Amy MacAulay - Embrace Doula

One of HRM’s most trusted birth and postpartum doula’s, relied on by dozens Nova Scotia families, Embrace Doula specializes in helping people transition into parenthood and find peace in chaos.

Embrace Doula provides HRM families with customized care and support to ensure they have the best possible birth and postpartum experience, even when they feel frightened and overwhelmed by their new reality.

Among HRM’s best-reviewed doulas, Amy MacAulay has over 10 years of experience providing childbirth and postpartum support. She is also a trusted authority on childbirth, postpartum care, breastfeeding, and infant development with a long list of education, certifications, and trainings.

Training: Birth and Postpartum Doula through DONA

Area of Service: HRM

Email: amy@embracedoula.ca

Phone: 902.817.4744

Website: embracedoula.ca

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Bridget Graham - Nova Vitae Doula

Bridget is a certifying Full Spectrum (Labour and Birth) and Postpartum Doula with Doula Canada. She is also a certified Abortion Doula with the Abortion Support Services Atlantic (ASSA). Bridget is fully bilingual in French and English and provides support to families in HRM with her business, Nova Vitae Doula. Bridget is the current Provincial Liaison for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec with Doula Canada, and she is a Board Member for the Halifax Women’s History Society, the Midwifery Coalition and ASSA. Bridget loves supporting families in times of transition and change and loves being a doula!

Training: Birth, Postpartum and Abortion Doula through DTC

Area of Service: HRM

Email: novavitaedoula@gmail.com

Phone: 902.483.5240

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Jennifer Drummond - The Salty Stork

Jennifer offers professional birth services for all of Cape Breton and the Antigonish region. With certifications as a Labour Doula, Postpartum Doula, and Childbirth Educator, she can support all of your prenatal and postpartum needs.

Training: Birth and Postpartum Doula through CAPPA

Area of Service: Cape Breton & Antigonish

Email: saltystorkns@gmail.com

Phone: 902.322.7502

Website: saltystork.com

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Jenny Delaney

My name is Jenny Delaney and i am a DONA certified Birth Doula. Firstly, I am a mother to 4 wonderful children. I am passionate about all things birth! I will support you and your partner as you journey through this most exciting time of life. I am willing to work on a sliding scale, or payment plan to help you achieve the birth you would like, I believe all women deserve doula support. If you would like to learn more about what a Doula can offer both during pregnancy, birth and postpartum period, please connect with me.

Training: Birth and Postpartum Doula through DONA

Area of Service: Antigonish, PIctou County, Guysborough County & Strait Area

Email: jendelaney994@gmail.com

Phone: 902.318.2408

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Jenny Jarrett

Providing experienced Birth Doula and massage therapy support for families in the HRM. Individualized compassionate support for families throughout their pregnancy, labour and post partum journey. I have a passion for empowering families as they achieve their best birth by providing information and education, massage based comfort, and emotional support.  

Training: Birth Doula through DTC

Area of Service: HRM

Email: jennyjarrettdoula@gmail.com

Phone: 902.440.8109

Website: jennyjarrett.com

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Jessica Edgar - Born Knowing Wellness & Birth

Jessica primarily provides Doula support to families who are planning free births (aka unassisted home births) in Nova Scotia. She approaches birth and mothering through the wise woman way of living which puts each and every woman at the center of her own spiral. She believes there is no authority outside a woman that knows better than she does; each woman has everything she needs within to powerfully and intuitively birth and mother her baby! Jessica loves to work with families who are ready to embrace this responsibility and do any inner or outer work necessary; she is there to provide encouragement, education, nourishment, and nurturing along the way.

Training: Birth and Postpartum Doula through bebo mia & DONA

Area of Service: HRM, East Hants & Colchester Counties

Email: jade131@hotmail.com

Phone: 902.292.9865

Website: bornknowing.ca

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Jessie Harrold

Jessie offers birthing women evidence-informed support, a wealth of traditional wisdom and practices, and over a decade of experience. In addition to 1:1 birth support, Jessie offers Sacred Pregnancy weekend retreats and MotherSHIFT, a mentorship program for mothers in their first 2-3 years of motherhood.

Training: Birth Doula through DONA

Area of Service: HRM & Eastern Shore

Email: jessie@jessieharrold.com

Phone: 902.818.1049

Website: jessieharrold.com

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Kayle Regnier

Hello, my name is Kayle and I am a registered massage therapist, birth doula, infant massage instructor and child passenger safety technician. I am also a mother to three amazing little humans. I have always had a passion for helping others, I find it rewarding to empower others with information and the tools needed to make educated and informed decisions. I believe a calm presence and a positive touch can go along way in many aspects of life including labour and delivery. I look forward to many years working as a doula in Nova Scotia.

Training: Birth Doula through DONA

Area of Service: Antigonish

Email: kayle.rmt@hotmail.com

Phone: 902.870.6905

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Mr. Kelly Carrington - Evolution Massage Therapy

Kelly Carrington graduated from ICT Northumberland College in 2001 with a diploma in massage therapy.  After graduation he became an RMT with the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS) and he continues to be an active member with this professional association.  For six years, Kelly practiced in a busy wellness clinic in downtown Halifax during which he earned a solid reputation with a steady following of loyal clients.  In 2007, he proudly started Evolution Massage Therapy, a mobile massage therapy business.  In 2012, Kelly started his journey to become a certified birth doula through Doulas of North America (DONA) and in May 2014, became the first male to be certified through DONA International in Canada.  Kelly loves working with families and always looks forward to helping families make the transition to parenthood through no-nonsense education and a sense of humour. Kelly is a loving partner to his high school sweetheart and together they are raising three boys in the woods of Prospect Nova Scotia.

Training: Birth Doula through DONA

Area of Service: HRM

Email: evolutionmassagetherapy@gmail.com

Phone: 902.449.5622

Website: evolutionmassage.ca

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Leslie Yip - The Birth Collective

Hi, I'm Leslie. I am mama to four little ones, and live on the South Shore, where we love being outdoors and looking after our small flock of chickens. I am passionate about birth and breastfeeding, and believe it is a normal, natural, and beautiful process for women to go through.

Training: Birth and Postpartum Doula through DONA

Area of Service: HRM & South Shore

Email: leslie@birth-collective.com

Phone: 902.292.8592

Website: birth-collective.com

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Mercedes Ruiz - All 4 Mommy

After the amazing birth of my daughter, I felt the need to support and empower other families in having the birth they’ve always wanted! This is why I have been supporting families since 2014 by offering HypnoBirthing Prenatal Classes and Doula services in HRM. I am very passionate about birth and I believe in womens’ bodies and their ability to birth a baby. I educate my families so they can go through labor and birth with the calmness and confidence needed to make important decisions. I believe that every family should be able to ENJOY their pregnancy, birth and first years as parents.

Training: Birth and Postpartum Doula through bebo mia & DONA

Area of Service: HRM

Email: mercedes@all4mommy.com

Phone: 902.402.4232

Website: all4mommy.com

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Shandelle Ferguson - Blossom & Birth Doula Services

Blossom and Birth Doula Services provides exceptional support with a tender approach. Serving the HRM area, you will find exceptional emotional, educational and physical support as you go through your childbirth journey. I will support you during one of the most exciting times in your life, by helping you prepare for the big day, by providing Evidence Based information. As a postpartum doula, I will come to your home and help you with things like laundry, dishes, or just watching your baby while you shower or nap. Check out my website to learn about what I offer as a birth and postpartum doula.

Training: Birth and Postpartum Doula through DTC

Area of Service: HRM

Email: Blossomandbirth@hotmail.com

Phone: 902.329. 4889

Website: blossomandbirth.ca

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