Angie Stanley, CD(DONA)
As a Certified Birth Doula, CD(DONA) I consider it an honour to walk alongside families providing personalized, non-judgmental support so birthing parents and partners can have the birth experience they deserve. I have had the honour of supporting hundreds of families in both home and hospital births in Toronto, Oakville and all over the GTA for the better part of the past decade.
My journey ... toward becoming a Certified Birth Doula began with a passion to empower and educate birthing families during pregnancy and the birth of their baby. This passion led to extensive training, and eventually certification, thru DONA International. Since then, my passion for birthing parents and their partners has only grown, and has motivated me to seek further training as a Lactation Educator, Birthing From Within© mentor, Spinning Babies Parent Educator, as well as becoming a member of the Association of Ontario Doulas (AOD).
Most recently, in my Pregnancy & Labour Prep Prenatal Class , I have been blown away at the easier, less complicated births that my clients have been experiencing! It truly has revolutionized my support as I help parents understand how their baby is positioned, both in utero and as they labour. The results for first time parents and VBAC's in particular have been off the charts!
My expertise ... as a Birth Doula rests in my communication style and adaptability, as well as the breadth of research and experience which I bring to the role. I find it incredibly fulfilling to be able to intuitively assess and comfort birthing parents, and I always aim to create a calm, light-hearted atmosphere that contributes to a smoother, gentler birth experience for birthing parents and partners alike.
My family ... means the world to me. I've been married to my best friend Rob, for over twenty years now and we have four awesome kids—a boy and three girls who range in ages from 10 to 19. Although there are days that I wish there was such a thing as a Doula for moms of teens and preteens, they are simply the best!