Our Chicks

Meet Our Doula Team

Your doula will be with you on one of the most personal and vulnerable days of you life. It’s important that you feel comfortable with who they are and that they fit well into your family dynamic. If there is a specific person from our doula team that you feel drawn to, let us know! Or if you’d like to interview a few, we’d be happy to connect you with multiple doulas to help you find your perfect doula match.

LGBTQ Positive

Birth Doula

Childbirth Educator

Postpartum Doula

French speaking

Spanish Speaking

Stefanie Antunes

Stefanie Antunes

Owner

 

Area Serviced : GTA, East and Downtown Toronto, North York, Durham Region

Special Training : DONA, DONA Trainer, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Lamaze® Educator, LGBTQ Positive

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Meet Stefanie

Stefanie Antunes had her first baby in 1998. The experience was NOT AT ALL what she had hoped for. Years later before the birth of her second baby, she made sure to attend childbirth education classes and become an informed decision-maker.

This time, with the knowledge she needed and techniques she learned in class, she had a fabulous experience. Right away she knew she wanted to help other families to prepare for this important day. Stefanie became a Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator, and later a certified doula through DONA. She is the former Public Relations Director for DONA International and sits on the board of the Association of Ontario Doulas.

Stefanie believes that the world can be a better place if parents can have more positive childbirth experiences, allowing them to bond properly with their babies. She works tirelessly to change the world in this aspect…one family at a time.

Jayne Collins

Jayne Collins

CBE, Birth & Postpartum Doula

 

Area Serviced :GTA, West and East Toronto, Downtown, North York

Special Training :CD/PCD DONA, Birthing From Within, Acupressure for birth, Rebozo, Breastfeeding, Adult and Infant CPR, LGBTQ Positive

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Meet Jayne

Jayne comes from a family of many nurses and health care workers. Growing up around these professionals gave her a deep love and respect for care-giving, and wonderful insight into communicating with compassion.

Her mother cared for both of her grandmothers and other unwell family members in their home, and in so doing, set a clear example of the positive ways in which you can work with someone who is in need of support. There was no patronizing, no fear, and no assumptions. Jayne loved watching her mother in these situations and would follow her around asking questions incessantly. Even when she was quite young, Jayne’s mother showed the utmost respect for her curiosity and was very patient with her interest.  From witnessing her mother in this role, Jayne grew up to be a calm and non-judgemental person, even under the most stressful circumstances.

As a teenager, she refined her own ability to care for others when she began volunteering in an elderly care facility where she learned how powerful listening to people’s stories could be. Jayne was teased by her peers for being so quiet and shy, but the people Jayne met while volunteering were grateful to have someone who would truly listen to them.

As your doula, Jayne will bring peace to your moments of worry, confidence to your moments of doubt, and care to those moments when you feel most vulnerable.

Janalee Ferreira

Janalee Ferreira

Birth and Postpartum Doula

 

Area Serviced : Downtown Toronto

Special Training : Birth Doula with The Nesting Instinct • Birth Doula,with Carriage House Birth in NYC, NY • Holistic Doula Training, with Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC

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Suki Gaetz

Suki Gaetz

Birth and Postpartum Doula

 

Area Serviced : Toronto

Special Training : Social Worker Children with special needs

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Priyanka Gulati

Priyanka Gulati

Physiotherapist, Birth & Postpartum Doula and Lamaze Childbirth Educator

 

Area Serviced : West side of Toronto

Special Training :Lamaze Educator, Certified Birth Doula, Women’s and Paediatric Physiotherapist, Prenatal Yoga, Waterbirth

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Helena McMann

Helena McMann

Birth, Postpartum Doula, Team Manager and Childbirth Educator

 

Area Serviced : Kawarthas

Special Training : DONA, Birth Doula, Henna Artist, LGBTQ Positive

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Dina Khorasanee

Dina Khorasanee

Birth Doula

Area Serviced :GTA, East Toronto, West Toronto, North York

Special Training :CAPPA, Rebozo, Infant Massage, Hypnobirthing, Acupressure, Adult and Infant CPR, Speaks French and Spanish as a second language, LGBTQ Positive

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Sarah McKee

Sarah McKee

Birth and Postpartum Doula

 

Area Serviced :GTA, East Toronto, Durham Region

Special Training :Birth Doula, DONA International, LGBTQ Positive

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Corina Tudor

Corina Tudor

Birth Doula, Birthing from Within Mentor

 

Area Serviced :GTA, East Toronto, West Toronto

Special Training :Birth Doula, Trained by CD(DONA). Birthing from Within Mentor, Infant/child CPR and First Aid, INFACT Canada Breastfeeding Course, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Prenatal Thai Massage, Hatha and Yin Yoga, LGBTQ Positive

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Rhondda Smiley

Rhondda Smiley

Birth and Postpartum Doula

 

Area Serviced : Toronto

Special Training: Birth Doula, Certified by DONA International Certified Yoga Teacher Certified Pre and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Former La Leche League Leader LGBTQ positive

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