Denise Martin

Company Name: 4 The Love of The Family

Hospitals Served: Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Michael Garron, Toronto East, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, North York Hospital, Southlake Regional Hospital, Sunnybrook, Toronto, Toronto Birth Center

Services Offered: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Education

Denise has been offering prenatal, labour and birth, postnatal support and breastfeeding support to the York Region community and the GTA since 2000 as a private fee for service specialist.

With additional training and experience in multiples, mood disorders and breastfeeding she has had the honor to be able to support birthing parents and families from all backgrounds including same sex couples, those whom have experienced fertility issues (including egg donor), surrogates and women with birth goals including vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and medicated and un medicated vaginal births, cesarean births and home births. She has supported, guided and connected women, parents and their families to community practitioners and services/agencies to support their goals and philosophy of care.  A special interest and additional training in breastfeeding and infant feeding has been a large focus on her career.

She is an active volunteer and voice in the community providing support to women in need, group facilitation and playing an active role in Community Health Care Boards including Southlake’s Patient and Family Advisory Council for Maternal Child, and York Region Breastfeeding Coalition.  She continues to strive to educate myself and others in the community supporting women and their families in their reproductive years.

Denise is also a certified Clinical Individual and Group Hypnotist (U of T) and member in good standing with the National Guild of Hypnotists.