My Team

Heather Fleming

"10 years ago I experienced my first birth with my best friend. I was then asked to help coach her through all three of her labours. She told me I was a natural and should pursue a career as a doula. After having my own 3 beautiful children, with labours that I felt could have been more positive experiences, I decided to help other women have a voice and informed choices during this life changing moment, in hopes that they have the best possible experience with their labour.

I am very passionate about my family and career."

Bebo Mia trained Birth & Postpartum Doula

Bebo  Mia trained infant sleep educator

Bebo Mia trained in Hypnobirthing

*I specialize in over night support for families needing much needed rest and reassurance.

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Carissa Marks-Thomson

"I am proud mother of two grown daughters and aunt to my only nephew. After assisting with my sister’s pregnancy 9 years ago, I knew that the role of a Doula was for me. I left the corporate world for the work of a Doula on a full time basis to follow my passion - supporting families during one of their most challenging times. 
I have a great love for birth and childcare. I am an artist and I have mastered the art of cooking for my family and friends."

Certifications: 

Birth & Postpartum doula through Doula Canada

Currently working towards child birth educator certificate through Doula Canada
Health & Safety Certified 
CPR & First Aid Trained 
Cardiac Technologist Certified

*I specialize in over night support for families needing much needed rest and reassurance.

Anna Balagtas

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"My name is Anna (she/her) and I'm a Queer + Pinay full circle birthworker, energy worker, and pleasure activist. My practice is rooted in the decolonization of birthwork, radical QTBIPOC+ care, trauma-informed nurturing, and channelling ancestor knowledge back into the womb space.

I support birthing folks and families in fertility, birth, postpartum, abortion, miscarriage, and loss. I believe in providing gender affirming and harm-reductionist care for all folks in their reproductive journeys.

I take care in understanding there is anti-racism work to be upheld in all facets of birth and beyond and am committed to hold accountable the many systems of oppression that continue to harm marginalized folks. My goal is to make sure any space we share together will be radical, inclusive, loving and affirming."

Trained with DONA Birth + Postpartum 2018
Trained in Queer Reproductive Justice with king yaa
Trained in Childbirth Education with Whole Body Pregnancy 
Birth and Postpartum certification through Cornerstone Birthwork
Full Spectrum Care certification through Cornerstone Birthwork
TransMasculine Fertility + Birth certification through Kayden Coleman

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Geraldine Dempsey

"I began my journey into doula work after giving birth to my daughter 20 years ago in Toronto. The support, confidence and friendships my doula and birthing community gave me while living far from my family inspired me to begin working with expecting and new families. I work as both a birth and postpartum doula; every family's needs are so different and I adapt and shift my support according to their needs with compassion and kindness. 

 

I have trained with Pam England (Birthing from Within) and teach childbirth education classes. I am a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and a Waldorf EC educator with a focus on Birth to Three. I facilitate mother's circles in the city and am the happy mother of two grown children."

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Rose Le Blanc- IBCLC (Lactation Consultant)

"My partner and I have three children and with each child came a different breastfeeding problem.  These experiences forever changed me - revealing how difficult breastfeeding can be, how each child is so very different and the pressure and guilt that goes along with it all.

After over 90 hours of Lactation specific education and 760 hours of directly supervised, hands-on experience helping families with Dr. Jack Newman and the Lactation Consultants at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic, I completed the Lactation Medicine Programme. Since then, I have been helping families through my own practice as a Lactation Consultant. My approach during consults is gentle yet clear guidance with a strong focus on the family's individual breastfeeding goals."

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Natalya Wheeler

"Natalya started on the path to becoming a Doula after diving down the rabbit hole of her biggest fear - birth. 

 

After research and developing a true passion for the topic; she found out there was a career in helping others combat the exact same fear. 

 

For the past 5 years, Natalya has worked as a labour and postpartum Doula expanding her experience and knowledge in her practice. 

 

Helping more than 90 families navigate both birth and the rocky road of postpartum through education, information, emotional and physical support. 

 

Natalya specializes in twin and singleton postpartum support and her goal is always to make sure you feel rested, supported and in control. 

 

For her birth clients, she helps you advocate for your dream birth. At home, birth centre or hospital and is passionate about your birth partner feeling just as connected as you are for your special day. 

 

Natalya is currently enrolled in the international Doula institute in both the breastfeeding counsellor and childbirth educator program for further education in the field."

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Kim Nielsen

"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 judgemental way. She uses her knowledge and experience to help empower her clients and foster informed consent.

Having had a planned VBAC2 (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."

CAPPA trained Birth and Postpartum Doula

BA hons. in Psychology

VBAC, VBAC2 experience

Experience with HypnoBirthing

Member of the association of Ontario doulas

BLS trained (adult, child and infant CPR)

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Madeleine Alderson

“Madeleine (she/they) is a DONA international trained birth doula.  They are a passionate postpartum doula with an intuitive nature with babies and young children. Madeleine often works within the indigenous community to support through culture and ceremony in birthing.
Madeleine loves to nurture any birthing folks and their families with a non-judgemental approach that is trauma-informed. You will be in tender hands that is heart centered with Madeleine while still knowing that Madeleine is a fierce advocate for you. She is known for being gifted with hands-on support. 
Madeleine is also a mama of two and has a wee homestead that they tend in their free time."

Yoga Teacher Certified with Yoga Alliance
DONA International Doula
Member of the Ontario Association of Doulas
HBAC & VBAC experience
TENS machine trained
CPR & First aid trained