Mindful Mommy Doula & Photography Services

Toronto Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum Family Support

A more mindful approach to pregnancy, labour & delivery.

Toronto Pregnancy, Birth, & Postpartum Family Support

A more mindful approach to pregnancy, labour & delivery.

Being your Doula means being a non-judgmental listener. We want to know how you’re feeling, what you are thinking and what you are going through. Think of us as your belly therapists, waiting and wanting to hear your fears and your hopes. If you need to vent or you just want to share some exciting news, we are your support team!

There is nothing more fulfilling to a doula than being allowed to have a peek inside your head and support you when you need it the most. If there is anything we have learned from the many years of meditation practice and supporting new mothers, it is that listening is the highest form of intimacy that can be created between you and another person.

PLEASE REACH OUT TO YOUR DOULA AS LITTLE OR AS OFTEN AS YOU NEED IT...

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Gio Aiello

Hi, my name is Giovanna.

I am the founder & Creator of Mindful Mommy Doula Services and I have spent a lot of time creating a team of doulas from all walks of life and with years of experience.

Our doulas have attended hundreds of births and supported hundreds of women! All of our doulas are trained for postpartum support, breastfeeding, Spinning babies techniques, meditation and even sleep doula care. Our goal is to empower our clients with love, acceptance and intention through each of their individual birth processes.

 

 

- Giovanna Aiello

MINDFUL MOMMY DOULA

Working with Maria was one of the best decisions we made to help us through our pregnancy and birth journey!

From the moment we met Maria early on in my pregnancy, we felt an immediate sense of calm and knew she was the right person for the job.

She’s incredibly passionate and knowledgeable. Her expertise played a huge role in ensuring my first pregnancy was as smooth as could be and the birth of my baby girl couldn’t have gone any better. Having her by my side was a huge relief as well – she was on the ball at all times and she took such good care of my husband and I throughout the entire process.

Thank you once again Maria. We owe the fact that everything went so well to you!

V-kizzy

 

I am incredibly grateful to have had Maria’s calming presence and wealth of knowledge at my birth.

If you are hesitating to hire a doula, I would recommend you look no further and meet with Maria to understand the benefits of her support.

Her exceptional doula services contributed to a positive first birth experience in light of a challenging situation — my husband had an injury that required surgery 1 week before the arrival of our daughter. It was a difficulty that Maria handled with confidence and without judgement. My husband commented that her calm demeanour was contagious and put him at ease during the birth.

Maria has many strengths and competencies! Top among them is her experience in comfort measures like aromatherapy, massage, acupressure and ‘Spinning Baby’ techniques. This helped me labour at home for a substantial portion of my experience. This was a happy and comfortable moment for me and I was able to avoid early interventions.

Maria had a strong handle on the hospital experience and communicated clearly with us to help us advocate for our birth preferences.

We were so impressed with Maria that we decided to hire her for support in the postpartum period. She was able to take tasks off our plate (like baby laundry and food prep) and also cared for our baby so that I could rest. Where I had reservations about allowing others to care for my newborn, I had no hesitation with Maria. She was also able to refer us to trusted Lactation and Osteopathy experts which left us empowered during the transition to parenthood.

We hope that you will have the opportunity to work with Maria! We’re so happy she was able to be with us to welcome our baby into the world!

 

Gio was a calming presence and helped me feel in control of a situation…

Gio was an amazing woman to work with as my doula for the birth of our son. By my side for the duration of my long labour she was a calming presence and helped me feel in control of a situation that is completely uncontrollable.
As a first time mom, the prospect of child birth was completely overwhelming for me and Gio took me through all possibilities to help me prepare and wrap my head around what was to come. Having her as a resource was a great help for all of the many questions that come up day to day during pregnancy as well.
Thanks so much Gio”

Jessica Kaplan

Best decision I made about my pregnancy

Best decision I made about my pregnancy was to have Gio as my doula. She was such a wonderful support person. Non-judgmental and so relaxed. She was always available to answer all my crazy questions! Her calm presence was a godsend during labour and delivery. I highly recommend!

Katie Anne

Giovanna is an absolutely fantastic doula!

Giovanna is an absolutely fantastic doula! I met her a few weeks before the birth and she was always there for me anytime I needed a friend and support. My only wish is that I met her sooner! She provided me resources for placenta encapsulation right after our first visit. She supported me through my sons birth on August 26. My labour came on so quickly, I was texting her one minute saying i think this may be it and that I was going to relax in the shower and within 10 minutes I was barely able to text and ready to get to the hospital asap.She arrived at the hospital so quickly, probably about 10 minutes after I arrived in an ambulance, she stayed my side every moment with words of encouragement and motivation. I am so grateful to have had her support, she has such a calming beautiful spirit. She was very understanding, easy to talk to, comforting and just an awesome knowledgeable woman. It felt like I met a long lost sister. Gio also visited me a couple times soon after the birth and held my son for a couple hours while I had a much-needed bath and nap, went for a walk and helped me pick out a wrap. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Doula. ♡♡

Courtney Lynn

She managed to capture the experience so perfectly and we will cherish those memories forever

I first met Gio at a mom and baby class right after we had our first babies. Even before she became a doula, I could tell how caring and compassionate she was. I admire her both as a person and as an entrepreneur. Which is why I was so excited to have her capture the birth of our second son. She was such a calming spirit while attending our birth. She managed to capture the experience so perfectly and we will cherish those memories forever. Thanks Gio!

Dare to say I enjoyed labouring with her…..

My experience with Giovanna was a great one. Dare to say I enjoyed labouring with her. Since I have an older child at home, my husband couldn’t be with me at the hospital at 3 o’clock in the morning. But Giovanna was there. She kept me company, eased my pain and laughed at my bad jokes. She’s also a great photographer and took some beautiful and dramatic pictures as the baby was born. My labour and birth wasn’t easy but through it all she was reassuring and supportive. I didn’t believe in the necessity of having a doula before I met Giovanna, and if we decided to have another child, I will definitely ask her to be my doula again. Thanks Giovanna for all you’ve done for us

Shiemaa K

I loved her pressure techniques for my contractions

Gio is such an amazing person! She made my birth stress free and much more comfortable. She is very intuitive and knew how to help me through all parts of my labour. I loved her pressure techniques for my contractions. I loved how she spoke to help keep me calm and focused. I also loved how she stepped in and advocated for me when I was feeling pain after my epidural. She just always seemed to know what to do.i could not image a birth without her and i will definitely be using her again for baby #2

Renee Lefort Razon

Toronto Doula Services

ACUPRESSURE

Women who receive Acupressure during labour report a reduction in pain combined with an overall sense of calmness and a high level of satisfaction with their birth experience.

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ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils can benefit your birthing experience. Allow me to guide you though the different ways that you can use these essential oils throughout your labor and delivery!

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CUSTOM PACKAGES

I have designed custom doula care packages to cater to your individual needs and family budget. You can learn more about these in detail using the button below.

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