About Us

Stefanie McKinnon CD(DONA), Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Counsellor, PES


Stefanie McKinnon is a certified birth doula who received her certification through Doulas of North America. She is a Lamaze trained childbirth educator, Spinning Babies trained, and a Certified Lactation Counsellor.  She is also a member of the Edmonton Doula Association and served on the Executive Board. She has been working in Edmonton as a doula for the past fourteen years.

Stefanie attends both home births and hospital births and has experience with VBAC, twins, and also personal experience with NICU babies. 

She has a passion for birth and enjoys being at every birth she attends, and loves supporting the mother and partner through this incredible journey.  She values and honours the privilege of taking part in such a momentous occasion and never tires of watching a miracle happen right before her eyes. 

Mitzi Gerber Certified Holistic Labour Doula (Matrona), LE(CAPPA), CBE, Lactation Educator, Childbirth Educator, Lamaze Trained, Rebozo Certified


Mitzi is a Labour Doula with twenty plus years experience supporting women before, during and after birth.  She obtained her training through Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) as well as Doulas Of North America, (DONA).  She has completed the Lamaze Childbirth Educator training, and the Lactation Educator program with CAPPA. Mitzi is a current Doula Association of Edmonton (DAE) Executive Board Member. 

Mitzi believes that birth is a transformational experience encompassing mind, body, and spirit.  She believes in empowering women to discover their own path for giving birth. It is both an honour and a privilege to witness the birth of a family.


Niko Palmer CD(DONA) PD, CLC, PES ,Certified Labour Doula, Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counsellor


Niko Palmer is a certified birth doula who strongly believes in the power of women and trusts the process of birth. She is passionate about pregnancy and birth and believes that the way a baby is born matters. 
Niko is actively involved with the Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth (ASAC) and the Doula Association of Edmonton.


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