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Meet the Birth 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

  • Childbirth Education Classes

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • 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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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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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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Olivia Henderson

Oliviathenderson@gmail.com

www.oliviathenderson.com

705-312-0070

Olivia Henderson

Olivia shines at combining her proactive nature with an intuitive, empathetic approach. She loves working with birthers who seek a more personalized birth experience.

As a former nurse she thrives under pressure and is deeply respectful of all the roles in the birth space.

Olivia uses a hands-on method to empower, educate and nurture families through their pregnancy and birth experience.

With over ten years involvement in the birth field, she has seen first hand the positive effects labour support can have on all family members.

 

Olivia is also a wife and mom to three bright and busy, tiny humans. She is a wannabe homesteader, living on a farm in Douro, that does her best to “mostly” enjoy every moment!

Trainings, Certificates, and Affiliations

  • Certifying Maternal Support Practitioner (Fertility, Birth and Postpartum Doula) (Bebo Mia Inc) 

  • Practical Nursing Diploma (Fleming College) 

  • First aid and CPR-C certified 

  • Non-violent crisis intervention 

 

Services Offered

  • ​Labour Doula Support

  • Birth plan consultations

Catchment Area

  • Peterborough, Douro, and Norwood

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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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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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Kathryn White

My name is Kathryn White and I am the mother of two children and I am currently certifying to become a Birth Doula. I am training as a Birth Doula to help families engage and explore the world of birth as they prepare for their own unique journey. Every birth is transformative and impactful and accessing Doula services will assist you in appropriately navigating how to determine the type of birth you desire and apply that to your experience. I hope to accentuate your birth experience by providing strength, positivity and assurance.

Trainings, Certificates, and Affiliations

  • Birth Doula (DONA)

Services Offered

  • Birth Doula

Catchment Area

  • Peterborough, Apsley, Bancroft, Lindsay, and Northumberland

Contact

Kathryn White

doula.kathryn.white@gmail.com

705-927-8242

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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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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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