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THE HEALING MAMA™ PANEL OF
HEALTHCARE & WELLNESS EXPERTS

We have partnered with birth workers, doctors, healthcare practitioners, wellness practitioners, and experts from a variety of fields to create the Healing Mama™ Panel of Healthcare & Wellness Experts. We have assembled this panel to expose and showcase new & expectant parents to the vast array of practitioners you can utilize to support and empower your labor, delivery, postpartum care, lactation, and journey into new parenthood.

In our Healing Mama™ Co. Guide that comes with each of our Labor & Postpartum Bags aka your encyclopedia to childbirth & postpartum care, we have included a special section from each expert chock full of insider how-to’s, knowledge, advice, guidance, and hands-on practices that can only be found exclusively in your Healing Mama™ Guide!

Are you a healthcare or wellness practitioner that is passionate about the health and well-being of parents & parents-to-be? Healing Mama™ Co.. is looking to partner with only ONE practitioner in each field. If your area of expertise is NOT listed above APPLY TODAY!

BRONWYN ADDICO

CBE-BFW, CBD-DONA, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Dancing For Birth Instructor, Birthing From Within Mentor, and Owner of Balancing Birth to Baby.

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JANE J. BAI

Physiotherapist – Orthopaedic

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DR. DANIELLE DIVA

Naturopathic Doctor

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JULIENNE DIVA

Meditation Facilitator, Reiki Master and Founder of The Presence Of.

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Dr. Chloé Roumain

Infertility, Obstetrics & Gynecology

CONNECT WITH Dr. Chloé Roumain

Lindsay Taylor

Pre/Post Natal Nutrition Expert, Author of The Food Doula Cookbook

CONNECT WITH Lindsay :

Denise Williams

Certified Therapeutic Herbalist, CEO & Founder of Matter Company

CONNECT WITH Denise:

T. 416-292-0663
F. 416-291-1793
Toll Free: 1-877-655-4372

Nikki Fraser

Aromatherapist

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CAROL ANNE SKORVAGA & SARAH BAKER

Pregnancy & Childbirth Educators

CONNECT WITH CAROL & SARAH

NICHOLAS HENRY

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

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SANDRA EVERETS

Lactation Consultant, IBCLC, RN

CONNECT WITH SANDRA:

AMY GILDNER

Physiotherapist – Pelvic

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SALLY E. HAYES

Registered Massage Therapist and Founder of Women In Self-Healing (W.I.S.H)

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MAGGIE HILTON

Registered Nurse, PN Dip., BScN, Childbirth & Early Parenting Educator

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DR. JENNIFER DELBELBELLUZ

Naturopathic Doctor, Pelvic Floor Therapist

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DR. DIANE MEYER

Chiropractic Doctor

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ANGELA PEETERS

CEO & Founder of Canadian Surrogacy Community

CONNECT WITH ANGELA:

www.surrogacycommunity.ca

ANDREA STRANG

Certified Gentle Sleep Consultant, Adult Insomnia Coach, Author, educator, and founder of KinderSleep

CONNECT WITH ANDREA:

DR. IVY LOVE MARGULIES

Clinical Psychologist: Maternal Mental Health, Trauma, Postpartum / Perinatal Depression, Miscarriage, (In)Fertility, Pregnancy Loss

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Fareedah Shaheed

Online Safety Specialist

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LESLIE ABRAHAM

Perinatal Osteopath DO, ACSM Exercise Specialist (Pre/Postnatal), Health Coach, Owner Bonjour Baby

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Ameya Duprey

Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula (Ayur Doula)

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Jessica Sennet

CEO & Founder of MIGHTY MOM™, Certified Personal Trainer, Fit for Birth Corrective Exercise Specialist, Oh BABY Fitness Instructor, CORE + DRA Expert and a graduate of many specialized workshops and seminars in Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness

CONNECT WITH Jessica:

Are you a healthcare or wellness practitioner that is passionate about the health and well-being of parents & parents-to-be? Healing Mama™ Co.. is looking to partner with only ONE practitioner in each field. If your area of expertise is NOT listed above APPLY TODAY!

CONNECT WITH BRONWYN:

www.balancingbirthbaby.com

BRONWYN ADDICO

CBE-BFW, CBD-DONA, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Dancing For Birth Instructor, Birthing From Within Mentor, and Owner of Balancing Birth to Baby
Bronwyn Addico has been fascinated with pregnancy, birth, and babies for as long as she can remember. After the midwife-assisted home birth of her daughter in 2005, Bronwyn became interested in midwifery.

She worked for Blue Heron Midwives for five years as an administrator and then later as an instructor in the clinics Connecting Pregnancy program.

Bronwyn has worked as a prenatal educator in the Kitchener Waterloo area for many years. After the birth of her son in 2013, she became a certified Dancing For Birth instructor. She has loved sharing the power of dance and its ability to assist women with birth and postpartum healing in our various classes.

In 2014 she embarked on a journey to become a Birthing From Within childbirth mentor and spent time in California in the Spring of 2016 to further her in-depth training. Bronwyn has been deeply influenced by this program’s view of birth as an initiation into parenting and how to examine your fears of birth and parenting.

In addition, Bronwyn led the Books and Babies program at Words Worth Books for nine years. She is an early literacy expert and loves to share with families the joy of reading with your children.

Bronwyn is a single mother of two wonderful kids. She is able to share a wealth of information based on her vast array of parenting experiences. Bronwyn looks forward to meeting you and supporting you on your pregnancy, birth, and parenting journey either in one of her classes, a coaching session or as a doula at your birth.

CONNECT WITH JANE:

www.pelvicpro.ca

JANE J. BAI

Physiotherapist – Orthopaedic

Jane J. Bai graduated from McGill University’s Physical Therapy Program & has been practicing as a Registered Physiotherapist in downtown Toronto, Canada. Her passion in pelvic health stemmed from attending an elective course offered at McGill on Female Incontinence. Since then, she has continued her education by taking eight additional courses related to pelvic health in men and women, attending international conferences and attending ongoing webinars to stay current in her evidence-based physiotherapy practice.

Early on, she saw a gap in knowledge translation amongst those suffering in silence with pelvic floor dysfunction & their understanding of how to manage their condition and/or symptoms. In 2019, she conceived & gave birth to Pelvic Pro; a knowledge translation and virtual pelvic health & orthopaedic physiotherapy company which is meant to bridge that gap! Pelvic Pro’s mission is to educate and empower the community by being accessible to those suffering in silence with pelvic health dysfunction to be ‘Pelvic Pros’ themselves and finally take back control of their well-being!

Her training in pelvic floor dysfunction, with the Toronto-based company, Pelvic Health Solutions, has diversified her scope of practice in treating & assessing adults and children with urinary incontinence, persistent & complex pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual pain & dysfunction, tail-bone pain, gastro-intestinal disorders, chronic constipation, pre- and postnatal care, post-surgical and post-cancer care.

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DR. DANIELLE DIVA

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Diva completed her Honors degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University, and completed the Naturopathic Medical degree program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).
Dr. Diva’s personal mission as a Naturopathic Doctor is to:

  • Empower, motivate & inspire patients to be proactive about their health
  • Be a trusted and compassionate partner along their healing journey
  • Embody excellence & integrity in delivering Naturopathic therapies
  • Create strong partnerships with Medical Doctors and other health care practitioners in order to provide the best, effective health care for patients.

Dr. Diva works closely with her patients to find the root cause of an illness. She develops safe and effective individualized treatment plans. She is confident that Naturopathic therapies can improve health and produce results! In her spare time, Dr. Diva loves to dance, be outdoors and spend time with her family.

CONNECT WITH JULIENNE:

www.thepresenceof.com

JULIENNE DIVA

Meditation Facilitator, Reiki Master and Founder of The Presence Of.

Julienne always knew that she would become a teacher, but not necessarily along a traditional path. However, she never quite knew when and how this desire would manifest.

As a child, her grandmother nurtured her with natural remedies and family members expressed their intuitive abilities which inspired her to discover more about the world of holistic and energy medicine. At the time, she was 8 and had a natural curiosity. She read books, began collecting crystals, and organizing them in her clubhouse with her sister. They were fascinated with them, not knowing at the time the full significance and strength of their metaphysical properties.

Over the years, practicing yoga and meditation has further deepened her sense of self, helped her to manifest stillness, clarity and given Julienne a greater capacity for love and compassion. It’s through her practice that she discovered her gift to teach and become an example for others to find their inner voice, reconnect to their higher selves and courageously live their truth.

Julienne brings a unique offering of meditation experiences, movement and workshops. She is a Usui and Kundalini Reiki Master, 200 RYT certified with an emphasis on Kundalini Meditation, and has also completed the Landmark Curriculum for Living.

In 2016, she began leading meditation classes at Veritas Communications in a space she created called The Peace Room. The room is a reserved space for individual meditation and for students of the Veritas Mindfulness Program. She believes in the effectiveness of working in an environment that uses tools to practice mindfulness and has brought her integrative healing practice to the workplace to increase a greater capacity for wellness, creativity, and empowerment amongst her colleagues.

Her purpose is to serve the next generation of leaders looking to expand their minds and hearts by providing tools to connect their body, mind and spirit — so they can recognize their own power and awaken to their full potential.

CONNECT WITH Dr. CHLOÉ Roumain

www.tripodfertility.com

Phone – 905-201-3420

Dr. CHLOÉ Roumain

Infertility, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Chloé Roumain and her husband have been able to achieve their dream of opening their own Fertility Clinic, Tripod Fertility, in Toronto, ON.

She is currently a member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, the Ontario Medical Association, the Quebec Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association, and is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Through the SOGC’s International Women’s Health Program, Dr. Roumain travelled to Haiti regularly with her husband, also an obstetrician gynaecologist, to educate and train health professionals and medical students on the international standards of maternal and perinatal health. She is fluent in English, French and Creole, and functional in Spanish.

Tripod Fertility – New Toronto Fertility Clinic

Tripod Fertility is a new fertility clinic focusing on customized journeys, guiding them through the experience of fertility treatment. Services offered by Tripod Fertility include infertility assessment, IUI, IVF, family planning, immune testing and treatment as well as complete prenatal care and gynecologic consultations.

Our high pregnancy rates, innovative treatments, and inclusive environment make us a great choice for a reproductive clinic. We support the growth of families with high-quality, personalized patient care.

FAQ: https://www.tripodfertility.com/faqs/

To book a consultation: https://www.tripodfertility.com/patient-self-referrals/

Contact us: https://www.tripodfertility.com/contact/

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Lindsay Taylor

Pre/Post Natal Nutrition Expert, Author of The Food Doula Cookbook
Lindsay Taylor is a mom, certified culinary nutrition expert, and doula with a background in public health and academic research who wants to change the narrative around pregnancy nutrition by empowering women to have nourished, confident pregnancies – without the guilt.

CONNECT WITH Denise:

T. 416-292-0663
F. 416-291-1793
Toll Free: 1-877-655-4372
www.mattercompany.com

Denise Williams

Certified Therapeutic Herbalist, CEO & Founder of Matter Company
A self-professed plant lover, Toronto-based Denise Williams founded Matter Company, a holistic range of all-natural skincare products, in 1996.

After pursuing environmental studies in university, and inspired by her profound interest in the natural world, Williams turned her attention to the traditional practices of Herbalism. Williams apprenticed with a renowned herbalist and learned firsthand about growing, harvesting and wild-crafting herbs and plants, and became a certified Therapeutic Herbalist.

It began with the simple intention of working with the healing ways of plants, crafting a handful of products that were healthy, natural, simple and pampering for ourselves and our growing families. Our signature collection, Substance Mom & Baby, was created specially to meet the needs of mom throughout all stages of pregnancy, and baby, with simplicity and purity in mind.

Through years of growing, wild crafting, harvesting, and formulating herbal preparations, we have gained an immense and intimate understanding of the medicinal power of herbs. Our belief remains the same: to embrace a holistic approach to personal care which recognizes the relationship between our natural environment and our physical and emotional well-being.

CONNECT WITH NIKKI:

www.fraserholistichealth.com

Nikki Fraser

Aromatherapist
Nikki has dedicated her life to supporting others along their path. Now as a wife, to a very supportive husband, and mother to 2 spunky boys, she is also active in the surrogate world. She delivered her first surrogate baby girl in December 2017 and is now on her second surrogate journey to help another amazing couple realize their dreams to become parents. Nikki’s earlier careers include being a Certified Addictions Counselor, and spent 13 years working in a school board as a Child and Youth Care Worker, supporting students at their most vulnerable times. Helping people has always been at her core, and using holistic modalities to do so has always been her passion.

Nikki is a Certified Aromatherapist Health Practitioner (CAHP) including aroma massage recognized with both the CFA and NAHA. She is specialized in Essential Oils and Pregnancy and in Aromatic Medicine. Nikki is also a Registered Reflexology Practitioner (RRPr) supporting people from fertility through birth, a mindful birth instructor, doula, reiki master, Angelic Healing Practitioner, and Hypnotherapy Practitioner.

Nikki’s biggest passion is to empower others through pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond. Everyone should have the knowledge and support during this sacred path to parenthood.

CONNECT WITH Carol & Sarah

www.lifetimeoflovedoula.com

Carol Anne Skorvaga & Sarah Baker

Pregnancy & Childbirth Educators

Carol Anne is an incredible source of encouragement to expectant families as well as families in the postnatal period who are in the throws of learning about life with baby combined with lack of sleep! She has a gift for helping parents find their strength and their own voice. Carol Anne’s humour and personality make all of our clients feel at ease and supported as they transition through pregnancy, birth and through the early months of parenthood. Carol Anne is mama to two incredible and inquisitive boys. It was during her first pregnancy that she learned about the benefits of having a doula and knew in her heart that this was a career and passion she wanted to pursue.
Sarah’s eyes light up every time she stands in front of a class to teach prenatal classes. There is no denying that she is passionate when it comes to her work as a childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula. Her commitment to professionalism is reflected in the unbiased support she offers families on their journey through pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. Sarah (SJ) is a proud parent to 3 boys, twins and a singleton. The birth of Sarah’s twins launched her on to the path of becoming a doula after realizing the importance of choice and support in maternal and infant care. Sarah has a special place in her heart for multiples and those facing the possibilities and realities of premature birth and NICU care for their infants.

CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS:

www.brolistic.com

NICHOLAS HENRY

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

My career in health and fitness started in 2012, working as a personal trainer at Good Life Fitness in Ottawa. During my time at GoodLife I learned a lot about personal training and how to deliver results. But soon realized that I wanted to learn more, especially about nutrition and how it related to health and performance.

I went to school and became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN). From there I started Brolistic, and I haven’t looked back since.

What drives me as a health professional is helping my clients achieve their goals in a sustainable manner. I also pride myself is practicing what I preach. I put my health and fitness above all else to show my clients that it’s possible to live a healthy life, while also balancing, work, school, and fun!

I love what I do, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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SANDRA EVERETS

Lactation Consultant, IBCLC, RN

Sandra graduated from McMaster University School of Nursing in 2005 with her BScN. Sandra has spent the past 15 years working as a Registered Nurse in Labour & Delivery, Antenatal inpatient care, Postpartum, and high risk and low risk pregnancies. Her passion and dedication for helping families continues to flow into the community and helping make motherhood easier. Sandra is a Lactation Counsellor and is writing her IBCLC exam in the fall of 2020. Sandra loves helping moms reach their breastfeeding goals and overcome their struggles. She is passionate about teaching moms to be about breastfeeding during their pregnancies so that they are better prepared when their newborn arrives and have more success. In 2015, Sandra welcomed her first child, a daughter. Sandra realized the challenges that coincided with motherhood. I never expected to deal with low milk supply, tongue ties, colic and sleep deprivation. It took time for Sandra to gain the skills and confidence to rise above her breastfeeding challenges and find a place of peace with her breastfeeding journey and accomplishments. Sandra wants to share her knowledge and expertise with other new moms to help them navigate through the overwhelming world of breastfeeding, feeding and motherhood.

The Mama Coach is a group of Registered Nurses across Canada and the United States who are committed to making motherhood easier through evidence-based information and program, support and a ton of empathy. Sandra offers not only breastfeeding support but prenatal education, newborn and postpartum support, sleep coaching and CPR classes.

CONNECT WITH AMY:

www.westendmamas.ca

AMY GILDNER

Physiotherapist – Orthopedic and Pelvic

In addition to being an orthopedic physiotherapist, Amy is a certified pelvic floor physiotherapist. She uses internal and external manual techniques to evaluate the function of the pelvic floor muscles to address a multitude of conditions and improve overall quality of life.

Amy has taken extensive continuing education courses in manual therapy, acupuncture, and has become a certified Pilates instructor which allows her to treat a multitude of patients and conditions. Amy completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. After hours, you can find her engaged in one of a variety of sports but probably soccer.

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SALLY E. HAYES

Massage Therapist, Owner of Women In Self Healing
Sally’s background includes a Women’s Studies major at the University of Georgia, 620-hour Certification in Clinical Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Pregnancy Massage at the Atlanta School of Massage, 100-hour Energy Healing Practitioner program at Lionheart Institute of Transpersonal Energy Healing in Los Angeles, Meditation through the Silva Mind Control Method, Sound Healing studies at The Globe Institute of Sound and Consciousness in San Francisco, Yoga Teacher Training with Lillah Schwartz, Kelly Wood, and Kali Durga, and the Mercier Technique with Dr. Jennifer Mercier, among others.

She is passionate about how we as women can utilize the power of self healing to become the best possible version of ourselves. She practices bodywork for all bodies, with a specialized focus in pregnancy and postnatal massage.

CONNECT WITH MAGGIE:

www.balancingbirthbaby.com

MAGGIE HILTON

Registered Nurse, PN Dip., BScN, Childbirth & Early Parenting Educator

Maggie Hilton PN Dip., BScN, RN, Co-Owner, Childbirth & Early Parenting Educator, Postpartum Doula

Maggie entered nursing as a career with the intent to help women and their families bring their babies into the world.

Over the last 8 years of her nursing career, she has done so as a labour and delivery nurse, supporting women and their families through the birth process, helping women understand the changes to their bodies, assisting with breastfeeding and teaching families how to care for their infants.

Maggie has 7 years of Childbirth Education experience helping to prepare families for the miracle of birth through prenatal education. Maggie also teaches maternal nursing courses including Natural Pain Management at a local Community College.

Maggie has two young children of her own, one of whom was born at home, one in hospital. Maggie’s unique experience as a nurse and mother, combined with her passion for assisting women to have the most fulfilling birth possible, lends itself to being an excellent educator as she sees the importance of balancing both the holistic and medical aspects of birth.

CONNECT WITH DR. JENNIFER:

www.thevillagehealthclinic.ca

DR. JENNIFER DELBELBELLUZ

Naturopathic Doctor, Pelvic Floor Therapist

Dr. Jennifer DelBelBelluz, ND has dedicated herself towards
health & medicine. Dr. Jennifer has a background in Pelvic Floor Therapy and a General Family Practice . She can help you achieve your health goals and concerns. Her clinical interests include pain (pelvic, headaches, muscular), inflammation (cholesterol, cardiovascular, gut), and stress (sleep, libido, energy, skin, hair loss, digestion).

Dr. Jennifer has completed her training in Pelvic Floor Therapy and is taking on patients with urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, abdominal weakness & more! For more information on what Pelvic Floor therapy can help with, visit Our Health Disciplines section.

Dr. Jennifer practices using evidence-based research and laboratory testing with Naturopathic principles, to maintain and improve health goals in all stages of life. She believes in addressing the root cause of pain from the inside-out. Her passion and vision of collaborative health care encompasses functional medicine and the holistic being. She believes that together, we can work to support the body’s natural healing process through educating her patients and working with integrity to achieve the best physical health and emotional state possible. She understands that each patient is unique and is guaranteed a thorough, individualized treatment.

Dr. DelBelBelluz, ND started her journey into health and medicine at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she received her Bachelor of Science with a focus in Research Psychology and Biology. She continued in the medical field, graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, obtaining her Doctor of Naturopathy. She is an active member and in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. As well as a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)

CONNECT WITH DR. DIANE:

www.drdianemeyer.com

DR. DIANE MEYER

Chiropractic Doctor

I graduate from McMaster University with a BSc in Biology and completed Chiropractic school in Toronto in 1994. I had a special interest in pediatrics and through further study obtained a Fellowship with the ICPA (international Chiropractic Pediatric Association) in 1994. My passion for enhancing the birth experience inspired further study and in 2005 I received Diplomate status (3 year program) with the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics.

My journey with Chiropractic began when I as a teen had an unrelenting headache which Stumped the medical system. I was X-rayed, scanned, poked and prodded, and medicated with still no resolution. After two months of this headache a friend suggested a chiropractor. What did a chiropractor have to do with headaches? I had nothing to lose and thankfully my parents had an open mind to try something different within a few days the headache left and within a few weeks I found my calling.

Since that experience I have been blessed to share in the wellness journey with thousands of individuals. I have participated in bringing babies into the world and I have helped others soar to amazing levels of health that seemed impossible. I have been witness to unbelievable miracles and am humbled daily by the amazing innate power within each of us. Currently, my focus is on family wellness care. I offer my patients ongoing information and guidance to stretch the possibility of what wellness can be and how to achieve it.

Dr. Meyer has also published ‘The successful chiropractic care of pediatric patients with chronic constipation’ study in Clinical Chiropractic. She also wrote an article Pull the plug!” for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Dr. Meyer currently uses a variety of techniques, including:

– Thompson Terminal Point
– Activator
– Kale Upper Cervical
– Bio-Geometric Integration
– Torque Release Technique
– Cranio Sacral Technique
– CATS Cranial Technique
– Diversified
– Toggle
– SOT

CONNECT WITH ANGELA:

www.surrogacycommunity.ca

www.musingsoforganizedchaos.com

ANGELA PEETERS

CEO & Founder of Canadian Surrogacy Community
Angela began her company, Canadian Surrogacy Community (CSC), with a big vision and a big heart. She is a two-time surrogate, and a Mom of her own four children and two step children. Her life partner and her are deeply committed to family and are now foster parents. Angela is pregnant with her third surrogate baby and spends her work days taking care of her surrogates, and Intended Parents, and connecting with new dynamic women who align with the values of her program. After four years in business, Angela has established a successful program, focussing on helping like-minded women who are the miracle for others.

Angela has found joy and authentic connection through public speaking, and networking with other moms. Being a surrogate is a huge commitment and one that Angela speaks about openly.

Angela has always believed in empowering women to reach their full potential. She began her career as a journalist, following her passion for writing. Then she landed an unexpected job teaching English as a Second Language for the local school board. Her love for teaching children began her path of mindfulness and growth. When she got pregnant with her first daughter, she decided to spend the next six years as a stay-at-home mother, raising her four, beautiful children (all born in 3 years). During her time home with her kids, she studied for her BA in both English and Psychology. She became a support for twin moms, a breastfeeding advocate, and then a surrogate mother for a gay couple – twice. Her journey helping others has been a unique adventure which led her to create her company, called Canadian Surrogacy Community. She now concentrates her time to help couples through their struggles with infertility, and LGBTQ members looking to build their families through surrogacy.

Angela often describes her household as organized Chaos and writes her blog all about the inner worth of women and mindful parenting. “Musings of Organized Chaos” is relatable to any parent trying to find balance in their home and women who truly need to hear that they are not alone in this world. Angela speaks about inner strength and the power of serving others in a life of gratitude. She loves to document conversations and laughable moments with her children, but isn’t afraid to talk about the tough days that bring her to tears. She isn’t afraid to question societal norms and be her authentic self. She loves to engage the minds of readers in thoughtful new ways of looking at the world.

Angela is a conscious parent to her high-spirited children with that comes challenges, but she is enamored with the creativity and beauty of these miracles every day. Her intuitive nature and her strong empathy for others, is what essentially drove Angela to build her surrogacy company from the ground up with no business training. She is a woman connected deeply with the desire to help others and it encourages her to keep expanding on her services. She continues to bring awareness to issues close to her heart in her writing, speaking and advocacy work.

CONNECT WITH ANDREA:

www.kindersleep.com

ANDREA STRANG

Certified Gentle Sleep Consultant, Adult Insomnia Coach, Author, educator, and founder of KinderSleep
The founder of KinderSleep. She is a Certified Gentle Sleep Consultant, Adult Insomnia Coach, Author, and educator. She has extensive training and in her 15 years of practice has helped over 8000 children and their families get better sleep. She has also spent over 10,000 hours in homes providing hands-on support to help babies learn sleep skills.

A major focus of Andrea’s practice is based on attachment and nurturing support. Andrea has a training certificate in infant mental health and to peruse training in this area. In working with families, attachment and the emotional well-being of children and parents are always a consideration in promoting gentle and effective sleep strategies.

Andrea works with families throughout Canada and around the world providing, individual consultations, workshops, and in-home support for families with children from infant to 6 years old. She is also an instructor in the UK based Holistic Sleep Coach Program, The Child Sleep Institute and is a Night Coach trainer.

Andrea is the author of Gentle Night Weaning for Babies the Kinder Way and co-author of Loved to Sleep. She is a member of the International Association of Sleep Consultants (IACSC) and the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants (APSC). She also co-founded The Child Sleep Institute.

CONNECT WITH Dr. Ivy

Phone: 310-850.1330
www.drivylove.com

Dr. Ivy Love Margulies

Clinical Psychologist: Maternal Mental Health, Trauma, Postpartum / Perinatal Depression, Miscarriage, (In)Fertility, Pregnancy Loss
Dr. Ivy Love Margulies is a licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in grief, loss, and trauma encompassing the entire spectrum of a woman’s reproductive and maternal mental health. In today’s modern world there is a massive void for support and practical information to help soften the The pain of unimaginable loss. Dr. Ivy Margulies primarily works with women (and their husbands or partners) struggling with (in)fertility, perinatal and postpartum adjustments, perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy releases, and/or terminations for fetal anomaly diagnosis (or any reason), miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. Dr. Ivy will often meet with women and their partner prior to the termination to help organize the chaos of the procedure and mitigate the symptoms of PTSD and unfathomable grief. She is often called go to the hospital if there is a fetal demise and help support the family trough the many emotions and decisions they will need to make. Dr. Ivy has a unique way of blending psychology, ritual, mindfulness techniques and guided meditations to help guide and support women, couples and families through the grieving and trauma process. Ivy is located in Los Angeles, California, and can have tele-therapy sessions with her patients as well as with groups all over the world.
Her podcast:
Shattered Conception: Infertility, Pregnancy Loss and Wellness can be found on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Stitcher.

CONNECT WITH Fareedah:

Fareedah Shaheed

Online Safety Specialist
Fareedah Shaheed is the CEO and Founder of Sekuva, where she helps parents and caretakers protect their kids online. She has taught thousands of people online security & safety, has hosted lunch and learns, and has delivered keynotes on the subject.

She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and is currently serving on the Forbes board for the Under 30 community.

She has been named Cybersecurity Personality of the Year 2020. And her work has been featured in Cisco, NASA, FOX 25, FOX 46, FOX Carolina, The Grio, Yahoo!, AfroTech, TripWire, Infosecurity Magazine, Thales Cloud Security, and many more.

LESLIE ABRAHAM

Perinatal Osteopath DO, ACSM Exercise Specialist (Pre/Postnatal), Health Coach, Owner Bonjour Baby

Leslie Abraham, is a French perinatal osteopath DO with over 12 years of international experience. She is also a certified health and nutrition coach, and a perinatal exercise specialist. She is the founder of Bonjour Baby and the creator of the Postpartum Body Solution program.

Since 2008, Leslie has been working in the pre and postnatal field. Her passion for pregnancy  and postpartum began when she was still studying at the french Superior Institute of Osteopathy in Aix en Provence, one of the best Osteopathic schools in Europe. At this time, she spent countless hours researching, testing and applying different techniques, methods and exercises. Once graduated, she started to take care of women to facilitate their birth experience and help them recover faster, with less pain and struggle.

Her mission is to give women all the tools and resources they need in order to fully recover from pregnancy and birth, heal their bodies the right way, so they can own their story and embrace their new life as a mom.

Fast forward to a few years later, she moved to the US in 2016. This is when it struck her. The differences between prenatal and postnatal care in Europe and the US are huge. France is one of the leading countries for birth prep and postnatal recovery.

So, she went back to her books, combining everything that she knew on osteopathic treatment, pre and postnatal personal training and nutrition coaching. She combined evidence-based techniques and exercises she learned with American and French pre and postnatal experts and doctors, as well as her own methodology.

Clients were starting to come in and see *real* results like shortened labor time, steady blood sugar level, stronger bodies, faster recovery, improved c-section healing and overall well-being.

She now offers her 1:1 signature program to all women who gave birth weeks, months or even years ago, and help them heal their body the right way, take back control of their health and life, find their identity as a new mom, and finally feel like their old selves again.

She works with her clients 1:1 virtually or in-person, in her “recovery studio”. Each and every program is personalized and addresses her clients’ health history, past injuries, and focuses on what her clients want and what their bodies need. That’s the secret of a successful recovery program. 

She developed her own methodology and focuses mainly on abdominal, pelvic floor and overall recovery, with a holistic approach. Her work complements pelvic floor physical therapy. She also focuses on healthy nutritional habits building so women can avoid postnatal depletion and work further with their health care provider if they seem to be at risk. 

For women who already have their period back, she develops recovery exercise programs matching their hormonal cycle so they can feel full of energy, and completely support their body, cycle, and hormones.

Leslie is also the host of The Bonjour Baby podcast, centered around pregnancy, postpartum health, but also all challenges of motherhood. She chats with various guests around topics about everything postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, nutrition, and way more!

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Ameya Duprey

Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula (Ayur Doula)

Ameya Duprey is a board certified Ayurvedic practitioner, massage therapist, Ayurvedic postpartum doula and author. She has been helping postpartum mothers fully heal from birth for over a decade. Her works include her published postpartum cookbook Mama’s Menu, her signature postpartum recovery program Fully Healed Mama, and her postpartum care blog, ShaktiCare.com. Register here [https://shakticare.com/heal] to learn how to fully heal from birth without feeling stressed & exhausted.

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Jessica Sennet

CEO & Founder of MIGHTY MOM™, Certified Personal Trainer, Fit for Birth Corrective Exercise Specialist, Oh BABY Fitness Instructor, CORE + DRA Expert and a graduate of many specialized workshops and seminars in Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness

Jessica Sennet is a Prenatal and Postpartum fitness expert with several high level certifications including FIT FOR BIRTH Corrective Exercise Specialist, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism, INCORE Diastasis Recti Expert and has trained 100s of women over the last 9 years in the fitness industry . She is the founder and CEO of MIGHTY MOM in Toronto offering private sessions, classes and online training programs for both pregnancy and postpartum women.

Through breath work, proper core mechanics and form progression, Jessica helps women feel strong and capable no matter where they are in their motherhood journey. As a mom to 2 little boys herself, she understands the pressures and challenges that motherhood can bring and is dedicated to giving her clients all the tools they need to continue doing the exercise they love while pregnant, in postpartum recovery and then beyond.