Hospitals Served: 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, Postpartum Doula
I am a doula because I believe that how you experience your birth and move into parenthood will change our world. It’s a ripple effect – extending out from yourself, to your baby, your family, our community and far, far beyond. Your experience matters. The best way I know to effect a positive change in our world is by supporting parents as they start a bright new life off on a positive trajectory into the future.
I am a birth and postpartum doula, yoga and meditation instructor and breastfeeding specialist working with diverse families across the Greater Toronto Area. I am certified with DONA International. I am a certified yoga teacher, with specialized training in prenatal and postpartum yoga. I am a former La Leche League Leader, and have been providing lactation support to families around the world for over 15 years.
No matter what choices you make for your birth, I offer my unwavering guidance and support. At the hospital, home or birth centre. With an OB or midwife. Epidural, drug-free, induction, vaginal birth, VBAC or cesarean delivery. Your birth, your body, your baby.
As you transition into your new role with your baby, I am here to make the process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, so that you and your family thrive, rather than just survive. My postpartum doula care includes guidance on infant feeding, newborn development and care, and practical help, while supporting your physical recovery and emotional and mental wellbeing. Both daytime and overnight doula care are available.
I believe the best way to get to know each other is through an open dialogue together. Contact me today at www.smileybirthservices.com to set up a complimentary video discovery call at your convenience.
- DONA Certified Birth Doula
- Certified Prenatal/Postatal Yoga Teacher
- Fully vaccinated
- Former La Leche League Leader
- Infant and Child CPR & First Aid certified
- Enhanced Police Information Check
- Health Canada Infection Prevention & Control certified
- Additional certifications: When Survivors Give Birth, rebozo, TENS machine, peanut ball, working with multiples postpartum, yoga nidra and more.