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Birth Services

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What is a Birth Doula?

A birth doula refers to someone who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth.

A Cochrane review of over 15,000 women found that continuous support in labour:

  • Increased the likelihood of vaginal delivery

  • Reduced C/S rate

  • Reduced epidural use

  • Improved APGAR scores

  • Improved maternal satisfaction

It was also noted that “continuous support was most effective when the provider was neither part of the hospital staff nor the woman’s social network”


You can view the study here.


  • Recognize birth as an experience the mother will remember all her life

  • Understand the emotional needs of a woman in labour

  • Assist the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth

  • Stay with the woman throughout the labour

  • Provide emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint

  • Help women get the information they need to make informed decisions

  • Facilitate communication between the labouring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers

  • Promote the woman’s partner to participate at their comfort level

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What is HypnoBirthing®?

The Premise of HypnoBirthing® is that in the absence of special circumstance, you are perfectly created by nature to conceive, to nurture the development of your baby, and to birth the baby safely and normally. Birthing persons and their babies should be treated according to the status of their own health, not what could, or has, possibly happened to others. Birth has its own time frame. It may rest, or it may accelerate. It needs no manipulation or intervention, save for special circumstances. Babies will be born in their own time.

This program includes education in special breathing techniques, self-hypnosis, relaxation, affirmation, visualization and bonding—all designed to assist you to become empowered and confident, as you learn to trust the innate wisdom of your body to know how to birth your baby intuitively*.

*Catch the Wave – Mongan Method HypnoBirthing® Practitioner Handbook

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Prenatal Classes

Want to give yourself and your birth partner the skills and support of a doula? 

  • You will learn and practice practical relaxation exercise that you will use during labour

  • Your partner will learn how to be a great birth partner

  • You will learn the stages of labour and birth from a non-fear based approach

  • You will consider your birth plan so you feel educated and empowered about what to expect and how to manage labour and birth

  • Your instructor is a naturopathic doctor* and doula with knowledge and expertise to answer your questions and concerns. She can tailor the classes to suit the unique needs of your pregnancy and birthing situation

  • We celebrate the miracle and power of pregnancy and childbirth!

  • Virtual, in person and hybrid options

  • Best completed before week 36 of pregnancy 

I'm committed to helping you feel calm and confident for labour and childbirth!

I am currently accepting patients through Your Downtown Doula.

For more information and to book me as your doula please visit 


Accepting doula clients in the Mississauga area.

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