Multi-Language Birth and Postpartum Doulas in Canada
Get to know our team of birth & postpartum professionals!
- CAROLINA RAMOS
- CLAUDIA PEREIRA
- GABI PASSERINI
- KIM NIELSEN
- KLE PEIXOTO
- LUANA SILVA
- MARCIA HORBACIO
- VANESSA SALES
Certified Birth Doula; Postpartum & Night Doula.
I have always been fascinated by pregnancy and birth.
In 2012 I became a doula and I have been doing birth work since then. Later on I also graduated as a midwife in the United States, got a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and did one year of Residence in Obstetric Nursing back in Brazil.
During these years, I have had the opportunity to support families in various contexts and circumstances: low and high-risk pregnancies; natural births, inductions, births with and without epidural, cesareans; births at home, hospitals and birth centers.
This broad contact with different scenarios strengthened in me the conviction that there is not a “best way” to experience pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum. Each family is unique and deserves to be the protagonist of their own story.
My mission is to support families through their journey, providing information and respecting their beliefs, so each of them can learn about their options and make informed choices to have a positive perinatal experience.
I speak Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Certified Birth, Postpartum & Night Doula; Certified Lactation Counselor; Newborn Care Specialist.
Four times the motherhood has reshaped me into a different and better human being. Three of them, by the miracle of biology, through the body and soul, and one more by the pure and infinite power of love, through adoption.
After those experiences, I’ve grown, I’ve changed and I’ve found my purpose of serving families as a doula.
In my practice, I facilitate safe, humane, and empowering birth and parenting experiences, bringing in the information as well as the physical and emotional support and care for pregnant people and their partners before, during, and after birth.My "language of love" is spoken by acts of service so in all that I do, I do it with joy, and gratitude.
I also speak English and Portuguese.
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Six years ago, in Chile, I gave birth to a little girl. Two years later, in Spain, my first son was born. From two amazing natural births came two wonderful children: Cecília and Dante, the love of my life. However, both times, I was away from my birthplace - São Paulo, Brazil - and far from any family.
Firstly and at first hand, I experienced the amazing power of a birthing body! Secondly, I lived through pregnancy and became a mother away from everything that I once knew as home. These two facts made me who I am today and shaped the way I think about parenthood.
I've learned then that the two of the most important things for a family who is welcoming a new baby are confidence and support. This discovery also paved the way for a new professional path: being a doula. That's why I'm here for you!
As your doula, my job is to help your family feel secure, comforted and informed. I will work hard to make your "new parenting" experience empowered, confident and, especially, full of passion!
Already a Doula and a Lactation Counselor in Brazil, I am now certifying for Birth and Postpartum with Doula Training Canada.
I speak English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Kim is a passionate and intuitive birth and postpartum doula, wife and mom of three beautiful children. With a background in psychology she believes strongly in supporting the mental health of pregnant and postpartum people and that her role as a doula is pivotal. She respects the decisions of the birthing and postpartum person and always provides support in a loving, non judgmental way. She uses her knowledge and experience to help empower her clients and foster informed consent.
Having had a planned VBA2C (vaginal birth after two cesareans), Kim is especially passionate about supporting birthing people in their decision to choose a vaginal birth after cesarean and navigating all of the decisions, planning and emotional support that it requires.
Kim has completed her birth and postpartum doula training through CAPPA and completed the Birth Doula Program Apprenticeship at Markham Stouffville hospital.
Training and Education:
- VBAC, VBA2C experience
- Experience with hypnobirthing
- CAPPA trained Birth and postpartum doula
- BA hons. in Psychology
- Member of the association of Ontario Doulas
- BLS trained (adult, child and infant CP
Birth, Postpartum, Sibling, and Night Doula; GentleBirth Perinatal Educator; Belly Paint and Human Milk Jewel Artist.
During five years supporting families in Brazil, I learned that the capacity to believe in our bodies added with knowledge is a powerful tool in the pregnancy-postpartum period.
My main goals are to reach safe and respectful childbirth and help to raise confidence in parenting.
Better experiences are increased not only with body awareness but also with mindfulness practices and as a GentleBirth Perinatal Educator, I can help you to optimize your brain gains and create a “tools box” to open during maternity.
Visualizations are methods to transform desires into reality: during the Natural Ultrasound Painting we will construct an amazing image of your baby and it will turn possible the sensation of having the baby in your hands.
Postpartum is a challenging period, maybe the most… so, beyond helping your family with the newborn in the primary weeks of life, I provide care to the mother who was born too!
Finally, whether you want some unique memory of lactation, I can offer a beautiful milk jewel to be always with you.
I hope we can soon meet each other!
*Kle speaks Portuguese and English.
Certified Birth Doula
I am a mother of 2 wonderful children that were born at home. During my first labour, I had an incredible doula supporting me and reassuring me that my body was able to bring my baby to me and that I was a strong woman.
My second baby came so fast that the midwife almost lost the fun. The better outcome possible, as I was in the middle of a pandemic, in a country miles away from my family and didn't have my doula. Her words were still in my mind though (memories from the first birth).
After all these experiences, together with my nursing background (working for 10 years for women's health), I decided that it was time to accept my passion for the pregnancy and birth world and became a doula myself.
My goal is to bring all the joy that I experienced and know that it is possible to have. As a perinatal educator, I believe that the most powerful tool a couple can have during birth and postpartum is information.
As a birth doula I offer emotional and physical support for the birthing person, so she can lead her moment, and for partners believing that the support person always needs support as well.
I provide safe and respectful support during your birthing experience and postpartum, including lactation support.
I will support you if you have a hospital or home birth, a vaginal or caesarian section, preterm, term or induced birth. Whenever you need me, I will be there for you!
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula; Certified Childbirth Educator; Certified Sleep Consultant.
My name is Marcia Horbacio. I am a mother of four and a grandmother of four beautiful and loved children.
I worked as a corporate trainer for many years, but one day I decided to follow my passion for supporting families and became a doula. Today I am also a childbirth educator, a sleep instructor, and sleep consultant. My mission is to educate in a non-judgmental way, and evidence-based approach.
I value compassion, integrity, empathy, equality, responsibility, and respect.
I love my family more than anything in the world and I enjoy books, nature, aromatherapy, the ocean, studying, prayers, playing on the floor with my grandchildren, and long conversations with my mom.
I speak Portuguese, English and Italian.
Birth, Postpartum & Night Doula
My personal history of childbirth, breastfeeding and postpartum awakened me to a career as a doula.
Psychologist and Doula, working in the motherhood universe for 5 years and counting, I work in perinatal education, childbirth and especially postpartum. Teacher of the doula training course “Doula-Doula”. Organizer of the “Bem-Vindo” pregnant couples group. Doula member of the “Coletivo de Doulas Aldeia Materna” in Brazil.
It is gratifying to combine the knowledge of my professional training to help families in this magical moment of the miracle of life.
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