About Us

Meet the Postpartum Doulas in Peterborough!

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Contact

Andrea Paul - Birth Services

info@andreapaul.ca

www.andreapaul.ca

905-718-4737

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Andrea Paul

Andrea has been a practicing doula for over 6 years and is very passionate about helping families. She creates a calm atmosphere and helps families manage in their daily lives. She loves the variety that birth support offers and how unique each person's preferences are. Her specialties include helping families prenatally, in labour, postpartum, and with infant sleep.

When Andrea is not busy being a doula she enjoys playing with her daughter and husband. She loves swimming, spending time outdoors, reading, and watching movies!

Trainings, Certificates, and Affiliations

  • Birth Doula (DONA Certified CD(DONA))

  • Postpartum Doula (DONA)

  • Childbirth Educator (CAPPA Certified CCCE)

  • Lactation Educator (CAPPA Certified CLE)

  • Infant Sleep Educator (Bebomia Certified ISE)

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology (University of Ottawa) 

  • Registered Early Childhood Educator (St. Lawrence College)

  • Registered Member of Association of Ontario Doulas

  • Level C - First Aid and CPR

  • IPAC Infectious Disease Advanced Training

  • OSHA Certified in Blood-borne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation

Services Offered

  • Birth Doula Support

  • Postpartum Doula Support

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Childbirth Education Classes

  • Infant Sleep Support/Consulting

  • Placenta Encapsulation

Catchment Area

  • Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Scugog, Northumberland Hills, Durham Region, and the GTA.

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Helena McMann

Helena believes in non – judgemental support and help to ease anxiety and fear related to birth. You CAN be confident and prepared for both your birth and early months of parenting. Her experience and confidence can help you best communicate with your care providers, while her calming and nurturing nature can ease your fear and help keep you focused during birth.

Trainings, Certificates, and Affiliations

  • Birth Doula (DONA Certified)

  • Postpartum Doula (DONA Certified)

  • Childbirth Educator (Lamaze Certified)

  • Henna Artist

Services Offered

  • ​Birth Doula Support

  • Postpartum Doula Support

  • Childbirth Education

  • Henna Belly Blessings

Catchment Area

  • Peterborough, North Kawartha, Cobourg, and Durham Region

Contact

Helena McMann - PATH Parenting at the Hub

helenaneault@rogers.com

705-761-6213

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Contact

Doula Training Canada

shaunacy@doulatraining.ca

www.doulatraining.ca

1(888)216-9782

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Shaunacy King

Since beginning my work as a doula (est. 2008) I have always been keen on supporting through a client-directed lens.  This has ensured that I am able to meet the individual needs of each client, their unique labour experiences and/or their postpartum transitions.

 

Being a professional doula has meant I have had the honour of bearing witness to thousands of changes in my client lives.  I have also been invited to learn from, and support clients in countries around the world, including Costa Rica, Ecuador, Tanzania, First Nations communities on Turtle Island (North America), and clients in the communities I have called home.  I am deeply humbled by the persons who have entrusted me with their experience and with their knowledge.

Trainings, Certificates, and Affiliations

  • Current President for the Association of Ontario Doulas

  • Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula

  • Certified Childbirth Educator

  • MPhil in History, University of Glasgow

  • Doctoral candidate, Trent University (PhD)

  • Trainings in Spinning Babies, Perinatal Loss and Companioning, Dancing for Birth, Breastfeeding Education, Rebozo, Benefits of the Peanut Ball, and marketing for business (various programs)

  • Previous owner of Glow Birth Services (est. 2009)

  • Holistic Nutrition Diploma candidate (2019-current)

  • Herbalist Diploma candidate (2020-current)

  • Yoga Teacher Training Graduate (2020)

Services Offered

  • ​Labour Doula Support

  • Postpartum Doula Support

  • Childbirth Education Classes

Catchment Area

  • Kingston – Frontenac – Belleville – Quinte – Northumberland – Peterborough – Haliburton

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Sandy Schad

Nurturing, strengthening and empowering from preconception to postpartum.

Trainings, Certificates, and Affiliations

  • Certifying Labour & Birth Doula 

  • Postpartum Doula 

  • Night Doula

  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor

  • Certified Parent Educator and Counsellor.

Services Offered

  • ​Labour Doula Support

  • Postpartum Doula Support

  • Night Doula Support

Catchment Area

  • Peterborough, Durham Region, Kawartha Lakes, Simcoe County, and the GTA.

Contact

New Hope Doula

newhopedoula@yahoo.com

(705) 341-8028

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Kori Zwarych

Hiya! I’m Kori - a birth & labour, postpartum, infant & pregnancy loss and fertility doula! I’ve been apart of the birthing community for nearly 3 years and am eager to continue to offer support to local families / individuals. I have experience in belly casting, hand/foot casting, working with multiples and am fully bilingual en français! 

Trainings, Certificates, and Affiliations

  • Birth Doula (Doula Canada)

  • Postpartum Doula (Doula Canada)

  • Fertility Practitioner (Doula Canada)

Services Offered

  • Birth Doula (Doula Canada)

  • Postpartum Doula (Doula Canada)

  • Fertility Support (Doula Canada)

  • Infant and Pregnancy Loss Doula

  • Belly/Foot/Hand casting

Catchment Area

  • Peterborough and Surrounding Areas, From Bancroft to Cobourg!

Contact

Bump to Bundle

bumptobundleptbo@gmail.com

www.bumptobundle.net

705-761-4562

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Sonja Martin and Sarah Susnar

Sarah is mom of 3, Early Childhood Educator, and Postpartum Doula (Certifying with DONA). Sarah is passionate about supporting new parents. Early in motherhood Sarah was diagnosed with a Postpartum Mood Disorder. After seeking treatment and support she healed with an understanding of how very important it is for new mothers to have support and know they are not alone. As soon as Sarah heard about the role of a Postpartum Doula she wished that A) she had one back then! and B) wanted to become one! Sarah brings creativity and understanding to her role as a doula. 

Sonja is a Registered Yoga & Meditation Teacher (500YTT), Core Confidence Specialist, Postpartum Doula (CAPPA), La Leche League Leader, and Certified Infant massage instructor. Sonja is a mother of three and surrogate of one. She has a background in mental health and is a Behaviour therapist. Sonja is trained in postpartum and prenatal yoga and can do private classes as requested.

Sonja Martin with Sarah Susnar partner under the umbrella of services offered at Serenity Doula Care. They are continually working on education and upgrading their courses and skills. 

Trainings, Certificates, and Affiliations

  • Birth Doula (Bebo Mia Inc)

  • Postpartum Doula (Bebo Mia Inc)

Services Offered

  • Postpartum Doula Support

Catchment Area

  • Peterborough and Surrounding Area

Contact

Serenity Doula Care

serenitydoulacare@gmail.com

www.serenitydoulacare.ca

705 874 3517

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Melisande Neal (Mel)

Melisande Neal is an expert in her chosen field of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, parenting and founder of Kawartha Birth and Lactation. She is an experienced, certified birth educator, doula, infant massage instructor, CST practitioner,  La Leche League Leader, registered Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and past midwifery apprentice. She is also a pregnancy and infant loss bereavement counselor. Mel is the proud mother of four grown children and gran to five grandsons.

Trainings, Certificates, and Affiliations

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Services Offered

  • ​Birth Education

  • Birth Doula

  • Postpartum Doula

  • Lactation Support

  • Canio-Sacral Therapy

  • Grief Counselling

Catchment Area

  • Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton, Minden, Millbrook

Contact

Kawartha Birth and Lactation

nealclan@nexicom.net

705-772-8861

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