About Mama Doula Canada

Multi-Language Birth and Postpartum Doulas in Canada

Although their experience as doulas came since long before, Mama Doula was established as a company in 2018 as Mama Doula Toronto by the Melissa Rafael and Mafalda Oliveira, both doulas and mothers that have noticed the need of a more whole and present service to expecting parents in the Toronto area.

Mafalda and Mel, 2019 / Claudia, 2020

When Mama Doula blew the candle of its first year, I was added to the team as a doula and no longer later, I've embraced the journey of becoming then the owner, as Mel and Mafalda needed more time to spend with their little ones.

For the past couple years Mama Doula has been growing as much as the babies we help care for, with several new additions and doulas currently supporting clients all over Greater Toronto Area and Southeastern Ontario. The company is now preparing to expand the operations to provide bilingual Portuguese-English services to expecting parents across Canada. And that´s why Mama Doula Toronto recently became Mama Doula Canada.

Each member of our team has discovered through the journey of life and parenthood their own victories and empowerment, and from there we have developed skills and extended our studies to provide others with information and knowledge to find their own victories as well.

Parenthood is a life changing experience and it can be hard, so to make it easier we want to facilitate and support you during that transition.

We provide services for people through fertility struggles, pregnancy, labour/birth, and postpartum. Ranging from education-based workshops and classes to in-person care/support during birthing journey, so they can feel empowered and enjoy every moment.

We serve families not only as our job, but as our purpose.

Claudia Pereira

 

 

Doula Services London

How We Work

REACH YOUR DOULA

The process from your contact to your doula

  • 1You contact us through our website, by email, social media, or WhatsApp.
  • 2We send you our packages and pricing. If you have questions we will be happy to discuss them.
  • 3As you decide to move forward, we connect you with our doulas so you can meet and choose the one that better matches your needs.
  • 4At this point you can approve the proposal, sign the contract and make a payment. All online!
  • 5Start of your doula support, including a private group chat to easily connect during you pregnancy, labour and after the baby is born.

 

 

 

  • FAQ

What can a doula do for me?

We help to advocate for you and your baby.

Our team of Doula's are experienced at working through the challenges that come with pregnancy, labour, delivery and post-partum care. We can help and support you to advocate for your needs with your care providers.

We help you with what questions to ask to your care providers.

Being a first time parent means not having all the answers, but in some cases, you may not even know the questions! Our experienced and caring doula's will guide you through with wisdom and support.

We give you information regarding your birth choices.

Birth is a beautiful and empowering experience for many parents, but it can also be overwhelming. Having a doula to help inform you to make educated decisions for your pregnancy and delivery can make your experience positive and empowering.

We help you manage your pain!

Using methods like massage, hot/cold presses, positioning, breathing techniques and more, our Doula's will offer a range of ways to assist with pain management.

Help with management of interventions.

Each birth experience is unique, however for parents with worries related to birth interventions, our doula's can help inform and guide a labouring parent through options from epidural to induction to cesareans and everything in between.

Skin to skin contact.

A doula will help ensure parents and baby receive an essential amount of skin-to-skin time post-partum for healthy bonding and development.

Birth time management & birth parent care.

Breathing, moving around safely, trips to the bathroom and taking adequate care of yourself during birth can all be assisted and improved with a Doula by your side!

Postpartum care & recovery.

After a birth it takes time for a new family to adjust and not everyone has family or friends available at the ready to assist. Some of our Doula's offer accessible post-partum care for new parents and their babies.

Postpartum is hard!

Whatever way you give birth, postpartum is a hard time, there is a lot of adjustment on the new life with a newborn, sleep deprivation and some pain, a postpartum doula will help with the transition and make you confident to overcome any challenges.

Breast/Chest/Bottle feeding?

Our lactation consultant will go to your house to teach all about it before your baby arrives so you are guaranteed on a good start! If you have any difficulty, she will visit you again to help you and baby overcome all the challenges.

Doulas are for partners too!

We help your partner understand what is going on, support you and give them time to rest, eat and be there fully, we can worry about the little things for them.

Serving across Ajax, Alliston, Angus, Barrie, Bowmanville, Bradford, Brampton, Brantford, Burlington, Cambridge, Campbellville, Collingwood, Durham Region, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Guelph, Innisfil, Kitchener, London, Maple, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara Region, Oakville, Orangeville, Oshawa, Pickering, Sarnia, Scarborough, Simcoe County, St. Thomas, Toronto, Vaughan, Wasaga, Waterloo, Wellington County, Whitby, Woodstock, York Region, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the surrounding areas.

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