Melissa Rafael – Mama Doula Toronto

Hospitals Served: Etobicoke General - William Osler Health, Michael Garron, Toronto East, Mississauga General, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, North York Hospital, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph's, Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Sunnybrook, Toronto, Toronto Birth Center, William Osler Health - Brampton Civic

Services Offered: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Education

Mel is a joyful and very down to earth person, her goal as a Doula is to make her clients confident and independent, enabling them to find and trust their instincts.

Certified Childbirth Educator, Doula and Lactation Counselor, Mel has a big interest in human biology, anthropology and how cultures and evolution shaped parenthood throughout time. She’s also a study enthusiast, she has been in constant training related to pregnancy, birth and postpartum after she left her degree job in Tourism in 2013.

She has been providing evidence-based care to families since 2014, and has helped more than 70 families throughout pregnancy, birth or postpartum. Mel is also a very proud mom of three boys, loves keeping life busy with DIY projects, volunteering and traveling. She speaks English, Portuguese and some Spanish.