Services Offered: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Education
Stephanie has provided birth and postpartum Doula support to growing families in the GTA since 1996 AKA, the dawn of time.
Being a seeker of many viewpoints I have trained with both CAPPA and DONA, traveled through the Netherlands with Barbara Harper of Waterbirth International, and like to keep my finger on the pulse of local advocacy groups. Of course, DoulaCARE/AOD and the roles I have held here are a cornerstone of my personal work.
Currently I am providing birth doula support, placenta encapsulation services and private in-home breastfeeding support to growing families in addition to the Year One parent mentor program. I am the proud mother of 4 wildly engaging children all of whom came into the world by a wide variety of circumstances. As a result, I’ve developed a passion for the importance of offering transparent evidence based education. Most commonly you will hear of my strides to help families navigate decision making in regards to Primary Cesarean Prevention, VBAC, as well as respectful family-centered Cesarean Birth.
If you’re looking for a little education and a lot of real talk about life as a doula in Toronto you can tune in to the weekly Podcast The Pragmatic Doulas. Along with the AOD Certification Director Kimberley Healey-Fernandez and AOD Member Suzanne Lim, no doula topic is left off the table.