Welcome! We are a team of compassionate and informed full spectrum doulas and perinatal health workers, which means that we will be there for you no matter what kind of support you are looking for. Find out more about each of us, our training, expertise, and the kind words that we've received. We hope to hear from you soon!
Corina is a doula, yoga teacher, and former archaeologist. Her diverse background, including sexual diversity studies and medical anthropology paved the path for her doula practice.
Corina's approach to doula care focuses on holisitic non-judgemental birth support - including physical, mental, informational, and emotional support. She believes that there are as many ways to give birth as there are people and she is passionate about creating a safe and loving space for each client's birth journey. If you'd like to go beyond Corina's bio, you can read more about her here.
Certified Doula, Childbirth Educator, Yoga Teacher, Thai Massage Practitioner
- CD(DONA) + Birthing From Within Mentor
- Memorial University, Master of Arts
- University of Toronto, Honours Bachelor of Arts
- INFACT Canada Breastfeeding Course
- Acupressure for Birth
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher
- Hatha Yoga Teacher
- Yin Yoga Teacher
- Trauma Informed Yoga Training
- Prenatal Thai Massage Practitioner
- Infant CPR and First Aid
Corina's calm, collected, and reassuring demeanour is what we enjoyed most about working with her. She brings an open and non-judgemental mind to her practice, which made us feel very supported and reassured about our birth plan. She is responsive and accessible and we could not have imagined the birth of our son without her support. It would be our pleasure to recommend her and we would work with her again for any future births.
Doula, Student Midwife
Kaia's nurturing and intuitive personality as well as her background in health align perfectly with doula work. After completing her doula training, she has loved every opportunity to support the full spectrum of families throughout their journey.
Kaia loves the plurality of preferences, approaches and models of care in reproductive health. She is continuously learning and striving to provide individualized support. Her approach to doula care is grounded in evidence-based practices that are tailored to fit personal needs and she focuses on creating a supportive and empowering space. If you'd like to go beyond Kaia's bio, you can read more about her here.
- Birth Doula (DONA Trained)
- University of Toronto, Bachelor of Arts
- Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals
- Childbirth International Prenatal Educator
- Adult and Infant CPR and First Aid Level C
Kaia has a beautiful and calm energy that I found so helpful during my labour. She was intuitive and knew when to step in or not and what I need to cope through labour. I feel lucky to have had Kaia with me.
Laura Katherine Hayes
Laura is a full spectrum doula, and she is thrilled to be a part of the Spectrum team! Her background as an artist gave her the ability to have an open mind, to actively listen, and to be creative when unexpected problems arise. These skills are what makes Laura a warm and kind person to have with you during a reproductive event.
Laura is proud to work from an intersectional feminist approach. This means wherever you come from, whatever you believe, how you identify, or who you love, she is prepared to help you feel listened to, respected, and empowered! Laura also works as an artist in Toronto. A graduate of the acting program at the Ryerson Theatre School, she currently runs a performance collective called Something About Kaz.
- Certified Birth Doula (DONA International)
- Completed Training for "When Survivors Give Birth" (Course by Penny Simkin)
- Certified for Infant and Child CPR
- BFA (Ryerson University)
Laura is intuitive, professional, and warm. She anticipated my needs and was a constant reassuring, strong presence at each step of the birth journey. She took the time to listen and understand what our family envisioned for the birth of our child. She alleviated my fears by sharing excellent professional knowledge and asking great questions, which allowed her to provide information, expertise and emotional support in the most positive way.
Emma's academic background in family studies, warm and nurturing disposition, and passion for supporting people through their reproductive journey are what make her so suited for the role of a doula.
She takes a non-judgmental, compassionate, birthing person-led approach to her work. Ensuring that her clients are well-informed of their choices, and supporting them unconditionally in their decisions are the cornerstones of her practice. Emma embraces people of diverse backgrounds, family forms, bodies and genders, and meets them wherever they are in their path with respect and kindness.
- Trained Fertility, Birth and Postpartum Doula (Bebo Mia)
- Advanced Comfort Measures for Birth Workers (Doula Canada)
- Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies (Western University)
- Breastfeeding Educator Student
Emma helped my partner and I through such a significant time in our lives. She was a calming force throughout the birth of Chloé. She helped me through an experience I was a little nervous about and turned into something so beautiful through her calming and positive energy. The delivery room was quite chaotic by times yet Emma managed to instinctively meet my emotional and physical needs, in order to stay true to what was important to me for the birth of my daughter. (Kathryn, Toronto)
Rose Le Blanc
Rose Le Blanc is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and mother of three offering home and hospital visits for breastfeeding support to families in Toronto. She received her Lactation Medicine Diploma after over 90 hours of Lactation education and 760 hours of supervised, hands-on experience helping families with Dr. Jack Newman and staff at the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic. Her approach is gentle yet clear evidence-based guidance with a strong focus on the family's individual breastfeeding goals.
- Safe Sleep (Yolanda Guitar of the Canadian Infant Safe Sleep Project
- Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss (Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath and Death)
- Nutruring the Nursing Mother (Breastfeeding Outlook)
- IBCLC (Dr. Jack Newman's International Breastfeeding Centre)
- Lactation Medicine Diploma (Center for Breastfeeding Education)
- Postpatum Doula Certificate (CAPPA)
- York University, Honors Bachelor of Social Work
- University of Toronto, Honours Bachelor of Arts
As a new mom, I initially found myself overwhelmed with many aspects of motherhood. My son and I had a lot of trouble breastfeeding in the first few weeks, and I was extremely emotional. Rose helped me get through this challenging stage in my life. Her kind, nurturing character, along with her knowledge and experience helped me work through my breastfeeding difficulties, as well as the fears I was struggling with about my ability to care for my son. At eight and a half months, my son and I are still nursing very well, he is thriving, and I am enjoying every moment of being his mother. I am so grateful that I had Rose’s support and guidance.