Welcome to the wonderful world of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting!Discover birth provides doula services and prenatal classes. 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 cover the Greater Toronto area, including Aurora, Newmarket, the Kawarthas, Peterborough, Barrie and Oshawa.
We’ve been serving parents through our doula services and prenatal classes across the GTA since 2004! During that time we have learned a thing or two.
- Becoming a parent can be wonderful
- Being a parent can be tough
- We all want what’s best for our babies
- Parents sure could benefit from less stress and anxiety
- Many of us are afraid to ask for help
- There’s no ONE way that works for everyone
Why Choose us?
We’ve used our 20 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. Our team knows that this might be new for you, and maybe you’re not sure if it’ll be worth your time and money.
Let Discover Birth be your trusted source for all things pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
Expecting a baby?
Congratulations! You are about to embark on one of the greatest journeys of your life. If you’re a first-time parent, you probably have a lot of questions. We have a wonderful team of pregnancy and childbirth experts.
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!
Why it matters?
When a baby is born there is a long lasting impact on the physical and mental health of a 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 International)
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 offer a wide variety of doula services and prenatal classes. Our team is standing by to speak with you!
Call us 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 families prepare for this important day.
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. The doula services and prenatal classes at Discover Birth are based on what Stefanie has seen as the biggest client needs. Stefanie and the entire team works tirelessly to change the world in this aspect…one family at a time.
Stefanie was awarded ‘Business Woman of the Year for 2022’ by CanadianSME Business Magazine recognizing her contributions to the families of Canada in improving perinatal health outcomes through Discover Birth’s childbirth education, birth and postpartum doula offerings.
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 !!”
We had an incredible experience with Discover Birth after the birth of our second baby. Sarah provided us with overnight support and to say we looked forward to her coming would be an understatement. She was so kind and caring, and took care of me and the baby. She even baked! I cannot recommend Sarah, and Discover Birth, highly enough.
My husband and I welcomed our daughter in January 2022. As first time parents, we didn’t really know what we were in for — but enter Sarah McKee, our wonderful night doula, who helped us in literally every facet of the early newborn days and beyond. Sarah’s kindness, compassion and great sense of humour helped put our new parent anxieties to rest and she quickly became part of our family; celebrating the great days with us but also our confidant on hard days. Sarah made those bleary-eyed months just that much easier and we will be eternally grateful for her help.
“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.”
“Nikita was is an amazing doula. She helped us get through the first 3 months with our first daughter. She is an incredibly knowledgeable, educated and enthusiastic doula. Her passion for supporting babies and mothers is immense. My husband and I always looked forward to evenings with her. She allowed us to relax and rest while she took great care of our little girl at bedtime. As a new mom I knew nothing! She taught me how to swaddle, put a baby to sleep, manage their gas pains, learn baby cues, how to take care of myself and helped me to breastfeed which was very important to us. I had an unplanned C- section and having someone with me at night helped me heal. She brought the baby to me to feed and changed diapers and put the baby to sleep allowing me to get the rest I needed without getting out of bed. She even brought me healthy snacks! We completely trust Nikita with our baby girl and to top it off our dog loved her too. Will definitely ask for Nikita for the second kid! I’ll miss her very much!”
We welcome your comments, feedback, and inquiries!
Call us at 1-877-BIRTH36 (247-8436) for info on doula services and prenatal classes or send us an email.