International

Kimberley Roberts (they/them) – London, England

The Queer Doula

Kimberley Roberts is a queer, trans doula offering full spectrum doula services and complementary therapies.

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king yaa (they/them/king) – Cape Town, South Africa

king yaa

king yaa is a black, genderqueer, queer, masculine of centre being who has birthed three humans. They were raised in Toronto, Canada and currently occupy space in Cape Town, South Africa. Their work is grounded in and informed by intersectional feminism, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed care, body liberation and sex positive frameworks. king yaa centres their work on the intersections of queer wellness and dignity.

Their offerings include gender affirming bodywork, somatic coaching, movement for resiliency, full spectrum birth support, transitioning companion and as well as training intentional health and wellness providers with LGBTQ+ competencies, specializing on queer, trans and non-binary individuals, to create safe and inclusive practices.

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Justine (she/her) – Edmonton, Alberta

Empowered Beginnings Birth & Postpartum Doula

Justine is a queer birth and postpartum doula serving diverse families and birthing people in Edmonton.

She believes that a person’s birth experience will stay with them forever, and she is devoted to helping my clients feel empowered during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. She also offers services on a sliding scale if income is a significant barrier.

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Tessa Morgan (they/them) – Edmonton, Alberta

Balanced Postpartum

Tessa Morgan is a non-binary, autistic, full-spectrum birth worker in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Fat parent to their three-year old kiddo. Pro-choice. They provide birth work services on a sliding scale in an effort to make doula support more accessible to all individuals and families.

They provide support through birth, abortion, and postpartum with a special interest in the postpartum period and parenting. Passionate about social justice, reading nonfiction, and beautiful photos of everyday things. They speak English and French, and graduated high school with a diploma in both!

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Sam (she/her) – Burlington, Ontario

babyREADY

Sam has been a doula for 21 years – since just after becoming a parent for the first time – and while she has dramatically slowed down the labour support she provides, she loves teaching childbirth classes and being an informational support for those who seek her out.

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Lara Esrey (she/her/they/them) – Montreal, Quebec

YOUR DOULA LARA

Lara Esrey offers full spectrum doula support (abortion & loss, birth, postpartum). As a queer person themself, they are especially excited about supporting queer families and non-traditional families.

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Kemoy Jemmott (she/her) – Berlin, Germany

KJCounselling

Kemoy Jemmott is a psychodynamic counselor and a birth and postpartum doula in Training. Her life experience and career as a counsellor has given the tools necessary in order to provide a safer, non-judgmental space for you to explore questions and experiences around your pregnancy and Birth. Her counseling work and doula practice are both anti-Racist, sex positive, feminist and Queer informed. 

Her interest in birth work began many years ago while she was a nanny during her studies and began learning about reproductive health and the racial inequalities that exist within this facet healthcare system. After seeing how medicalized and sometimes traumatizing birth experiences could be, she felt drawn to explore how I could make a difference. Her hope for every person that she works with is that they have all the information they need in order to make informed decisions for themselves and that their pregnancy, birth and 4th trimester. 

She is eager to apply her lifetime of knowledge and skills in this new space and is excited by the opportunity of supporting you through your pregnancy and birth!

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Jenine Ellis (she/her) – Avonsleih, Victoria, Australia

Grace and Ivy Doula Services

Jenine Ellis is a Melbourne-based, queer doula specialising in birth support for all trimesters; postpartum support; birth education (Lamaze and Hybnobirthing); placenta encapsulation; small batch, handmade herbal products; belly binding; energy healing; and hypnotherapy and meditation.

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Ams Sweiger (they/them) – Toronto, Ontario

Queer Spectrum Birth

Ams Sweiger offers full spectrum prenatal, intrapartum and abortion and fertility support to all gestational parents, especially those seeking support in navigating the health care system as 2SLGBTQ people. They are a counsellor and specialize in working through a lens of harm reduction, informed choice, client centered care and anti-racist, anti oppressive practice. They can be hired as a doula for any stage of the gestational or reproductive journey. They do local support, but virtual support across distance. Their services and details can be found through their website and social media.

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Anna Balagtas (she/her) – Toronto, Ontario

Pocket Doula

Anna Balagtas is a queer Filipina full spectrum birth worker whose practice is rooted in radical care and reproductive justice. She supports birthing folks and families in birth, postpartum, abortion, miscarriage, and loss. She believes in providing gender affirming and trauma informed care for all folks in their reproductive journeys.

She takes care in understanding there is anti-racism work to be done in the world of birth and beyond and is committed to practice anti-racism measures in her work and unlearn internal prejudices and harmful biases. She will be your biggest advocate and make sure your voice is heard every step of the way. She’s your person. You’re important to her, and can’t wait to meet you.

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AJ Silver (they/them) – Southend On Sea – Essex, England

The Queer Birth Club

The Queer Birth Club is the only UK based LGBT+ competency Course. Birth workers can come and learn how to do better by their LGBT+ service users and improve their own understand of the barriers that LGBT+ parents experience in a system designed for, and by the cis and heteronormativity. AJ also offers birth and postnatal doula services. Having trained with Abuela Doulas and Badass Doulas. AJ is also a probationary Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, as well as a Babywearing consultant qualified with The School Of Babywearing.

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Lilli Wilkinson Chambers (they/them) – London, England

Swole

Lilli is a queer neuroemergent full spectrum doula based in South East London. They provide emotional, physical, and spiritual support throughout the full spectrum of pregnancy, abortion/pregnancy release, loss, birth and postnatal transition. They value advocacy, embodied knowledge, the power of movement and reflection. Their goal is for you to feel heard, honoured and informed.

They are in ongoing practice to provide trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and gender-expansive care for all birthing people, partner(s), solo parents and families. They recognise that each of our unique intersecting identities influences our experiences, needs and barriers to care. Lilli meets you as you are, as a whole human being with a past, present and future.

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Pepa (ella/she/her) – Argentina

Doula y asesora en amamantamiento

I’m Pepa, I’m a Doula and a chestfeeding consultant. From my place, my mission is to promote reproductive justice, birth and optimal development of all children born or unborn, not only accompanying families and pregnant people but also through training and reflection for all childbirth workers. in an expansive, inclusive and multidisciplinary role. My work is focused on equal opportunities, on the reduction of damages by the hegemonic medical system, on equity and defense of human rights. I think it is necessary to radically reinvent the work regarding birth, I think it is necessary to root the idea of ​​community care for this sacred fact and I have the deep conviction that true change will occur if it is collectively. Visualize a free world, free of trauma, violence and disparity. A world where mutual aid and empathy are commonplace, where collectivism replaces individualism. A world where compassion is everywhere, in all people and is given “free of charge” to everyone. Gestar is a political act, being born is political, giving birth is political, breastfeeding is political. Through my work, I destigmatize the experiences, choices and results related to dating. I challenge injustice in healthcare spaces. I reconnect with the wisdom about ourselves, wisdom that the community and the planet have been lost and stolen over the generations. I vindicate human rights from the beginning: from birth.

Soy Pepa, soy Doula y asesora en lactancia humana. Desde mi lugar tengo como misión promover la justicia reproductiva, del nacimiento y del óptimo desarrollo de todes les niñes nacides o por nacer, no sólo acompañando a las familias y a las personas gestantes sino también mediante la capacitación y la reflexión a todas les trabajadores del parto en un rol expansivo, inclusivo y multidisciplinario. Mi trabajo está centrado en la igualdad de oportunidades, en la reducción de daños por parte del sistema médico hegemónico, en la equidad y defensa de los derechos humanos. Creo necesario reinventar radicalmente el trabajo en cuanto al nacimiento, creo necesario enraizar la idea del cuidado comunitario para este hecho sagrado y tengo la profunda convicción de que el verdadero cambio ocurrirá si es colectivamente.  Visualizar un mundo libre, libre de traumas, violencia y disparidad. Un mundo donde la ayuda mutua y la empatía sea moneda corriente, donde el colectivismo reemplace al individualismo. Un mundo donde la compasión este en todas partes, en todas las personas y se brinde ̈gratuitamente ̈ a todes. Gestar es un acto político, nacer es político, parir es político, amamantar es político. A través de mi trabajo, desestigmatizo las experiencias, elecciones y resultados relacionados a xaternar. Interpelo la injusticia en los espacios sanitarios. Reconecto con la sabiduría sobre nosotres mismes, sabiduría que la comunidad y el planeta se ha perdido y le han robado a lo largo de las generaciones. Reivindico los derechos humanos desde el principio: desde el Nacimiento.

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Mary-Dora Bloch-Hansen (they/them) – Toronto, Ontario

Somatic Practice

Mary-Dora (MD) is a non-binary birth worker, somatic movement educator and artist based on Tkaronto, Dish With One Spoon Traditional Territory. They are a first generation settler of Italian and Danish descent. They offer person-centered, full spectrum birth work. They support birthing folks, their families and partners during birth, postpartum and abortion.

They also offer movement education and holistic bodywork which includes body-oriented healing practices such as somatic movement, yoga, meditation, embodiment and sound healing. They offer workshops, classes and private sessions both in-person (once covid restrictions lift) and online (virtually over zoom). They work through a trauma-informed lens and offer sliding scale and payment plans for folks in need of this.

They are continually engaging in anti-oppressive practices and learning so that they can stay in right relationship with the history of the land that they live and work on as a beneficiary of the on-going violence that is the colonial project known as Canada. They prioritize serving the 2SLGBTQQI+ community, especially centering trans and non-binary folks through gender affirming care.

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Fredrik Stillerud (he/him) – Falkenberg, Sweden

Den manliga doulan

Fredrik’s areas of focus are prenatal and postpartum partner support and doula services for queer and trans folx. He offers a non-judgmental space for non-pregnant partners of pregnant people where they can address thoughts, fears, and concerns surrounding the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, well as support for the duration of a pregnancy for people who are not cis.

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Deirdre Bain (she/they) – Ottawa, ON

Orchid Doula Services

Deirdre is a full spectrum doula, meaning that she provides individualized, trauma-informed doula care to pregnant people and their families throughout the perinatal period. Their guidance is available to families throughout fertility & conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, & abortion.

She chose a career as a doula because they believe it’s the best combination of their skills and interests, mobilized to nurture her community. In their work, she strives to create a trust & openness with her clients which allows them to see her as their friend, who’s also their personal guide in pregnancy, birth, & parenting.

Their goal with each client is to foster a sense of self-confidence. Together you’ll explore education & self-reflection, through which she’ll encourage you to articulate your wishes for your parenting journey.

Deirdre believes that by actively supporting bodily autonomy & informed choice, we can break cycles of trauma & make way for a society that puts mental health & body sovereignty first. They practice doula work in the hope that by supporting health for parents, they will impart health onto their children, which will in turn create a healthy society.

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