Are you an expecting mother in Toronto and are thinking of hiring a doula? When it comes to choosing a doula service, you want to take your time making sure it’s the right fit. Doula services are so amazing because they give you an extra sense of protection. They support you during your pregnancy and after your pregnancy. They provide you with labor support so that moment in your life can be as special as possible!
If you live in the city and are looking for the best doulas in Toronto, keep reading!
This Toronto doula service, established in 2002 has helped support over 550 families with welcoming their new babies! They work on a unique “shared care” model which means there is always someone available to help you 24/7. Each doula is highly trained and educated, so you never have to question if you are in good hands or not. With more than just doula care, this place can help prepare you for your baby, care for you postpartum and educate you with their classes, their blog, and their staff.
This well rounded wellness clinic defines a doula as “The necessary birth companion for all births. The helper of the birth partner. The provider of ice chips. The squeezer of hips. The ultimate, experienced, calm through the storm birth support. The keeper of the mama’s sanity.” From the staff, the location, the services offered, this is great option if you are looking for a Toronto doula. They make you feel so safe and comfortable throughout your journey, and they know everything about prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. If you want to learn more about why I love West End Mamas so much, click here (hyperlink to blog #3 if you want!)
Owner and Founder, Angela Grant Buechner, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Registered Nurse, Birth Doula and Educator. She has over 20 years experience working with new mothers, babies and their families. Angela has an amazing team of birth and postpartum doulas to help make your birth and postpartum experience a wonderful one. They have various packages to choose from with their Birth Doula Packages including lactation consultant support sessions, virtual education course and the ability to add on postpartum doula support. I have personally worked with Angela when I needed breastfeeding support with my second child. I can attest to her amazing skills and professionalism.
Another great option for doula care in Toronto is Lotus Mom operated by Maria Tamayo, with over 20 years experience working with families and their babies. Her services include both birth and postpartum packages with custom plans tailored to your needs. Like the others, she also offers virtual doula services, which is a great option during these uncertain times. Maria offers the total package. Speaking of packages, she also offers a placenta encapsulation service, if that is something you are interested in!
This is only a small portion of great doulas in Toronto available to you. I hope this list helped you get started in your search. While you are here, you may be interested in checking out my posts on midwives in Toronto and the Toronto Birth Centre.
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