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HI, I'M LEIDE DIANA

Birth is amazing no matter how it happens

About me

My name is Leide for Portuguese speakers and Diana for English speakers! I graduated in Nursing in Brazil, I am married to my awesome husband, Daniel and we are parents of a cute puppy named Lexie. I am also a Certified Birth Doula (Dona Trained).

I am a passionate Doula and I do this job with so much joy, passion and love.  For me, each sleepless night and all the hard work and effort are so worth it. I am thankful to all my dear clients, and the opportunity that each new birth gives me to be able to offer my clients strength, support, love and the reassurance that they can do it.

I am amazed about pregnancy, labour, birth and babies.  Having so many friends who are pregnant opened up my eyes to be part of this world.  These closely lived experiences aroused my interest of becoming a doula and wanting to participate in this amazing moment with so many families.

Being a part of this experience in your life is truly a joy for me. Every woman has the right to obtain support through this wonderful moment of her life.

Birth is amazing no matter how it happens and I look forward to being there and assisting you and your beautiful growing family!

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What Does a Doula Do?

physical support

I’m trained to offer you comfort measures to make you feel more relaxed, comfortable and have less pain during labour.

emotional support

What you think has a huge impact on how you feel. I provide continuous emotional support throughout pregnancy, labour. Fears, excitement, anxiety – it’s all part of Birth!

Informational
support

I provide you with informative options so that you can make the best decisions and/or help you in making your pregnancy or birth plan. 

If a Doula were a drug, it would be unethical NOT to use it. - Dr. John H. Kennel, MD

 

Birth Services

FREE CONSULTATION

We can have a talk on the phone, via e-mail, or meet up, and speak about your upcoming birth and/or your health history and of course see if we are a good match.

first
prenatal visit

We will discuss about your plans and preferences for your labour and birth. We can also talk about different procedures and practices and learn what feels right to you and your partner.

SECOND PRENATAL VISIT

We will practice some exercises that we will perform during your labour to reduce pain, fear, and tension and also practice some of those exercises.

Coping mechanisms, comfort measures and positions to see what feels good, comfortable and natural to you.

Postpartum Visit

​A postpartum visit to discuss your birth experience, support with breastfeeding, answer questions about newborn care, infant behavior, recovery and references to local services.

24/7 on call support

​Unlimited text and e-mail support throughout pregnancy; after 37 weeks I'm on call for your birth and will have my phone on me all the time.

birth

When the time feels right to you, I will give continuous support in your home/birth centre or hospital. Dedicated support during labour and 2-4 hours after baby is born to help establish breastfeeding and support to the new mom.

Studies Have shown that Birth have

25% Shorter labour

60% Reduction in epidural

50% reduction in the caesarean rate

40% reduction in oxytocin use

40% reduction in forceps delivery

30% reduction in analgesia use 

With a DOULA in attendance!

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testimonials

Leide you were an amazing support from the beginning of my pregnancy all the way to the birth of my beautiful boy.  You did not leave my side during labour and delivery.  You had  such a reassuring and calm demeanour during labour that helped me to stay focussed.  The positions that we had practiced before and the rebola really helped me through the labour.

Thank you for all the texts and calls that you made to follow up with baby and me.  

Janet Pedro - Benjamin's mommy

Benjamin Pedro

Mississauga, ON

During labour, all you need is to have supportive people around you. You need to feel safe and comfortable and that's why it is so important to know that there is someone there to take care of you, listen to you, relieve your pain and make sure your choices are being respected and followed.

I'm really thankful for having you beside me at the most important moment of my life and for making happen as smooth as possible.

Daniela Sodré - Clarinha's mommy

Clara Sodré

Toronto, ON

I knew that every birth was different but what I didn't realize was that my second delivery could be so beautiful, touching and incredible. 

On my first experience I had the happiness of having my first baby boy in my arms, and I have no words to express what I felt in that moment... also the fear for pain was huge and I didn't have a professional person to empower me. 

In other hands my second birth... aaahh the second... despite of having the most important people in my life that I love there, SHE was there... the doula, MY Doula Leide Diana and absolutely yes, she did all the difference. I'm certain that without her I would not have done it. What a beautiful work she does, with her sweet words encouraging me, soft and strong hands, she helped me to go through all the pain... the pain that seemed t be excruciating, and with her talent and knowledge she kept me calm, and gave me support. This birth was beyond of what I had dreamed about it and for sure, if we could go back in time you would definitely have been there for my first delivery... however it does not go back but even though I'm thankful to GOD because He sent me you to be there for me, during my second pregnancy and tombe there by my side in that painful moment, but also one of the happiest day for our family, when we felt so much joy, excitement and Love.

Leidinha, my eternal gratitude for your kindness, your care and dedication. 

Thank you so much for telling me many times that I could do it! You were essential, very important and we will never forget that. You will always be My Doula, and my deepest wish for you is that many other mamas out there have the privilege to have your support, your kindness and your love! 

Flávia Almeida... baby Theo's mommy!

Theo Almeida

North York, ON

Leide Diana  is an amazing Doula! Both my husband and I can attest to Leide’s ability and knowledge. Her presence during the birth of our son was a tremendous help. This was our first pregnancy and we both wanted to have an experienced and encouraging coach to help us along the way. In addition, I wanted to complete childbirth naturally with no medication. Leide was helpful in educating us in what to expect in the weeks leading up to the birth, the childbirth process itself, and what to expect postpartum. During labor and delivery Leide was very professional and nurturing. I found her coaching, and knowledge to be superior to my nurses. She was quick to suggest laboring positions and to ask questions and make suggestions that were in my best interest. Leide helped me achieve my ideal labor and delivery. My son was born naturally as I wanted. Leide was a great cheerleader in moments where I thought I would not be able to deliver the baby. She is awesome and we recommend her highly. Thank you so much!

Jacob's Mommy

Jacob Perez

Vaughan, ON

I couldn't take it anymore... but Leide was always saying comforting words, holding my hands, touching my hair and that way; I could resist until the next time. In each contraction doing the double hip squeeze to relieve my pain she suffered with me. At the end, we were both exhausted because relentlessly she pushed herself to soften my suffering. So when we heard that first crying of our baby boy, it was an amazing moment to celebrate. She was so passionate, gentle and delicate. 

I have no words to express our deepest appreciation for having her essential company during my labour and delivery. My beautiful story fulfilled with happiness would have been a nightmare without her precious help. Our relationship didn't end on my delivery...

After 4 days my baby boy was born, I had a uterus and bladder prolapse and it was one of the scariest thing ever. 

It was midnight and even bough she came to pick me up and took me to the hospital so my husband could be with our oldest daughter at home. She spent the night with me and my baby in the ER and she advocated formem many times so they could hurry to give me the best treatment. In that moment I realized that she's not only a Doula, but also an angel. There are no words to express our deepest gratitude and also to have had her precious help, greatness and sensibility 

 

Sara campos. Mom of Barbara and Benjamin

Benjamin Ciompela

Toronto, ON

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