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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
  • Rhondda Smiley

    Experienced Doula

    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
  • Abigail Gyekye

    Doula in-training

    Abigail, began her journey at Ryerson university in Toronto
    Kysa Marucot

    Doula in-training

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

    Doula in-training

    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
    Nicole Lebrun

    Doula in-training

    My name is Nicole LeBrun, I live in Ajax, Ontario with my hu
    Jessica Meneses

    Doula in-training

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

    Executive Director

    I am Mother of three, proud wife and a passionate believer i
    Stefanie Antunes

    Program Founder

    After the dramatic difference between my first and second bi