Kim Nielsen . Heartfelt Birth Co

Hospitals Served: Etobicoke General - William Osler Health, Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, North York Hospital, Scarborough Health Network, Southlake Regional Hospital, Toronto Birth Center

Services Offered: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula

You matter. Having experienced 3 very different births, it has been striking to me to learn how often the birthing person can be forgotten in the birth process. The focus is often on the baby and the birthing person’s body. My first two pregnancies ended in caesarean sections after long labours on my own. When I became pregnant with my third, I decided to do things differently. I surrounded myself with supportive caregivers who cared about my baby, my pregnant body AND me as a person. They listened to me, guided me and comforted me emotionally and physically. I conducted an immense amount of research that supported my birth preferences so that I was able to make decisions with informed consent. In the end I had a successful, powerful and healing vaginal birth after two caesareans. In that moment the doula in me was also born. I want all birthing people to know and feel that they matter through their entire birth journey. I see no better way to do this than by being a labour doula. I am there for you because you matter.
I have spent over 6 years learning about birth. I spend my free time watching birth videos, reading statistics and discussing birth with my midwife and doula friends. After years of feeling called to a career in birth, I decided to leave my corporate career and complete my Labour Doula training. Aside from the births of my own children, there has been no greater joy in my life so far than being told I helped someone do something they thought they could not. I am so excited to continue on this journey.