Meet the Doulas

Committed to Your Growing Family

As you embark on life’s biggest adventure, we believe you deserve the highest level of care and guidance. The Doula Group is a team of experienced, reliable and compassionate professionals who provide the support you need for a happy and healthy birthing experience. Book a complimentary consultation today to connect with our collective.

Debra Bowser

Certified Birth Doula  Postpartum Doula 

Co-Founder, TDG

  • Debra Bowser Doula

Debra will work closely with you to make sure you are ready and confident about every aspect of your own personal birthing process. As a certified doula for 16 years, Debra has gained respect from local healthcare providers, helping to strengthen your birthing team and solidify a positive labour environment. Her goal is to ensure you look back on your birth as a positive experience.

Kerri Davy, Certified Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula,

Bereavement Doula

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  • Kerri Davy Birth Postpartum Doula

Kerri is a Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, and soon to be Sleep Educator and Bereavement Doula. Kerri has been serving families for 11 years. She brings a deeply held belief that when women and couples are supported, listened to, and provided unbiased information they will make empowered decisions that are best for them and their family. Kerri offers a vast array of knowledge, skills and local resources to support clients .

Stephanie Johns

 Certified Birth Doula

Yoga Instructor

  • Stephanie Johns Birth Doula

As a certified Birth Doula, Stephanie strives to educate, empower and support all parents to have their best birth experience. Stephanie is a certified yoga instructor, has training/experience in breastfeeding support, HypnoBirthing®, PPD mood disorders and pregnancy/infant loss. Becoming a parent is transformative. Stephanie is honoured to support you throughout this time of your life.

Pamela Pagnotta 

Certified Birth Doula

  • Pamela Pagnotta Birth Doula

Pamela is a Birth Doula. She is passionate about birth and respects every woman's right to birth their way. There is value in being well informed, so that every parent has the knowledge to choose their own birth journey. Having continuous emotional and physical support during labour is an essential part of that journey.

Rachel Cowl, Birth Doula

Bereavement Doula

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  • Rachel Cowl Birth Doula

Rachel joined The Doula Group as a Birth Doula in 2016. She has a special interest in serving young mothers and parents whose partners are service personnel abroad. Rachel believes that every mother should find her own unique way to birth and bond with her baby.

Jenn Plexman

Certified Birth Doula

  • Jenn Plexman

Jenn has joined The Doula Group as a trained Birth Doula. Jenn believes that providing women and their families with the support they need can make giving birth a positive and healthy experience. Jenn is passionate about the impact and importance this support, coupled with information and connection, can bring during the birth and into the future.  

Taylor Fleming

Certified Birth Doula

  • Taylor Fleming Birth Doula

Taylor is a passionate mother of 4, and a Certified Doula who discovered firsthand what an empowering and supportive birth team can achieve. She has since found it her passion to provide that for other women. Taylor has always found birth to be a transformative experience, and believes every woman deserves the opportunity to have a support person present.

Christy Medeiros

Birth Doula

  • Christy Medeiros Birth Doula

Christy has been attending births unofficially for 16 years, has recently completed the doula training, and is working towards certification. Recognizing that birth has such a profound impact on life, her goal is to provide support to her clients that results in wonderful memories of a positive birth experience.

Susan Kendal Urbach

Postpartum Doula

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 Susan is delighted to be working with The Doula Group. She is passionate about postpartum care and adores supporting mamas as they find their feet in their new or expanding mothering role. As a natural night owl (hoot hoot!) she enjoys providing nighttime support, along with daytime meal preparation, breastfeeding assistance, and general mother care. 

Sarah MacDougall

Maternal-Fetal Policy Advisor

  • Sarah MacDougall

Sarah believes that providing women and their families with the support they need can make giving birth a positive and healthy experience. Combined with a successful, independent career in healthcare administration, Sarah joined us at The Doula Group more than five years ago.

Heather Macdonald

Lead Integration Specialist, 

Registered Massage Therapist

  • Heather Macdonald Birth Doula

Heather is a trained Birth Doula and registered massage therapist. Heather specializes in VBAC births and has a keen interest in pelvic floor training for parents who have already experienced childbirth. Heather knows that the power of positive thinking combined with education and preparation go a long way in achieving goals.

Alexis Salim

Birth Doula

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Alexis is a Birth Doula working toward Certification. She plans to continue her training with  postpartum and bereavement services. In 2013, Alexis left her office job to devote time to children as a foster mom back. She wanted to be that change and help children. She believes strongly we are here to help one another. Her goal is to empower women with a helping hand and open mind.

Kayla Osborne

Birth Doula

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Kayla is a Birth Doula and a proud mother of 4. She has had first hand experience on the benefits of having a doula present during labour, delivery and post partum. These experiences are what inspired Kayla to pursue her doula journey. Her passion for helping others is the driving force behind her belief that labour and delivery should be an intimate and empowering experience for everyone. 

Laura Koskinen

Birth Doula

  • Laura Koskinen Birth Doula

Laura is a birth doula and a new Mom herself. Creative, calm and conscientious in all that she does, Laura is passionate about understanding and supporting families through their birth journey. Her hope is that you will feel empowered and transformed by the experience. She is honoured to provide support and comfort through pregnancy, labour and birth, and in the future hopes to continue her studies in postpartum care.  

Elizabeth Boyd

Birth Doula

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Elizabeth is a Birth Doula working towards certification.  She is a natural care-giver with a passion for supporting mental health. Elizabeth has a strong history of helping those she works with to achieve their goals.  Elizabeth offers unbiased, 

non-judgmental support in order to create an empowering birth experience and long-lasting 

positive memories. 

This Could Be

You

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All of our Doulas are trained through DONA International and are members of the Association of Ontario Doulas. We gather frequently, we work collectively and have had the pleasure of serving York-Simcoe and North Toronto for almost 25 years.  

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