Dinah Gibbs Doula (www.dinahgibbsdoula.ca)

Hospitals Served: Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Michael Garron, Toronto East, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, North York Hospital, Scarborough Health Network, St. Joseph's, Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Sunnybrook, Toronto, Toronto Birth Center

Services Offered: Birth Doula

Dinah is a Birth Doula located in Richmond Hill serving York Region and the GTA. She is proud to have been certified by DONA since 2014, she is a Registered Doula of Ontario and the York Region representative for the Association of Ontario Doulas. She is also a Birth Doula for Birthmark; a non profit organization providing birth and post partum services for  families in Toronto and Hamilton who are unable to pay .

She came to Canada thirty years ago to raise her sons following a career in agricultural development in Papua New Guinea. She later worked in Indonesia,  with her family, again in community development and farming.

In Canada her work included breastfeeding education and support as a volunteer with (then) York Central Hospital and La Leche League. She is a certified Fitness Professional with a special interest in pre and post natal fitness.

She is trained in Hypnobirthing support and Spinning Babies technique which uses good posture, along with muscle stretching and mia fascia  release to prepare the birthing parent for optimal comfort in pregnancy and smooth labour.