Lindsay Matthews
Certified Birth Doula (toLabour), Lactation Consultant IBCLC (in process), Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Childbirth Educator

I have been working in London and Area as a doula for over a decade, since 2008!  I really cannot believe that it has been that long.  

My own journey to becoming a doula started shortly after the birth of our first born;  I had read the right books, took the right classes, hired the right care provider, my birth will go as planned, right?  It became a run-away train, I lost all empowerment.  This carried over to post-partum.  Luckily, I got help and the support I needed to become the person that I am today.

I am now the mother of 3 wonderful (challenging?) humans that I am lucky to have call me "momma". 

I am a Certified Birth Assistant through ALACE/toLabor and am always reading and learning new things to help the women that have chosen me to join them on their birthing journey.  I am working towards  fulfilling the requirements for my IBCLC designation, having completed the Mohawk College Breastfeeding Course, multiple Jack Newman courses, and attending conferences to grow my knowledge.

Contact Lindsay at [email protected]

Erika Kafka
Certified Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Support Worker, Mom Of Twins

I first knew that I wanted to support women at three years of age.  When asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I would undoubtedly answer; "A doctor who delivers babies, like Mr. Cosby on T.V."
I came from my hometown of Cornwall, ON to London after highschool to attend UWO.  I got married soon after and found myself pregnant with twins.  What a surprise!  Even with all of my knowledge of birth and my passion to aid others through their journey, I felt like we had been ambushed. 

We were told twins were high risk, that we would absolutely need a C-section as Twin "A" was breech and that we would and could have no say in this matter - after all, all that matters is "healthy babies, healthy mommy, right??" This did not sit right with us, how could I have no say when it was my body and my children being discussed?  How could I be questioned on whether or not we wanted their birth to be SAFE?  That goes without being said, but what was never said was that our feelings, needs and passions mattered.  This experience caused my passion to burn hotter...

After the birth of my boys, I studied and read as much as I could about birth, C-sections, VBAC's (Vaginal Births After Ceserean) and breastfeeding.  While pregnant with my third child, (two years later) we were prepared.  We chose a midwife, not an obstetrician, and we hired a doula....I had my VBAC in hospital and delivered a healthy 9lbs 3oz baby boy.  (A full 2 lbs over my heaviest twin).  I was convinced!  With the proper support, the interventions (especially C-section) were not necessary for me.  A woman's body can and will do what it is meant to do if left to it's own devices. 

I am not the proud mom of 5 with 2 homebirths to add to my hospital experiences.  From water birth to surgical birth, you've got this!

Contact Erika [email protected]

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