Welcome to the wonderful world of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting!We are committed to supporting the families of our community. If you can't afford our regular prices and need support please call or email us for support on a sliding scale, 1-877-BIRTH36 (247-8436).
We’ve been serving parents through our doula services and prenatal classes across the GTA since 2004! We’ve learned a thing or two in that time.
- Becoming a parent can be wonderful
- Becoming a parent can be tough
- We all want what’s best for our babies
- We can all do with less stress and anxiety
- Many of us are afraid to ask for help
- There’s no ONE way that works for everyone
We’ve used our 15 years of experience and our AMAZING team here at Discover Birth to create doula services and prenatal classes that will help you in a way that’s right for you. We know that this might be new for you. And maybe you’re not sure if it’ll be worth your time and money. Well we ARE sure. We’re so sure that if you’re not happy with any service you’ve purchased from us that we’ll make it right until you are.
Discover Birth is on a mission to change the world and believes that through positive birth and early parenting experiences, children and families can be happier, healthier and closer. Our doula services and prenatal classes are the best in the industry!
The birth of a baby has a long lasting impact on the physical and mental health of a woman, baby and family. The quality of emotional care a person receives during labour, birth and immediately after is one vital factor that can strengthen or weaken the parent-child relationship. Families need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect from those around them during childbirth and early parenthood. Research suggests that good support systems have been found to reduce anxiety, increase relaxation and a sense of well-being.
Why Choose Discover Birth
Here are some of the services that we offer to help make your parenting journey less stressful:
- Childbirth Preparation Classes (seriously, you need these)
- Birth Doulas (to have the best birth ever!)
- Postpartum Doulas (because it takes a village!)
Our team is highly trained by the largest and most trusted training organizations in the world (like DONA Int’l)
We sure hope you’ll give us the opportunity to make parenting fun and exciting instead of stressful and exhausting. OK, we can’t prevent it from being exhausting, but we can definitely help make it more enjoyable. If you are anxious and not even sure WHAT you need, just give us a call and one of our helpful team members will help figure out what you need and guide you to the services that will be the best fit and the most useful for you. We look forward to speaking with you soon! 1-877-BIRTH36
Discover Birth Team
Find the perfect match for you.
Stefanie Antunes, LCCE, FACCE, BDT(DONA), CD(DONA), PCD(DONA)
Founder and Chief Doula & Educator
Stefanie Antunes had her first baby in 1998. The experience was NOT AT ALL what she had hoped for. Years later before the birth of her second baby, she made sure to attend childbirth education classes and become an informed decision-maker. This time, with the knowledge she needed and techniques she learned in class, she had a fabulous experience. Right away she knew she wanted to help other women to prepare for this important day. She became a Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator, and later a certified doula through DONA. She is the former Public Relations Director for DONA International and sits on the board of the Association of Ontario Doulas.
She believes that the world can be a better place if parents can have more positive childbirth experiences, allowing them to bond properly with their babies. She works tirelessly to change the world in this aspect…one family at a time.
Testimonials for Discover Birth
“Thank you for being a fabulous instructor. We both really appreciate your depth of knowledge and sense of humour. Your ability to deliver your material with both candor and sensitivity is wonderful!”
“Adam and I want you to know how much we appreciate your hard work and thoughtfulness during our journey. It made our experience special and comfortable. Thank you for everything”
“We just wanted to say thank you. Your Lamaze® classes helped us greatly. Not only did we learn techniques to assist us in having a childbirth that we can honestly say was quite ‘stress and worry free’, but we also came away more knowledgeable about the entire pregnancy and childbirth stages, which gave us more confidence when making decisions.”
“Dearest Kim, Just a little note to thank you for coming to the hospital to help me get through labour and delivery ‘au natural’. For me, it has truly been the most rewarding experience of my life. I’m so glad you decided to make the hike to Toronto and share in all the excitement. When I was left alone to rest and supposedly get some ‘sleep’, and the contractions were getting worse and worse, I couldn’t resist thinking, ‘it doesn’t have to be like this’ – all I had to say was ‘give me something’ and it will all go away. But you turned it around for me. Even though my eyes were closed the whole time, and I must have looked like I wasn’t paying the least bit of attention to you – but I was, and I could hear and respond to your every word. I DID IT !!! I’m so proud of myself !! Thanks again Kim – it’s easy to see why you’ve decided to do this for a living.”
“Kim, Thank you for all of your advice and expertise. You helped Mommy and Daddy make my ‘World Debut’ much easier than expected !!”
“Thank you so much for all the help you gave us. First of all, we really enjoyed your classes and really learned a lot – you’re a great teacher. Most of all, thank you so much for being a fantastic doula – your support and coaching was invaluable – you really made this the greatest experience of our lives. And finally, thanks for all your calming support, kind words and help after Gio’s birth. We really appreciated it!”
“Thanks so much for your time and enthusiasm ! the more classes we attended, the more confident we felt in our decisions…you should have heard us trying to teach our friends ! Thanks again.”
“As first-time parents we were nervous and not sure what to expect. Alisa provided a comfortable and relaxed environment where we learned everything we needed to know to approach the birth of our baby with confidence. The anxiety I felt about giving birth was greatly reduced and my husband felt better knowing what his role would be in the delivery room. We highly recommend this course.”
“My birth experience was so fantastic thanks to Stefanie’s Lamaze classes. I can’t imagine what it would have been like had Bill and I not been so prepared. I never thought I could do it without drugs – but I did !!. Thanks again Stef !!”
“Thank you so much for the wonderful instruction on Lamaze. It really helped Walter and I with an easy, medication free birth for our son.”
We welcome your comments, feedback, and inquiries!
Call us at 1-877-BIRTH36 (247-8436) for info on doula services and childbirth education classes or send us an email.