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About us

The Hospital Birth Doula Program concept was launched by Discover Birth in 2010. Through a collaboration with The Scarborough Hospital in the Greater Toronto Area, a team of 30 doulas came together to launch the first program of its kind in Ontario: a 24/7, 365 day-a-year non-volunteer-based birth doula program. Since then, the program has evolved into a two-tiered model, providing families with the option of either an Apprentice Doula or an Experienced one. The program is self-funding and sponsored in part by Discover Birth Inc.

How Does the Program Work?
Any Birthing Person who is expecting to deliver at either The Scarborough Hospital or the Alongside Midwifery Unit (within Markham Stouffville Hospital is eligible for enrollment in our program. Fees are $300 (+HST) for our Apprentice doula option or $1050 (+HST) for an Experienced doula.
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Our doulas
  • Allie Mercedes

    Apprentice

    Providing care has always come naturally to me. I routinely
    Nikole Vali

    Apprentice

    My journey started in 2010 when I was living in London UK an
    Polina Osmerkina

    Apprentice

    After the birth of my first child in 2010, I realized firsth
  • Jen Rogers

    Experienced

    I am a birth doula, childbirth educator as well as the owner
    Savannah French

    Apprentice

    From a young age I have been drawn to reproduction and birth
    Rhondda Smiley

    Experienced Doula Scarborough

    I am a Birth Doula, Certified Yoga Instructor with a passion
  • Claire Gallagher

    Experienced Doula

    My name is Claire Anne and I am mother to two amazing, genui
    Monica Reagan

    Doula in-training

    As your birth doula, I will offer you uninterruptedly mental
    Kysa Marucot

    Doula in-training

    Aloha my name is Kysa, I am in the midst of becoming a Regis
  • Jessica Withers

    Apprentice Doula Scarborough

    I have been supporting families in various ways for over a d
    Melissa Faulknor

    Doula in-training

    I am a DONA - trained birth doula.  My ambition as a doula
    Jessica Meneses

    Doula in-training

    After studying languages at York University, I made the deci
  • Helena McMann

    Co-Director, Team Manager and Mentor

    Co-Director of the Birth Doula Program since 2013, I began m
    Stefanie Antunes

    Program Founder

    After the dramatic difference between my first and second bi