Adrienne is a birth & postpartum doula, yoga teacher, and proud mama. She attended her very first birth in 2012 and was immediately hooked! Adrienne offers caring, compassionate, non-judgmental support to expectant parents and is honored to work with families during such a life-changing time. As an experienced doula, she supports clients who are low or high-risk, who have had fertility challenges, previous traumatic births or pregnancy loss, anxiety, depression and trauma.
A certified yoga teacher since 2005, Adrienne is passionate about making the practice of yoga a safe, nourishing and fun experience for her participants. She has taught in corporate, hospital and yoga studio locations throughout Toronto and has additional training in mindfulness, prenatal/postnatal yoga and trauma sensitive yoga.
Adrienne gave birth to her breech baby in September 2013 and has since been journeying through the joys and challenges of motherhood.
Training & Education
- Birth & Postpartum doula training with DONA International
- Birth doula training with Heart of Birth
- Breastfeeding for birth professionals
- Acupressure for birth professionals
- Spinning Babies Workshop with Tammy Ryan
- First Aid/CPR
- Yoga for pregnancy & birth
- Postnatal yoga
- Mindful Motherhood facilitator training (Cassandra Vieten, PhD)
- Trauma Sensitive Yoga certificate program (The Trauma Center at JRI/Kripalu Center)
Emily is a passionate birth and postpartum doula, and proud mother of a wonderfully sweet little boy. She understands the importance of the birth and postpartum experiences and how they can be nurtured with the right support. Her goal and passion is to help make the journey of childbirth the best it can be, by supporting Mom & partner in every way she is able. She believes women can and deserve to have an empowering and fulfilling birth experience. Being present during this time in people’s lives is a gift and a privilege. By nature, Emily is caring, empathetic, nurturing and warm. Her personality harmonizes with the definition of a doula.
Trained by the most recognized doula organization- DONA International Birth & Postpartum
Trained in Rebozo comfort measures under Gena Kirby’s workshop
Breastfeeding Essentials for birth workers workshop
Fetal Positioning workshop for birth workers
Infant CPR certificate-Canadian Red Cross
Acupressure & Body Work workshop with Toronto AcuBirthing
Infant Sleep Educator trained with Bebo Mia
Essential Oil educated with Young Living
I was first introduced to doula work when I began working at a wellness facility specialized in prenatal and postnatal health. I felt that birth work aligned perfectly with my nurturing and intuitive personality and my background in health care equity and advocacy. I am passionate about supporting the plurality of preferences and approaches to care throughout pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. My doula support is grounded in evidence-based practices that are tailored to fit the individual needs of a person and a trust in myself and those I work with to create a supportive and empowering space. Being a doula allows me to do fulfilling work that I love and I feel grateful to share in such beautiful and transformative moments.
- DONA trained Birth Doula
- Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals
- Childbirth International Prenatal Educator
- Red Cross First Aid and CPR Level C
- Planned Parenthood Toronto Sexual Health Educator Training
Lorraine Marie Leslie
I am a mindful mother of one and a birth & postpartum doula. After having my daughter a little over three years ago, I felt drawn to the idea of empowering others and supporting their birth choices through birth work. As an empath who is warm and caring, becoming a doula and supporting expecting families is something that really connects with who I am. I know from my own experience that having the resources to plan your birth and postpartum period, your way, has real value and truly sets the foundation for your parenting journey. I am here to hold space and help new parents navigate their own path from prenatal through to birth and postpartum.
- DONA trained Birth Doula
- Bebo Mia trained Birth & Postpartum doula
- Safe Beginnings certified infant CPR