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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