during pregnancy, making the whole childbearing year flow much more smoothly!
Telephone: 250-386-2758
Email: keagleheart@uniserve.com
Webpage: www.birthingandpostpartum.com                    Submitted: 19/02/2007

Karen Evers - "The Birth Place"
Founder The Birth Place, Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Doula Trainer, Childbirth Educator, Birth and Breastfeeding Educational Material Producer, Speaker
Where: Lower Mainland, British Columbia
Description: Doulas, (homecare and labour), prenatal classes, belly casting, massage, doula training, stretch & relax classes, breastfeeding services, and baby groups, breast pump rentals.
Comments:   The Birth Place offers services and products for the year of pregnancy and after.  We have specialty products at reasonable prices and are baby and environmentally friendly.
Telephone: 604.520.1908 or 604.466.5811
Address: 955 Burnette Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C.  11962 224th St. Maple Ridge, B.C.
Email: info@thebirthplace.ca
Webpage: http://www.thebirthplace.ca                  Submitted: 10/12/05

Kathy Faulkner
I am a member of Doula Services of BC and Dona. I help clients of all back grounds and all age groups.
I work within the Fraser Valley to Vancouver.
I can be reached at 604-530-9854
Or Email: rkfaulkner@shaw.ca

Angela Flegel, GBI, Doula - "Oceanside Doula Services"
Nanaimo, BC
As a birth doula I help educate, encourage and empower families with their birthing choices.
Telephone: (250)753-8899
Email: ocean_doula_services@canada.com
Webpage: http://oceansidedoula.dvkservices.com                   Submitted: 05/30/04   Updated: 03/24/05

Marianna Fuscaldo, B.Sc., D.C. Webster in utero certification, FICPA
- "Fuscaldo Chiropractic and Total Health Centre"

My philosophy is simply "helping kids and their families achieve health and wellness". As a chiropractor focused on prenatal care, neonatal care, and family care, I enjoy forming new relationships in the community with others involved with maternity in any way.  Most people do not realize that there are options other than medical intervention for pregnancy and infant conditions such as back pain, breech presentations, colic, broad/round ligament discomfort and many more...
Telephone: 604-515-7018 Fax: 604-515-7058
Address: 434 East Columbia Street, New Westminster V3L 3W9
Email: Dr. Marianna Fuscaldo                         Submitted:07/04/04            Updated: 8/17/2006

Melanie Gatzke, RMT - "Revive Massage Therapy"
Where: Vancouver, BC
Description: Pregnancy Massage, Swedish Massage, Lymph Drainage Therapy
Comments: Helping people deal with pain, discomfort, headaches, stress management and relaxation.
Telephone: 604-738-0990
Address: 102-1867 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Email: revivemassagetherapyvancouver@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.rmtvancouvermassage.ca                  Submitted: 2/24/11

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Sally Glenn - "Happy Cats Yoga"
SallyCertified in Baby Sign and children's yoga
Where: Community Centers and Mum's groups
Description: Mum and Baby sign classes offered in American Sign. Children's yoga
Telephone: 604-961-7011
Email: happycatyoga@yahoo.ca
Webpage: http://www.happycatsyoga.com  needs updating                          Submitted: 01/20/08

Lindley Granger - "Okanagan Doula Support"
Where: Penticton, BC (South Okanagan)
Description: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula
Comments: I am a Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula working towards my DONA Certification. I am also able to provide breastfeeding support and will be working towards becoming a Certified Breastfeeding Educator. I reside in Penticton but I am available for all of the South Okanagan.
Telephone: 250-460-2515
Email: okanagandoula@gmail.com
Webpage: www.facebook.com/OkanaganDoulaSupport      Submitted: 4/23/2012

Janet Harder, CD - "Breath of Heaven Doula Services"
JanetWhere: Kamloops, BC
Description: Labor Support, Post-partum doula, massage therapy
Comments: very low fee, I just do this because it's my passion to help in this way.
Telephone: 250-434-4798
Email: geraldjanet@shaw.ca                                        Submitted: 10/17/10

Mary Hebden, RN, BSN, PNC(C), LCCE, HBCE - "Cowichan Birthwise"
Duncan, BC
Description: Lamaze certified childbirth classes, labor support,  and HypnoBirthing Childbirth.
I am an experience maternity nurse and childbirth educator and believe that birth is a normal, natural and healthy event which profoundly affects women and their families.  I offer a full range of prenatal classes to help you birth normally and with confidence.
Telephone: (250) 748-8493
Email: mnhebden@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://www.cowichanbirthwise.ca                      Submitted: 05/16/05  Updated: 05/08/06

Jane Hedges, RM- "Confident Beginnings Postpartum Care"
Where: Prince George BC
Description: Registered Midwife providing care following the birth or your baby.
Comments: You've just had or are about to have your baby. Who will be there to provide home support, breastfeeding teaching and the monitoring you will need for both yourself and your baby? Look no further, call for the free support you need to make your transition to parenthood as easy as possible!
Telephone: 250-960-9444
Email: cahedges@shaw.ca
Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Confident-Beginnings-Postpartum-Care-Prince-George-BC/280917873725           Submitted: 12/20/2009

Danielle Holdsworth, CD (DONA), OCT, BA, B.Ed - "The Stork's Nest"
Where: London, St. Thomas, Ottawa - ON
Description: Doula, Childbirth Educator
Comments: We are birth doulas, childbirth and lactation educators who love the miracle of birth.  Please see our website for a complete list of our services.
Email: storksnestdoulas@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.the-storks-nest.com                                 Submitted: 11/30/2009

Lisa Hoogenraad, CD (DONA)
Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Birth Doula
Member of B.C. Doula Services Association and DONA
Providing labour support in the Lower Fraser Valley (Langley, Abbotsford, Mission Chilliwack)
Contact Information: lisadoula@hotmail.com

Erin Hunter - "Birth Blessings Doula Services"
ErinWhere: Prince George, BC
Description: Birth Doula, working towards certification with DONA International.
Comments: I am excited to be offering my services as a Birth Doula in Prince George, BC, Canada.  As a Birth Doula, I offer continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to expectant mothers throughout the whole birth experience, including complete and continual labour support.  Please visit my website for more information.
Telephone: 250-563-9684
Email: birthblessingsdoula@yahoo.ca
Webpage:  http://www.pgdoulagroup.com/Birth-Doulas.html      Submitted: 11/15/2009  Updated: 2/22/2010

Ruth Johnson, RN - "Professional Birth Guide Services"
Okanagan valley (Penticton to Vernon)
Contact Information: Phone (250) 764 5399 Fax 250 764 5398
Email: ruth@cyberhealth.bc.ca
Website for Birth Guide Services: http://www.cyberhealth.bc.ca/

Moreka Jolar - "Gentle Birth - Home Birth - Empowered Birth"
MorekaWhere: Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, BC
Description: Traditional Birth Attendant
Comments: Birth works! Birth is perfect and is best with minimal disruption and without unnecessary interventions. I provide full in-home birth (and water birth) services to families living in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of BC.  My care starts at conception (fertility counselling is also available) and continues well into the postnatal period including all necessary clinical needs, physical and emotional support for family and baby.
Telephone: 778-554-3873
Email: morekajolar@gmail.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.morekajolar.com/Moreka_Jolar/Home.html                 Submitted: 01/14/11

Sarah Juliusson, MSN, CD (DONA) - "Dancing Star Birth Services"
SarahGreater Vancouver
Providing Birthing From Within childbirth classes & doula care, Advanced Birthing From Within Mentor
Telephone: 604 254-1100
Email: sarah@dancingstarbirth.ca
Website: www.dancingstarbirth.ca

Emily Kasper
Where: Abbotsford, Chilliwack & Mission, BC
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I have a passion to see women birth safely and in a manner that they are most comfortable. I feel blessed to be involved in such an intimate time in a woman's life, and hope to help make the journey into motherhood a great one!
Email: emily.kasper1@yahoo.com         Submitted: 01/03/13

Tina Kerr   - "Birthwell Doula Services"
Birth Doula
I am available throughout the Lower Mainland, mainly Vancouver, BC, Canada
Birth doula with massage and fluent in American Sign Language
Professional Labour Support begins with a trusting relationship between parents-to-be and doula. It grows into a special bond as we journey together through your unique birth experience. I am there with up-to-date comfort techniques and emotional support throughout the entire birth. I do not take the place of anyone else there for support. I become part of the team there at your birth working towards the best experience possible for you and your baby.
Telephone: 604-306-4399
Email: birthwelldoula@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://members.shaw.ca/birthwelldoula

Christa Kickbush, CD/CCE (CBI) - "Pacific Birth Steps"
ChristaWhere: Chilliwack and Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Description: Doula, Childbirth Educator, Massage, Infant Massage and Baby Sign Language Instructor
Comments: I provide labour and postpartum doula services to families in Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley. I also provide private and group prenatal classes, massage, infant massage classes, and baby sign language classes. I am committed to supporting women and families with compassionate, unbiased, and evidence based information.
Email: christa@pacificbirthsteps.com
Webpage: needs updating   Submitted: 12/10/06  Updated:  9/23/07

Sandra Kleiss, Doula, C.A,C.R
Doula, certified Aromatherapist, Reflexologist and Level 3 reiki practitioner.
Labyrinth Therapeutics-support for the childbearing year and beyond.
Fraser Valley, B.C.
Birth and postpartum doula services. Aromatherapy, reflexology and Reiki treatments available.  With over 8 years experience in the natural health field I am now offering a comprehensive support service for the childbearing family. We also have a line of natural eco-friendly herbal products for mom and baby. A pampered Mom is a relaxed Mom.
Telephone: 604-316-2286
Email: sandrakleiss_7@msn.com
Webpage: http://freewebs.com/labyrinth-therapeutics                 Submitted: 02/28/05

Linda Larson - "Misty Publishing
Where: Surrey, Vancouver, Lower Mainland B.C.
Description: Baby Massage Instruction Meetups, Author, Children's Books, Teacher: Chinese "TUINA" Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Publisher, Writer
Comments: Welcome! Join in, hands-on, follow along with Author Linda E Larson for BABY MASSAGE INSTRUCTION! (Amazon.com) "The Little Baby Massage Book" - Complete with Acupressure and Aromatherapy to give the gift of love and touch to your baby; A user-friendly educational text, beautifully illustrated, photographed and diagramed for people from all ages and walks of life to learn pediatric (baby) massage. The techniques in this book are a combination of Chinese TUINA - Acupressure (from the Jiang-Su Provincial Hospital Nanjing, CHINA Pediatrics Dept.), Swedish and Indian massage. Various QI or energy movements that can be used for the relief of colic, digestive disorders, fussy babies, increasing the production of ACTH (Adrenocorticotrophic) Hormones and much more. There is an entire chapter dedicated to the study of aromatherapy essential oils and botanicals.
You will learn how to mix your own aromatherapy massage oils, "Aromatreats" with home safety tips while learning her uses for your essential oils.
Amazon.com book order link: http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/097886154X/ref=pd_rvi_gw_3/102-8120732-5320932
Telephone: 604 589 4399 OR 778 896 7321
Email: tech@mistypublishing.com
Webpage: http://www.MistyPublishing.com                          Submitted: 9/09/10 

Gloria Lemay, TBA (Traditional Birth Attendant, Midwife)
GloriaVancouver, BC
Description: Childbirth Educator, Traditional Birth Attendant
Comments: Gloria Lemay has been attending births in BC for over 25 years and has assisted with approximately 2000 births. She has faced relentless persecution by the BC College of Midwives for not having joined their organization and becoming "regulated" in 1998, and yet, remains one of the most sought after birth educators and birth attendants in the province.
I love being a midwife. I want my gravestone to read "Gloria Lemay MIDWIFE & MOTHER She spoke up for babies". Right across Canada, provincial governments are regulating and licensing midwives in an effort to respond to consumer demand for gentler, kinder obstetric practices. Like many government programs, the midwifery movement is losing its alternative nature and becoming more and more like the medical model it was supposed to replace. Instead of truly opening up choice for women - grown women who chose to get pregnant, chose to stay pregnant and then choose to give birth naturally without medications - the regulation of midwifery has created yet another controlled member of the medical monopoly on caring. Women across the country are seeking yet another alternative. Birth assistants, doulas, labour coaches, private birth attendants... there are many names for the women who are emerging to take up the alternative role. Now, the same tactics that were used to keep the midwives down - legal action, ridicule, accusations of ignorance - are being used to suppress the new alternative birth caregivers.
Email:  gloria@glorialemay.com
Webpage: http://www.glorialemay.com/

Sandy A. Lopez, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator LCCE, & Birth Doula - "Handmaiden Birthing Support Services"
SandyVancouver Lower Mainland, B.C.
Description: Birth Doula and Childbirth education for the childbearing family.
Comments: Self employed nurturing, friendly Doula, providing continuous labour, delivery and immediate post partum care for the childbearing family. Physical, emotional support, birth planning, breastfeeding. Available for private childbirth education series as well.
Telephone: 604-374-5878
Email: sandy@handmaidendoula.com
Webpage: http://www.handmaidendoula.com             Submitted: 7/13/07   Updated: 2/8/2009

Samantha Lynn, DONA trained birth doula, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor - "Breathe Into Being Prenatal Yoga and Doula Services"
Where: Kamloops BC
Description: Offering doula services to Moms and families in Kamloops and surrounding areas. Group prenatal Yoga classes and private sessions.
Comments: Proud to help you breathe your family into being.
Telephone: 250-318-2223
Email: breatheintobeing@gmail.com
Webpage: http://breatheintobeing.net                       Submitted: 11/30/10

Abby Mikkelson, Doula - "Heartsong Birth"
AbbyWhere: Greater Vancouver, BC
Description: Birth doula, Birthing From Within Mentor, Breastfeeding support
Comments: Doula, La Leche League Leader - "Heartsong Birth"
Where: Greater Vancouver, BC An experienced mother of three, former La Leche League leader, birth doula and Birthing From Within (BFW) mentor, I provide labour, childbirth and breastfeeding support and private BFW classes. Check out my website for more information.
Email: heartsongbirth@telus.net
Webpage: http://www.heartsongbirth.com                      Submitted: 01/09/07       Updated: 3/18/2010

S. Lorraine McAteer, Personal Counselor, Doula
New Westminster and Surrounding Areas
Services: Keeping mothers (and their families) happy and healthy by identifying and dealing with personally relevant stressors associated with pregnancy, childbirth, parenting and having a new addition to the family.
Home visits may be arranged for Mom's convenience.
Doula services may also be offered (current DSA member)
1979 BCIT, Nursing courses.1983 BCIT, Med Rad.(RTR)  1979-1991 Practicing medical professional.
1994 BA Psych, honours degree 1st class. (Thesis topic: Stress and sensory sensitivity).
1994 Had firstborn by C-section. (Learned firsthand about the over-medicalization of the birth process, how women have been removed from control in their birthing experience and have been taught to not trust their own body) 1998 Had 2nd child VBAC with Doula assisting.
(In comparison to my first birth, discovered how wonderful the birth experience could be!)
2002, MA Counseling Psychology, SFU. (Thesis topic: The effects of stressors, social support and locus of control on depressive symptoms in the pre and postpartum.)
Spring 2002, Doula training, Douglas College. Happily married mother of two beautiful children.
Email:4mcateers@telus.net

Heather McCue - "Island Childbirth Education"
Victoria and lower Vancouver Island
Doula support, childbirth education classes, breastfeeding support
I believe that childbirth is a natural, normal event in a woman's life, and will support women and babies as such. My classes and birth; support are intended to share information about pregnancy, childbirth, and post-natal options available to women who are approaching their childbirth experience. I realize that it is only when women have full knowledge about their maternity and infant care options, that they can truly offer informed consent.
Email: heather@IslandChildbirth.com
Webpage: http://www.islandchildbirth.com

Roz McElroy, RN, BA Midwifery, RGN - "BIRTHING BUDDIES"
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Description:  RN, BA Midwifery, Childbirth Education, Professional Childbirth Preparation
Our Services: One to one education in your own home to prepare you and your partner for childbirth from a midwifery perspective to empower you to have a positive childbirth experience. A labour support package is included for you to use which includes TENS, birthing ball etc. and upon collection of the package following the birth of your child, a postnatal visit and breastfeeding support is offered thereafter.
The Aquadoula Birth Pool is now available for hire throughout BC and Canada.
Telephone: 604 734 4649
Address: 207/2929 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Email: info@birthingbuddies.com
Webpage: http://birthingbuddies.com                                 Submitted: 08/24/04             Updated: 01/10/06

Holly Malashewsky, CD(DONA) - "The Birthing Way Doula Services"
Where: Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon B.C. and surrounding areas
Description: Birth and postpartum doula, private prenatal and breastfeeding educator & photographer.
Comments: Holly Malashewsky is a certified DONA birth doula, breastfeeding counselor and photographer. She has been attending births and providing support through pregnancy, birth and beyond since 2004.
Telephone: 250-804-1628
Email: thebirthingway@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://thebirthingway.wordpress.com/                        Submitted: 03/18/08  Updated: 6/03/10

Jewel Marra, Certified Birth Doula - "MaternaLove Doula Services"
Kamloops, B.C.
Description: Birth and Postpartum Doula
Telephone: 250-573-7810
Email: jemarra30@hotmail.com

Casie Menhinick, CIMT, CBE - "Within A Woman Doula Care"
Casiealmost finished certification with DONA, Breastfeeding Counselor
Where: Lillooet, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton
Description: birth doula, postpartum and Go4Mums Services, Breastfeeding Support, Childbirth Classes, Infant Massage Teacher
Comments: I am the mother to five beautiful children 5 to 13 years old.  I have lived in a small rural community (Gold Bridge) for 17 years and recently moved to Lillooet to pursue my doula work.  As a mother who birthed in a rural area experiencing a need for pre and post natal support services I am very passionate that women in rural communities have the opportunity to receive doula care.  I am willing to travel with women to Royal Inland Hospital or accompany them closer to town to access midwifery care.  I am in the process of establishing a Pre/Post Natal Home Support Program in our community which will hopefully extend to outlying communities feeding in to Lillooet.  I am very comfortable working with all cultures and respect your birthing traditions.  I feel very honoured to be able to work with and support our aboriginal population.  I have a special interest in supporting single mothers, mums without birth partners and young mothers.  I feel honored to offer postpartum services to mums birthing their second or more child that may need someone to stay in hospital or for a few days at home while they transition into mothering more than one!
Email: casie@withinawoman.ca
Webpage: http://www.withinawoman.ca     https://www.facebook.com/pages/Within-A-Woman-Doula-Care/175800882443898               Submitted: 3/31/2009

Karen Miller - "Nanaimo Hypnosis"
HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, Certified Hypnotherapist
Nanaimo, BC
Description: Childbirth education and preparation.
Comments:  HypnoBirthing® is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth, enhanced by hypnosis techniques, that allows women to call upon their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing in the way that most mirrors nature... During HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Classes you'll learn deep relaxation, slow breathing patterns and self-guided release of endorphins, the body's natural opiates. This enables you to enjoy an unmedicated, safe and gentle birthing for your baby, often pain-free, often more quickly. If your birthing date is imminent or you are unable to attend a scheduled class, a personalized one-day intensive class is also available to meet your needs.
Telephone: (250) 741-1461
Address: 9-321 Wesley Street, Nanaimo
Email: karen@nanaimohypnosis.com
Webpage: http://www.nanaimohypnosis.com                                  Submitted: 12/02/05

Gurjeet S Minhas, RN (MSN, India and Australia) - "Joyous Birth Institute"
Where: Surrey, BC
Description: Teacher of the Joyous Birth Prenatal Preparation Playshops
Comments: My career as a nurse started in India where I completed my Masters in Maternal health Nursing, I practiced my nursing skills for a number of years. After completing my Masters in Nursing research degree in Australia and a couple of years in New Zealand I arrived in Canada in 2001. As an RN working in the Birthing Unit, I observed women in pain with drugs and epidurals as the common choice solution. This led me to question the choices a woman had during her childbirth. I then studied many contemporary childbirth education solutions and designed a unique program to prepare the pregnant woman physically, mentally, emotionally while maintaining her connection with her baby and her spiritual source. The Joyous Birth Playshops are a culmination of my life's education and experience in 5 different countries, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. Joyous Birth Playshops are empowering, fun, interactive and highly experiential and include you and your birth partner. It is also a time to discuss any questions that arise during and after your baby's arrival. I am currently employed at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, BC as a perinatal nurse. I reside with my husband, and three children in Surrey, BC.
Telephone: 604 589 0022
Email: teacher@joyousbirth.net
Webpage: hhttp://www.joyousbirth.net                            Submitted: 4/19/2009

Jacquie Munro, BA(Psych),, former ICCE, CD(DONA) - "Vancouver Doula"
JacquieLower Mainland (Vancouver/Fraser Valley)
Doula for 19 years.  I have been interested in birthing issues since I studied developmental psychology at UBC in the early 1980's. I put my studies to practical use during my two pregnancies, first with medical, then with midwifery care.  I became involved with the birthing community to promote family-centered care, and studied to become a Certified Childbirth Educator and Doula. I have been the coordinator for Vancouver Childbirth, a founding developer of the Douglas College Doula Course, the BC Doulas of North America representative, and developed a holistic childbirth education series for The Midwifery Group. I have been practicing as a doula and childbirth educator since 1987, supporting over 700 women and their families at home and in the hospital, and teaching thousands of expectant parents.
Contact information: Phone 778-883-9851
Or Email: vancouverdoula@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.vancouverdoula.blogspot.com                   Updated: 09/26/05

Julia Nasadyk  - "Kamloops Doula Services - Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond"
JuliaWhere: Kamloops, British Columbia
Description: Doula Childbirth Educator
Comments: I believe that birth is an amazing, wonderful, exciting event that is normal, natural and healthy.  It is an experience that is never forgotten, and women's confidence and and ability to give birth is either enhanced or diminished by those who care for her and where she births.  I have knowledge, training, and experience to provide emotional support, physical support and informational support. I like to reassure the partner that my role in no way takes away or replaces the role of the partner.  Rather, my presence allows the partner to be involved to his/her level of comfort and participation in this most wonderful, amazing, miracle of the birth of your child.
Telephone: 250-574-4183
Email: jnasadyk@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://kamloopsdoula.ca                                                Submitted: 6/15/10

Joanna Nemrava "Mighty Oak Midwifery Care"
Where: Kamloops
Description: Registered Midwife, Midwife services: home birth, hospital birth, water birth, complete prenatal care, postpartum support, etc
Comments: With open heart and mind, Joanna offers genuine warmth, gentle hands, a calming voice and a strong sense of faith in the natural process of birth and the innate strength of women she serves.
Email: joanna@mightyoakmidwifery.ca
Webpage: hhttp://www.mightyoakmidwifery.ca                                 Submitted: 05/14/09

Sylvia Nicholson, RN BN MHSA MS CNM RM "North Okanagan Midwifery Care"
Where: Vernon, BC
Description: Registered Midwife, Midwifery care from early pregnancy through to six - eight weeks postpartum.
Comments: "Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have been able to receive your care during my pregnancy with Layla.  The level of care was outstanding.  I always felt welcome and comfortable".
Telephone: 250-503-5133
Email: slnbcca@uniserve.com
Webpage: http://www.treerootsdoula.com/default.html              Submitted: 7/2/2009

Trudy Noort "Birth Transitions Prenatal Classes"
TrudyChildbirth educator, Doula, La Leche League Leader (retired), writer
Where: Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Burnaby
Description: Prenatal classes in a variety of formats, facilitated by an experienced instructor.
Comments: Class size:  I limit class size so that I can give each class member individual attention and respond fully to his/her learning needs.
Experienced facilitator:  I do not 'farm out' my classes to less experienced teachers - I teach all of the classes, so couples can benefit from my 20+ years of teaching and labour support experience. Variety of formats:  I know it can be difficult to fit prenatal classes into a couples' schedule(s), so I offer my classes in 3 different formats:  weekly evening classes, weekend 'workshops' (2 Saturdays), and private 'in-home' classes.
Telephone: 604.787.5386
Email: info@birthtransitions.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.birthtransitions.com                  Submitted: 10/4/2008

Erin Patrick - "Functional Fitness and Personal Training"
BCRPA certified group exercise, strength training and personal trainer, CanFit Pro certified Pre and Postnatal exercise specialist
Victoria, BC
Comments: Certified Pre and Postnatal exercise specialist offering pre and postnatal fitness classes and personal training to expectant and new mothers in the greater Victoria BC area.
Telephone: (250) 858-7972
Email: erin@functionalfit.ca
Webpage: http://www.functionalfit.ca                         Submitted: 07/07/05

Marilyn Pocha, CD(DONA), PPD, CBE, LPN - "Blessed Event Doula Services"
MarilynWhere: Langley, BC (I serve Langley, Surrey, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge)
Description: DONA Certified Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula (DONA), Childbirth Educator (Lamaze), Licensed Practical Nurse ( LPN)
Comments: I am an open-minded warmhearted professional birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator who is educated and dedicated in supporting women and their families through the prenatal, childbirth and postpartum experience. I also offer private childbirth education classes.
Phone: 604-5138545 (Langley)
Email:  mpocha@telus.net
Website: www.blessedeventdoulaservices.com                           Submitted: 09/26/10  Updated: 09/19/11

Terra Reindl
Okanagan valley (Penticton to Vernon)
Contact Information: Phone (250) 762-9763 or
Email: reindl@cnx.net

Brandy Rees, - "Baby Time Doula Services"
Where: Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Vernon British Columbia
Description: DONA trained doula
Comments: I am a newly trained DONA doula working towards my certification. I look forward to helping mothers and their partners through this exciting time in their lives.
Telephone: 250-838-5982
Email: babytimedoula@yahoo.ca
Webpage: http://babytimedoula.wordpress.com                   Submitted: 05/16/2010

Carly Rigby - "A Special Delivery Birth Services"
CarlyBased in New Westminster and serving Vancouver and surrounding areas of the Lower Mainland.
I have been working as a doula since June, 1997. In that time, I have supported many women and families in defining their best birth experiences and helping them to achieve their goals.
Telephone: 604.777.2241
Email: carly@aspecialdoula.com
Webpage: http://www3.telus.net/aspecialdelivery/

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Carmen Schultz, CD DT CBE RCA - "Chilliwack Private In Home Prenatal Classes"
Personalized Prenatal in Chilliwack, BC and Doula Training World Wide
Description: Childbirth Education, Birth Doula Trainer
Comments: Personalized Prenatal Classes in the Comfort of your Home Information on Becoming a Birth Doula Online
Telephone: 604-701-2511
Email: valleydoula@hotmail.com
Webpage:  www.chilliwackprenatal.webs.com          Submitted: 01/01/05   Updated: 6/07/2012

Nikiah Seeds, CD (DONA) - "Natural Touch Childbirth Education and Doula Services"
Certified Childbirth Educator, Birthing From Within Mentor, Certified Reflexologist, Chartered Herbalist with the Dominion Herbal College and RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist)
Vancouver B.C.
Services: Birth Doula, Reflexologist, Nutrition for Children, Belly casting, Prenatal classes
I first became introduced to Doulas in 1996 when I attended my first birth as labor support to a friend. I have been interested and involved with birthing ever since. I became a doula in 2000 when I trained at Douglas College and I went on to become a certified birth doula with {DONA} Doulas of North America. I am also proud to be the president of Doula Services Association of B.C. a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Doulas for Birthing and postpartum women here in British Columbia. (For more information you can call our referral line at 604-515-5588 or check out our web-site at http://bcdoulas.org.) Being a part of this association helps me stay current in the birthing community. I enjoy giving my time and support to our amazing group of members and professional Doulas here in this province.
I offer ongoing Prenatal classes in the Birthing From Within style, as well as information on Blessingways, herbs for pregnancy, shopping and more....
Telephone: 604-738-1543
Email: nikiah@redmoondesigns.ca
Webpage: http://www.redmoondesigns.ca/pages/about          Submitted: 08/31/03   Updated: Jan 2013

Sarah Segal, CD (DONA), CPD (DONA), BC, CBE - "Journey of Birth"
Where: Nanaimo BC
Description: Birth & Postpartum Doula Support, Birthing From Within Classes, New Mothers' Groups and Breastfeeding Counseling
Comments: I am a certified Birth & Postpartum Doula offering professional support in the Nanaimo area of Vancouver Island. I also offer dynamic Birthing From Within classes, new mothers' groups and breastfeeding counseling. I have extensive experience working with mothers and families from all backgrounds, and enjoy bringing celebration and honor to the birthing process and the transition to parenthood. I have worked in Canada and overseas supporting birthing families.
Telephone: 250.802.5005
Email: being.born@yahoo.com
Webpage: http://www.journeyofbirth.ca                        Submitted: 10/6/2009

Tracy Simpson - "Mama Love Doula Services"
Labour support and postpartum care. Serving clients within the Greater Vancouver area.
Contact Information: phone (604) 254-5492 or
Email: mamalove@doula.com

Jacquelyn Smith, Doula - "Bellyblessings"
Victoria, BC   Contact information: Phone: (250) 592-4868
Email: info@bellyblessings.com

Judy Smith - "Labour of Love"
Doula, member of DONA
Serving Downtown Vancouver and the lower mainland area
Birth Doula, Postnatal Doula, Breastfeeding support, Prenatal and Postnatal services and supplies.
As a Doula, I assist the mother and the partner to achieve the birth that they desire. I believe that the partner is a very important member of the birth team. I act as their advocate and voice. I believe that a Doula can help a labouring mother by giving her the confidence to birth naturally. I provide support and information to ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. We meet 1-2 times prenatally where we develop a detailed birth plan (with alternatives). I stay with the mother during childbirth and since I live downtown and close to major hospitals, mothers very often labour at my home. I stay immediately post-partum where I assist with the first nursing. After the birth I make 1-2 visits (more if needed) to assist with settling in.
Telephone: 604-633-0818 or 604-968-0074 mobile
Address: 600-1226 Hamilton St.
Email: labouroflove@canada.com

Carli Spielman, Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula- "The Divine Child Doula Services"
CarliChilliwack and Abbotsford, BC
Description: I am a birth and postpartum doula serving families from the Fraser Canyon through the Fraser Valley.
Comments: Carli is a Birth and Postpartum Doula trained with DONA. She has also been busy doula with the South Community Birth Program in Vancouver. Carli is a member of DONA and the Doula Services Association of BC, and is currently working towards her Lamaze Childbirth Educators Certificate at Douglas College. And Carli is most definitely the happy mother of a lovely little girl, Frankie. Please see my website for more details! "Breathe. Believe. Birth."
Telephone: 778.385.9691
Email: carlispielman@mac.com
Webpage: http://www.thedivinechild.ca                                Submitted: 03/27/08    Updated: 9/28/2008

Sherry Stewart - "Birthpath"
Doula, Doula Trainer, Childbirth Educator, Relaxation Therapist
Member of DONA, DSA, Founding Member of ICEA.
Trained by Dr. Robert Bradley and Margaret Gamper, R.N. - 37 years in labour support, education and consulting.
Over 2,000 births attended in over 100 different Canadian hospitals.
Vancouver and surrounding area.
Contact Information: Phone: 604-264-0784 Fax: 604-264-0780
Or Email: cberger@infoserve.net

Karen Stiles, CD - "From Belly to Birth"
KarenWhere: Kamloops, B.C.
Description: Doula, Post partum support, pre/postnatal massage, belly casting classes, how to make natural baby products classes
Comments: From Belly to Birth offers highly personalized pre and postnatal care, including birth doulas, postpartum support and prenatal massage.  It is our goal to provide nurturing, supportive care through education that will assist each family in making the choices that are best for them in this amazing process.
Telephone: 250-319-3753
Address: 332 Victoria St. Rm. C
Email: frombellytobirth@hotmail.com
Webpage: needs updating                            Submitted:  7/31/2008

Cindy Storie-Soth - "Cowichan Valley Childbirth Preparation"
Where: Duncan, British Columbia
Description: Childbirth Educator
Comments: Pregnancy is an exciting time. With this inevitable change comes many questions and concerns. Cowichan Valley Childbirth is dedicated to informing, educating and empowering expectant parents so that they are better able to make informed choices surrounding the birth of their baby.
As every woman is different, so is every birth. These classes are designed to help couples discover what will work best for them. Expectant parents will leave the class with a better understanding of the birthing process, of some proven pain coping techniques and how to create and maintain a healthy environment for a fulfilling birth.
Telephone: 1.250.480.9712
Address: 1109 Paradise Close, Cowichan Bay, BC, V0R 1N2
Email: cstorie@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://www.cowichanchildbirth.com                      Submitted: 09/04/2007

Jen Strilchuk, CD, CBE - "Blossoming Birth Perinatal Care"
Where: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Langley BC
Description Of Services: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor
Comments about my service: I bring my own deep experience as a mother of six children to my practice. My children and their births are much of what inspired me to become a Doula and Perinatal Consultant. I have over 15 years experience in prenatal education, labor support, breastfeeding counseling, postpartum care and a background in holistic nutrition and health. I am committed to all women owning their births, being present to the miracle of their own bodies, and having the experience of giving birth in conscious awareness. I am honored to offer a continuum of care as you awaken into your new identity as parents. It is a privilege for me to support you and your partner in this profound transition as you celebrate the life within you and your initiation into parenthood.
I currently assist families throughout the Fraser Valley..... Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission and Langley areas....
For more information please contact me! I'd love to hear from you!
Telephone: 604-557-0457
Email: jnstrilchuk@hotmail.com
Webpage: www.blossomingbirth.ca             Submitted: 3/10/2012

Aimée Sturley, DONA-trained Labour Doula - "Adar Massage and Doula Services"
AimeeVancouver, BC
Services:  Doula and prenatal massage practitioner
Comments: I provide emotional, physical and informational support to labouring women and their families. Types of support I can provide include prenatal, labour and postnatal massage in-office or to your home, home visits to aid in establishing birth plans, coaching you and your partner or friend in useful pain-relief massage techniques, sharing information about labour, birth and breastfeeding, helping you to get in touch with services and groups that will suit your needs and just being a listening ear during this time of rapid and profound change. Whether you choose to give birth at home or in the hospital, I can come to your home as soon as you feel that you need my support. I will stay with you for a couple of hours after the birth to ensure that breastfeeding is going well for you and that your questions are answered. Queer friendly!
Telephone: (604) 609.8254
Address: 2414 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Email: info@adarmassage.com
Webpage: http://adarmassage.com                                  Submitted: 04/07/05

Debbie Tancsa - "Empowering Births Doula Service"
I am happy to serve families in Merritt, Kamloops, Princeton and all surrounding areas.
Contact Information: Phone (250) 378-5207
Email: tancsa@uniserve.com
Website: http://www.angelfire.com/bc/douladeb

Helen Tang, RPC-C, CHt, CHBE - "Helen Tang HypnoBirthing"
Where: Lower Mainland area, British Columbia
Description: HypnoBirthing Program (Certified HypnoBirthing Educator, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Registered Professional Counselor-C)
Comments: The HypnoBirthing childbirth program is an education program that teaches simple but effective self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques, along with other important information related to childbirth such as nutrition & fitness, birth plan, stages of birth, birth positions and etc.
Email: htang88@telus.net
Webpage: http://www.HypnoBirthingVancouver.com                   Submitted: 5/25/2009

Ingrid Tilstra - "Okanagan LC"
Where: Kelowna, BC and area
Description: Support for successful breastfeeding - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, La Leche League Leader
Comments: Call for a FREE consult during pregnancy.  Understanding how breastfeeding and birth are connected can help you avoid many common problems.  (In-home support after birth also available.)  Mother, La Leche League Leader for 13+ years, IBCLC.
Telephone: 250 860 0597
Email: okanaganlc@yahoo.com                     Submitted: 12/8/2008

Kim Turton - "My Doula"
Lower Mainland Vancouver, BC
Description: Doula - Breast Feeding Counselor - Reiki
Comments: I am experienced with VBAC - high needs and young moms, I help with breastfeeding issues and will incorporate Reiki as needed. I am taking the Lamaze Prenatal Educators Training and will be offering classes.
Telephone: 604 230-6341
Email: kim@mydoula.ca
Webpage: http://www.mydoula.ca                                            Submitted: 03/20/06

Hanne Vieira, RHN - "Natural Touch Doula Services"
HanneVancouver, B.C.
Birth Doula, Prenatal yoga, Nutritional consultations
As a Professional Doula, I offer aromatherapy massage, Reflexology, tailored nutrition plans and prenatal yoga.
Hanne Viera is a professionally trained Doula and has been attending births since 2000. Hanne originally came from Brazil to Vancouver to study, but decided to stay permanently when she met her husband. In 2002 Hanne had her first child who was born at home, with the help of her partner, a Doula and a midwife. Because of her own positive birthing experience Hanne realized how important it is to have support during the childbearing year. Hanne has attended births in both Brazil and Canada
Telephone: 604-669-2507
Email: hanne_vieira@yahoo.ca
Webpage: http://www.naturaltouchdoula.com    http://www.health-blossom.com/About-me.html                      Submitted: 8/10/07

Robin Vorauer - "Robin's Nest Childbirth Services"
Doula, Lactation Counselor, Reflexologist
Providing support during the final weeks of pregnancy, throughout the labour and delivery, and the early weeks postpartum.
I provide services all over the Lower Mainland of BC
Therapeutic massage, Relaxation Massage, Stone Massage, Emotional Freedom Technique, Childbirth Doula, Breastfeeding support.
Telephone: 778.889.5576
Email: info@robins-nest.ca
Webpage:  http://www.robins-nest.ca/                         Submitted: 04/09/03   Updated: 08/10/07

Amanda Williams & Marlo Fieldt - "Women Offering Mothers Birth Support"
Where: Kelowna, BC
Trained and Certified Doulas CAPPA and DONA
Description: Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Partum Doula Support
Comments: Personalized support from conception to breastfeeding. Let us Mother you.
Telephone: 250-212-6532 or 250-762-9244
Email: w.o.m.b.s@live.com                         Submitted: 3/2/2009

Mona Williamson - "Nurturing Touch Doula Services"
Member of Doula Services Association and DONA
Doula and Childbirth Educator.
Experience with VBACs, High Need Clients, Young Teens (13-15 yrs) and twins.
Providing labour support for families in the Lower Mainland (Vancouver and the Fraser Valley)
Email: kevin2@uniserve.com

Jane Wines, RM, B.Sc. (Hons.) in midwifery - "South Delta Midwifery"
JanesSouth Delta, Richmond and surrounding areas
Description: Registered Midwife
Comments: Providing comprehensive and personal care throughout pregnancy and childbirth to parents in Tsawwassen, Ladner and Richmond. Also cover North Delta occasionally.
Telephone: 604.218.6149
Email: jane@southdeltamidwifery.ca
Webpage: http://www.southdeltamidwifery.ca                        Submitted: 5/27/2007

Kenzie Woodbridge - "Kenzie Woodbridge Doula Services"
Birth and Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Relaxation Body worker
Greater Vancouver Region, British Columbia, Canada
Birth and Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Relaxation Body worker, Birth Information Resource
I believe that: Birth is Normal and Natural -  Birth is Safe - Birth is a Family Event
Birth is Wondrous and Spiritual  - Birth is Personal  - Birth is a Life-Changing Event  - There are No Rules In Birth!
I originally took the doula course at Douglas College in the fall of 1999 and the Breastfeeding Counselor Course and Postpartum Doula Course in the fall of 2001.
My main focus is education. I love to help moms, babies and families adjust to a new dynamic. I do my best to be supportive but unobtrusive, and to empower new mothers in this very precious time.
I have also started doing relaxation massage for moms, incorporating elements of reiki as well.
Telephone: 604-434-6266
Email: kwoodbridge@uniserve.com
Webpage: http://mypage.uniserve.ca/~kwoodbridge/

Debra Woods, CD(DONA) - "Dakini Doula"
DebraWhere: Greater Vancouver area, incl. North & West Vancouver
Description: providing doula care for both birth and postpartum, 'Hypno-doula' training to use hypnosis during childbirth, childbirth preparation classes
Comments: I began providing doula support in 1989. Since that time I have worked with hundreds of couples (and single mothers) assisting them both through labor & birth, as well as during the initial postpartum period. I work independently as well as with Mother Me Doula Services and New Additions doula services.
Please see my Facebook page: Dakini Doula Care for further information about me and also for great links to wonderful resources. In addition, I worked in Laos for a few years on a maternity health care project helping Lao women and their newborns. As ongoing support to that project, I have Lao women weavers making cotton rebozos that doulas and midwives are using in Vancouver and across Canada. Please see my website for more details.
Email: debra.doula@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.dakinidoula.com                       Submitted: 6/14/10   Updated: 3/27/11

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Holly Angebrandt-Voros, CD and LPN - "Live a Beautiful Birth"
Where: Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House and Area, Alberta
Description: Birth and postpartum doula, Child birth educator
Comments:  I have been a Doula since 2008. I am also completing my childbirth educator courses and soon hope to offer a class that combines the Bradley method with a more traditional class. I am also in the middle of my training to be a midwife.
Email: beautiful_birth@live.com
Webpage: http://www.liveabeautifulbirth.com                Submitted: 02/25/11

Chris Arrowsmith, BA, Doula, Aromatherapist - "Birthing From the Soul: Doula & Aromatherapy Services"
ChrisWhere: Calgary, AB
Description: Doula, Aromatherapist, Student Midwife. I am an individual born to serve birthing women. Birth is my passion - my calling. Both of my great, great maternal grandmothers were midwives and I feel their blood coursing through my veins every day. I am passionate about women's abilities to birth babies in a gentle, loving way - the way birth is meant to be. I will give you information to help you to make informed choices. I will listen to your decisions. I will honor you, your partner, and your family. I will do everything I can to help you have the birth you desire and deserve! I work with and respect all types of birthing families.
Telephone: 403 - 889 - 4802
Email: birthingfromthesoul@yahoo.ca
Webpage: hhttp://www.birthingfromthesoul.com                               Submitted: 10/6/2008

Heather Beaudoin, B.Sc., CD(DONA) - "With Woman Birth Doula Care"
Where: Edmonton, Alberta
Description: Doula
Comments: I have a fundamental trust in the natural process of childbirth and wish to help other women rediscover this trust and intuitive knowing.  Although the birth of a child is but a brief moment in a long life, I feel that both the child and family is deeply affected by the events surrounding birth.  Providing women with the support and encouragement they need to rediscover their own power through birth lies at the heart of my motivation.  "PEACE ON EARTH BEGINS WITH BIRTH"
Telephone: (780) 901-9096
Email: heather.beaudoin@gmail.com 
Website:  http://www.heatherbeaudoin.ca/       needs updating         Updated:  09/05/2007

Brandy Behrisch - "Aurora Birth Services"
BrandyFort McMurray, Alberta
Description: Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator
Comments: I have been a Birth Doula since my DONA training in January 2004 and I am a childbirth educator as well.  I am a mother of 4 and the president of Birth Choices (www.birthchoices.org).  I would be happy to meet with you for a free initial consultation.
Telephone: 780-715-0505
Email: aurorabirthservices@telus.net
Webpage: http://www.aurorabirthservices.ca                                           Submitted: 05/25/2007

Christiane Benoit - "Baby Piskwa"
ChristianeCertified Happiest Baby Educator, DiHom, Doula
Where: Edmonton
Description: Natural Birth & Baby Care, Childbirth Education, Gentle Baby Care, The Happiest Baby on The Block, Postnatal Care
Comments: All classes or services are private classes. Exclusive German prenatal classes with emphasis on natural childbirth options and gentle baby care available. All services English or German.
Telephone: 780-996-1146
Email: babypiskwa@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://www.freewebs.com/naturalbabycare/                  Submitted: 03/27/08

Kellie Bosch, B.A. - "A Better Birth: Professional Childbirth Assistant"
Where: Fort McMurray, Alberta
Description: Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula
Comments: My purpose is to provide women and families with information and support so they can make informed decisions regarding their care.  Please feel free to contact me anytime.
Telephone: 780-799-5552
Email: kellie_odea@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://www.abetterbirth.vpweb.com                                      Submitted: 1/29/2009

Tamara Bylsma, CCCE, CD (DONA) "Doula Connections"
TamaraServing the Edmonton area
I am a member of DONA and I am certified. I will guide you through a journey of self discovery into the power you already possess to create and control your personal birth experience.  When a friend of mine had a doula for her birth in 2002, I thought, "I would love to be a doula." I took the doula training in April of 2003, and the rest is history! I thoroughly enjoy being a doula and feel very honoured and excited to be a part of a very special time in a family's life. I have personal experience with an epidural birth and a natural birth, and have assisted many women during their labours and births, as well as in the immediate postpartum period. I enjoy helping women try to achieve the kind of birth they desire, so that they can look back on their birth as a positive, empowering experience. Please call for more information.
Telephone: 780-459-4357
E-mail: info@doulaconnections.com
Website: http://www.doulaconnections.com                  Submitted: 04/19/04    Updated: 12/08/05

Anu Chiarelli, RN, BA, MA - "Healing Choices Counseling & Education"
Where: Calgary, Alberta
Description: individual and couples therapy with expertise in childbearing issues
Comments: Professional counseling by a therapist (masters degree in counseling) who is also a Registered Nurse, college maternity and mental health nursing instructor and childbirth educator.  Counseling for all childbearing issues such as infertility, pregnancy and child loss, effects of childhood sexual abuse on childbearing, birth trauma, attachment and parenting, pregnancy and postpartum stress, depression and anxiety, and parenting.  Counseling and workshops are also offered for couples.
Telephone: 403-285-6768
Email: anu@healingchoicescounselling.org
Webpage: http://www.healingchoicescounselling.org                   Submitted: 4/10/2010

Twila Collyer, BScN, Birth Doula   - "Doulas 3es."
Encourage, Empower, Educate.
I am a DONA trained birth doula working in the Calgary and south (Okotoks, Black Diamond, High River) area.  Prior to the birth of our 2nd child I worked on a labour and delivery unit in Calgary for 5 years.  So I bring to my practice a wealth of practical knowledge.  I believe giving birth will be one of your life's biggest challenges and one of your life's most rewarding.  Let's work together to make this day an amazing one.  I'd love to chat, so feel free to call or email me.  Please check out my website. Thanks Twila.  ps.  "You're stronger than you think!" Winnie the Pooh.
Telephone: 403-931-0316
Email: twilyer@hotmail.com
Webpage: www.doulas3es.ca                        Submitted: 9/23/2009

Lisa Cryderman, R.N.  Mentor Birthing From Within - "Motherizing Childbirth Education"
Description: Birthing From Within Childbirth Classes
Comments: I mentor a 12 hour Childbirth Education Class.  The focus is on rallying your coping resources, learning to make the next best choice in your labour and in your life.  New moms have often read everything they can get their hands on but still have no idea how they are going to do it. I will assist you in integrating all of these things you know so you can access them in labor.  We celebrate and acknowledge the incredible transition that you are making to becoming a parent. I mentor a class of tips just to the dads or labor companions.  Small groups ( no more than 10).
Telephone: 780-901-1178
Address: Site 208 Box 64 RR#2 St. Albert , Alberta T8N1M9
Email: lisa@motherizing.com  
Webpage: http://www.motherizing.com                                  Submitted: 23/03/2007

Jennifer Elder - "Memorable Moments Birth Services"
Where: Calgary, Alberta
Description: Birth Doula and Postpatum Doula
Comments: I am a DONA (Doulas of North America) International trained birth doula and postpartum doula. I am offering my services at low-cost while I am completing my certifications and gaining experience. Services are available to all Calgary area women. Please contact more details.
Email: MemorableMomentsBirthServices@gmail.com        Submitted: 08/09/08   Updated: 2/10/2009

Kristin Gammon - "Labour of Love"
Where: Alberta
Description: Doula
Comments: Labour of Love is a birth doula service providing labour support to women in the Fort McMurray area.  As a doula, it is my job to help you and your family have the birth experience you desire by providing consistent support and reassurance.  I hope to empower you to believe in your body's natural abilities and to trust in your own strength.  I believe a woman's birth experience is something she will always remember and I hope to ensure a fulfilling and positive memory.  I feel so blessed to be invited into such an intimate and miraculous event, and I hope to always leave each family as a friend.
Telephone: (780)880-1960
Email: labouroflove@live.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.labouroflove.vpweb.com                                     Submitted: 2/14/2009

Sue Gregor, AAHCC  - "Healthy Birth Choices"
Where: Calgary, Alberta
Description: Childbirth Classes
Comments: Featuring The Bradley Method® of Childbirth. The Bradley Method® teaches natural childbirth and views birth as a natural process. It is our belief that most women with proper education, preparation, and the help of a loving and supportive coach can be taught to give birth naturally.
Telephone: 403-607-2870
Email: sue@healthybirthchoices.com
Webpage: http://www.healthybirthchoices.com                                                  Submitted:  6/25/07

Mitzi Gerber CLD(CAPPA) - "Doula Care"
MitziWhere: Edmonton and Surrounding Area, Alberta
Description: Doula Support, Certified Labour Doula
Comments: As a doula I strive to nurture and empower women to discover their own path for giving birth during this most sacred time--the creation of a new life, as well as the journey in to motherhood. I believe that the experience and touch of a doula serves to enhance the love the partner has for the mother.  It is my aim to help women believe in themselves, trust their body and the process.
Telephone: 780-450-0983
Email: mitger@telusplanet.net
Webpage: www.doulacare.vpweb.ca                                                   Submitted: 6/24/2008 Updated: 11/2/2008

Jennifer Hales, HBCE, HBFC - "Ultimate Birthing"
Where: Medicine Hat, Alberta
Description: HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator & HypnoFertility Practitioner
Comments: "In our society, women are taught to fear childbirth. Long before going into labor, we have been inundated with the negative stories of other women's birth experiences. Everyone, from our mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends and even strangers, want to tell us the horrors of giving birth; and attempt to convince us that birth is going to be painful. You can break free from these fear-inducing thoughts and discover childbirth for what it is: A natural, flawlessly-designed process that can be not only comfortable, but the most beautiful, amazing and joyful experience of your life! When you have a fearful thought, or when you tense your body, clench your teeth or squeeze your hands into a fist, your brain releases a hormone that tells your body it is in danger. As a result, the blood rushes away from your birthing organs to your extremities, and your body kicks in "fight or flight" mode. What Happens When You are Scared?* Your baby ceases to receive the flow of oxygenated blood that it so critically needs during birth; * Your cervix tightens, the exact opposite of dilation, causing your body to counter with longer and more intense uterine surges; and * Your birth will stall or stop completely, giving doctors the cue to perform a surgical birth due to "failure to progress". *It is your own fear and tension that can cause the medical complications, harm and discomfort that you wish to avoid. Fear and tension are the enemies of birth. Childbirth in itself is perfectly safe and uncomplicated. Fearless, is the key to a calm and more comfortable birth. When you are free from fear your muscles are free from tension. When your birthing muscles are not tense, they are able to work in perfect harmony."   (*Note from Sandra - I totally agree with what Jennifer has said in this statement, I thought it was worth including it from her web page!)
Telephone: 403.952.6172
Email: info@ultimatebirthing.ca
Webpage: hhttp://www.ultimatebirthing.ca      needs updating                                  Submitted: 7/09/10

Robyn Housworth - "Welcome to the World Doula Services"
DOULA, Doula Association of Edmonton Executive Member, Nurse
Edmonton Alberta and surrounding areas
Providing continuous labour support to the whole family. Empowering families through rewarding birth experiences.
Please call or email me with any inquiries
Telephone: (780) 604-9696   Email: doulaservices@shaw.ca                                  Submitted: 02/27/04

Meagan Hughes, CD(DONA) - "Birthing Mothers Doula Services"
Where: Calgary, and surrounding area, Alberta
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: Helping Mothers-to-be with their birth experience, their choices, their way!
Email: info@birthingmothers.ca
Webpage: www.birthingmothers.ca                                     Submitted: 5/30/2008   Updated: 9/7/2009

Stacey Poole and Teilya Kiely  - "Better Than Chocolate Doulas"
Teilya and StaceyEdmonton and surrounding areas
Comments: Providing comfort without the calories. Shared team care that includes birth preparation and pain coping techniques, bellycasting or other birth art, digital photography and a birth story. Stacey and Teilya both had amazing experiences having home births and a hospital birth. "Empower your birth experience with a doula."
Email: teilya@edmontondoulas.com
Webpage: http://www.angelfire.com/planet/chocolatedoula/              Submitted: 05/18/06

Colleen Kirkpatrick, B.Sc.N, RN - "TLC Birth Support"
Calgary, Alberta
Doula  - I'd be happy to meet with you to discuss your hopes and ideas surrounding your upcoming birth.
Email: ckirkpatrick@telus.net

Monica Koran, CD(DONA) "Special Deliveries Doula Services"
Where: Medicine Hat, Alberta
Description: Certified DONA International birth doula
Telephone: 403.502.1676
Email: mkoran@canada.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.medicinehatdoula.com                    Submitted: 5/28/2009

Monica Lipscombe, CCCE, CD (DONA) "Doula Connections"
Monica Serving the Edmonton area
I am a member of DONA and I am certified.
Certified doula with Doulas of North America (DONA) and is certified as a Childbirth Educator with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA). She is a volunteer doula assisting with teen mothers at the Terra Association, and has served on the executive of the Doula Association of Edmonton (DAE)
I am a mother of three adult children and I have also experienced the loss of a set of twins. My first experience as a doula was over 25 years ago! I take a particular joy in facilitating Blessingway ceremonies that nurture, honour and celebrate a woman's transition into motherhood. I also believe that my duty as a professional childbirth assistant is to help women and their partners understand that they are the authors of their birth experience and I am there to support them as their story unfolds.
Telephone: 780-459-4357
E-mail: info@doulaconnections.com
Website: http://www.doulaconnections.com                  Submitted: 04/19/04    Updated: 12/08/05

Marina Locke, RMT, ICYT, CD 
Calgary based, courses taught across Canada.
Description: Yoga and Massage for pregnancy and postnatal, and certification courses. Pre and Postnatal Massage, Prenatal Yoga, Labour Support/Doula training, and Infant Massage.
Telephone: 403-277-0561   1-866-TO BIRTH.
Email: motherwellness@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://www.motherwellness.com/                         Submitted: 06/05/03      Updated: 05/23/05

Natasha Longridge - "SuperMomma Doula Services"
MarinaWhere: Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Devon, Edmonton, St. Albert & surrounding areas
Description: Birth doula, DONA trained
Comments: I am a DONA trained birth doula, working on completing my certification. I am a mother of four, I enjoy working with pregnant women from all walks of life. I am currently a volunteer with the Terra Association. I feel every gal is entitled to a doula, so feel free to call anytime!
Telephone: 780-710-3594
Email: supermommadoula@live.ca
Webpage: http://supermommadoulaservices.webs.com/      Submitted: 12/30/2008

Stefanie McKinnon, CD(DONA) - "Beautiful Beginnings Birth Doula Services"
Where: Edmonton, AB
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: Stefanie is a certified birth doula as well as a Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator.  She serves families in Edmonton and the surrounding areas.
Telephone: 780-966-3828
Email: beautiful.beginnings@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://www.beautiful-beginnings.ca                  Submitted: 09/24/10

Amy McQuarrie - "Absolute Nurturing Doula Services"
Where: Sherwood Park and Edmonton, AB
Description: Birth and Postpartum doula
Comments: Professional labor and postpartum support
Telephone: 780 340 8656
Email: amymacquarrie@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://www.absolutenurturing.com                    Submitted: 3/25/2009

Kim Magotiaux, B.Sc. Exercise and Health Physiology, AFLCA, CFC, PFS
- "Bellies, Babies and Beyond"
Calgary, Alberta
Description: Pre and Post Natal Fitness
Comments: A Calgary-based fitness company specializing in fitness for women during pregnancy and throughout motherhood. Our certified Pre & Post Natal Fitness Specialists offer in-home personal training and community-based group fitness classes to moms and moms-to-be in the communities in and around Calgary.
Email: belliesbabiesandbeyond@hotmail.com  
Webpage: http://belliesbabiesandbeyond.ca                 Submitted: 02/14/06

Kristine Miles- "Joyful Beginnings Doula Services"
Where: Edmonton, Alberta
Description: Postpartum doula-trained by DONA
Comments: Gentle nurturing for your growing family.
Telephone: 780 472-2506
Email: joyfulbeginnings@shaw.ca                                     Submitted: 6/05/10

Suzanne Moquin - "Gentle Touch Doula Services and Childbirth Education Services"
Serving the Edmonton area since 1999
Suzanne Moquin is a U of A graduate with a BA and a B Ed.  She has been a Certified Doula for 7 years, and is also a Childbirth Educator, teaching small group private prenatal classes.  Excellent feedback received!  She is well known and respected in all of the Edmonton Area hospitals.  Her experiences with birth include: home birth, unmedicated hospital birth, epidural births, VBAC's and cesarean births.  She is currently training to become Edmonton's new Doula Trainer at GMCC with Doulas of North America.  Suzanne can be reached at 780.970.4804  or Email: suzanne@gentletouchdoula.com
Website: http://www.gentletouchdoula.com/                       Submitted: 06/11/02   Updated: 01/31/06

Lindsay Mulligan, LPN - "Meaningful Births Doula Services"
LindsayWhere: Edmonton, Alberta
Description: Doula
Comments: You deserve a meaningful birth!  My name is Lindsay and I am an Edmonton-area birth doula.  I have recently completed the DONA Doula Workshop and expect to be certified by July 2011.  I have experience in both VBAC and breech vaginal births.  I am also a nurse and a mother of two.  I will assist you in making your birth meaningful and empowering for you and your family as the memories of the day you birth your baby will last a lifetime.
Telephone: (780) 619-4598
Address: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Email: lindsay@meaningfulbirths.com
Webpage: http://www.meaningfulbirths.com                     Submitted: 04/02/11

Elisabeth Payne - "LOVING DOULA"
ElizabethWhere: Red Deer, Lacombe, Ponoka, Stettler, Rocky Mountain House, and Surrounding Central Alberta
Description: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator
Comments: We are Birth and Postpartum Doula's working towards healthy Childbirth and Newborn experiences for all the families we work with. We believe every birthing woman deserves the support from a Doula. Let Us Doula For You! We also will soon be offering Lamaze Prenatal Class Series soon, so check our website for more information. Forget about those boring classes put on by your Health Region, and come learn how to make healthy decisions for you and your baby, You even get to have fun and get to know other birthing moms and dads in your area.
Telephone: 403-748-2206
Email: ella_domestica@yahoo.ca
Webpage: http://lovingdoula.ca                                     Submitted: 4/21/2009

Laura Parkinson, LPN
Where: Wainwright Alberta and Area
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I am a DONA birth doula helping women and their loved ones to achieve a positive and memorable birthing experience.
Telephone: (780)842-6986   Email: tlparkinson@telus.net                              Submitted: 06/01/2007

Katharina Pettinger, CD (DONA) - "Mom to Mom Doula"
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I seek to provide the best service possible to expectant mothers before, during and after labour. I am here to give you emotional and physical support. I want you to be informed and empowered so that you have a positive birth story.
Telephone: (780) 432-8095  Edmonton and Area
Email: katharina@momtomomdoula.com
Webpage: http://www.momtomomdoula.com                         Submitted: 04/04/2007

Jennifer Pinch, RN, BScN, CD(DONA) - "Body, Birth & Blessings"
JenniferWhere: Okotoks, AB, Canada
Description: Natural Family Planning, Prenatal Education, Birth Doula & Postpartum Care
Comments: I provide natural family planning education, prenatal classes, birth doula services and postpartum care. I have a passion for informed healthy choices and would love to help you discover your options and achieve your best birth!
Telephone: 403-807-0488
Email: jen@bodybirthandblessings.com
Webpage: wwww.bodybirthandblessings.com                  Submitted: 8/3/2009     Updated: 11/16/10

Julie Riach, MRC-PFT, CFC, BA - "Thrive Fitness Inc."
JulieWhere: Calgary
Description: Pre/Postnatal In-home Personal Training, Shantala Baby Massage Instructor
Comments: Our in-home personal training services make it easy for expectant and new moms to get in shape and feel energized.  Pregnancy is hard on the body, personal training can help ease the strain and help with re-strengthening.  Baby massage is a ancient skill that helps with sleep, digestion, bonding and much more.  We offer private and group classes.
Telephone: 403-605-6204
Email: Julie@thrivefitness.ca
Webpage: http://www.thrivefitness.ca                                    Submitted: 10/28/07

Samantha Smith - "Blessed Beginning Doula Services"
SamanthaWhere: Edmonton, Alberta & Area including Calmar, Devon, Enoch, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Stoney Plain, Thorsby & everywhere in between
Description: Birth Doula in Training, active member of DAE (Doula Association of Edmonton)
Comments: Blessed Beginning is a caring, hands on doula service based in Devon Alberta. I welcome all families from all backgrounds including single moms and teens. My mission is to provide that connection needed in a non-judgmental way with continuous emotional, physical and informational support to you, the mother. I look forward to hearing from you. Call to book your free consult today.
Telephone: 780-987-5088
Email: blessedbeginning@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://www.blessedbeginning.ca                                  Submitted: 1/11/08

Chantell Simmons, CD(Dona) BA - "Defining Moments Doula Services"
ChantellWhere: Edmonton and surrounding area, Alberta
Description: Doula
Comments: Providing physical and emotional labor support to women and families. Helping you achieve your vision of an ideal birth.
Telephone: 780-430-4766
Address: 2723 Hanna Court Edmonton
Email: channys@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://www.definingmomentsdoulaservices.com                       Submitted: 11/08/10

Tracey Stein - "Nurturing Touch Doula Services"
Tracey Calgary, Alberta (Surrounding Areas)
Complete doula services, classes based on the Birthing From Within philosophy. Bellycasting, breastfeeding assistance, Birthing From Within books, bellycasting kits, and much more.
Tracey Stein has been a doula since 1997. She has attended a number of births in all three hospitals in Calgary, at the Arbour Birth Centre as well as at home. I am a member of the Birth Companion program, a volunteer doula service at the Peter Lougheed Hospital and am an active member of the Doula Services Association of Alberta. I strive to stay current by attending conferences, workshops and classes to do with birth, breastfeeding and babies as much as possible.
Email: tlstein@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://www.nurturingtouch.com/                 Submitted: 11/15/02    Updated: 11/05/03

Loree Siermachesky, CD (DONA) - "Special Deliveries Doula Services"
Where: Medicine Hat, AB
Description: Certified Birth Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator
Comments: Serving Medicine Hat and Southeastern Alberta, Special Deliveries has had the honor of attending over 700 birth during the last 12 years. Excellent feedback from clients.  Well known and respected within the medical community.
Telephone: 403-504-1849
Email: siermo@shaw.ca
Webpage: hhttp://www.medicinehatdoula.com               Submitted: 09/27/08

Tracey Stolarchuk, CD(DONA), CBE - "Birth Source Inc."
Doula Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula Childbirth Educators Certificate
Description: Birth doula, Childbirth Education Retail Business
Providing flexible and compassionate doula and childbirth education services in Edmonton, AB and the surrounding communities.
Telephone: (780) 462-8064  Edmonton and surrounding communities
Email: thedoula@shaw.ca
Webpage: www.birthingstuff.com                        Submitted: 08/25/03    Updated:  03/05/2007

Nicola Strydom, CD(DONA), Lamaze trained - "Empowering Birth"
Calgary, Alberta
Description: Childbirth Education and Doula Services
Telephone: 403-685-0125   Email: thestrydoms@shaw.ca                                  Submitted: 01/23/06

Trish Walker and Karen Wirtanen - "Blooming Bellies"
Doula, Birthing From Within Mentor in the Edmonton and Area, Alberta
Description: Professional Doula &  Birthing From Within Mentor
Comments: Try a soulful and holistic approach that prepares parents to birth-in-awareness with our Birthing From Within childbirth preparation workshops.  Both doulas are Birthing From Within Mentors and the philosophy guides our work as doulas.
Telephone: 780-907-0228  Email: talker1@telusplanet.net
Webpage: http://www.bloomingbellies.ca                    Submitted: 8/3/2006

Barbara Walter - "Before, During and After"
Birth and Postpartum Doula
Edmonton and Area, Alberta
I provide complete birth and postpartum doula services.
Telephone: 403-982-5538
Email: bjwalter@shaw.ca                                          Submitted: 03/03/04

Karen Wirtanen and Ivy McNiven - "Beautiful Birthing Doulas" Karen Certified Doulas, DONA, Birthing From Within Mentor Candidates
Members of Doulas of North America (DONA)
Edmonton, Alberta
Ph: (780) 988-6504 or (780) 450-4076
Email: beautifulbirthing@telusplanet.net
Webpage: Beautiful Birthing Doulas (Needs updating)


Group Services and Companies in Alberta:

"Hip Mamas Birth Services" Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Doulas, prenatal classes, reiki, photography, bellycasting.
Helen Cotter, CD (DONA)



Gwen Crowdis and




Jennifer McGuire, CD (DONA) Hip Mamas is proud to be providing birth services in the Calgary area since 2001. Together we have had over 8 years experience attending more than 100 births in all 3 Calgary hospitals - everything from VBACs to homebirths. Call to set up a free initial consultation.
Telephone: 403-685-0742
Email: contact_us@hipmamas.ca   Webpage: http://www.hipmamas.ca                         Submitted: 05/15/04

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Saskatchewan:

Marie Berwald, BEd, HBCE - "Birth Bliss"
Where: serving Regina and southern Saskatchewan
Description: HypnoBirthing Practitioner, Yoga Instructor (prenatal, postnatal - mom and baby, hatha), Reiki Practitioner - Holistic services for pregnancy and birth.
Comments: Prenatal yoga will keep you fit and feeling good during your pregnancy.  It is a wonderful way to nourish your body and spirit. HypnoBirthing classes will teach you how to create a comfortable, easy and gentle labour, through the use of deep relaxation and visualization along with special breathing.  Please visit my website to learn more.
Telephone: (306) 761-2252
Email:  marie.berwald@birthbliss.ca
Webpage: http://www.birthbliss.ca                             Submitted:  10/04/07

Theresa Broer,CD - "Labour Care Doula Services
TheresaDescription: Doula - Pregnancy and Newborn Photography
Lloydminster to North Battleford Areas to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Alberta
Lloydminster's ONLY, DONA Certified Doulas - Attending births since 2001.
Offering: Birth Doula Support - Pregnancy & Newborn Photography - Belly Casting - Dad Classes
Labour Care is dedicated to assisting pregnant women and their families regardless of personal situations.  No woman is ever refused services due to financial difficulties.
Be sure to visit our website to learn about the services available to the Lloydminster community.
Telephone: (306)387-6809
Email: theresalb@hotmail.com
Webpage: needs updating     Submitted: 07/08/03    Updated: 7/02/10

Sonya Duffee, Midwife/Doula Trainer - "The Art of Birth and Wellness"
Saskatchewan
We provide a variety of birth services through preconception, pregnancy , birth and postpartum period.
Telephone: 306-565-2338
Address: 2138 McIntyre Street, Regina, Saskatchewan
Email: sduffee@sasktel.net     
Webpage: http://www.birthandwellness.com/index.php?page=sonya                     Submitted: 12/30/04 Updated: Jan 2013

Eileen Roberts, CBD - "Believing In Birth Doula Services"
Where: Kindersley, SK
Description: Certified Birth Doula
Description: I am a mother of two. My first daughter was born in hospital with an on-call Obstetrician. My second daughter was born out-of-hospital with a Midwife and a Doula. After the birth of my first daughter, I went searching for answers to certain aspects of my birth experience that I felt uncomfortable about. (I discovered that I had not been nearly as educated on birth as what I had thought I was.) Part way through this process I met a doula, who introduced me to the idea of doulas, and what they do. After considering education options, I decided I would like to become a doula so I could offer doula services to women in my area. I became a Certified Birth Doula through Aviva Institute in December of 2007. Through the process of educating myself about birth, I became more interested in midwifery and the Midwives Model of Care (hence my choice in care provider for my second birth.) After being in touch with the Midwifery Association of Saskatchewan, I decided to take the plunge and become a midwifery student.
Email: doula_eileen@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://www.believinginbirthdoula.com/                 Submitted: 5/26/2009 Updated: Jan 2013

Lisa Wass, B. Ed., CD, CBE - "Birth Rhythm"
LisaWhere: Saskatoon , SK and 200km radius
Description: Full range of doula services, prenatal fitness classes, childbirth education, labour support skills workshops for couples, doula training. Previously, I completed my Bachelor of Education and taught in the public education system.  Now, I am a counselor for women, specializing in mental health, prenatal and birth support. My experience also includes teaching dance, which I eagerly incorporate into our prenatal movement classes. I believe that birth is a sacred time to be cherished and protected. It would be a privilege to serve you as you become a new family.
Email: b.wass@shaw.ca
Webpage: http://www.birthrhythm.com                             Submitted:  10/25/07

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Manitoba:

Noreen Fehr, CLD, CCCE. CHBE - "Mother to Mother Childbirth Services"
Winnipeg and Southeastern Manitoba
Description: I offer Birthing From Within gourmet childbirth classes, Birthing Again classes, Happiest Baby classes, birth and postpartum doula services, newborn care and breastfeeding classes, belly casting, Mothers Birth Circles, Mother Blessings and doula training.
Comments: I am a mother of five and have been offering childbirth services since 1997.  I believe that birth is an amazing rite of passage and families need and deserve support throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond...
Telephone: 204-388-4356   Email: mom2mom@mts.net
Website: http://www.mother2mother.ca                         Updated: 06/02/2007

Jennifer James, CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) - "Special Deliveries Doula Services"
JenniferWhere: Winnipeg, MB
Description: Birth Doula, Private Prenatal Classes and Organizational Services
Comments: Birth is an important and individual experience. I believe that women should have the opportunity to be fully informed and involved in the decisions surrounding their birth. As a Birth Doula and Prenatal Instructor, I am passionate about supporting families throughout their pregnancy and birth. I am also skilled in helping to purge and organize a house that needs some more room in order to welcome a new baby.
Telephone: (204) 299-8192
Email: jenjam@gmail.com                                                      Submitted: 9/25/2008

Janice Koepnick, CD - "Sanctuary Birth Support"
Where: Winnipeg, Interlake, South East Manitoba
Description: Doula Services, Men's Baby Class, Friends and Family Birth Support Class, Birthing with Confidence Series, Comfort Measures Class. DONA Certified Birth Doula, Lamaze Trained Educator
Comments: We are a team of caring childbirth professionals who share common values. The personal development of your strengths, abilities, and choices is encouraged in our services. Our goal is to help you create a safe, personal sanctuary and thrive in this time of transition.
Email: sanctuarybirthsupport@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.sanctuarybirthsupport.com                                 Submitted: 11/6/2009

Tara Laba, CD (DONA) - "Birth Roots Doula Collective"
Manitoba - Winnipeg, Selkirk, and surrounding areas
Description: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator
Comments: The premiere doula service in Manitoba. A fully certified DONA Doula offering a full spectrum of prenatal and pregnancy services including private and group prenatal classes, birth and postpartum doula services as well as pregnancy and newborn massage.
Telephone: 204-792-6769  Email: info@birthrootsdoulas.com
Webpage: http://www.birthrootsdoulas.com                                         Submitted: 08/19/05

Danielle Janzen, CD(DONA) - "Rhythm Doula Services"
Where: Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
Description: Birth doula.
Comments: Please see our website for more info.
Telephone: 999-7404
Email: info@rhythmdoula.ca
Webpage: http://www.rhythmdoula.ca                            Submitted: 1/25/08

Theresa Janzen, CD(DONA) - "Rhythm Doula Services"
Where: Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
Description: Birth doula.
Comments: Please see our website for more info.
Telephone: 783-4059
Email: info@rhythmdoula.ca
Webpage: http://www.rhythmdoula.ca                            Submitted: 1/25/08

Cindy Nykorak - "mothersjourney childbirth support services"
Professional Doula, Birthing From Within® Mentor (Advanced)
Lorette, Winnipeg and surrounding areas
Description: Birthing From Within® Childbirth Preparation Classes, Birthin' Again® Classes, Mothers Birth Story Workshops®, Sibling preparation, breastfeeding educator and advocate, bellycasting, Mother Blessings and more!
Comments: I believe that birth is an awe-inspiring rite of passage for both mom and her partner, and that both should be prepared in order to open to this most amazing journey to parenthood.
I offer preparation, education and advocacy, along with emotional and physical support to the women and families I work with, to empower them to have their best birth, and to give birth in awareness. I have helped prepare couples for, and attended home births as well as births in all Winnipeg maternity hospitals and in several rural hospitals.
gentle transition through your mothers journey
Telephone: 204-878-2374   Address: Lorette, Manitoba   Email: birthdoula@mts.net
Webpage: www.freewebs.com/mothersjourney                 Submitted: 06/16/05    Updated: 10/11/06

Susie Penner
SusieWhere: Interlake, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Description: doula
Comments: I provide doula services in the Interlake and Winnipeg.  I am the proud mother of three beautiful children. My journey to becoming a doula started shortly after the birth of my first daughter. Things having gone much differently then expected, I did some researching and was surprised and delighted to find such a thing as Doulas. I took my training with CAPPA in 2005, and later also with MACFE in 2007. I help empower and inform birthing parents. My goal is for you to have a positive and memorable birth experience.
Telephone: 204-336-0839 cell 204-378-0237
Email: clar@mymts.net     
Webpage: http://byyourside.synthasite.com                                                           Submitted: 7/29/2008   Updated: 3/23/2009

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Melissa Ackerland - "Babies and Bears Doula Services"
Birth Doula, DONA trained and a member with Doula C.A.R.E  Inc
Sudbury, Northbay and surrounding areas, Ontario
Comments: I like to meet with mom/family at least twice before birth. I will help you plan for your birth by creating a birth plan. I can help you capture the miracle of pregnancy in a belly casting. I will provide constant emotional and physical and informational support to you, before and during labor and delivery. I go on call two weeks before your due date and remain on call until after baby is born. I will join you when you are ready for me and will remain till a few hours post partum. I will assist you in breastfeeding, or with referrals to local agencies if you desire.   I have 4 breastfed children. 3 of them were delivered in the hospital with an OB/GYN and the last was delivered at home with the help of my midwife. I fully support mom in what she chooses. I believe in natural childbirth but I also believe that mom knows what is best for herself. I do work with a back up doula, so you will always have someone available to you.
I work on a "sliding" fee scale, so I work with what you can afford. NO WOMAN WILL BE DENIED. I look forward to helping you achieve the birth that you deserve.
Telephone: (705) 525-8315
Email: babiesandbears@sympatico.ca    
Webpage: http://www.babiesandbearsdoula.com/                                    Submitted: 08/26/03

Dale Alleyne-Ho, R.E.C.E, CCBE, LE - "the Complete Family"
Dale Alleyne-HoWhere: Milton, ON.
Description: Prenatal Classes and Early Learning Series
Comments: Whether you're thinking about having a baby, you're expecting your first or your family is complete, there's something here for everyone! We've been guiding couples throughout the process of pregnancy, birth and parenting for over seven years strong through courses such as prenatal classes and early learning series.
Telephone: 905.864.9255
Email: dale_ho@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://thecompletefamily.ning.com/                        Submitted: 6/17/2009

Angela Andersson - "Womb To Grow"
Where: Hamilton, Ontario
Description: Labour doula, breastfeeding support, babywearing consultation, prenatal education, DONA Trained Labour Doula
Comments: I work in Hamilton, Ontario and can attend births at St. Joseph's Hospital, McMaster Hospital and also in at-home settings with your midwife. I would be honoured to help make your day a truly special birth day. Please view my website for more information.
Email: info@wombtogrow.ca
Webpage: http://www.wombtogrow.ca                            Submitted: 8/18/2009

Darcy Arthur - "Mind and Soul Hypnosis"
Title: Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator
Where: Northumberland and Quinte Regions, Ontario
Description: HypnoBirthing Childbirth Classes
Comments: Darcy Arthur is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator located in Brighton, Ontario.
Classes are taught at Mind and Soul Hypnosis in Brighton and at Rapid Recovery Centre for Clinical Hypnosis in Bellevelle. Group and private classes are available.
Darcy birthed her own two daughters using the HypnoBirthing Method and would love to share with you how beautiful birthing really can be!
Telephone: 613-475-9519   Address: 81 Main Street  Brighton, On K0K 1H0
Email: darcy@mindandsoulhypnosis.com
Webpage: http://www.mindandsoulhypnosis.com                           Submitted: 13/04/2007

Heather Aguilera, CD - "Helping Hands Doula Services"
HeatherWhere: Durham and York Regions, Ontario
Description: Labour Doula and Childbirth Educator
Comments: I am a certified Doula working in York and Durham regions and have been the Helping Hands at about 40 hospital and home births.  I work with women to empower them to have an experience as close as possible to the one they had envisioned.  Birth is a beautiful and exciting event in a woman's life and I would love to serve you through it.
Telephone: 905-862-3263
Email: helpinghandsdoula@yahoo.ca
Webpage: http://www.hhds.ca                                                Submitted: 6/5/2008  Updated: 10/27/08

Amy Austin, CD(DONA), Postpartum Doula, CBI - "Full Circle Doula Services"
Where: Simcoe County, incl Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Penetang, Collingwood, Orangeville, Alliston
Description: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator
Comments: Providing Knowledgeable and Nurturing birth, postpartum and education services to the moms of our area.
Throughout the ages, women have turned to experienced and caring women called doulas for guidance and support as they navigate the transition into motherhood. Full Circle Doula Services aims to return to these roots of childbearing, which have always recognized that support and education are essential around the birth of a child. Full Circle Doula Services offers a full spectrum of services for the childbearing community in Simcoe Country, Ontario.  Please take some time to explore the variety of services we provide, including birth & postpartum support services and our specialized Childbirth Education series.
Telephone: 705-309-2692
Email: amy@fullcircledoula.ca
Webpage: hhttp://www.fullcircledoula.ca                           Submitted: 08/23/08  Updated: 1/22/2010

Sheridan Austin - "Inner Focus ~ HypnoBirthing"
Sherry HypnoBirthing Child Birth Practitioner and Certified Hypnotherapist
Toronto, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville,  Durham Region and Southern Ontario
Description: I offer a full range of Hypnotherapy services as well as Private or group prenatal classes that teach moms and their birth companion how to have a peaceful, calm often pain free birth, using the powerful benefits of hypnosis.
Comments: As well as teaching HypnoBirthing® I offer private Hypnosis sessions that are effective for: turning babies in the breach position, morning sickness, stress and anxiety, fear release and many other prenatal conditions that may prevent you from having the joyful birth that you desire.
Email: innerfocus@sympatico.ca   Telephone: 905-441-1674
Webpage: http://www.innerfocus.biz                                   Submitted: 05/02/06

Meredith Ballaban
Where: Guelph, Fergus/Elora, Orangeville & K-W Region, Ontario
Description: Certified Doula(CBI) Prenatal, Labour & Postpartum Support
Comments: I am a mom of 3 who is committed to serving women and their families in the childbearing year. I offer compassionate support at reasonable rates, and believe that women who are supported and respected can face whatever birth brings their way. I also rent birth pools and TENS units.
Telephone: 519.787.8575
Email: meredithballaban@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://www.doulameredith.com                 Submitted: 3/30/2010

Nicole Barrette - "First Breath"
Where: Guelph, Ontario
Description: Doula Care, Belly Casting, Birth Pool Rentals - Certified Birth Doula.  Postpartum Doula training in progress.
Comments: I am a newly certified doula who is extremely passionate about pregnancy, birth, and babies.  Every woman and birth are unique as is the support I provide for each one.
Telephone: 519-831-9640
Email: nicole@babysfirstbreath.ca
Webpage: hhttp://www.BabysFirstBreath.ca                Submitted: 6/4/2009

Janice Battiste, CBE, CHt, CNMI - "Growing Baby: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting Education"
Childbirth Education, Newborn Massage, Counseling Hypnotherapy, Birth Doula, Social Services Worker, Working towards Lactation Education
Greater Toronto Area
Description: Childbirth Education classes, Early and pre-pregnancy classes, Newborn care classes, Private classes and Birth and Postpartum doula services
Comments: Growing baby is an education centre for expecting parents to learn and get information about what to expect during the course of pregnancy, how to prepare for labour, birth, the transition to parenthood and to learn more about basic baby care.
Growing Baby will provide you with information on options that are available to you regarding your pregnancy, labour, birth and your care, so you can make informed decisions.
Growing Baby is perfect for those who are planning to become pregnant, who are early in their pregnancy, who have had a baby before, who are deciding on a home or hospital birth or those who just want more information in general.
GROWING BABY WELCOMES EVERYONE!
Telephone: 416-686-9832   Address: 880 Broadview Avenue, Toronto
Email: growingbaby2@yahoo.ca
Webpage: http://www.geocities.com/janice_b25/homeindex.html        Submitted: 11/09/05   Updated: 05/05/06

Narece Bekker
Where: Port Colborne, Niagara region, Hamilton, St Catherines, Fort Eerie
Description: Birth Doula - DONA trained
Comments: As a Doula it is my objective to help achieve a positive birthing experience for mum, partner and baby.  I do not replace your partner or your caregiver but rather add to your team.
Telephone: 905-834-6300
Email: doula.narece@gmail.com
Webpage: hhttp://doula-narece.webs.com/                    Submitted: 5/28/2009

Kim Belanger-Mills - "Patchoulimoon Holistics"
Where: Belleville, Ontario
Description: Certified Yoga Teacher (500 hr), Certified Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master. Prenatal Yoga classes and eBook.
Comments: Relax, prepare for birth, bond with your baby and ensure that your pregnancy is a wonderful experience! Everyone is encouraged to move at their own pace, only do postures that give them joy and have fun.
Telephone: 613.398.0028
Email: phdirector@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.kimbelangermills.com                       Submitted: 5/3/2010

Carol-Anne Brockington - "The Birth Den"
CD (DONA), CCCE, Birth Plans, Prenatal Classes, Breastfeeding and Doula Support Services
Serving York region, North York, parts of Durham region and surrounding areas in Ontario
At The Birth Den I am committed to providing support to my community. I do this through paid and volunteer services to those who qualify. My services include: an initial interview, 2 prenatal visits, continuous support throughout labour and birth from the time you feel you need me, help with the first feeding, 3 postpartum/breastfeeding visits. Additional services include, birth plan consultations, private prenatal classes, additional prenatal visits and additional postpartum/breastfeeding visits. I organize a free online email group where my clients can ask questions and express concerns. I am a certified birth doula with DONA, experienced in providing the services listed above. I am certified in childbirth education from CAPPA. I have training in childbirth education and breastfeeding support from Humber College. I have attended a midwifery assistant (level 1) training from The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee. I am committed to continuing my education. I am the mother of five (all breastfed) and have personal experience in both the home and hospital setting. I look forward to the privilege of helping you achieve the birth that is right for you.
Telephone: 905-895-6446 or Cell: 416-891-2576   Address: 186 Currey Cres, Newmarket, On L3Y 5M9
Email: thebirthden@rogers.com
Webpage: www.TheBirthDen.com                                  Submitted: 01/19/04

Amanda Burke - "Guiding Light Birth Services"
DONA trained, working through certification, member of Doula C.A.R.E
Serving Families in the GTA
Description: I am a DONA trained Birth Doula and I can provide Post Partum support as well.
Comments: I will work closely with you, your partner, family (which includes siblings to the new baby), and care provider so that a birth plan is created in your image and enforced in the way you need it to be. I have a strong belief that all families deserve to have a safe, nurturing and most of all an empowering birth experience.  I also believe that families deserve a strong support network during pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum period. As a Doula I can offer one branch of that network. As a Birth Doula I can help empower families to achieve and receive the most positive birthing experience they have mapped out for themselves. A woman and her family never forgets the indelible mark that the birthing process leaves in their memory and hearts, therefore it is vital that the memory of this time is filled with love, support, peace and joy. I believe that the birth of a child is a gift, not a moment of crisis. Women have the power within themselves, an inner light, to give birth to their babies and can stay strong throughout the labour period.  As a Doula I am here to help that inner light burn strong with emotional support, physical comfort and information so that the birthing experience can be one of strength and confidence.  I believe that a strong team will provide the safe haven that women require in order to have a positive birth experience. I believe that all women and their families deserve to feel supported and nurtured during the birthing experience, so do not let anything stand in your way of getting what you deserve.
I also provide a referral service in order to help you find childbirth preparation classes, breastfeeding clinics and/or other Doulas.
I am also part of a Doula Team, therefore back-up is available. I am fluent in both English and French.
Thank you for considering what a Doula can provide for you, your partner and family in the moment of life coming forth.
Telephone: 647.439.1697   Email: amandaburke@rogers.com                         Submitted: 06/20/05

Katrina Byron, CLD - "Dou La La Services"
KatrinaWhere: Hamilton and surrounding cities Ontario
Description: Doula
Comments: My passion is to enable woman through education, physical and emotional support to have a healthy, positive experience from your prenatal to post partum period, one we are uniquely created for. I've had the privilege of working the last four years as a labour doula in the home and hospital setting with Midwives and Doctors and support the women's decision for her birth location. I look forward to meeting with you!
Email: doulalaservices@yahoo.ca                                              Submitted: 05/27/08

Anna Bushmina, MD (Europe), Homeopathic Physician (Canada) - "Birth 2 Enjoy"
Where: Ontario, Toronto, GTA, York Region
Description: prenatal education, childbirth classes, birth attendant
Comments: Birth 2 Enjoy is a prenatal education based on The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth. Birth of a child is a natural event, not a disease. We encourage mothers to prepare for a birth with a good nutrition, exercises and education. We help partners/ husbands to be involved and guide mothers through labor with natural breathing and relaxation. There is so much fear around childbirth, though it is the most amazing, authentic and beautiful act in woman's life.
At Birth 2 Enjoy we believe that well prepared and supported women can birth peacefully and joyfully!
Telephone: 1-877-565-2332
Email: birth2enjoy@rogers.com
Webpage: http://birth2enjoy.com/                          Submitted: 11/04/10

Julie Carlin, RMT - "Healing Hands Family Chiropractic and Massage Centre"
Description: Registered Massage Therapist , Currently studying to be LCCE
Comments:   Massage practice that has a large focus on pre/post natal care , I also teach infant massage classes.
Telephone: 416 781 9355   Address: 3383 Bathurst St. Toronto , Ont
Email: jmcarlinrmt@hotmail.com                                   Submitted: 03/07/06

Stephanie Casemore - "Nursed and Nurtured"
Where: Kingston, Greater Napanee, Quinte areas
Description:  Educator
Comments: Nursed and Nurtured offers breastfeeding education and in-home breastfeeding support and facilitation, baby wearing classes and private consultations, and The Happiest Baby on the Block classes and consultations. With a special interest in the experience of parents of premature babies, support is available for moms who are expressing breast milk, interested in wearing their preemie for Kangaroo Care, or interested in support to navigate the NICU experience.  Nursed and Nurtured's mission is to empower, inspire, and support parents in making informed parenting decisions through education.
Telephone: 613-354-0321
Email: scasemore@sympatico.ca
Webpage: http://www.nursedandnurtured.com                                Submitted: 2/25/08

Melissa Cassells, CD(DONA) CCCE- "Birth Connections"
Melissa Halton region, Ontario
Description: I am a certified labour doula and childbirth educator.
Comments: I provide both labour and postpartum doula services, I am also a childbirth educator, teaching prenatal classes out of Georgetown Hospital. It is my goal to help all expecting parents have the birth and postpartum experience that they dream of. I am there to support the entire family, and help them have a happy and positive birth experience.
Telephone: 905-876-3283
Email: birthconnections@sympatico.ca
Webpage: http://www.birthconnections.ca              Submitted: 08/04/04   Updated: 8/22/07

Kristi Clements, RMT, CIMI - "Helping Hands Massage Therapy and Doula Services"
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Description: Birth Doula, DONA trained and member of DOULAcare, Hypnobirthing Doula, Infant Massage Instructor, Registered Massage Therapist,
Comments: I have been a practicing Massage Therapist and Birth Doula for over 9 years, helping deliver over 100 babies.  I focus on providing specialized care for every individual family by meeting 3 times before the birth. I use my Massage Therapy background and extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology to help relieve discomfort during labour. Post-partum care involves breastfeeding support, baby care, discussion of post partum depression warning signs, as well as an Infant Massage Instruction.  I offer a free consultation in which the family can get to know me, my experience, fees, and also how Massage Therapy benefits from insurance companies may be used for some or all of the fee.
Email: kristi_ic@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://www.helpinghandsdoula.com                   Submitted: 1/19/2010

Abby Coe - "Embracing Generations Doula Care"
Hamilton, Ontario
Birth and Postpartum Doula and Breastfeeding counselor
Comments: I have considerable experience with multiples as well as newborns with various special needs. I am a birth and postpartum doula, as well as a breastfeeding counselor. I am available to work anytime days or nights in Hamilton and surrounding areas into Toronto.
Email: embracing_generations@yahoo.ca
Webpage: http://www.embracinggenerations.bravehost.com            Submitted: 04/26/05

Virginia Collins, CCE, CAD, CLD, Bereavement Facilitator
Toronto, Ontario
Description: Childbirth Educator, Prenatal Support, Labour Support, Bereavement Support CAPPA Canada
Comments: I believe in clients receiving accessible, relevant information enabling them to be active partners in their health care and provide informed and confident consent.  Throughout my career in the healthcare field I have supported my clients in achieving this. It is also the basis for my teachings as a childbirth educator.  As a labour doula, I ensure my clients have resources available to support achievement of their goals.
An active doula since 1999, I began teaching childbirth education at Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre 3 years ago. I specialize in providing support for families experiencing a higher risk pregnancy and/or perinatal loss. Currently I am the Director of the Ante partum Program for CAPPA Canada and was previously a group facilitator for Perinatal Bereavement Services of Ontario, allowing me to put my personal history to work for others; I am the mother of two grown sons, as well as being a bereaved parent.
Telephone: 416-876-6567   Email: virginia@childbirthexperience.ca                              Submitted: 01/08/06

Tammy Costa, CD(DONA) - "T.L.C. Labour Support"
TammyCambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Ontario
Description: Birth Doula
T.L.C. Labour Support Provides: Comfort classes, Unlimited telephone support, Home and hospital Labour support, Uninterrupted support for the duration of your labour, Breathing techniques, Visualization, Massage, Two hours of support immediately following the birth, Postpartum meetings, including newborn care & Breastfeeding support. Hear your Little Ones heart beat with a real Doppler (None clinical use only), Use of a T.E.N.S. unit to ease your labour pain.
Telephone: 519-623-8675
Email: tlclaboursupport@aol.com
Webpage: http://www.tlcdoula.com                                          Submitted: 03/05/2007

Rean Cross - "Lucina Birth Services"
Toronto, Ontario
Birth and postpartum doula, education for childbirth.
The childbearing year is a time of physical and emotional power and challenge for women and those who love them. Women need reliable information, caring support and un-pressured time to make their own best decisions about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Lucina provides doula support for labour and the first few weeks postpartum, as well as thought-provoking prenatal classes. Personalize your birth experience. The time is ripe...
Telephone: 416-737-4086   Email: info@lucina.ca
Webpage: http://www.lucina.ca                                               Submitted: 08/06/04

Jody Cummins - Lambert - "Timeless Birth Doula"
JodyWhere: Guelph, Ontario
Description: Birth / Labour Doula ~ certified by May 2010
Comments: Dedicated to shaping a confident & positive birth experience for women.
Telephone: 519-341-0210
Email: timelessbirth@yahoo.com
Webpage: http://timelessbirth.ca                                                    Submitted: 10/15/2009

Dr. Laura Cupp- "Lakeshore Chiropractic Clinic"
Comments: Gentle, low-force adjustive techniques for pregnant women.  Eases pregnancy low back pain, sciatica and other pregnancy discomforts.
Telephone: 905-333-1104   Address: 2159 Lakeshore Rd,  Burlington, ON
Email: lauracupp@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.lakeshorechiropractic.com/                 Submitted: 8/25/2006

Maria D'Costa-Millward, R.P.N. - "The Healing Arts Centre"
Brockville, Ontario
Description: Prenatal Yoga Instructor....classes/workshops for Pregnant Women and for Couples Certified Yoga Instructor, Early Childhood Educator
Telephone: 613-342-7938
Email: mariadcosta3@hotmail.com                                            Submitted: 01/10/06

Karen Dales, CD, CPPD - "Wylde Rose Health Clinic and Doula Services"
KarenLabour and Postpartum Doula, Shiatsu Therapist Dipl.S.T, Reflexologist CR, Aromatherapist CA, Reiki II
Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
Labour and Postpartum Doula services, Shiatsu Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Aroma Massage Therapy.
With over 10 years of experience working in the Complementary Health field I bring to pregnancy, labour, birth, and the postpartum times of life experience, caring, empathy. I am the proud mommy to one wonderful son.
We also offer Acupuncture, Tuina, Ba Guan, and Moxibustion.
Telephone: 416.635.5981   Address: 88 Charleswood Drive, Toronto, ON. M3H 1X6
Email: wylderose@rogers.com
Webpage: http://ca.geocities.com/wylderose@rogers.com                 Submitted: 06/17/04    Updated: 03/08/05

Kelly Davidson- "Over the Moon Doula Care"
Where: Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Burlington, Toronto
Description: ONA Trained Doula, Doula Care & Support for Mothers, Partners and Baby
Comments: I am here to help you have the most wonderful birthing experience possible.  I will help you map out your birthing plan and will be of service to you though the entire journey.
Telephone: 905-286-9579
Address: Mississauga, Ontario L5N 1Y6
Email: overthemoondoulacare@rogers.com
Webpage: wwww.overthemoondoulacare.webs.com                           Submitted: 04/21/10

Dr. Jenna Davis, DC, FIAMA, Family Chiropractor and Acupuncturist - "Acorn Family Health and Wellness Centres"
Oakville and Burlington, Ontario
Description: Family Chiropractor, Prenatal Instructor, Acupuncturist, Pediatric and Family Wellness Seminars and Events
Comments: Dr. Jenna provides safe, gentle adjustments for the pregnant woman which helps not only alleviate discomforts of pregnancy such as sciatica, pelvic discomfort, carpal tunnel syndrome, leg cramps, and much more but also has been shown to shorten labour times, speed up recovery and enhance your overall pregnancy experience.  By receiving regular chiropractic care during your pregnancy you also decrease intrauterine constraint on your growing baby which improves their function.  Dr. Jenna is also certified in the Webster Technique and uses this, in conjunction with acupuncture, to assist in naturally turning a breech baby without any risk or discomfort.  With her extensive training in pediatrics, Dr. Jenna is uniquely qualified to assist through all stages of your pregnancy and to allow your newborn and children to function at their optimum potential.  Dr. Jenna Davis can help with colic, breastfeeding difficulty, autism, developmental issues, ADD/ADHD, and more! Please call for a complimentary consultation for you and your family and check our website for more information on upcoming seminars and events.
Telephone: 905-334-0975   Address: 245 Wyecroft Road, Unit 2, Oakville, ON, L6K3Y6
Email: drdavis@acornhealth.ca
Webpage: http://www.acornhealth.ca             Submitted: 04/03/2007     Updated: 3/11/2010

Kerri Davy, CD - "Mom's 4 Mom's Professional Labour Support (Birth Doula's)"
Where: York Region, Simcoe County, North Toronto, Ontario
Description: Provide Professional Birth and Postpartum Doula services
Comments: Two young moms who have a passion for pregnancy and childbirth. We want to help mothers- to -be have a positive birth experience no matter the circumstances. We are professionally trained by DONA Int. and willing to answer any questions you may have.
Telephone: 9058951584
Address: 74 Alexander Road
Email: jdavy@neptune.on.ca
Webpage: http://freewebs.com/momsdoulas                       Submitted: 1/25/2009

Katherine De Long
Title: Reiki Master and Teacher
Where: London, Ontario & Worldwide
Description: Genesis Series Reiki Attunements
Comments: We offer the following Reiki Attunements free to all: Genesis Series includes: Fertility & Conception Reiki, Pregnancy Reiki, Healing from Miscarriage Reiki, Childbirth Reiki, Birth Healing Reiki, Breastfeeding Reiki, Second Nine Months Reiki
Email: admin@energyinfosys.ca
Webpage: hhttp://www.energyinfosys.ca                     Submitted: 01/12/11

Marta Demsar, RN, BScN, LCCE, IBCLC - "Prenatal Childbirth Toronto"
and Ani Strazar, BPHE, BED, MED, LCCE
Toronto, ON
Lamaze childbirth educators
Prenatal Childbirth Toronto consists of a team of Lamaze certified childbirth educators with the philosophy that BIRTH is an event of the mind, soul, and body.
Lamaze Philosophy of Birth: Birth is normal, natural, and healthy!
Our Goal: The primary goal of the Lamaze method is a healthy baby, a healthy mother and the best possible birth experience. Lamaze prenatal education classes provide the knowledge, skills, and support that will help you give birth with confidence and joy.
Telephone: 416-222-5999 or 416-222-8969   Email: astrazar@yahoo.ca
Webpage: http://prenatalchildbirth.on.to

Catherine Deschenes and Gillian Sippert   - "Ottawa Labour Support"
Ottawa, Cornwall, Almonte, Hawkesbury, Smiths Falls, Brockville
Description: Birth Doula, Post Partum Doula, Private Prenatal Classes, CPR, Belly Casting, Birth Photography and Aqua Doula Rentals
Ottawa Labour Support - A Shorter Safer Birth
Serving the Ottawa Valley since 1995. Offering Labour and/or Postpartum Support, Prenatal Education, in home CPR classes, Belly Casting, Birth Photography. Comforting and soothing Aqua Doula available to rent. Ensuring your pregnancy and birthing experience is memorable.
Telephone: 613-821-5933  
Email: cathy@ottawalaboursupport.com
Webpage: http://www.ottawalaboursupport.com                         Submitted: 07/23/05

Kathy Dittmann, CPD (Cappa), CIMI (IAMI) Kathy
Where: Orleans ON
Description: Postpartum Doula and Infant Massage Instructor
Comments: I will give you and your family the extra care and comfort needed to cherish the birth and early weeks with your new baby. My goal is to empower you with confidence, knowledge and education. I also offer Infant Massage Instruction. It is a wonderful way for mothers (and other caregivers) to bond with their children. It helps to  promote and encourage the bonding and attachment process. You will learn how to understand and become aware of your baby's cues. It can also alleviate some early complaints from newborns, including gastrointestinal issues. Babies often sleep 'deeper' after massage. I teach the classes, either individually or in groups, in your home or in mine.
Address: Orleans, ON
Email: kathy.postpartumdoula@gmail.com
Webpage: http://http://postpartumdoula.webs.com                 Submitted: 10/12/10

Debra Dijber, BScN, RN, CLD, CPPD, CCCE, Level I & II breastfeeding
Debra - " Concerning Childbirth" , CAPPA, DoulaCare, Halton Breastfeeding Connection
Where: Halton (Milton, Oakville, Georgetown, Burlington) and S/E Wellington (Guelph, Cambridge) Ontario
Description: I am a certified labour, postpartum doula and childbirth educator, and trained in lactation support. I offer prenatal information and education, preparation for childbirth and labour, postpartum and breastfeeding care and support. I understand the stress and uncertainty associated with childbirth and can help decrease the anxiety. I have experience with the concerns of infertility and childbirth loss and offer support. I can help you have your optimal childbirth experience by preparation, guidance and encouragement throughout this life-changing process.  
Telephone: 905 854-0239
Email: deb@concerningchildbirth.com                     
Webpage: www.concerningchildbirth.com                      Submitted: 7/3/2009               Updated:6/23/2010

Rhea Eady - " The Family Doula Practice"
Where: Windsor Ontario and Essex County
Description: Labour Doula & Prenatal Educator
Comments: Offering prenatal, labour & birth and postnatal support.
One of my main objectives is to protect the memory of your birth, no matter where or how you choose to birth.  I encourage you to explore your feelings and beliefs surrounding birth and I hope to aid in the division of a plan that is right for you.  It is my intention to become familiar with you and your partner and your expectations, desires and preferences while providing educational resources and information.  My most sincere wish for you is that you look back at this birth with fond memories and feelings of empowerment, and that your new baby's birthday is a wonderful event!
Email: rhea.eady@gmail.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.rheaeady.weebly.com                     Submitted: 09/28/10

Casey Easton- "The Perinatal Company"
Doula, Postpartum Doula, Lactation Consultant and Childbirth Educator
Where: Lanark County, Ontario
Description: Professional Labour, Birth, Postpartum & Breastfeeding Support, as well as private classes
Comments: The Perinatal Company will provide you and your family with unbiased emotional support and evidence-based informational support throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth, postpartum period, and with breastfeeding.  Check out our website for more information about our products and services.
Telephone: (613) 259-5390
Email: casey@theperinatalcompany.com
Webpage: www.theperinatalcompany.com/                                    Submitted:  8/05/07

Stephanie Escott - "For the Love of Babies"
Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Licensed WeeHands Instructor, Sign2Me Presenter
Eastern Ontario
Description: Classes for mommy, daddy and baby too!
Comments: Helping parents and babies develop stronger, more loving bonds while developing baby's mind, body and spirit.  We carry the Original TummyTub (mimics mommy's womb) and baby slings for the Yummy Mommy - the only carrier you will ever need.
Telephone: 705.743.2807
Email: fortheloveofbabies@cogeco.ca
Webpage: http://www.fortheloveofbabies.com                                   Submitted: 04/23/06

Debbie Fazio - "Precious Moments Doula"
DebbieWhere: GTA Mississauga Oakville (Peel, Halton)
Description: postpartum doula...remember...the struggles that we often try to avoid are the very struggles that build the foundation of who we become! As a parent of 3 children, I live by this saying EVERY day!
Telephone: 9058282049
Email: preciousmomentsdoula@rogers.com
Webpage: http://www.preciousmomentsdoula.ca                                Submitted: 7/3/2008

Amanda Fernande - "The Birthing Tree"
Doula C.A.R.E., CAPPA, & DONA
Providing prenatal, labour and breastfeeding support. Belly casting available.
I welcome natural childbirth at home or hospital, giving you the option of how you want to give birth. Being trained in lactation management, I can help you to breastfeed comfortably and confidently so you can develop a deeper bond with your new child. My prices are set on a 'sliding scale' to help those who are facing financial challenges. This makes my services available to all people, no matter their financial situation. I am an attachment parent who believes in making intelligent decisions based on fact rather than social influences. Contact me so we can get to know each other and talk about how I can help you.
Telephone: (705) 524-5782   Address: 300 Kent Court, Sudbury, Ontario
Email: amanda@birthingtree.com  
Webpage: http://www.birthingtee.com                 Submitted: 03/23/03

Autumn Fernandes, RMT, Birth Doula - "Fernandes Family Natural Health Care"
AutumnWhere: Cambridge, Ontario
Description: Specializing in pregnancy, post natal, infant and family care. RMT/Birth Doula. Registered Massage Therapist, Birth Doula
Comments: We are a natural health care clinic offering Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Nutrition Consultations, Workshops, Seminars and Yoga classes. Specializing in the care of pregnant women and their families.
Telephone: 519-740-0555
Address: 7 Thorne Street
Email: beeautumn@hotmail.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.fernandesfamilynaturalhealth.com                                 Submitted: 07/14/08

Kimberley Fernandez, Trained Doula(CAPPA Canada) - "Kindred Spirit Childbirth Services"
Scarborough, Ontario
Comments: Kindred Spirit Childbirth Services is currently offering Doula services in the Scarborough, Durham and Markham areas.  As a newly CAPPA Canada Trained Doula, I am charging minimal fees in order to gain experience and births for my certification.
On a personal note, I am a mother to three amazing children, wife to a teacher and an avid reader.  The births of my children are among my most greatest accomplishments.  And even though they were all hospital births with numerous medical interventions I do feel that there is a wide range of birth options available to women out there.  And I feel that every woman deserves a Doula!
Email: kfernandez@sympatico.ca                            Submitted: 7/8/2006

Vicki File - "Vicki File-Doula"
VickiWhere: Brantford, Ontario
Description: Doula services and Childbirth Education
Comments: I have felt a strong pull to help women through their childbirth experiences. I have completed my training and I am now a certified Doula. I have worked with couples throughout their pregnancies and supported them during their births. I am more inspired after every new experience. I am now working on additional training to be a certified Breastfeeding Counselor. If you are pregnant, my goal is to support you (and your partner), and to help you learn about all of the options available to you, so you can be empowered in your choices and have no regrets when you are holding your beautiful baby in your arms.
Telephone: 519.209.1872
Email: vickifiledoula@gmail.com
Webpage: http://vickifiledoula.weebly.com                    Submitted: 01/21/11

Jasmine Finch, CD DONA
Durham, Clarington, Ontario
Certified Birth Doula, Prenatal Education
Comments: I am a certified birth Doula with Doulas Of North America.  I provide prenatal education, labour support, and limited postpartum services.  I relocated from the Quinte region in August and am looking to become active in the Durham and Clarington region.  My fees are negotiable.  References absolutely available upon request!  Thank you for your interest.
Telephone: 905-987-1842
Email: jasfinch@sympatico.ca                               Submitted: 02/14/06

Jodie Fleming
DONA Trained Birth Doula
Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga and the GTA
Prenatal & Labour Support Doula
I am a DONA trained Doula working towards certification. I am currently taking the Lactation Educator course with CAPPA. I offer prenatal, labour, delivery and breastfeeding support. I also create belly casts.   I work with you and your partner to make your birth experience memorable.
Telephone: 905-878-3423
Email: jodie.fleming@sympatico.ca   Webpage: http://freewebs.com/jodiefleming/

Lorri Fleming - "Divine Connections"
Where: Halton and surrounding areas , Ontario, Canada
Description: Birth and Post partum Doula, Doula Packages are available for birth and port partum support.
Comments: I am committed to providing exceptional service to women and their partners for all of their childbirth needs.  To help you feel completely loved, guided and educated to make the decisions that are right for you and your families.
Telephone: 905 844-6227
Email: divineconnections@cogeco.ca                      Submitted: 13/01/2007

Agnieszka Forfa
DONA trained.   Working towards certification.
Toronto, Ontario
Comments: I offer sliding scale fee and volunteer services.
As a birth doula I provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a  mother, before, during and just after birth.
I offer 2 pre-natal visits, with birth planning, relaxation techniques and birth position information and practice.
I will be on call 24 hours for 2 weeks on either side of your due date.  And will also be available via phone for one month after your birth. I will be continuously present and offer support throughout your labour. Finally, I offer one postpartum visit, with breastfeeding consultation, is required.
Email: agnieszka@riseup.net                                 Submitted: 11/10/05

Signy Fridriksson, CD - "Prima Doulas"
SignyWhere: Ottawa, ONTARIO
Description: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator. Canadian Mothercraft, member of CAPPA, Ottawa Valley Doula Association
Comments: I have three grown children - amazing and wonderful young people! My first child was born by emergency cesarean under a general anesthetic. My second two births were unmedicated VBACs. I am passionate about birth, and I can help you approach your birth with openness and confidence. I have a calm and reassuring manner. My husband and I have had taken training together and teach couples birthing classes based on Birthing from Within. We see our role as mothering the mother and fathering the father - helping you both to embrace your role as parents and partners, supporting each other as you start on the new adventure before you.
Email: primadoulas-1@yahoo.ca
Webpage: http://primadoulas.ca/                          Submitted: 11/5/2009

Dorothy Guerra, CBE, RYT, CAPPA - "Fertility to Delivery - Prenatal Care Yoga Centre"
Where: Mississauga, Ontario
Description: Doula, Child Birth Preparation - The Yoga birth Method TM, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Yoga Therapist
Comments: We offer a complete pregnancy care package.  We specialize in the Yoga Birth Method, created by Dorothy Guerra.  This method uses yoga philosophy to empower a woman to use a mindful and enlightened approach to natural childbirth.
Telephone: 9059499642
Address: Central Mississauga
Email: baby@fertilitytodelivery.com
Webpage: http://www.fertilittodelivery.com                    Submitted: 10/14/2009

Sylvie Gilbert, RMT, Doula - "Gentle Beginning"
Title: Registered Massage Therapist, HypnoBirthing The Mongan Method Practitioner, Doula
Where: Barrhaven and Greater Ottawa Area, Ontario
Description: HypnoBirthing childbirth education, pre-natal and post-natal massage therapy and labour support and doula care
Comments: With the combination of HypnoBirthing and massage therapy I provide treatments, support and education leading up to the birthing day. In the labour room I offer guidance and support as well as massage techniques to reduce discomfort and increase relaxation.
Telephone: (613) 907-8885
Email: sylvie_gilbert@canada.com 
Webpage: http://www.gentlebeginning.ca              Submitted: 08/11/2006

Stephanie Goddard, CD(DONA Trained) - "Birthing With Serenity"
Where: Ottawa, Ontario
Description: Doula, prenatal yoga teacher
Comments: Stephanie is a passionate and dedicated doula offering her services throughout the Ottawa area. She is DONA trained, a certified prenatal yoga instructor and offers belly-casting.
Email: stephanie@birthingwithserenity.com
Webpage: http://www.birthingwithserenity.com              Submitted: 09/15/2011 

Barbara Gowanb, CD(DONA), CIMI - "Cherished Tymes"
Ottawa, Ontario
Certified Birth Doula, Certified Infant Massage Instructor DONA; Doula C.A.R.E.; CAPPA
Since 1990 I have been assisting moms and their partners in achieving the best birth experiences possible for them in many types of circumstances ( including Multiple births, VBAC, previous loss, and anxiety disorders) . Cherished Tymes Doula Service offers a complete birth package including an interview without charge, 2 in-home prenatal meetings with birth preparation, birth plan preparation focus and breastfeeding preparation if desired .Continuous labour support with backup available through the first two hours postpartum, and an in - home postpartum visit including breastfeeding assistance are included.
A separate Infant Massage instruction is also available.
For babies between the ages of three weeks and five months, group Infant Massage classes are offered periodically through the year. Here moms, dads and other care givers can learn to provide the amazing benefits of  infant massage which will assist in resolving sleep and gas and colic issues, and create a stronger bond with their baby all the while sharing, learning from and interacting with other new parents.
Telephone: (613) 225-0253   Email: cherishedtymesdoula@sympatico.ca
Webpage: http://www3.sympatico.ca/cherishedtymesdoula

Kelly Graff, BA (Hon.), DONA Trained
Toronto, GTA
Service: Birth Doula
Comments: I provide mothers and families pre-natal and labour support and always make sure that women are informed with the choices that they have to make. I will not take the place of your partner, only help her/him to aide you.   Telephone: 416-806-8414
Email: torontodoula@yahoo.ca
Webpage: http://www.freewebs.com/torontodoula                 Submitted: 04/17/05

Michelle Hache - "Birth Beginnings"
Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Cesarean and VBAC Support Specialist, Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist
Halton and Hamilton regions, ON Telephone: 905-464-8076
Comments: Since 2001 Birth Beginnings has been helping families develop the knowledge and confidence required for a rewarding and smooth transition into parenthood or in adding to their families.  Birth Beginnings offers prepared prenatal classes that focus on the birth of your child and the life skills required to carry you through the postpartum period and beyond.  In addition Birth Beginnings offers birth doula services, which provides numerous benefits throughout labour, including a reduction in interventions and labour duration.  By giving birth and parenting with confidence the family bond is enhanced and all family members enjoy greater satisfaction as they experience new life together.   You will see your confidence and commitment mirrored in the smile of your little "birth beginnings" for years to come.
Email: michelle@birthbeginnings.com
Webpage: http://www.birthbeginnings.com                            Submitted: 07/18/04 Updated: 4/28/2009

LeeAnne Hamilton, CPD, CLD, Dip CBEd- "Mia Bella Mamma Doula Care and Prenatal Education"
Where: ONTARIO : Halton, Hamilton, Flamborough, Carlisle, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Winona, Grimsby
Description: labour doula, postpartum doula, special caesarean birth postpartum care, prepared childbirth classes, birth photography
Comments: My goal as your doula is to pride support to you emotionally, physically, and with information to help you make informed decisions throughout your labour and birth. I will help you to achieve the birth experience you are hoping for.
Telephone: 905-802-8679
Email: miabellamamma@gmail.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.miabellamamma.ca                            Submitted: 8/21/2009

Grace Harrison - "Renew Birth Services"
Where: Ottawa, Ontario; Gatineau, Quebec, and surrounding areas.
Description: Birth Doula and Placenta Encapsulation
Comments: I have always been very passionate about peaceful, mother-centered pregnancy and birthing. After the birth of my two children I realized how important it was to have strong and capable support and this level of support is something I want to pass on to the women I work with.  I also offer Placenta Encapsulation. Placenta medicine is strong and healing and is available in a convenient, flavourless pill.
Telephone: 613-292-0175
Email: grace@renewbirth.com
Webpage: http://www.renewbirth.com                           Submitted: 01/11/11

Stephanie Hayes, CD(DONA)- "Childbirth Companion Doula Services"
Tillsonburg, Woodstock, Simcoe, St.Thomas and London, Ontario areas
Description: Certified Birth Doula
Comments: Childbirth Companion provides childbirth education, assistance in developing a birth plan, continuous labour support, a written birth story, breastfeeding support and postpartum visits. As well as professional experience, I have personal experience in birthing and breastfeeding my three children. My desire is to provide each woman with the individual support she needs to achieve a positive birth experience as she defines it.
Telephone: 519-688-1873
Email: childbirthcompanion@rogers.com             
www.childbirthcompanion.com                Submitted: 06/14/06  Updated: 3/22/2010

Lynn Henderson, RN, Trained Doula - "Birth Embrace Doula Services"
Owen Sound, Ontario
Birth and Post Partum Doula Services
Providing Doula Services to the Grey Bruce Area
Telephone: 519-372-2841
Email: lynndoula@yahoo.com                                                     Submitted: 06/05/04

Laurel Hicks, CLD, E-RYT
Where: Windsor, ON
Description: Prenatal, Postnatal, Mommy and Baby Yoga, Doula
Comments: Laurel offers Doula services and is CAPPA trained. She is also an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and teaches prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, mommy and baby yoga
Email: laurelhicksyoga@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.laurelhicks.com                                       Submitted: 6/17/10  Updated: 9/15/10

Dale Ho, Hon. E.C.E.c, CBE - "Learning for Life"
Milton, Peel and Halton Areas in Ontario
Childbirth Education and Postnatal Classes/Support
Comments: Providing Childbirth Education to expectant couples from the comfort of their home. We take prenatal classes, why not postnatal classes? 'Learning for Life' also offers 'Mommy 'N' Me' a parent/child interactive series, we also offer endless support to both new and expectant couples through our drop-in program entitled 'Mommiez Meet 'N' Greet!', a get together at least once a week.
Email: dale@learning4lyf.ca
Webpage: http://www.learning4lyf.ca                         Submitted: 04/25/05

Kristy Hoornick - "GoodLife Fitness Clubs"
Fitness Professional - Pre and Post Natal Instructor Trainer, Pilates Instructor Trainer
Pre and Post Natal Certification, Pre and Post Natal Yoga and Pilates Certifications. Mom and Baby classes. All courses are awarded Continuing Education Credits. Spa Practitioner, Personal Trainer Can Fit Pro Certified.
Telephone: 519-570-8651   Address: 3040 Wonderland Rd, South London, Ontario
Email: khoornick@rogers.com
Webpage: http://www.trainerforce.com/goodlifewestmount                    Submitted: 9/7/2006

Rachel Horsley - "Baby-Love Childbirth Support Services"
DONA Trained Birth Doula, Mothercraft Birth Companion
Where: Ottawa, Ont
Description: Birth Doula and Childbirth Education
Comments:   It is my pleasure to provide my clients with Compassion, Physical and Emotional Support and Information before, during and after childbirth.  I provide breastfeeding support and will assist with your home birth planning, birth photography and helping you find the resources you choose to support you in this tremendous experience.
Telephone: 613-290-5857
Email: doula@itcro.ca   Webpage: http://www.baby-love.ca                               Submitted: 10/11/05

Joanne Ilaqua, RPN, trained doula(DONA) York Region Doula Services
Where: York Region and the GTA
Description: I provide Birth and Postpartum Doula Services, In-Home Breastfeeding Support and Childbirth Classes
Comments: My goal as a doula is to provide a satisfying birth and postpartum period. Through informational support and guidance, I strive to assist families coping with the demands of childbirth, recovery and breastfeeding issues.  Telephone: (905) 252-0191
Email: joanne@yorkregiondoula.com  Webpage: http://www.yorkregiondoula.com         Submitted: 04/02/2007

Paige Irene - "Windsor Doula"
Where: Windsor, Ontario
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I recently finished my training with to Labor (formerly ALACE) and am working on my certifying births. For the time-being I am offering my services free of charge and all I ask for in return is an evaluation.
Telephone: 519-567-6278
Email: doulapaigeirene@gmail.com
Webpage: http://paigeirene.webs.com                        Submitted: 12/14/2009

Diane Jaworiwsky,RMT - "Great Expectations Family Massage Therapy"
Pregnancy Massage, Shiatsu in Maternity Care, Labour Support
Comments:   I am now entering my 7th year in the art of massage therapy.  Since the very beginning I had always been drawn to working with pregnancy and the dynamics of how the body changes both physiologically and mentally.  Aside from the 2200 hour Massage Therapy training, I have completed 70 additional hours of working solely with perinatal concerns.  My goal is to provide the mother to be with a safe, non-judgmental environment where she can let go of any stressors-whether external or internal-and just be.
Telephone: 519-734-6433  Address: 188 Kenwood Blvd, LaSalle, ON Windsor-Essex
Email: GreatExpectations_FMT@sympatico.ca                 Submitted: 6/20/2006

Grace Jose - "Graceful Birth Doula Services"
Where: Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, GTA, Ontario
Description: Labour and Birth Doula
Comments: Grace is the owner of Graceful Birth Doula Services.  It is a Doula service committed to providing emotional and physical support for women during the childbirth process, and fostering a positive, informed birth experience. At Graceful Birth we believe in supporting the entire FAMILY, including dads, mom's mom, dad's mom, whoever is on your support team! By providing information and emotional and physical support, we aim to create a more positive and satisfying birth experience for everyone.
Telephone: 416-804-9617
Email: grace@gracefulbirth.ca
Webpage: wwww.gracefulbirth.ca                        Submitted: 3/31/2010

Ann Kameka, HBCE - "Windsor-Essex HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education"
Description: Childbirth Education - Prenatal Classes
Comments: Ann has been teaching expectant moms and their birthing companions this wonderfully peaceful way to birth in both comfort and joy since January 2002. She is not only a Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner, she's a two-time HypnoBirthing mom herself. She is passionate about the Mongan Method and eager to discuss it with you at any time. If you're an expectant mom who desires to birth the way nature intended, HypnoBirthing is for you! Contact Ann now for your FREE DVD introduction!
HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. The concept of HypnoBirthing® is not new, but rather a "rebirth" of the philosophy of birthing as it existed thousands of years ago and as it was recaptured in the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who first forwarded the concept of natural birthing in the 1920s. The method teaches you that in the absence of fear and tension, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labour.
Telephone: 519-776-8899   Address: 30 Day Street, Windsor - Essex County, Ontario
Email: we_hypnobirthing@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://www.hypnobirthing.com                          Submitted: 11/13/05   Updated: 11/2/2006

Deborah Kennedy, RN, CCE - "Prenatal Plus Pregnancy & Parenting Centre"
Description: Teacher, Certified Childbirth Educator, Registered Nurse
Comments: Prenatal Plus Pregnancy & Parenting Centre offers over 16 different programs starting with pregnancy and continuing after baby is born.   We acknowledge that each pregnancy and birth is a unique event.  Our prenatal programs are designed to prepare you for the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy, birth and post-partum period so that you have the tools to ask questions and make decisions to obtain the type of birth experience you want. Continue your connection after the baby is born. Create healthy parent-child relationships while learning and practicing songs, rhymes, baby exercises and much more!
Telephone: 905 830-1709   Address: 130 Davis Drive #206 Newmarket On. L3Y2N1
Email: d.kennedy@rogers.com
Webpage: http://www.prenatalplus.com                              Submitted: 29/03/2007

Julie Keon, CD (DONA), CBC - "Mother Nurture Childbirth Services & 'Celebration of Creation' Belly Casts"
JulieOttawa and the Ottawa Valley
Certified Doula, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor and professional Belly Caster
In June of 1998, I completed a basic training course through Douglas College in Vancouver, BC. I created Mother Nurture Doula Services (March 1999) while living in Victoria, BC. As a doula, I have attended home and hospital births and I work with both doctors and midwives. I am a certified doula with Doulas of North America. I have participated in an Advanced Doula Training Workshop and in December 2000, I became a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor. I am presently on extended maternity leave and working part time only. My services are available to families in the Renfrew/Pembroke region. If you would like to speak with past clients of Mother Nurture Doula Services please let me know and I will provide you with references.  Mother Nurture Doula Services is committed to providing professional labour support and pre/post natal care. Services can always be tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. Visit our website for more information.
Telephone: (613) 646-9912
Email: mothernurture@sympatico.ca
Webpage: www.mncs.ca and www.ottawabellycasts.com      Submitted: 10/19/05     Updated: 02/09/06

Angelina Kiwanuka-Quinlan, CCCE, CPD, CLA, AD - "Intimate Beginnings Childbirth Education and Doula Services"
CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator, ALACE Trained Labour Doula, CAPPA Trained Postpartum Doula
Orangeville, Alliston, Guelph, Brampton, Mississauga, and the GTA
Description: Antepartum Doula, Labour Doula, Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator
Comments: Intimate Beginnings provides a complimentary interview, prenatal meetings to discuss labour and birth related topics such as comfort measures and positioning, unlimited telephone and email support, assistance with your birth plan, continuous support throughout your labour and birth as well as postpartum. Intimate Beginnings also specializes in in-home postpartum support, both during the day, and overnight. We provide not only infant care, but also help with organizing the home, advice on baby care and breastfeeding or bottle feeding support. Intimate Beginnings is trained in assisting with high-risk pregnancies and all of the unique issues that arise. We provide in-home help with light cleaning and cooking and other issues that arise with bed-rest. We also provide private in-home childbirth classes that are uniquely adapted to your needs.
Telephone: 416-902-6515
Email: intimate@rogers.com
Webpage: http://www.freewebs.com/intimatebeginnings                 Submitted: 03/08/04   Updated: 3/23/2009

Linda Koziol, CD(DONA) - "Childbirth Partner"
Where: Hamilton, Burlington, Grimsby, Niagara
Description: Labour support doula, Childbirth education
Email: doula.linda@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.doulalindakoziol.com                        Submitted: 6/02/10

Carolyn Koziolek, RN, childbirth educator, labour doula, antepartum doula
Where: Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto GTA
Comments: I support you to learn about and achieve your birth your way.
Telephone: 416-356-9380
Email: emmi8@excite.com
Webpage: www.freewebs.com/almostamommy               Submitted: 24/11/2006

Du La, ND, Doula, BSc, Bowen Therapist- "Toronto-Centre Naturopathic Medicine"
Du Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
Comments: As a naturopathic doctor, Du optimizes a mother's health in months approaching pregnancy, labour and delivery. She minimizes discomfort and stress at the time of birth. Du believes that the least intervention and highest quality of emotional support to the mother during the time of birth is optimal for life long health of both mother and child.  Du also gives guidance in postpartum care for mother and child.
Telephone: 416 598 8898  Address: 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 103
Email: du.la@tcnm.ca
Webpage: http://www.tcnm.ca                                            Submitted: 7/19/2006

Kathy Ladd-Beamish, RN - "Serenity Birth Studio"
Member of the International Childbirth Education Association and Lamaze International
Kathy is a registered nurse and childbirth educator. Currently working at the RVH birthing unit, Kathy has 20 years of nursing to her credit. Mother of 3 beautiful children, Jordan 15, Luke 8 and Zoë 6. She and husband Kevin have experienced first hand the intense pleasures and pain having children has to offer. Knowledge is power! By understanding what and why things happen makes it much easier to accept and much less scary. Allow Kathy to help you prepare for this journey of a lifetime.
"I believe that childbirth is a normal, natural process that our bodies have been designed to do. Having a positive birth experience is of the utmost importance. My position as an educator is to provide unbiased information and encourage each couple to make decisions about pregnancy, labour and birth that they are comfortable with."
Telephone: 705-735-4302   Address: 12 Commerce Park Drive, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Email: kathy@serenitybirthstudio.ca
Webpage: http://www.serenitybirthstudio.ca                     Submitted: 01/17/05

Maria Lameiro  - "DoulaNatur Childbirth Services"
Where: Toronto and surrounding area, Ontario
Description: Doula, Certified Labour Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor
Comments: Benefit from having a Professional labour companion.  We will guide you through birth and beyond.
Telephone: 647-214-1516
Email: mariacecilia@doulanatur.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.doulanatur.com                                     Submitted: 3/26/2009

Robyn Lampman, CD(DONA) - "Everyday Miracles Doula Services and Childbirth Education"
Robyn Hamilton, Burlington, Grimsby and surrounding areas - Ontario
Description: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator
Comments: I am a DONA certified Birth Doula and a CAPPA trained Childbirth Educator and Postpartum Doula. I have experience with birth in hospital and home settings, with both Midwives and Obstetricians. I have attended over 30 families at many different types of birth and support each client in achieving the birth that she desires through physical, emotional and informational support.
Telephone: (905)973-1680
Email: everydaymiracles@cogeco.ca
Webpage: www.youreverydaymiracle.com                           Submitted: 08/02/2007

Brigitte Lebel-Farrell - "Mother Peace"
Where: North Bay, Ontario
Description: HypnoBirthing Prenatal Classes, Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Doula, Reiki Master, Reflexologist
Email: info@motherpeace.ca  
Webpage: http://www.motherpeace.ca                             Submitted: 2/3/2010

Melanie Leroux, CLD(CBI) - "The Birth Adventure"
MelanieWhere: Hamilton -Wentworth and surrounding areas
Description: Doula, childbirth educator-  CMLA.
I am currently working in the Hamilton-Wentworth and surrounding areas, providing Labour Doula and education services. Empowering women and their families through the childbirth experience is my professional goal.
Email: mleroux6@cogeco.ca
Webpage: http://mleroux.webs.com/                                                Submitted: 6/23/2008  Updated: 12/8/2008

Shawna Lewkowitz, B.A., M.Ed., Doula (DONA) - "Babeeze in Arms Doula Centre"
Manager of Programs and Education, Labour, Postpartum Doula
Description: Labour, Postpartum Doula Services, Childbirth Education, Parenting classes, birth tub rentals, belly casting, newborn massage,
Comments: We are London's only Doula Centre and are women centered and family focused for the childbearing years and beyond. Our doulas combine our unique talents and skills to offer you doula support, prenatal and parenting classes, along with other services to help you on your journey into parenthood.
Telephone: 519-673-4441   Address: 78 Wellington St. South, London, Ontario
Email: shawna@babeezeinarms.com
Webpage: http://www.babeezeinarms.com 
Also on staff: Jill Ritchie and Tracey Wicks, CLA(ALACE) CPD(CAPPA) NMIN Member ALACE, CAPPA, DoulaCARE Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Consultant In Progress, Baby’s First Massage Instructor, Happiest Baby On The Block Educator                          Submitted: 06/03/2007

Suzanne Lim - "Nestings Doula Services"
DONA trained birth doula, breastfeeding support
Greater Toronto Area, Durham, Markham
Comments: As your doula I will provide continuous support tailored to your needs.  My goal is to empower you to have the birthing experience that you desire.  With a healthy dose of Respect, coupled with Informed Choice, this is entirely possible!  Together we will outline a birthing plan, then discuss and practice comfort measures that you may find helpful.
As a post partum doula my role is to assist you in making the transition as mother to your new baby as smooth as possible.  My services include: breastfeeding support, child care of siblings, light housekeeping, preparation of small meals, baby and Mom care.
Telephone: 416-724-4277   Address: 26 Westcroft Dr.   Scarborough, ON, Canada  M1E 3A3
Email: kitchencorporal@yahoo.co                                   Submitted: 11/15/05

Angie Limmer, CCCE, CLD - "Little Miracles Doula Services & Childbirth Education"
CAPPA Trained Lactation Educator, CAPPA Trained Postpartum Doula
Where: Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton & surrounding areas, Ontario
Description: Prenatal Classes, Prenatal & Postpartum Support, Labour and Breastfeeding Support
Comments: Compassionate care during pregnancy, labour and postpartum. Accompanying women and families on their precious journey of parenthood, providing them with unconditional support and equipping them with the information to make informed decisions that are best for their family.
Email: lmdoulaservices@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.littlemiracles.ca                         Submitted: 3/4/2009  Updated: 3/07/2012

Merle Ling, R.N, CCE(CAPPA), CD(DONA) - "Childbirth Basics and Beyond"
Burlington and surrounding areas, Ontario
Description: Childbirth education classes - group and private, CAPPA trainer for childbirth educators,  Labour Doula, Breastfeeding  and VBAC support.
Comments:   I have over 30 years of experience working as a registered nurse in Labour & Delivery, post partum and newborn nursery; I am an experienced labour doula and childbirth educator and the owner of Childbirth Basics and Beyond. Presently I am the Director of education for CAPPA, and I assist in the training of childbirth educators. My passion is to assist families with their birthing experience. My clients can rely on me to be there for them by answering their questions and to give advice on the appropriate resources.
Telephone: 905 634 4048
Email: childbirthbasics@cogeco.ca                          Submitted: 02/04/06

Holly Lo - "A Better Birth"
HollyWhere: Simcoe, Dufferin, Peel, GTA
Description: Prenatal Yoga, Mom and Baby yoga, New Moms Groups, Prenatal Education classes (group and Private), Doula Services - Childbirth Educator, Labor and Post Partum Doula
Comments: Focused on providing Holistic and alternative teaching and practices for all our clients, as well as providing unbiased support for any type of birth.
Telephone: 647-234-4655
Email: info@abetterbirth.ca
Webpage: http://www.abetterbirth.ca                       Submitted: 1/8/2010

Amanda Low
Description: Labour and Postpartum Doula, CAPPA Trained pending certification
Organization: Labour and Postpartum Doula Services
Where: Simcoe County and Muskoka, Ontario
Telephone: 705-329-4126
Email: doulamom@rocketmail.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.youdeserveadoula.webs.com                Submitted: 6/18/2009

Dr. Millie Lytle, ND, Doula - "Source Centre for Health and Wellness"
Millie Description: perinatal naturopathic doctor, doula, instructor
Comments:   My main goals are to help women and their partners achieve and sustain pregnancy naturally and support them throughout their fertility journey.  I also attend at birth and during post partum period to provide naturopathic and emotional support, guidance and coping techniques.
Telephone: 416 923 4325
Address: 502-111 Peter St. Toronto, Ontario
Email: millie@sourcecentre.ca
Webpage: http://www.sourcecentre.ca                          Submitted: 04/20/06

Kelly Maslen  - "Simply Healthy Family"
Where: GTA
Description: Doula, Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Chef
Comments: I am a birth doula with five years nutritional counseling and two years as a personal chef. I have combined these three professions to create Simply Healthy Family, a health integrated service that supports women from preconception to birth, and postpartum recovery.
Telephone: 416 912 0754
Email: Kelly@simplyhealthyfamily.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.simplyhealthyfamily.com                        Submitted: 5/4/2009

Sandra May, CLD, PD , LE, CE - "Loyalist Doula Services"
Belleville, Ontario and surrounding areas.
Labour Doula, (CAPPA) Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Support and Private Childbirth Education
As a Certified Labour Doula and Postpartum Doula I provide many services to my clients. As a Labour Doula I offer physical, emotional and informational support. I give one on one education about what may happen during the birth process, information on all aspects of medication, procedures, anything related to the birth process. As a Postpartum Doula I offer the same physical, emotional and informational support along the care for the mother postpartum, relieve Mom for rest periods, sibling care, light housekeeping. I help to make the transition into parenthood hopefully a smooth ride.
I am currently the Ontario Representative for CAPPA, Canada.
Telephone: 613.968.9849 Cell: 613.969.2416   Address: 243 Colonial Rd. Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Email: sandymay@kos.net   Webpage: www.loyalistdoula.ca

Mary McArthur, CLA, CLD  - "Windsor Doula Services"
Windsor, Ontario
Description: Birth Doula, Doula Trainer, Childbirth Educator, Asst. Director, CAPPA Canada Labour Doula Training Programme
Comments:  Mary is an A.L.A.C.E. Certified Labour Assistant, one of only a few in the province and the first in the area to complete the program's certification requirements. She is also certified with C.A.P.P.A. and currently holds the Assistant Directors position for the Labour Doula Training Program. She is also a member of Le Leche League, Essex County Midwifery Consumer Group and a number of continuing education forums. Mary has experience with both home and hospital birth, and is well known to both the local midwifery practice and hospital staff.  Mary's goal is to provide fact-based information that will prepare women and their partners for pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond. She provides helpful education, well rounded physical, practical and emotional support in an effort to facilitate the most fulfilling birth possible.
Mary specializes in low intervention natural childbirth and proudly reports some of the lowest rates of unnecessary medical interventions in the area. Her commitment to follow-up care and breastfeeding assistance has proven to aid new parents in making a smooth and successful transition into parenthood.
Telephone: 519-259-6618
Email: mary@windsordoula.com  
Webpage: http://www.windsordoula.com                Submitted: 02/03/06

Monique McCardle, CD (DONA) - "Guelph Doula"
MoniqueWhere: Guelph, Ontario
Description: Doula-prenatal, Labour Support, and Postpartum Services
Telephone: 519-994-0701
Email: guelphdoula@rogers.com
Webpage: http://guelphdoula.com                                 Submitted:  7/19/07

Laura McCutcheon, Labour Doula and Postpartum Doula - "Expectant Moments Birth & Postpartum Doula Service"
LauraWhere: Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby, Niagara, Brantford, Caledonia
Description: Birth and Postpartum Doula Services; Breastfeeding Support; Perinatal Bereavement Support
Comments: I'm happily married with four grown children and three beautiful grand babies who remind me daily of the joys a baby brings to a family. They make us a family. As a birth Doula(CAPPA), I bring with me a commitment to helping mothers and their partners during this very special time in their lives. Together we learn about and prepare for the physical progress of birth, meeting the emotional and physical needs of a woman in labour while recognizing and appreciating the comfort level and needs of your partner. As a postpartum Doula (CAPPA), I create relaxed, loving and nurturing opportunities to foster a healthy transition into "family life". I'd love to chat with you more about birthing and my role as a Doula. Please feel free to contact me:
Telephone: 289-439-5330
Email:  expectantmoments@hotmail.com
Website:  http://www.expectantmoments.ca           Submitted:  11/10/07  Updated: 3/19/2009

Karen McIntosh - "Health Beginnings Childbirth Services"
Where: Ottawa, Ontario
Description: doula, childbirth educator, birth doula and post-partum doula, Lactation Support
Comments: We provide the most comprehensive birth services in Ottawa. Fully comprehensive childbirth education and full doula services. We are DONA trained, Bradley Method trained, Brio birth certified, with extra training in lactation management.
Telephone: 613-422-7235
Email: karen@healthy-beginnings.ca
Webpage: http://healthy-beginnings.ca                           Submitted: 03/01/11

Nicole McKay, CBE, LD - "Birth Goddess Childbirth Services"
Where: Toronto and Surrounding Areas, Ontario
Description: Childbirth Educator and Doula
Comments: Congratulations on your pregnancy! As a childbirth educator, I provide classes that fit your schedule and provide you with the most up-to-date information so you can make the best choices for you and your growing family. As a doula, I work with families to have the birth experience that they want...all while empowering you as the parents you are.
Telephone: 647-501-8779
Email: nicole.mckay@birthgoddess.ca
Webpage: hhttp://www.birthgoddess.ca                                        Submitted: 11/19/2008   Update: 7/16/2009

Michelle McKinnon - "The McKinnon Centre"
HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, Certified Consulting Hypnotist
Where: Stratford, Ontario
Description: HypnoBirthing classes and private sessions, hypnosis to help with turning a breech baby
Comments: I am dedicated to helping woman and their birthing companions to have a calmer and more joyful birthing experience.
Telephone: 519-814-2222
Address: 134 Waterloo Street South
Email: michelle@themckinnoncentre.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.themckinnoncentre.com                  Submitted: 1/5/2010

Jacquelynn A. McNall, R.M.T. - "Tranquility Relaxation and A Mothers Touch Infant Massage"
JacquelynnBarrie and Cookstown areas. Ontario, Canada
Description: Registered Massage Therapist specializing in Pregnancy Massage and Infant Massage, Tranquility Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage, Infant Massage Classes and Workshops.
Comments: I want your pregnancy to be a happy, healthy, and stress-free 9 months. Massage during pregnancy has tremendous benefits to the mother as well as to the baby. You don't have to live with headaches, low back pain/sciatica, or swollen ankles and feet. Once baby is born, come back and participate in A Mothers Touch Infant Massage classes and workshops. Don't miss out on this amazing bonding experience with your baby.
Telephone: (705) 796-5997 & (705) 458-2887
Email: jackie@jamcnallrmt.ca
Webpage: http://www.jamcnallrmt.ca                         Submitted: 08/15/05

Julia MacNeil,  CD(DONA), DONA trained PP doula, Lamaze trained CBE - "Comforting Touch Birth Services"
JuliaHalton and Peel regions of Ontario
Description: Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Post Partum Doula
Comments: I have been serving Peel and Halton as a doula since 2001. I look forward to helping you make your birth experience what you want it to be through education, support and empowerment.
Telephone: (416)897-2412
Email: Julia@ComfortingTouch.biz
Webpage: www.ComfortingTouch.biz                         Submitted: 11/12/05    Updated: 7/29/2009

Denise Martin, CD(DONA), CLE(CAPPA), LLLC Leader - " 4 The Love of The Family" - Doula Services and Pre and Postnatal Education
Where: Aurora, Newmarket, Richmondhill, Markham and GTA, Ontario
Description: Birth and Postpartum Doula Services, Breastfeeding Support and Pre and Postnatal Education and Welcome New Baby Consultations
Comments: Denise has had the honour of supporting hundreds of women either during the birth of their baby and or following the birth of their baby assisting in the transition of motherhood and family.  Denise has additional training and expertise in multiple pregnancy and postpartum, breastfeeding and mood disorders.
Telephone: 905-836-4342
Email: DeniseMartin@rogers.com
Webpage: http://www.4theloveofthefamily.com             Submitted: 7/28/2008

Kelly Maslen - "Simply Healthy Family"
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Description: Birth Doula, Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Chef
Comments: Kelly Maslen is a birth doula with five years nutritional counseling and two years as a personal chef. Kelly has combined these three professions to create Simply Healthy Family, a health integrated service that supports women from preconception to birth, and postpartum recovery.
Having a child is one of the most life-changing moments in a person's life and Kelly hopes that her services help to bring the celebration and personal aspect back to being pregnant and giving birth.
The prospect of giving birth can be a scary thing for first-time expectant mothers. There are so many changes and so many questions that go along with being pregnant that having a support group of women who have experienced it would be ideal to help work out those fears.
Telephone: 416 912 0754
Email: kelly@simplyhealthyfamily.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.simplyhealthyfamily.com                    Submitted: 5/20/2009

Andrea Meilun, CD(DONA), LCCE - "Celebrate Baby!"
Where: Barrie Ontario
Description: Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, DONA Certified Doula, PBSO trained Grief Support Group Leader
Comments: I provide a number of perinatal related services and eco friendly products.  Please Check out my website for information on how to have a lower risk birth, with more options and less pain.
Email: andrea@andreameilun.com
Webpage: http://www.andreameilun.com                               Submitted: 6/19/2009

Ana Montero - "Pachamama Birth"
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Description: Traditional Birth Attendant. Midwife, Partera, Herbalist, Doula
Comments: An intensive Labour Support Experience! Specializing in Early Labour at home and Natural Birth. Working to Support Women's healthcare choices since 1996. South American Partera who works in the Toronto Area for women who want a least medicalized birth experience.
Telephone: 647 262 9085
Email: cecilia1986@yahoo.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.pachamamabirth.com                            Submitted: 9/29/2008

Heather Morgan, CLD (CBI) - "Full Circle Doula Services"
Where: Barrie, ON
Description: Preconception, Prenatal, Birth, High Risk Doula
Comments: I am a Certified CBI Birth Doula, High-Risk/Neo-Natal Loss/SPAL Doula, Private High Risk Childbirth Educator, and Photographer.
I am a mother and doula who provides support from pre-pregnancy through pregnancy and birth and into the post-partum period.  My experience includes successful conception support of mothers with a history of ectopic pregnancy, infertility and miscarriage, natural childbirth, homebirth, induction and augmentation, epidural usage, emergency c-section, and VBAC.  I also have extensive experience in supporting high-risk pregnancies, adverse prenatal diagnoses and subsequent pregnancies following a loss.  I have worked with moms aged 19 - 38, including women with history of abortions, drug abuse, and physical and sexual abuse.  I have done post-miscarriage counseling, and pre-conception counseling for couples anticipating a subsequent pregnancy, and have spent years supporting parents surrounding pregnancy and infant loss. I believe strongly in living life in community, and feel that no woman should experience pregnancy or birth without trained, experienced support.
Telephone: 705.241.1894
Email: heather@fullcircledoula.ca
Webpage: hhttp://fullcircledoula.ca                                         Submitted: 4/23/2009

Amy Morrison, CD (DONA) in training
Where: Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Brantford, Simcoe, Port Dover, Ontario
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I am a birth doula in training and would love to help couples during the most exciting time of their lives. I am offering my services for little to no cost while I am training and would love the opportunity to share your birth with you.
Email: amyc_morrison@hotmail.com                                Submitted: 11/15/2008

Beth Murch, MA, Labour Doula
Where: Kitchener - Waterloo, Ontario
Description: Labour Doula and Postpartum Doula Services
Comments: Desperately seeking doula services? Looking for someone who "gets" your birth philosophy? Have certain cultural or religious practices you want honoured at your baby's birth? Want a support person with a sense of humour? I am currently finishing up my certification requirements through CAPPA Canada - the only requirement I have left to fulfill is the best one: to help families achieve the best birth experience possible. I am happy to provide my services for free. I am educated, intuitive and I have a passion for childbirth. Don't be shy - I'm happy to meet you for a no-obligation question and answer session. Please allow me the honour of sharing this special time in your life with you - you will not be disappointed!
Telephone: 519-584-2510
Email: beth.murch@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.freewebs.com/bethmurch/                            Submitted: 6/12/07

Lorraine Nelson, RN - "Helping hands with pregnancy...and beyond"
Title: Registered Nurse, Childbirth educator and prenatal instructor, breastfeeding certificate, Obstetrical nursing certificate, Perinatal Intensive Care Certificate.
Where: Durham and Toronto area
Description: Prenatal, childbirth, newborn and breastfeeding consultations and classes/workshops
Comments: I am a Registered Maternal/Newborn nurse who has specialized in the family birthing cycle for 13 years. I have assisted hundreds of couples through the birthing cycle at the bedside and in consultations and  I have enjoyed this calling immensely. I am certified in prenatal teaching and childbirth preparation.
Telephone: 905 442-1968
Email: www.helpinghandswithpregnancy@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://www.helpinghandsinpregnancy.zoomshare.com         Submitted: 26/04/2007

Joan Newington, CLD - "Gentle Care Doula Services"
Labour and Postpartum Doula, CAPPA Labour Doula Program
Mississauga, Milton, Oakville, Brampton and the GTA, Ontario
Description: To touch hearts and souls in the birthing world and mother the mother after birth.
Comments: Childbirth is the most rewarding life style change in a woman's life and will certainly be a memorable event. My goal is to help pregnant women achieve the birth they truly desire through continuous emotional, educational and physical support during pregnancy and labour.  There is no birth or pregnancy the same, whether it's her first or she has delivered previously.  Each woman is unique in how she handles and plans for the birth of her child through a birth plan or establishing a healthy attitude towards food.  I provide information that supports healthy pregnancies but I also respect the woman's right to birth her way without judgment.
Telephone: 905 812-1954   Email: jnewington@sympatico.ca                  Submitted: 01/30/06

Bobbi Nichol - "Family Centered Birth Services"
Where: Windsor, Ontario
Description: Doula
Comments: I provide support for families during pregnancy, labour and delivery and the postpartum period.
Telephone: 519 982-0139
Email: bobbi132@hotmail.com                                                              Submitted: 8/13/07

Sandra Owens   - "Birthing By Choice"
Barrie, Ontario - including all of York and Simcoe County
I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula that is also qualified to provide Ante partum Care for women who are bed-ridden during their pregnancies. I also create beautiful belly casts that can be cherished keepsakes of this momentous time in your life.
I am a woman who has been educating and serving expectant families as a Labour and Birth Assistant for nearly 10 years. I have been educated through DONA (Doulas of North America) an International Association of Doulas who are trained to provide the highest quality of emotional, physical and educational support to childbearing families. I am a member of Doula CARE an association dedicated to it's Standards of Practice in providing support to expectant families, physicians, midwives and nurses. Most importantly I am a mother and with that, have an understanding of birth and all of it's mysteries....I have been where you are. I would be honoured to serve you and provide non-judgmental information and guidance on your journey through childbirth.
Telephone: 705-735-2805  Address: Barrie, Ontario
Email: birthingbychoice@yahoo.ca                                           Submitted: 04/23/04

Effie Pallotta, BCom, CCE - "New Life Prenatal Classes"
Toronto & surrounding area, Ontario
Description: Childbirth Education Classes.  Both group and private classes are available.
Comments: New Life Prenatal Classes will provide you with the information you need to prepare for your birth experience and the first weeks of parenthood.      Discussions led by an experienced Certified Childbirth Educator will help you to learn what your options are and what you might expect physically and emotionally during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.  Watch videos, practise comfort measures such as breathing and massage, and share concerns with other expectant parents. Whether you are planning to have your baby in a hospital or home environment, New Life Prenatal Classes will provide you with coping skills to manage labour pain, and knowledge to build your confidence in birthing and caring for your baby. For further information please contact us. Telephone: 416-752-2977
Email: effiepallotta@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.freewebs.com/newlifeprenatal/                     Submitted: 08/09/05      Updated: 9/2/2006

Leanne Palmerston, CD - "Hamilton Doula"
LeanneWhere: Hamilton, Ontario
Description: Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Home Birth Photographer. Proudly providing Birth and Postpartum services, including Childbirth Education and Home Birth Photography to women and their families in their childbearing years.
Comments: I provide premium birth services to women and their families in the Hamilton, Ontario area. I write on pregnancy, birth and postpartum issues for a number of publications and I am the co-host of Birth Junkie Radio, which airs every Wednesday from 6:00pm on 93.3 FM CFMU. I am passionate about pregnancy, birth and newborns and am honoured to be a part of such a special time in my client's lives.
Email: leanne@hamiltondoula.com
Webpage: http://www.hamiltondoula.com                                 Submitted: 11/26/2008

Zandra Pennylegion, Postpartum Doula (DONA trained), CIMT - "New Mom Care | Postpartum Doula Services"
ZandraWhere: Hamilton, Ontario and surrounding areas (Dundas, Ancaster, Mount Hope, Binbrook, Copetown, Stoney Creek, Waterdown), Burlington, Grimsby, Beamsville and Smithville.
Description: Some of our services:  breastfeeding support and instruction; baby care instruction; infant care (so Mom can nap, shower, take a walk, spend time with other children); sibling care (so Mom can focus on herself and baby); as a Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) I also provide Infant Massage instruction
Comments: New Mom Care is one-on-one nurturing in-home care by a professional Postpartum Doula providing emotional, physical and educational support Mothering the New Mother! Our goal is to support and encourage new Moms (and Dads) during the transition to parenthood, as they develop their personal parenting style--providing new moms and dads with the tools and skills they need to cope on their own.
Email: Zandra@NewMomCare.ca
Webpage: http://www.NewMomCare.ca             Submitted: 4/2/2010

Diane Pepin
Where: Windsor and Essex County
Description: Labour Support , Post Partum support and breastfeeding assistance, Doula, CAPPA
Comments:  Pregnancy, birth & parenthood are times of huge transition. Opting for the support of a doula can greatly alleviate some of the stresses and make it the positive experience every family deserves. I will help you plan for your birth by helping you create a birth plan. I can also help you capture the miracle of pregnancy in a belly casting. I  provide constant emotional and physical and informational support to you, before and during labor and delivery. I go on call two weeks before your due date and remain on call until after baby is born. I will join you when you are ready for me and will remain till a few hours post partum. I will assist you in breastfeeding, or with referrals to local agencies if you desire.   I have 4 breastfed children. 3 of them were delivered in the hospital with an OB/GYN and the last was delivered at home with the help of my midwife. I fully support mom in what she chooses. I believe in natural childbirth but I also believe that mom knows what is best for herself. I do work with a back up doula, so you will always have someone available to you.
I work on a "sliding" fee scale, so I work with what you can afford.  I look forward to helping you achieve the birth that you desire.
Telephone: 519-256-3541
Address: Windsor, Ontario
Email: diane@mothers-helper.ca
Webpage: http://mothers-helper.ca                                          Submitted: 09/11/07

Michele Perry - "Motherjoy"
Where: Orangeville, ON and surrounding areas
Description: Postpartum Doula; personalized support for new parents
Comments: Motherjoy provides comfort, reassurance and guidance for new parents.  Michele Perry has over 10 years experience working with new mothers and their infants.  Specializing in breastfeeding support, postpartum depression, normal infant growth & development, sibling adjustment and parent/child attachment.
Telephone: 519-217-8886
Email: motherjoy@bell.net
Webpage: http://www.motherjoy.ca                         Submitted: 6/27/10

Rachel Pollitt - "Mother Embrace"
London, and Surrounding Area
I am a birth doula who offers emotional and physical support before, during and after childbirth.
Telephone: (519)474-6257
Email: rdpollit@hotmail.com          Submitted: 05/02/06  Updated: 09/25/06

Lara Purvis - "Joyful Birthing.ca"
Birthing From Within Candidate Mentor, BA in Child Studies
Ottawa, ON
Description: Childbirth Classes, Doula Services, Natural Parenting Classes
Comments: Joyful Birthing offers prenatal classes based on Birthing From Within ( www.birthingfromwithin.com). Classes include in depth pain management techniques, lively discussions, artwork focused on understanding and resolving anxieties. Doula services also available. See our website for class details www.joyfulbirthing.ca
Telephone: 613-839-5762
Email: lara@joyfulbirthing.ca
Webpage: http://joyfulbirthing.ca                                       Submitted: 02/23/06

Claire Ramlogan-Salanga, CCCE - "BabySteps101"
ClaireWhere: Milton, Ontario
Description: Childbirth Educator
Comments: We offer a wide variety of pre and postnatal classes for both multiples and singletons. In addition to our core classes we also provide breastfeeding workshops, newborn care workshops, as well as Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR courses to the Halton and Peel Regions of Ontario. All of our programs are specifically designed to provide you and your partner with a wealth of information and practical experiences so that both of you will leave our classroom feeling prepared for the demands of parenthood.   Telephone: 647 221 3732
Email: info@babysteps101.com
Webpage: http://www.babysteps101.com                         Submitted: 25/02/2007

Joanne Raines, CD(DONA)  - "Whispering Heart Doula Services"
JoanneBirth and Postpartum Doula
Where: York Region and Toronto, Ontario
Comments: Welcome to Whispering Heart Doula Services. As a gentle, calm, compassionate, dependable woman with integrity and experience, my objective is to provide you with the information, support, encouragement and respect to help to find your inner strength to birth your baby and transition to motherhood.  I've achieved success in empowering birthing parents to realize their wishes in the birth of their baby and in postpartum care.  Attending doctors, nurses and clients consistently provide excellent feedback and evaluations regarding my techniques and care.  I consider it a privilege to work as a team; with moms, partners, caregivers and loved ones, through their most positive birth experience possible.
Over the past years, I've achieved DONA Birth Doula Certification, Advanced Doula Training Certificate and I regularly attend Conferences, Board Annual Meetings and continuing education to keep current.  As a birth Doula, I have accompanied my clients through both vaginal and cesarean births and have experience in the operating room.  My postpartum experience includes aiding moms with breastfeeding, bathing newborns, newborn care and assisting new parents with the changes that take place when a little one joins the family.
I've worked with birthing parents at: Mount Sinai Hospital, Southlake Hospital, York Central Hospital, Wellesley Hospital, Women's College Hospital, and in- home birth.
I am a current member in good standing of: DONA Doula Organization of North America, DoulaCARE Canadian Association Registry and Education, CAPPA Childbirth and Professional Postpartum Association.  I enjoy spending family time.  My personal interests include gardening, traveling, creative handwork and kayaking and volunteering at community agencies. Address: Richmond Hill, ON
Telephone: (905) 773-2789     Cell: (416) 893-5379
Email: jmraines51@yahoo.com
Webpage: www.freewebs.com/whisperingheartdoulaservices/                            Submitted: 10/26/07     Updated: 12/16/07

Monica Reid, - "CBE Alternative Birth & Parenting"
Where: Windsor/Essex County
Description: Childbirth education
Comments: Eight week classes suitable for home or hospital birth, focusing on safe, natural birth options.
Telephone: 519-254-3593
Email: mamabadger56@yahoo.com                        Submitted: 8/10/2009

Emily Reynolds  - "Baby Buddha Doula Services"
Where: Sudbury, Ontario
Description: CAPPA trained labour doula, Member of Doula C.A.R.E. Inc.
Comments: Serving Greater Sudbury and surrounding area, providing prenatal preparation, prenatal, labor and postnatal information and support, breastfeeding support and assistance, information about local groups and resources for new parents, belly casting. Fluent in both French and English.
Telephone: (705) 586-5347
Email: babybuddhadoula@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.babybuddhadoula.com              Submitted: 3/12/11

Lorraine Rigby-Larocque, LE, CBE - "Birth to Breastfeeding"
Where: Cornwall, Laggan, SD&G  Ontario
Description: Childbirth and Lactation Educator
Comments: During our "Uniquely Yours - Birth & Baby Series" we teach about the health benefits for mother & baby of little or no medications during labour and birth, while also educating about medication and intervention options you may also choose. Our goal is to empower you in your unique birth & breastfeeding experiences, whatever options you choose to have!  Classes get exceptional reviews from parents of all backgrounds, with reports of extremely satisfying birthing experiences.  We follow the WHO's guidelines in Lactation Management and Healthy Birthing Practices.  The educator is professionally trained with 20 years experience as a mother of seven (all unmedicated births). Les classes sont enseignes en anglais, mais l'educatrice bilingue est toujours disponible pour repondre à vos questions en francais.  Need a breastpump or other supplies?  We are also an authorized MEDELA distributor, delivering to your door at less cost than in-store!
Telephone: 613-527-1902 (if busy, 613-527-901)
Email: birthtobreastfeeding@bell.net
Webpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Birth-to-Breastfeeding/92766103931            Submitted: 3/19/2010

Nancy Romanello, RN, CLDT (CAPPA), CCCE (CAPPA) - "Awaited Arrivals"
NancyWindsor-Essex County, Ontario
Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding Support & Certified Labour Doula Services
Awaited Arrivals provides personal, professional and "evidence-based" support before, during and after pregnancy. I have over 15 years experience as a Registered Nurse. I am a wife and proud mom of 2, personally experiencing both in-hospital and homebirths. "Women never forget their birth experiences". My goal is to provide you with the knowledge to obtain the safe and empowering birth experience you hope for.
Telephone: 519-999-1938
Email: nancy@awaitedarrivals.com
Website: www.awaitedarrivals.com                                       Submitted:   04/02/05    Updated: 6/12/07

Stephanie Ross-Alouche, PLD, PPD, CCBE - "Prenatal Education & Childbirth Support Services of Durham"
Where: Toronto, York, Durham (Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Whitby, Brooklin, Courtice)
Description: Labour & Postpartum doula services, Private & Group Childbirth Education classes
Comments: Pregnancy, birth & early parenthood are times of huge challenge, change and blessings in the lives of the growing new family.  Opting for the support of a doula can greatly alleviate some of the stresses and make it the positive experience every family deserves.
Contact and interview a handful of local doulas and find the right match for the birthing mama and family...call us.  We look forward to serving you.
Telephone: 905-428-1766
Email: prenatal@sympatico.ca
Webpage: http://www.geocities.com/sistersinbirth                             Submitted:  7/26/07

Caroline Rowe, CD, CPD - "Great Expectations Pregnancy & Parenting Services"
Where: Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Hamilton, Brantford
Description: Certified Birth Doula & Certified Postpartum Doula
Comments: Empowering women through the magical journey of pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period.  I am committed to helping you achieve the birth that you desire.  I will meet with you and your family prenatally, be a constant support during your labour and delivery and will also visit you during the postpartum period.  I also assist with establishing breastfeeding.  I am also available for postpartum assistance which includes but is not limited to light housework, looking after siblings or just giving Mum a much needed rest.  Please email me to learn about my services which also includes one day workshops.
Email: greatexpectationsdoula@yahoo.ca                          Submitted: 01/10/07

Christele Rousse, MCHt
Hypnosis For Women and HypnoBirthing Centre
Ottawa, Leeds and Greenville, Lanark, Ontario
Comments: I am a Certified Master Hypnotherapist and HypnoBirthing Practitioner, I help women birth in a more natural way. I teach techniques for safe and more comfortable birthing through guided imagery, visualization and special breathing.
HypnoBirthing helps eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain syndrome before, during and after birth. Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical painkillers. Shortens the first stage of labor by several hours. Eliminates fatigue during labor, leaving the mother refreshed, awake, and with energy for actual birthing. Eliminates the risk of hyperventilation from shallow breathing methods. Promotes special bonding of mother, baby, and birthing companion. More rapid postnatal recovery. Returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience nature intended. Creates a more integral role for the birthing companion. I teach HypnoBirthing either privately or in group sessions, with possibility to adapt fees to your needs in group sessions.
Telephone: (613) 227-9566
Email: christele1@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://www.hypnosis4womenwellness.com              Submitted: 04/25/06

Shantelle Sandiford - "Births Transformation"
DONA - Doula CAPPA-CBE
Services: Doula Services, Childbirth Educator and more in the Toronto area.
Telephone: 416-656-0147
Email: birthstransformation@YAHOO.CA                          Submitted: 08/26/03

Suzi Sauvé, Cht, HBCE, HBFS - "Creating Balance Mind-Body Centre"
Where: Ottawa, Ontario
Description: HypnoBirthing classes and Hypnosis for Fertility
Comments: Suzi Sauvé is the owner of Creating Balance, a Mind-Body Centre. As a Certified Consulting Hypnotist Suzi has become both a HypnoBirthing Fertility Specialist and a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator. She has taken a special interest in life's beginnings from conception to birth. Suzi is able to help individuals and couples cope with the psychological issues relating to fertility. Her work includes facilitating couples with healthy pregnancies and easier births..
Telephone: 613 878 4235
Email: creatingbalance@rogers.com
Webpage: http://www.creatingbalancenow.com                        Submitted: 07/14/08      Updated: 10/10/2008

Annie Scott
Where: London and Surrounding Areas, Ontario
Description: DONA Trained Doula Services
Comments: As your doula I will provide emotional, physical and informational support to both you and your family. We will work together on your birth plan and I will give you basic labour, birth and breastfeeding information.  I can also provide you lists of services in your area that you might require if needed. During our meetings we will discuss the timing for me to arrive at your home or birthplace.  Some clients prefer to labour on their own for some time before I arrive and others want me present right away.  We will figure this out together!  I will be with you constantly throughout your labour and will leave you after the baby has been born and you have started breastfeeding successfully or a time when you are comfortable!  Please visit my website to learn more about me, and maybe drop me a line.  We can set up a free consultation to find out if I am the right doula for you.  Until then...Happy Pregnancy!!
Telephone: (519) 852-8748
Email: doula.anniescott@gmail.com
Webpage: hhttp://sites.google.com/site/anniescottdoulaservices/                Submitted: 8/24/2009

Sheila Scott, RN, C.Ht. - "Peaceful Birth"
Toronto, Ontario
Services: Hypnotherapist and teacher of Hypnosis for Childbirth
Comments: I teach women self hypnosis for an easier pregnancy and birth. Classes include self hypnosis methods as well as alternative Childbirth Education based on the Hypnobirthing(R) philosophy.  Telephone: 416-494-8206   Address: #701 - 350 Seneca Hill Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4S7
Email: spiritwise333@yahoo.com
Webpage: http://PeacefulBirth.byregion.net                         Submitted: 04/10/05

Christine Shuttleworth - "Doula-Aloud"
Where: York and Simcoe Regions, Ontario
Description: Birth doula, DONA trained
Comments: Providing information, emotional and physical support to mums in pregnancy, birth and beyond.
"hearing your voice..."
Telephone: 289-264-7241
Email: mailto:doula-aloud@hotmail.com                                 Submitted: 6/19/07

Gillian Sippert & Catherine Deschenes - "Ottawa Labour Support"
Ottawa, Cornwall, Almonte, Hawkesbury, Smiths Falls, Brockville
Description: Birth Doula, Post Partum Doula, Private Prenatal Classes, CPR, Belly Casting, Birth Photography & AquaDoula Rentals
Ottawa Labour Support - A Shorter Safer Birth
Serving the Ottawa Valley since 1995. Offering Labour and/or Postpartum Support, Prenatal Education, in home CPR classes, Belly Casting, Birth Photography. Comforting and soothing AquaDoula available to rent. Ensuring your pregnancy and birthing experience is memorable.
Telephone: 613-821-5933
Email: cathy@ottawalaboursupport.com
Webpage: http://www.ottawalaboursupport.com                Submitted: 07/23/05

Hali Sitarz, RN, CHt, CBE (CAPPA), CLE (CAPPA) - "Intuitive Wellness"
Where: WINDSOR, ONTARIO
Description: Registered Nurse, NGH Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified HypnoBirthing/Infant Massage instructor, CAPPA Certified Childbirth/Lactation Educator, Certified Fertility Therapist
Comments: Intuitive Wellness offers a wide variety of hypnotherapy and education services for individuals, parents, children and families. Please contact us anytime by phone or e-mail for further information. We'd love to play a role in making your birth the experience you've hoped for!
Telephone: 519-995-7145
Email: info@intuitivewellnes.ca
Webpage: www.intuitivewellness.ca                                Submitted: 4/19/2009

Christine Skelly, RN, CD (DONA), Certified Infant Massage Instructor (IAIM)
- "Pregnancy and Childbirth Nurtured, Inc."
Ottawa, Ontario
Services: Private Prenatal Classes, Private Breastfeeding Classes, Doula Services, Infant Massage
Welcome! Pregnancy and Childbirth Nurtured provides private services to childbearing women and their families in the Ottawa area, helping them to have a satisfactory and empowering birth experience.
Telephone: 613-521-4822 
Email: skellybelly@sympatico.ca
Webpage: http://www.ottawaprenatal.com

Carolyn Smith, BA, CCCE, CLD
Where: Mississauga/Oakville, Ontario
Description: Prenatal Classes & Doula Support
Comments: Birth Better with Birthstone.  Carolyn provides support for your birth, even in higher risk situations. Her experiences cover twins, VBAC, waterbirth, and more.   Personalized support that fits your family.
Telephone: 647-330-0343
Email: carolyn1198@gmail.com                 Submitted:  6/23/07   Updated: 11/12/2008

Rachel Snell, CD, DONA - "Naked Birth"
Toronto, GTA, Barrie, and surrounding area
Description: Birth Doula, Pregnancy Coach from conception through the primal year (i.e. first year of life).
Comments:   Focus is on natural, holistic approach to birth and beyond.   Telephone: 416 802 9604
Email: naceralaluz@hotmail.com                                       Submitted: 01/18/06

Pam Soltesz,CLD - "Heaven's Heartbeat Childbirth Services"
Pam Childbirth Educator, Labour Doula, Infant Massage Instructor
Description: Private Prenatal Classes, Labour Doulas, Infant Massage Classes 
Comments: We offer private prenatal classes in your home or office and tailor the curriculum to best suit your schedule and personal needs.  Our experienced Labour Doulas will guide you and your partner through labour & delivery with care and compassion, helping you bond as a couple and with baby, and preserving your birth memory as a positive experience.  After baby comes home, we offer infant massage classes to enhance and strengthen the bond you share with baby (up to 12 months old).  These are group classes that get you and baby out of the house, meeting new friends, and having a fun time together!  Call or e-mail for more information on any or all of the above services.  We cover Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga, Orangeville, Bolton, Georgetown and surrounding areas.
Telephone: 905-792-7510
Email: pam.soltesz@rogers.com
Webpage: http://www.freewebs.com/heavens_heartbeat/              Submitted: 8/5/2006    Updated:  6/22/07

Amanda Spakowski - "The Nesting Place Prenatal Classes and Doula Care"
Where: Toronto, ON
Description: Birthing From Within Mentor and Doula
Comments: Doula care and Birthing From Within prenatal classes are now being offered in Central Toronto. Birthing From Within's unique approach to childbirth preparation balances practical information with creative activities to engage the many facets of becoming a parent. The Nesting Place's doula care brings a warm and unassuming touch to labour support. I have witnessed birth unfolding in many different ways; vaginal or cesarean birth, at home and in the hospital, birth that takes place over several days and labours that are quick and intense. I am happy to offer my heart and experience to you as your doula whatever your birth preferences may be. Please contact Amanda for a free interview.
Telephone: 416-722-3814
Email: amanda@thenestingplace.ca
Webpage: hhttp://www.TheNestingPlace.ca               Submitted: 8/28/2008

Marcia Starkman, MSN RN, APRN BC - "Postpartum Partnership/Crescent Counseling Services"
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Nurse Psychotherapist offers sensitive & compassionate counseling. Specializing in women’s mental health; PMDD, perinatal mood/anxiety disorders, infertility, pregnancy loss, menopause. Depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, self esteem, relationships. Individuals, couples, & PPD support groups (Central Toronto). Home/workplace visits, online and telephone counselling available.
Telephone: 647-588-9355  Email: marciastarkman_rn@rogers.com
Webpage: www.yourowntherapist.com                         Submitted: 05/02/05  Updated: 09/09/06

Sarah Gardner Stavroff - "Sasmita Yoga"
Certified Yoga Teacher specializing in Prenatal
Where: Downtown Toronto and surrounding areas
Description: Prenatal Yoga, Labour Coach, Doula in Training
Comments: I am offering classes at Queen and Carlaw in Toronto, Monday evenings. I am available for private lessons and labour coaching.
I also offer a prenatal education/prenatal yoga class with Janice Battiste of Growing Baby.
Email: mailto:sasmitayoga@sympatico.ca
Webpage: http://www.sasmitayoga.com                                Submitted:  6/18/07

Rustann Steele-Yeo, - "Discover Birth"
Where: Durham, Toronto, Markham
Description: Postpartum Doula
Comments: As your Postpartum Doula I will work with you to help balance your needs and the needs of your baby. I can be there to help you work through any overwhelming moments during the first few months with your baby. We can work together to tailor a postpartum plan for your specific needs, to promote healing as well as bonding with your new baby. Some of the services I offer are as follows: Breastfeeding Assistance/Feeding Assistance, Over Night Support, Hospital Visits, Assisting with Infant Care, Assisting with Sibling Care, Meal Preparation, Light House Work (including assisting with pet care). Run Errands (including grocery shopping) and Outings with Mom and Baby.
Telephone: 416-616-0181
Email: Rustann@discoverbirth.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.discoverbirth.com/index.php?id=0000001174              Submitted: 11/6/2009

Sheila Stubbs, RPN, LLL Leader - "Birthing the Easy Way"
London, Woodstock, Tillsonburg area, Ontario
Description: doula, childbirth educator
Comments:   Author of "Birthing The Easy Way"; a book by someone who learned the hard way.
It's time women knew the truth!   "Birthing the Easy Way" will help you break through the walls of fear that prevents you from birthing with confidence. Joyful anticipation - instead of fear - will dominate your birth. Self-published and sold at cost (in 7 countries). I attend births on occasion no charge for the joy of it.
Address: P.O. Box 161, Springford, Ontario
Email: birthingtheeasyway@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://groups.msn.com/birthingtheeasyway              Submitted: 02/01/06

Katherine Sweet,  PCD(DONA) - "Sweet Support Doula Services"
Where: Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas
Description: I am a certified postpartum doula
Comments: As a postpartum doula I come into a family's home after the birth of their baby and help them out in any way I can.  This usually involves some breastfeeding support, newborn care, sibling care, meal preparation, and light household organization.  I also provide a list of resources for the K-W area that includes Lactation consultants, early years centres, specialized support groups, and practical services.
Email: sweetdoula@gmail.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.sweetsupportdoula.com                       Submitted: 6/09/10

Nicola Syed, CLD CPD CE - "Childbirth Choices Prenatal Classes"
Where: Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Description: Labour Doula - ALACE, Certified  Postpartum Doula - CAPPA.
Comments: I am a certified labour  doula and childbirth educator (ALACE) and a certified postpartum doula (CAPPA) and practicing second birth attendant with Nottawasaga Midwives in Collingwood. I am also now a lactation educator and work to support all women of all ages and stages towards their new family status. Prenatal education and support in the Collingwood area. Classes are held at the offices of Nottawasaga Midwives. Hosted by Nicola Syed CLA, CPD, CE and Kristina Hunter RN
Telephone: 705 518 0066
Email: britishdoula@rogers.com
Webpage: http://www.thedoulacollective.org     http://www.childbirthchoices.biz                Submitted: 15/04/2007      Updated: 1/27/2010

Timéa Szalay, CLE - "Gentle Mothering Doula Services and Breastfeeding Support"
TimeaCertified Lactation Educator, Birth Doula
Barrie and Area, York Region, GTA and South Simcoe County.
Services: Breastfeeding Support and Education
Comments: Hands-on breastfeeding assistance in home or hospital, prenatal breastfeeding classes, lactation counseling. Currently I am working and teaching at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute and in Private practice. For more information about the wide variety of services that I provide please check out my web site.
Telephone: (416) 627-7485 or (705)431-7785
Email: timea@gentlemothering.ca
Webpage: http://www.gentlemothering.ca                     Updated: 10/20/07

Kristin Taylor - "Brilliant Birth Doula Services"
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Description: Birth Doula, Post Partum doula
Comments: I provide doula services within the GTA and while I work on certification, my fees are reduced.  please visit my website for more info. www.brilliantbirth.com
Telephone: 416 833 4617
Email: kristin@brilliantbirth.com
Webpage: http://www.brilliantbirth.com                                 Submitted:  07/02/07

Sarah Seabrook Thorpe, C.Y.C,  L.D, P.D, CBE - "Nurturing 4 Nature"
Where: Mindemoya , Manitoulin Island Ont.
Description: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Child & Youth Counselor
Comments: I am full service Doula offering a variety of services for the expecting family on Manitoulin Island. I believe in protecting the memories of your birth, and supporting you and your partner through the process of birth in the way you safely wish to achieve. I create a scrapbook, including pictures from the birth as well as a written birth story for the families I support. I have a large video and book library that I offer my clients, as well as tools and information. I work on a sliding scale, so no woman will be turned away. I offer a free, no obligation meeting to answer any questions and get a feel of the type of birth you wish to achieve. I also offer postpartum doula services for up to 12 weeks postpartum. I hope to continue to take on clients until my baby is born in November. Take care of you both, and good luck in your birth experience.
Telephone: 705-377-5133
Email: nurturing4nature@hotmail.com                               Submitted: 01/20/2007   Updated:  07/30/2007

Donna Todd   - "FullCircle" - bilingual birth services
Ottawa-Gatineau and surrounding areas of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec
Description: Doula, Childbirth Educator and Post Partum Doula
Comments: I believe that each family deserves support that is tailored to their needs. It is my desire to provide nurturing support and consistent care to all of my clients in the way they see as best for them. Through the births of my two daughters I learned so much, and I continue to learn and grow, both as a mother and companion to birthing women and those around them. Services include, Mother Blessings, Belly Castings, Private Prenatal and Baby Care instruction and Sibling Preparation. I am also available after your birth to help with breastfeeding and adjusting to the new life with your baby. I am available to answer questions wither by e-mail or telephone.
Telephone: (613)220-7977
Email: donna@fullcirclebirth.ca
Webpage: http://www.fullcirclebirth.ca                         Submitted: 05/14/05

Lisanne Thomas, CLD - "The Halton Doula Group"
Where: Halton Region and surrounding area - Oakville, Milton, Port Credit, Mississauga...
Description: Doula Services, Breastfeeding support and Childbirth Education - Certified Labour Doula (, CAPPA Canada), Post Partum Doula (CAPPA), Lactation Educator
Comments: Lisanne is a certified CAPPA Canada Labour Doula, trained Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator and is a member of LaLeche League and DONA. Lisanne volunteers her time as the President of DoulaCARE, an Ontario-wide association of professional doulas, and is also a peer-to-peer breastfeeding support volunteer with the Halton Breastfeeding Connection. Lisanne has studied and practices Reiki and Thai Massage and is a certified Prenatal and Postpartum fitness instructor. Lisanne also loves birth and newborn photography & offers this service to her clients. When not being an active participant at births or supporting new families, Lisanne thoroughly enjoys art, playing music and life with her loving family.
Telephone: 905 842-2434 x 4
Email: lisanne@haltondoulagroup.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.haltondoulagroup.com                            Submitted: 5/19/2009

Diane Tremblay - "Wellness From the Core"
Kripaly Yoga Teacher, RAC Reflexologist, Reiki/Shamball/Quantum-Touch Practitioner
Description: Prenatal Pranayama Chair Yoga, Childbirth Support for Partner private workshop, Reflexology
Comments: This GENTLE prenatal yoga 5-week session is designed to empower women. The session focuses on simple breathing techniques, birthing breaths, effective labour positions; vocal toning, conscious relaxation...combined to empowering yoga stretches and soothing asanas.  Small class format.  Private or group or workshop format.
CHILDBIRTH SUPPORT FOR PARTNER designed to introduce your partner to birth breathing techniques, effective labor positions, massage, back & hip press, the birth ball to fully support the labouring goddess to stay confident and connected to her Breath, Baby and the Earth.
FOOT REFLEXOLOGY is incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating; it can provide a quiet island through the course of your pregnancy, where you can stop the commotion, take stock of what is really important, and renew your<self>, so you can return to your daily life more energized, at your pace.
Dedicated to empower you, Namaste Diane
Address: Ravenscroft & Rossland, Ajax, Ontario
Email: n2yoga2dt-conference@yahoo.ca                            Submitted: 23/04/2007

Eliana and Slaven Trinaistic - "True Blue Natural Family Resources"
545 Midland Avenue, Toronto, Mississauga
Comments:  We are partners, water birth advocates, parents and massage therapists providing services for young families since 1998.We provide prenatal course in Shiatsu for Expectant Couples, pre and postnatal massage therapy (home visits available) and fertility charts. For more information please refer to our web-site. Have a wonderful birthing experience! Blessings, Eliana and Slaven.
Telephone: 416-878-5392  Email: info@truebluetherapy.com
Webpage: http://www.truebluetherapy.com                 Submitted: 03/20/04

Lisa Tsapoitis   - "Bare Beginnings"
Doula -DONA trained
Milton and surrounding Halton region (exceptions can be made), Ontario
Description: Providing Doula support for the birthing family.
Comments: I recognize pregnancy and childbirth as a truly unique experience for each birthing family.  The mother in this deserves to be respected and honoured.  To assist the birthing family during this blessed occasion I will provide my education and know-how as an experienced mother and DONA trained Doula to support the family in obtaining the birthing experience they desire.  Telephone: 416-712-5472
Email: barebeginnings@cogeco.ca                             Submitted: 10/03/05

Angela Van Lanen, B.A., M.A., B.Ed - "Positive Energy Birth Services"
PPD and CCD (GBI)
Guelph and surrounding areas, Ontario
Description: Childbirth and Postpartum Doula Services, Bellycasting, and Birth Pool Rentals.
Comments: As a birth doula I assist women and their partners in having an informed and satisfying birth experience. I support their choices and provide continuous comfort and reassurance in the non-clinical aspects of care, at home or in the hospital. I have had personal experience with both natural and medicated birth, breastfeeding challenges and newborn complications. I certified with Global Birth Institute, and am a member of the Canadian Doula Association, Doula CARE and Waterbirth International.
My services include a free consultation, two prenatal home visits, continuous support at the birth, and a postpartum home visit. I also provide birth plan preparation, informational resources, a lending library, photography, massage and other non-medicated comfort measures during labour, breastfeeding support, a written account of the birth and gifts for you and your baby to name a few.
Telephone: 519-239-9078
Email: angela@energybirth.com
Webpage: http://www.energybirth.com                         Submitted: 06/09/05

Miranda Visser - "Hearts to Hands"
Where: Scarbrough and surrounding areas, Ontario
Description: Labour Doula
Comments: I have just started my Labour Doula company and invite you to come and check out my website and get to know me.  Good luck on your new adventure
Email: mir16@yahoo.com
Webpage: hhttp://www.heartstohands.ca                             Submitted: 07/17/08

Sara L Watson, CD (DONA) member of CAPPA
Where: Windsor/Essex County
Description: Labour support, postpartum care
Telephone: (519)969-9070 (519)980-4662
Email: sarawatson63@msn.com                                           Submitted: 7/13/07

Sarah Watson - "Rite of Passage Labour Support Service Doula Collective"
Windsor, Ontario
Services:  Labour Assistant, ALACE
Comments:  We at Rite of Passage Provide holistic and complete prenatal, birth and postpartum care. We have a combined wealth of birth and breastfeeding experience. We are a collective of 5 doulas with the belief that birth is normal and we seek to empower women through informed choice to make decisions that are right for them. We have experience with VBAC's, long labours, working to keep babies optimally positioned, and extensive breastfeeding support. We work well with the local midwifery practice and in the hospital as well.
Telephone: 519-259-1138
Email: riteofpassage@wincom.net

Carly Wendler, BA.Sc., Naturopathic Doctor - "Natural Care Clinic"
Where: Burlington, Ontario
Description: Naturopathic Doctor
Comments: Dr. Carly Wendler is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing at the Natural Care Clinic in downtown Burlington, Ontario.  Dr. Wendler has a clinical focus on perinatal health including infertility, fertility, pregnancy, birth, and post partum health. Dr. Wendler is an advocate for Mother and baby centred care and encourages informed choice for all the individuals she works with. Dr. Wendler is an executive member for the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors (APND), is an avid public speaker, freelance writer and author of a Nutrition and Pathology workbook.
Telephone: 905-631-0880
Address: 460 Brant Street, Suite 16
Email: carlywendler@hotmail.com
Webpage: http://www.naturalcareclinic.ca                        Submitted: 12/16/10

Heather Whitney CD (CBI) - "Heather's Doula Services"
HeatherMilton, Ontario
Helping families in the community to have the most satisfying and wonderful experience throughout pregnancy and the birth of their baby. My services are customized to the individual needs of each client.
Telephone: 905-693-1641
Address: Milton, ON
Email:hwhitney1@sympatico.ca
Webpage: http://freewebs.com/heathersdoulaservices

Laura Wichman - "Doulagraphs"
Where: Durham Region, Ontario
Description: I am a birth doula and A photographer specializing in Maternity and Newborn Photography
Comments: I offer many packages including combined and individual doula and photography services.
Email: doulagraphs@rogers.com
Webpage: http://doulagraphs.com                                Submitted: 6/04/2010

Andrea Williams, Doula, Childbirth Educator - "Maternal Instinct"
Where: Mississauga, Oakville, Toronto, Milton - Ontario
Description: Doula, Childbirth Educator
Comments: Andrea Williams is a DONA trained labour doula, a CAPPA trained postpartum doula and a mother. Andrea believes that every woman deserves the support of a doula to help her achieve a satisfying birth experience and a successful transition to motherhood.
Women never forget their birth experiences. Andrea feels it's of the utmost importance that those memories be positive ones. She and all of the Maternal Instinct doulas make it her number one goal to ensure that their clients feel safe and supported throughout their labour and postpartum periods.
Telephone: 416-655-3741
Email: andrea@maternalinstinct.ca
Webpage: http://www.maternalinstinct.ca                   Submitted: 9/17/2011

Megan Williams
London, Ontario
Bilingual Doula
Telephone: 519-645-2191
Email: williamsmegan7@hotmail.com               Submitted:  7/12/2006

Donna Wilson, Founder/Director - "Healing Arts Centre & the Yoga Studio"
Yoga Instructor
68 King St. East, Brockville, Ontario
Description: Prenatal Yoga Classes &Workshops
Comments:   Pre-Natal Yoga Workshops - These exclusive workshops will be facilitated by Maria D'Costa-Millward, Registered Practical Nurse, Early Childhood Educator and Certified Yoga Instructor with a Full Certification in Prenatal Yoga Instruction and Meditation.  Meet the challenges and transformations of pregnancy and birth with strength and confidence.  Maria incorporates gentle, safe movements and stretches to strengthen and open the body; breathing exercises to increase calmness, focus and balance; relaxation techniques to    release deeply held tensions - all to promote the well being of mother and baby.
Telephone: 613.345.7560
Email: thehealingartscentre@sympatico.ca
Webpage: http://www.thehealingartscentre.com                      Submitted: 01/08/06

Natalie Wood, CD (DONA), CCCE (CAPPA) - "EDENBIRTH"
York Region Ontario & Greater Toronto area
Doula services - prenatal, birth and postpartum support, Childbirth education classes Birthing from Within Level One Mentor.
I love working with new families it is such a rewarding experience.
Telephone: 416 624 1269
Email: edenbirth@yahoo.ca                             Submitted: 02/23/05

Shannon Wray, CD (DONA), CBE, LLLC ACCREDITED LEADER, CFHV - "Birth on Earth Childbirth Services"
ShannonHamilton and the Golden Horseshoes, Brantford, Halton (ON)
Description: I provide Prenatal Services including Childbirth Education, Birth Doula Services, Postpartum Services
Comments:. I have been a DONA trained Birth Doula since 2000, certified by DONA International in 2002. I became an Accredited Breastfeeding counsellor in 2002 and enjoy volunteering with moms from diverse backgrounds! In 2005, I received Childbirth Educator training with the Global Birth Institute.
I have had the wonderful honour of being present for over 27 births both at hospital and home. Some of them are pictured at the right.
My philosophy of childbirth includes ensuring that you and your loved one(s) have the information you need to to make informed choices about your birth.
If a need arises that is not in my scope of practice, appropriate referrals are made.
Mission Statement
Birth on Earth Childbirth Services aspires to be the leading Childbirth Service in the Golden Horseshoe for prenatal, birth, postpartum doula services and Childbirth Education. By offering expectant and new families prenatal, birth and postpartum services, clients will get the information, support, and resources to positively effect the outcome of their birthing experience.
Telephone: 905*525*0630
Email: birthonearth@cogeco.ca
Webpage: http://www.birthonearth.ca                    Submitted: 04/01/04   Updated: 10/12/06

Paulina Zettel, B.Sc., N.D., Doula - "Kura Naturopathic Clinic"
Where: Guelph, Ontario
Description: Naturopathic Doctor, Doula, Bowen Therapy Provider
Comments: I am a perinatal naturopathic doctor and doula. I help couples trying to achieve fertility, and provide care for pregnant moms through pregnancy, labour and birth. I also provide postpartum care, breastfeeding support and infant/child care. Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Bowen therapy.
Telephone: 519-766-9759
Address: 202-173 Woolwich Street, Guelph
Email: pcampa65@hotmail.com                                  Submitted: 9/30/2008

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Midwifery Collective of Essex County
Where: Leamington, Ontario
Description: 3 Midwives - Mahnaz Najafian, RM, Andrea Cassidy, RM, and Sharon Seremack
Comments: We provide health care to women in Windsor and Essex County from conception to 6 weeks post-partum. We are government funded and our women need not have health insurance.
Telephone: 519-326-0330
Address: 22 Elliott Street, Leamington, Ontario, Canada N8H 3M5
Email: mcec@mac.com
Webpage: www.midwiferycollective.ca               Submitted: 01/30/08

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Shanta Allard, CLD (CBI) - "Soulful Births"
Where: Montreal and surrounding areas
Description: Birth Doula
Telephone: 514-991-3421
Email: shanta.allard@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.soulfulbirths.com                     Submitted: 09/24/10

Julia Bene, Postpartum Doula - "Everyone Deserves Support and Encouragement"
JuliaWhere: Montreal Area
Description: Postpartum Doula/Child Care Consultant
Comments: I have a B.A. in Human Relations, and a Certificate in Family Life Education from Concordia University. I have over 25 years experience working in private homes as a child care consultant. I specialize in early parent-child bonding. Forming a secure attachment with your child has life-long advantages for your child, family and society. I consider your needs and I help ease transition to parenthood and prepare you for the extraordinary changes ahead.
Telephone: 514-973-3732
Email: julia_bene@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.juliabene.com/                    Submitted: 9/10/07      Updated: 10/17/2009

Lea Boicel - "Harmony Doula Services" - a member of the Holistic Perinatal Associates
Montreal and surrounding areas
Holistic Doula
Comments: I provide information on pre-natal nutrition, fetal positioning, labour management, newborn care and breastfeeding as well as, physical and emotional support during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period.  Whether you desire a natural birth or require medical intervention, I will be there to help you make informed choices so you can best possible birth experience.  As a holistic doula I tailor my services to fit your needs and incorporate healing modalities that suite you best, some of these include: massage, homeopathy, herbs and nutritional therapy. If you have any questions please call or send an email.
Telephone: 514 201 8044
Email: harmony_doula_services@hotmail.com                         Submitted: 06/27/05

Marie-Josee Carriere
Accompagnante à la naissance/birth doula
Montreal and south shore
Description: Doula services, private prenatal classes, birth plan
Comments:   I offer 3-5 prenatal visits, support by phone, presence at the birth, 2-3 postnatal visits. I also have training in massage for pregnancy and childbirth, and herbalist training specific to pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn. Bilingual services.
Email: mjc_accompagnante@videotron.ca
Webpage: http://www.accompagnante.ca                                Submitted: 7/22/06

Rivka Cymbalist, CD (DONA)   - "Living Birth Doula Services"
RivkaMontreal, Quebec
I provide prenatal courses, 24 hour on-call labour support, and postnatal care to women in the Montreal area. Whether my clients are choosing to give birth in hospital or at the birthing centre, I will provide continuous companionship and support throughout pregnancy and childbirth.
I am a holistic practitioner in the fullest sense of the word. I have a twenty-year background in women's health and herbalism, but my approach to birthing has evolved over the years. I believe that all aspects of a woman's life and experience can influence the way she will give birth. During our prenatal sessions, we will cover the physical preparations for birthing, such as nutrition, exercises, and preparing the perineum, and we will also try to do whatever emotional work necessary to open up the birthing channel. This work may include visualization, processing previous birthing or pregnancy experiences, and often just means listening. My goal is an active, aware, and accepting mother and a welcomed child.
Email: montrealdoula@yahoo.com
Webpage: http://www.livingbirth.com/                                  Submitted: 09/03/03  Updated:  06/03/07

Chantal Ann Dumas
ChantalDoula, Naturopath
Greater Montreal area, Quebec
Description: Childbirth classes, birth attendant, pregnancy follow-ups, pregnancy/lactation problems, etc. I can assist you from pre-conception plan to the post-partum period. I give one-on-one consultation as well as small groups classes.
Telephone: (514) 725-9450
Address: 6286, 26 Avenue Montreal, (QC) H1T 3K6
Email: info@naturopathe.ca
Webpage: http://www.naturopathe.ca                                  Submitted: 07/18/03  Updated: 10/12/07

Lesley Everest   - "Motherwit"
Holistic Doula, Pre-Perinatal Massage Therapist, Doula Trainer
Montreal, Quebec
Description: Doula Care and Mother Massage
Comments:   I am a doula with over a decade of experience.  I believe that holistic prenatal care, nurturing touch, and loving support contribute to better births, thus happier moms, dads, and babies.  I also offer a comprehensive holistic doula training with apprenticeship.
Email: info@motherwit.net
Webpage: http://www.motherwit.net                                       Submitted: 11/29/05

Dr. Nathalie Fiset, M.D. -"A Perfect Harmony"
NathalieOnline and in Quebec
Description: A very comprehensive and complete web site built by a family doctor and certified Hypnotherapist revealing the power of modern hypnosis for a variety of ailments, particularly childbirth.
Email: info@aperfectharmony.com
Webpage: http://www.aperfectharmony.com                         Submitted: 08/03/05

 

Ilona Fritsch, HBCE, CHt - "HypnoBirthing Canada"
Montreal, Quebec
Doula, Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, Fertility therapist, Prenatal Parenting
I provide a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education program that prepares mother and father for a peaceful, non-medical, natural birth. At the end of the program, the mother feels empowered, with the help of visualization, deep relaxation techniques, a Birth Plan in hand, she looks forward to a most beautiful, serene birth. I also specialize in helping breech positioned babies turn.  Telephone: 450-437-5015  Address: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Email: ilona@hypnonaissance.com
Webpage: http://www.hypnohealing.org and www.hypnonaissance.com      Submitted: 01/01/05  Updated:06/10/05

Lewina Giles - "MotherWit"
Where: Montreal and region
Description: Birth and postpartum doula care, Prenatal classes, Infant massage, Moms' groups
Telephone: 514-569-5878
Email: lewina@motherwit.ca
Webpage:  http://www.motherwit.ca                Updated: 04/01/11

Kate Hudson - "Ambaa Yoga"
Montreal
Description: Pre and Post Natal Yoga Certified Prenatal and Mom and Baby Yoga Instructor
Comments: Yoga is a wonderful tool for pregnant women and new moms. It helps women to connect with their babies, adapt and embrace the changes in their bodies from week to week, find relaxation and focus. It is also a wonderful preparation for childbirth helping women to make choices from an empowered place for an active and joyful birth.  Classes offered in St Henri and Pointe Claire. It is also possible to arrange for private yoga in your home.
Telephone: (514) 996-3620
Address: 4660 Notre Dame West.
Email: info@ambaayoga.com
Webpage: http://www.ambaayoga.com                      Submitted: 02/02/06

Sarah Hunter - "Holistic Perinatal Associates"
Doula, Herbalist
Montreal, Quebec
Comments: As a doula I provide pre-natal information and support. I will be by you side throughout your labour and I am available 24hours a day. I will teach you good breastfeeding skills, and newborn care and interaction. I believe birth is a natural process, and I work holistically. As an Herbalist I can provide Herbal support from pre-conception, during labour and birth, and postpartum.
Telephone: (514) 290-3162
Email: thedoula@gmail.com                                  Submitted: 05/20/05

Jessica Leduc, CD ~Holistic Doula - "Holistic Perinatal Associates"
JessicaWhere: Montreal, Quebec
Description: childbirth education, birth plan, labour and post partum doula.
Comments: I believe that the birth of a child is one of the most powerful experiences a woman will have in her life. I feel that if a woman is encouraged, supported, empowered and informed she will make decisions about her labour and birth which she will feel positive about whether she has an unmedicated birth or one which needs interventions. I believe that birth is a natural process and that women innately know what they need and how to give birth.
I have over a decade of knowledge and experience working with women and women's health. As your doula, I will provide emotional, physical and informational support throughout your pregnancy and labour. During the three prenatal meetings we will prepare for labour by reviewing your needs: exercise, nutrition, positions for labour, preparing the perineum, going over hospital protocols, pain relief, and assessing any emotional issues that might arise or influence the birth.
I am a caring, attentive person who can provide many healing modalities such as massage, herbal remedies, and aromatherapy to name a few. My services also include: 24h on all labour support, continuous companionship for labour and birth, and postpartum services including breastfeeding support. I also provide a free, first time consultation meeting.
Email: jess_doula@yahoo.ca
Webpage: http://montrealdoula.infinites.net/                              Submitted: 05/16/07

Veronique Legault
Accompagnante a la naissance/Doula
Monteregie, Montreal, Laval, Laurentides and surroundings
Description: Prenatal visits, presence at birth, post-partum visits, private or small groups childbirth preparation classes, birth plan.
Email: veronique_accompagnante@videotron.ca
Webpage: http://www.accompagnante.8m.com                 Submitted: 08/02/06

Kimberley MacKenzie
Holistic Doula, LLL Leader
Montreal Quebec
Description: prenatal education, doula services, breastfeeding assistance.
Comments: As a holistic doula, I offer informational, physical and emotional support to the woman during pregnancy, labour and birth. I believe a woman knows how to give birth and what she needs. Every birth is an opportunity for a woman to discover her true potential. I have great flexibility in the type of support I can offer, including massage, positions, aromatherapy and, perhaps most importantly, I am a caring listener. As well, I have extensive experience offering breastfeeding assistance.
Telephone: (514) 278-8009
Email: kimberleykmack@yahoo.ca                      Submitted: 03/04/06

Vanessa MacNeil, RMT, CD
Where: Montreal and it's greater regions
Description: RMT with osteopathic approaches, Birthing doula, Bonapace method teacher
Comments: I can offer massage and other specialized cares for pregnant women, cranial-sacral and massages for infants, birthing support (specializing in VBAC cases), prenatal classes, Bonapace method classes.
Telephone: 514-708-7033
Email: mac_nessie@yahoo.ca                                                   Submitted: 09/02/08

Nicole Ryans - "Motherhood Whispers"
Description: Doula, Massage and Cranio-sacral Therapy Practitioner
Where: Montreal, Quebec
Comments: Individualized prenatal visits, on call labour and birth support, physical support during labour, postpartum massage and baby butterfly massage
Email: motherhood_whispers@live.com
Webpage: http://motherhoodwhispers.weebly.com/index.html               Submitted: 4/2/2010

Laurel Tidman - "MotherWit Doula"
Where: Montreal, QC
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I offer my doula services to families in search of a professional, supportive presence during pregnancy and labour.  I recognize birth as a rite of passage, I strive to nurture new parents and help them create beautiful birth memories.  Birth can be one of the most empowering, healing, and fulfilling events in a woman’s life.  As your doula I will share all of the information I have available to me to help you have the birth you desire.
Telephone: 514-812-8147
Email: doulalaurel@gmail.com
Webpage: http://doulalaurel.wordpress.com                 Submitted: 3/16/11

Donna Todd   - "Full Circle" - bilingual birth services
Ottawa-Gatineau and surrounding areas of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec
Description: Doula, Childbirth Educator and Post Partum Doula
Comments: I believe that each family deserves support that is tailored to their needs. It is my desire to provide nurturing support and consistent care to all of my clients in the way they see as best for them. Through the births of my two daughters I learned so much, and I continue to learn and grow, both as a mother and companion to birthing women and those around them. Services include, Mother Blessings, Belly Castings, Private Prenatal and Baby Care instruction and Sibling Preparation. I am also available after your birth to help with breastfeeding and adjusting to the new life with your baby. I am available to answer questions wither by e-mail or telephone.
Telephone: (613)220-7977
Email: donna@fullcirclebirth.ca
Webpage: http://www.fullcirclebirth.ca

Sesch Wren - "Fern Doula Care."
Where: Montreal, Quebec
Description: Birth Doula - Also a member of MotherWit.
Comments: As a doula I am passionate about the process of natural birth, it is a process I deeply trust and respect.  Even more essential to my work is a belief that every woman should have compassionate, loving and knowledgeable support during pregnancy, labor and birth, no matter what road she chooses. I find great joy and take pride in providing this to every woman and family I work with.
Telephone: 514-733-7395
Email: sesch@ferndoulacare.ca
Webpage: hhttp://www.ferndoulacare.ca                  Submitted: 1/18/2010

Dr. Leanna Zozula, Ph.D., Psychologist - "PsyMontreal Inc."
Montreal, practice located in Outremont
Psychological services: cognitive-behavioural therapy and interpersonal therapy
Dr. Zozula is a licensed clinical psychologist at PsyMontreal Inc.  She is a reproductive mental health specialist, helping individuals and couples cope with psychological issues related to postpartum depression and anxiety, depression and mood changes during pregnancy, coping with infertility, and helping couples with their fertility decisions.  Her practice is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Telephone: 514-337-2473 ext 3
Address: 1217 Bernard, suite 215, Outremont, Quebec, Canada, H2V 1V7
Email: zozula@psymontreal.com
Webpage: http://www.psymontreal.com                         Submitted: 01/31/05     Updated: 9/20/2008

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Kathryn Downton, CD(DONA) - "Lifesong Yoga"
KathrynTrained Doula (DONA), Certified Pre & Postnatal Yoga Instructor, Yoga Therapist
Where: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Description: birth doula, pre and post natal yoga classes, one-on-one pregnancy consultations, prep for labour workshops for couples.
Comments: Kathryn has been offering pre and postnatal yoga in the Fredericton area since 2000, and has been assisting couples through the birth experience since 2003.  She brings a unique blend of experiences from overseas work, in adult education, and in mind/body wellness to her practical desire to bring more babies, more peacefully, into the world...
Email: info@lifesongyoga.com
Webpage: http://www.lifesongyoga.com                   Submitted: 01/06/08

Kelly Ebbett, RN, BN, ICCE, CD(DONA), DONA Trainer - "Doula On-the-Go"
Where: Fredericton, NB and Atlantic Region
Description of Services: Provide doula services, doula trainings and teach childbirth classes.
Comments about service: I have been involved in the birthing community for over 10 years.  My passion began as I studied nursing and continued as I became a certified childbirth educator and certified doula.  I am now offering doula trainings for those who are interested in providing labour support.
Telephone: 506-447-0967
Email: kelly@luit.ca
Webpage: hhttp://kelly347.googlepages.com

Amy Gow
Where: Saint John, New Brunswick
Description: prenatal, birth and postpartum doula, breastfeeding support and childbirth classes.
Comments: I provide a full range of services to women and their families, supporting them in having the best birth experiences possible and helping them in their early days of parenting.
Telephone: 506-647-3158
Email: gow.amy@hotmail.com                                                  Submitted: 05/18/2007

Natalie Mallet, CD(DONA)
DONA International trained birth doula
Fredericton and surrounding areas, New Brunswick
Description: DONA trained birth doula
Comments:   This is a labour of love to me. I enjoy my work and I consider this a calling and not just a career. I welcome teen pregnancies and pregnancies of difficulty.  I hope to provide a safe and stress free delivery for mom and baby.
Telephone: (506)367-11187   Address: Greenhill, N.B.
Email: malllet@nb.sympatico.ca                                   Submitted: 12/12/05   Updated:  03/14/07

Liz Mullins, CD(DONA), - "Trimesters Doula Services"
LizWhere: Moncton, also Sackville, Saint John, New Brunswick
Description: Birth Doula Services, DONA Trained Postpartum Doula
Comments:   I believe birth is about more than delivering a child...it is the transition to a new or expanded family and an experience that can be very empowering. Women are realizing that there are many options available to them and I enjoy helping families establish and realize their wishes.
Parents deserve to feel that they know what is best for their baby and their bodies and need to be involved and truly informed in the decision making process. I believe that when parents feel that they truly have a say in the course of their labor that it will be a positive experience regardless of whether it is an un-medicated and non-interventive birth or a caesarean birth.
If you want to know more about myself and my services, please contact me to set up a free, no obligation interview. Enjoy your amazing journey!!!
During prenatal visits I will help you establish what your wishes and desires are regarding this birth. I can help you find evidence based research and information on the true benefits and risks of common procedures as well as support your choices. Each of my clients are individuals and we will work together to find out how I can help you have a satisfying birth experience.
Telephone: (506) 372-4562
Email: doulalm@nbnet.nb.ca
Webpage: http://www.trimestersdoulaservices.com                  Submitted: 06/01/06

Emilie Patterson
Where: Woodstock, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Description: Birth Doula(DONA)
Comments: I am always honoured to be a part of a new baby's birth. I have a special spot in my heart for VBACs, and I welcome mothers of any age and background. I am fluent in English and French.
Telephone: 506-328-3023
Email: er_patterson@yahoo.ca      Submitted: 1/5/2009


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