About Balancing Birth To Baby

We provide support and advocacy for Birth People and partners in Kitchener-Waterloo, and Beyond

About Balancing Birth To Baby

We are Waterloo Region's premiere childbirth education, and doula provider designed to support families on their journeys as they grow through pregnancy, postpartum and new parenthood.

Balancing Birth to Baby was born from the dream of wanting to create a supported, cared for birthing-community in Kitchener-Waterloo.

We are determined to bridge the gaps in prenatal & parenting education, and Doula services available in the Tri-Cities area. Of the utmost importance is offering balanced medical and holistic information so that our clients can make the best decisions for their families.

In addition to the classes and services the company offers, we also teach childbirth preparation classes as part of the Connecting Pregnancy program at Blue Heron Midwives.


"Excellent classes for all knowledge levels. Both Maggie & Bronwyn are amazing teachers with lots of wisdom and skills to offer. They excel in preparing us for the emotional side of childbirth, including how to re-frame fear/anxiety. Balancing for Birth to Baby is really the shining star in birth education."

- Jenny S.


Bronwyn & Maggie

co-founders of Balancing From Birth To Baby

Maggie & Bronwyn met when Maggie was expecting her second child. Bronwyn was the administrator of the midwifery clinic Maggie used. They became acquaintances and then quickly friends. Maggie & Bronwyn bonded over their shared beliefs in the types of care women and families deserve during their pregnancies, births, and after. Their passion as prenatal educators further cemented that bond.

Bronwyn has been the sole owner of the business since 2021.


What We're Known For

We offer Evidenced Based, non-judgemental education

We support the birthing person AND their birth partner and chosen support persons

We support all birthing people regardless of sex, gender identity, relationship status, choice of birth place or birth care provider

We are trusted in our community by local care providers as the #1 choice in Childbirth Education Services

The honest, open dialogue felt very easy going. I learned that there are many ways to get to the end result of a happy healthy baby and many ways to cope with the pain of labour and delivery. I would absolutely recommend your business to others.

- Caralee K.

The Team

The Balancing Birth To Baby team is made up of experienced, highly educated, passionate Doulas and Nurses.

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CBE (BFW), CD (DONA), Owner, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth & Early Parenting Educator, Virtual Birth Preparation & Healing Coach

Pronouns She/Her

I have been fascinated with pregnancy, birth, and babies for as long as she can remember. After the midwife-assisted home birth of my daughter in 2005, I became interested in birth as a career. I worked for Blue Heron Midwives as an administrator for five years.

After the birth of my son in 2013, I embarked on a journey to become a Birthing From Within childbirth mentor and spent time in California in the Spring of 2016 to further my in-depth training. I have 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.

I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your pregnancy, birth, and parenting journey.

Birth Doulas

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Birth & Postpartum Doula

Pronouns She/Her

I have always had a passion for mothers and babies. Like many other women in my family, I knew I was destined to be in a helping profession. After working in various roles within the human and animal care industries, the pandemic provided an opportunity for me to reconnect with my interest in women’s health and well-being, specific to pregnancy and birth.

Birth Doula


Birth & Postpartum Doula, Educator

Pronouns She/Her

After having difficult pregnancies with both of my children, I wished I had a Doula. While healing to overcome these experiences, I realized that my purpose is to help pregnant people and their families connect through their birth and new family journey. When I learned about the role of a Doula, I knew that this fulfilled my life’s purpose to empower families through advocacy, support, and resources.

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Birth & Postpartum Doula, Educator

Pronouns She/They

I genuinely love watching people become parents and I feel very connected with any care that brings me closer to the building and thriving of families. I enjoy building a career out of that passion and drive. I feel that every birthing person should have the opportunity to feel supported, and informed throughout their pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.


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Birth & Postpartum Doula, Educataor

Pronouns She/They

As a doula, I love empowering parents and families to advocate for their birth and postpartum journey. I know I have done my job when my clients are calm, confident and prepared for any path their journey in parenthood may take. With past experiences in Childcare and Customer Service, I strive to bring patience and ingenuity to my work.



Birth & Postpartum Doula, Educator

Pronouns She/Her

After my first birth, my passion for birth work came alive. I am fascinated with how energy can impact our bodies and minds - which is of particular importance during the labour and postpartum periods. I use my calm confidence and warmth along with humour to help clients feel informed, supported and safe leading up to their birth. I believe every birthing person can have a more positive birth and postpartum experience with the support of a Doula.



Birth & Postpartum Doula

Pronouns She/Her

Becoming a doula was a natural evolution for me, sparked by my personal fertility journey and a longstanding fascination with birth work. Through my own experiences, I gained a profound understanding of the complexities and emotions tied to the path to parenthood. This journey instilled in me a deep empathy and appreciation for the diverse experiences each family undergoes. As a doula, my passion lies in empowering parents and families.



Birth & Postpartum Doula, Educator

Pronouns She/Her

After attending my first birth as a Doula I knew this is what I’ve been called to do. I am passionate about birth and newborn care. I work with the unpredictable nature of birth by offering suggestions and guidance throughout the labour process. As a Doula, I tailor myself and my skills to the individual needs of the families I support.

I have taken subsequent training with Still Birthday to become a stillbirth doula as well.



Birth & Postpartum Doula

Pronouns She/Her

Being a part of this miraculous journey is incredibly fulfilling for me. I love witnessing the pure joy and smiles on a new parent's face as they get to know their baby. I am in awe of the incredible process of pregnancy, birth, and new life. As a former midwife and now a Doula, I have witnessed birth and new baby miracles countless times. I truly believe I was born to support families during this special journey.

Postpartum Doulas



ECE, Postpartum Doula, Educator

Pronouns She/Her

I have known that I wanted to work in childcare since I was a child. I started this journey initially by working as a preschool teacher at an outdoor preschool. However, I knew this job would be temporary as I longed to work more directly with parents. When I learned what postpartum Doula is I knew this was my career path. I adore supporting families during this time of transition and helping them to feel reassured as they build their confidence in being a parent.


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Postpartum Doula, Educator, Yoga Instructor

Pronouns She/Her

After the birth of my daughter, I learned firsthand the void of meaningful support, education, and care. I wanted to be the best friend and teacher I wished I had. With each new client, I’m invited into a very vulnerable, special time and I’m continuously honoured to share in their stories. Being a Doula has given me the privilege to make one small part of the world better with every visit. “Acts of service” is my love language, so this job truly fills my cup.

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Postpartum Doula, Educator

Pronouns She/Her

After the birth of my first child, I struggled with caring for myself and my daughter. As I began to connect with other mothers, I found the empathy and help I needed. My background in psychology, with an emphasis on child development and the family, has added to my understanding of watching babies and families grow. All these experiences inspired me to combine all my passions into one and become a postpartum doula. It is my joy to support new mothers and help them to be confident in their emerging roles.

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Postpartum Doula

Pronouns She/Her

Since my teenage years, I've always dreamt of being a midwife or doula, and life threw me a curveball that made this dream even more significant: when I navigated a tough pregnancy amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic alone. This fueled my desire to support others going through similar experiences. As a queer individual, I understand the unique challenges of navigating the pregnancy space. My goal is to turn my own struggles into strength for others, creating a safe and inclusive space for everyone.

Class Instructors

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IBCLC, Postpartum Educator

Pronouns She/Her

I had a very challenging time breastfeeding my firstborn. I didn’t feel a connection to him right away, I didn’t know if he was drinking enough milk and breastfeeding wasn’t enjoyable. When we resolved our issues (after I reached out for support) my breastfeeding relationship with him was transformed. That’s when I knew I wanted to help other parents feel good about feeding their babies so I went back to school as a brand new mom and spent the next 3 years studying and training to become an IBCLC. I love supporting, educating and empowering new moms and soon-to-be parents in a safe, judgment-free environment.


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RN, Childbirth & Parenting Educator

Pronouns She/Her

I have been an RN in the Childbirth program at Grand River Hospital since 2008. I am honored to support families, regardless of their birth choices, through both labour and how to adjust to becoming new parents. I leaned heavily on my "village" after my two boys were born, and now its my turn to give back. I am excited to be part of this team to teach in a more relaxed and personal atmosphere and support new families during such a big milestone in their lives.