Meet the DCJ Team
We are a small group of professional colleagues and caregivers but first and foremost friends. When you join us on the Doula Care Journey our support begins with companionship. Between us we have 10 plus years of experience as passionate birth and postpartum workers across the GTA and abroad.
Jennifer is a Birth and Postpartum Doula [PCD(DONA)] who has trained with both DONA International and ProDoula. As well, she is a Postpartum Placenta Specialist and a Certified Yoga teacher with specialization in pre and postnatal yoga. Coming from a wellness background coupled with her own birth and postpartum experience, she knows first-hand how having an experienced person on your team can make a difference in your parenting journey. She helps her clients to make informed choices that feel right during their birth and postpartum experience. Her goal is to compassionately empower the families she works with so that they can find what works best for them without judgement.
Outside of doula work, she has a passion for music, books, and travel, and loves spending time with her husband, daughter and cat.
Currently studying (2018) to become an RMT Amy has been a DONA trained Birth Doula, Prenatal and Kundalini Yoga Instructor since 2009. She began her journey as a Doula volunteering at a water birth clinic in Quito, Ecuador. Following that she had the immense pleasure of supporting many couples before, during and after birth in Barcelona, Spain under the mentorship of Barcelona Midwife Krishinda Powers-Duff for over 4 years. While in Barcelona Amy also completed Birth/Postpartum Doula training with the Marenostrum midwives collective. Since returning to Toronto she has enjoyed supporting couples in a variety of birthing environments and working with the birth community here.
Amy provides skilled compassionate care for couples in pregnancy, during and beyond birth by listening, attending, informing and guiding without judgement in both English and Spanish.
Some things that fuel her curiosity about life and recharge her are: traveling, nature, yoga, babies, kid logic and curling up with a juicy book!
Giovanna is a doula and birth photographer. She has trained with Bebo Mia and is certified as a birth and postpartum doula. She is also training with Birth Becomes Her to follow her passion as a birth photographer. Working as a doula and birth photographer is both challenging and incredibly rewarding for her. She is able to witness such beautiful emotions and moments with her camera, that families love to cherish and remember. She loves to create and build birth stories with her photography. A story that allows you to look back on your birth and see how much love and support surrounded you.
Giovanna also has a deep respect and love for meditation and she feels that this allows her to connect and support the families she works with on a deeper level. When she is not at a birth, she spends her days with her husband and daughter, reading, playing and exploring our amazing city!