About Us

Doula School is owned and operated by Discover Birth Inc.

Discover Birth was formed in 2004 by a group of women across Durham Region, Ontario (Canada) who have a passion for sharing the joy of childbirth with expectant parents. Discover Birth has served hundred of expectant families across the GTA through childbirth education, birth doula services, postpartum doula services, breastfeeding support and other birth services.

Stefanie Antunes, one of the founders, has been a DONA approved trainer for several years and has taught hundreds of new doulas. To learn more about Stefanie, the Doula School trainer, check the Trainer page.

The Discover Birth Mission

Discover Birth is on a mission to change the world and believes that through positive birth experiences, women, children and families can be happier, healthier and closer.

The birth of a baby has a long lasting impact on the physical and mental health of a woman, baby and family. The quality of emotional care a woman receives during labour, birth and immediately after is one vital factor that can strengthen or weaken the mother-child relationship. Women need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect from those around her during childbirth. Research suggests that good support systems have been found to reduce anxiety, increase relaxation and a sense of well-being.