HAVING A BABY IS ONE OF LIFE'S BIGGEST MILESTONES.
Create memories you'll treasure by having a birth & postnatal team that supports your whole family.
YOU ARE OUR PRIORITY.
We honour what’s important to you by providing unbiased support for your birthing, feeding, and parenting choices.
MEET THE TEAM
Owner, Professional Doula
After having her own family, Dawn discovered the role of the doula and jumped into professional doula work with both feet. She is lovingly known in the community as "Doula Dawn" and has built a notable reputation over the last 8 years. She transitioned from being a solo doula to opening Guelph's first doula practice, Guelph Family Doulas, in the fall of 2017. Carrying certifications from DONA, ProDoula, and CPSAC, Dawn's passion is to help families feel supported and cared for as they navigate the highs and lows of pregnancy and parenthood. Dawn is also the regional rep for the Association of Ontario Doulas Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph region and is co-chair of the Guelph Community Breastfeeding Collaborative.
Grab a cup of tea and a chair and you'll find Dawn to be one of the best listeners you'll ever meet! Dawn's favourite ways to unwind include music, movies, and board games. You may also catch her reading a book for her neighbourhood book club. Before becoming a doula, Dawn was a music teacher and student mentor. She brings warmth and calm when walking into a room. Dawn has always loved babies and has a natural knack for soothing fussy ones!
Team Member, Professional Doula
Chloe has been interested in pregnancy and birth since discovering the natural childbirth books on the bookshelf in her childhood home. She initially trained as a labour doula with DONA in 2011, and tailored her undergrad in anthropology to focus on cross cultural birth practices. Chloe has travelled extensively, and re-certified with CAPPA in 2015 while living in New York City. She is now in the process of becoming a CAPPA Lactation Educator, and is also a member of the Association of Ontario Doulas and the Guelph Community Breastfeeding Collaborative. Chloe has a calming presence and supports each individual and family with an open heart and mind.
Chloe’s other passion is teaching yoga, especially yoga for pregnancy and postpartum! She lives in Guelph with her partner and their son, and when she isn’t supporting other parents, she is busy caring for her active toddler, planning dinner parties, and learning the art of self care.
Team Member, Professional Doula
Liz defines doula success as seeing birthing people and their families feel powerful, informed, confident and involved in their decision making processes through birth and early parenthood. Liz trained with DONA in 2016 and ProDoula in 2017 and is a member of the Association of Ontario Doulas.
Liz is lover of laughter and connection, and actively seeks great experiences. She lives with her 10 year old son, her partner and their dog and cat. A former personal trainer, Liz still enjoys the gym and is actively involved in yoga practice. She loves to spend time outdoors, camping and hiking whenever possible, gardening and tending to her indoor jungle. Liz is fluent in Portuguese, adores creating in the kitchen, reading books in spare moments, tea dates with friends and colleagues and the occasional kitchen dance party.