The Birth Doula Program has been in operation since 2010, supporting families as they bring their babies into the world.
We currently can support clients at The Scarborough Network and Markham Stouffville Hospital.
Doulas increase VBAC sucess
Doulas reduce interventions and cesareans
The Hospital Birth Doula Program concept was launched by Discover Birth in 2010. Through a collaboration with The Scarborough Hospital in the Greater Toronto Area, a team of 30 doulas came together to launch the first program of its kind in Ontario: a 24/7, 365 day-a-year non-volunteer-based birth doula program. Since then, the program has evolved into a two-tiered model, providing families with the option of either an Apprentice Doula or an Experienced one.
The program is self-funding and sponsored in part by Discover Birth Inc.
Any Birthing Person who is expecting to deliver at either The
Scarborough Hospital or the Alongside Midwifery Unit (within Markham Stouffville Hospital is eligible for enrollment in our program. Fees are $300 (+HST) for our Apprentice doula option or $1050 (+HST) for an Experienced doula.
Help with relaxation – Comforting touch, positioning and other techniques
Increase satisfaction with your birth- Increase satisfaction with your birth
Decrease postpartum depression – Stay with you, no shift changes!
Reduces the need for Pitocin (a labour inducing drug with risks to mother and baby)
Reduces the need for forceps or vacuum extraction
Reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals
Result in shorter labours with fewer complications
Program Founder/Expeirence Doula
Doula Manager/ Experience Doula