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What is a Doula

Doula is a word with Greek origins meaning “a woman who serves.” Today, a doula refers to a labour companion - a trained professional who will provide the emotional, physical and informational support before, during and after childbirth. A doula does not support the medical needs during labour, but research shows that birthing people need fewer medical interventions when they have a doula by their side.

We strive to provide inclusive care for all birthing people including the BIPOC and the LGBT2Q Communities.

 

Our Team

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Amy

Birth & Postpartum Doula, 200hr Yoga Teacher, Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Lactation Educator, Infant and Pregnancy Loss Support and Childbirth Educator

Amy is a lifelong student and continues both her personal and professional learning experiences. Her most recent adventure as being a Mom of 3 began December 2020 when she welcomed her newest baby girl Olivia. .

As a teenager Amy knew she wanted to be both a Doula and a yoga instructor. This dream didn’t take off until she turned 30, was a mother of 2 and decided that she wanted to start living the life she had always dreamed of. In September of 2018 Amy started her YTT (Prenatal April 2019) and in October of 2018 she began her Doula journey. 

During her Doula trainings she discovered that she has a passion for supporting families and individuals through every stage of their pregnancy and parenting journey. Amy loves to support families through their birth, knowing how needed support is but she truly believes everyone could use some help during their postpartum as it is a new and challenging time, often being overshadowed by the excitement of pregnancy and a new baby.

When Amy is not busy working or learning she enjoys spending time with her growing family, practicing yoga/meditation and being outdoors. They love family camping trips and hikes.

You can follow along with Amy on Instagram @journeyandbloomyogadoula

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Christine

Fertility, Birth & Postpartum Doula

Christine is a mom of 2 outgoing children and 3 fur babies. She loves crafts and sewing in her spare time. Trained as a full Spectrum Doula she can help families from fertility to postpartum, and wishes to continue her education with a focus on mental health. Christine's experience with having two preemie babies is what pushed her towards becoming a doula, having worked through postpartum depression and anxiety she understands that it takes a village to not only raise a child but to also raise a mother.

Follow Christine @fullspectrummaternalsupport

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Abigail

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Abigail is a Mother of 2 beautiful little girls who can share her experience with others when it comes to thriving with Irish twins. She is married to her high school sweetheart who constantly keeps her entertained with his goofy sense of humour while she helps keep him grounded. 

Abigail is passionate about advocating for Mental Health, BIPOC, Teens and Single Mothers. She is able to in cooperate her advocacy with her Doula work which keeps her feeling fulfilled and her families feeling supported. She thrives when sharing her passions and is making great strides to help support through education, advoacy and a love for what she does. 

Follow Abigail @thehoneydoula

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Tori

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Tori began her motherhood journey in October of 2020 with a beautiful little girl. She became inspired through her pregnancy to pursue becoming a doula. 


She started out her career by graduating from practical nursing. She is now certifying as a birth doula, postpartum doula, and perinatal educator. She is also completing her mentorship to become an internationally board certified lactation consultant. Tori understands how empowering pregnancy and labour is, and the importance of being supported during this time. She also recognizes the struggles that can be faced during the postpartum period and strives to help families navigate it successfully. 


In her spare time Tori likes to spend time with her family, go camping, sit by the fire, and play with her dog. She is from Southern Ontario and enjoys living by her country roots.

 

     

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