Welcome To The Nesting Place

You’re pregnant or your partner is pregnant. You want to have a healthy labour AND you want to feel good about your experience. You want to make the right decisions for YOU but you don’t know what questions to ask. You want to trust your gut and be well informed about what to expect from something you’ve never done before…wouldn’t it be nice if labour came with a guide? Oh wait…it does! A doula!

What each parent needs to feel confident about their birth experience is different so we personalize our prenatal classes, birth doula care and postpartum doula care to help you discover what feels right for YOU and your family. We cover the Greater Toronto Area, including Aurora, Newmarket, the Kawarthas, Peterborough, Barrie, and Oshawa.

Our Services

“If a doula were a drug it would be unethical NOT to use it”, Dr. John Kennel, founder of DONA International

Birth Doula Care

Even after taking prenatal classes and reading the books you may not feel fully prepared for birth. How can you be when you’ve never experienced it before? This is one of the many reasons to use a Birth Doula! Birth doulas help you prepare emotionally AND physically so you feel confident heading into the big day. Birth can be unpredictable, but YOU can be WELL cared for with your own chosen birth team.

postpartum doula with baby

Postpartum Doula Care

In the weeks that you bring your baby home, you are in recovery. You may be recovering from labour and/or adjusting to a new demanding schedule and learning about who are you as a parent. It’s a big adjustment. Postpartum doula to the rescue!

Prenatal Classes

Our prenatal classes are FUN and INTERACTIVE. No boring lectures while you snore through class! Our classes will help you learn in a way that you won’t ‘forget’ things when you go into labour. We are also give special attention to your support person’s needs for birth preparation in every activity.


A note from our 

Doula, Owner

As a Doula and Educator for over 19 years, mother of three and passionate advocate for people’s rights, I’m so honoured to be entrusted with helping families through the experience of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood.

I began my own journey as a parent over 23 years ago. Being a parent has taught me so much about pregnancy and birth, but mostly it has taught me about life, about what it takes to be an informed decision-maker in our healthcare, and how it really does “take a village” to raise children.

We’re grateful to be part of your “village” whether it’s through our prenatal or baby classes to help you prepare, or our birth or postpartum doula services to help you during/after birth. Our amazing team of educators and doulas is sure to surpass your expectations with their warm and kind spirits, their non-judgmental support of your choices, and their ultimate dedication to their clients’ needs.

We look forward to supporting you!

Stefanie Antunes

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    As new parents, you may not know what information a class should cover, or even what questions to ask to be fully prepared for birth and postpartum. Partner(s) may want to help during the birth and afterward, but may not know what they could actually do as support.