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Meet the Doulas in Peterborough Providing Special Services!

These doulas are offering unique services, such as:

  • Belly/Hand/Foot Casting

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Childbirth Education

  • Dancing For Birth Instructors

  • Fertility Support

  • Henna Belly Blessings

  • Infant Sleep Education/Consulting

  • Massage Therapy

  • Personal Training

  • Placenta Encapsulation

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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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Kelly Swift

Kelly currently works as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) out of The Willow Studio in Peterborough with a focus in prenatal massage. She has been working as an RMT and Doula in the Peterborough area since 2015. She enjoys spending her time furthering her education and is constantly learning new ways to help her clients meet their goals. Kelly believes that knowledge is power, and makes it her goal to ensure you are able to make informed decisions about your health and birth every step of the way. She has a gentle, educational Doula style that incorporates her skills in active listening, unbiased support, partner inclusion, and massage. She has taken additional courses in prenatal massage, pelvic floor health, infant massage, belly casting, henna, and is currently studying Osteopathy with an expected completion of Fall 2022. In her off time, Kelly can be found playing recreational sports, spending time with her partner and her cat Jasmine, and eating sushi with colleagues and friends. 

Trainings, Certificates, and Affiliations

  • Birth Doula (Doula Canada)

  • Childbirth Educator (Doula Canada)

  • Registered Massage Therapist

  • Currently studying Osteopathy

Services Offered

  • Birth Doula Support

  • Childbirth Education 

  • Massage Therapy

  • Infant Massage

  • Belly Casting

  • Henna Belly Blessings

  • Soon to offer Osteopathy

Catchment Area

  • Peterborough and Surrounding Areas

Contact

Kelly Swift RMT/Doula

kellyswiftrmt@gmail.com

www.peterboroughmassage.ca

705-927-8558

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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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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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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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Katie Baylis

Katie is a mother of 4 with a passion and desire for all things surrounding labour, birth, physical fitness and more recently energy healing and women's support. As a personal trailer through the Canadian Fitness Professionals, Katie specializes in pre and post natal fitness. She is a certified Zumba instructor and has taken the Dancing for Birth specialists course. She has hosted fitness classes supporting participants in their achievement of their fitness goals for the last 8 years. 

 

Following the birth of her 3rd child, Katie was called on to support women, not only in their fitness journeys, but also during the most monumental times of their lives - giving birth. Katie is a certified labor and birth doula through Doula Canada and provides emotionally connected, educational tools and physical supports during labor, birth and postpartum. 

 

More recently, Katie has become a 2nd level reiki practioner and is studying Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). These added modalities can not only help her clients both in labour and birth and in fitness but are also amazing tools and resources to have in every day life. 

Trainings, Certificates, and Affiliations

  • Personal trainer (Canadian Fitness Professionals) 

  • Labour and Birth Doula (Doula Canada)

  • Reiki Practitioner (Usui Reiki - through master practitioner Ann O'Brien at Divine Amore) 

  • Zumba instructor (Zumba international)

  • Dancing for Birth (certificate of course completion) 

  • First Aid and CPR (updated annually through CanFitPro

Services Offered

  • ​Birth Doula Support

  • Pre/Post Natal Personal Training

  • Dancing for Birth Instructor

Catchment Area

  • North Hastings, North Kawartha, Peterborough & surrounding areas

Contact

Your Dancing Doula

thedancingdoula@hotmail.com

www.yourdancingdoula.com

905-914-3939

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