What to really expect
when you’re expecting!

Montreal Prenatal Classes

July 23 2017 VBAC Prep
VBAC Preparation Montreal
This class is for parents exploring the option of a vaginal birth after a previous Cesarean birth (VBAC). Learn the facts about VBAC, and feel inspired by the stories drawn from the hundreds of VBACs MotherWit doulas have collectively attended. Feel prepared and relaxed about your birth, knowing no matter how your baby ends up being born, you are amazing.
You will also receive a copy of our MotherWit VBAC Guide (detailed class notes) for your reference.
 

When: Sunday July 23rd 12pm – 4:00pm
Where: MotherWit Doula Care 5726 Sherbrooke W Suite 214 Montreal, QC
Cost: $75/person ($125 with partner)

All of our instructors are MotherWit Certified Childbirth Educators

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September 9th and 16th Saturday Intensives Montreal

MotherWit Birth Essentials Montreal Prenatal Classes September Weekend Intensives

When: Saturday September 9th and 16th 10am – 4:30pm
Where: MotherWit Doula Care 5726 Sherbrooke W Suite 214 Montreal, QC
Cost: $250/couple

All of our instructors are MotherWit Certified Childbirth Educators

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October 7th and 21st Saturday Intensives Montreal

MotherWit Birth Essentials Montreal Prenatal Classes October Weekend Intensives

When: Saturday October 7th and 21st 10am – 4:30pm
Where: MotherWit Doula Care 5726 Sherbrooke W Suite 214 Montreal, QC
Cost: $250/couple

All of our instructors are MotherWit Certified Childbirth Educators

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November 4th and 18th Saturday Intensives Montreal

MotherWit Birth Essentials Montreal Prenatal Classes October Weekend Intensives

When: Saturday November 4th and 18th 10am – 4:30pm
Where: MotherWit Doula Care 5726 Sherbrooke W Suite 214 Montreal, QC
Cost: $250/couple

All of our instructors are MotherWit Certified Childbirth Educators

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December 2nd and 9th Intensives Montreal

MotherWit Birth Essentials Montreal Prenatal Classes August Weekend Intensives

When: Saturday December 2nd and  Saturday December 9th 10am – 4:30pm
Where: MotherWit Doula Care 5726 Sherbrooke W Suite 214 Montreal, QC
Cost: $250/couple

All of our instructors are MotherWit Certified Childbirth Educators

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Our Montreal Birth Essentials Team

Lesley Everest MotherWit Montreal West-Island Doula

Lesley Everest

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

Founder and Director MotherWit As a mother of four and a doula since 1993, I draw upon my experience as a bodyworker, counsellor, educator, and lifelong learner of the healing arts to reduce tension and fear throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. I facilitate connection to one’s inner-strength and wisdom in my mission to help families birth and parent like rock stars. I have always loved babies and been fascinated by birth. At the tender age of 14, I found myself bitterly disappointed that I had missed the birth of my cat’s kittens. I vowed to witness the mystery and miracle of birth someday. When I became a mother to my first (now adult) child, I realized how powerful a medicine feeling supported and upheld throughout birth and early parenting on one’s own terms can be. I also witnessed the emergence of my own motherwit, which is now a powerful tool that serves me well.  I committed myself to the doula path in order to professionally honour and support the important transition into parenthood.  Over two decades later, I am still fascinated to witness birth: birth of motherwit, birth of babies birth of families. I am passionate about writing, teaching parents, training doulas, and storytelling (usually about birth). Long walks in Nature, spa, and brunch with friends are my favourite self-care rituals.  My journey of healing from cancer has nourished my belief in the power of love and trust in one’s motherwit. As an interspiritual minister and hospice volunteer, I also provide doula care to those at the end of life.  Besides hanging out with family and friends and working with birthing families, I’m happiest when I’m dancing.
– Lesley

 

As a doula since 2010, I use my background as a drama therapist, homeopath, and lifelong educator on my mission to observe, listen, and gently hold women/couples as they find their voice during the process of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.  Having given birth to two children, I have come to know as a woman, mother and Doula that there is no one right way to become “family”.  Every way is perfect and unique.  It is with this in mind that I support families through the perinatal period in an unbiased and non-judgemental manner.  Trusting women supports the unfolding of an empowering birth experience in which the birthing family feels choice is always present, lived fully in the moment consciously and with awareness. My children’s presence injects me with sunshine every day.  I have a supportive partner whose grace among all the women constantly in his home amazes me.  When I am not doula-ing families, I love to train postpartum doulas, make music with my daughter and friends, cook, knit, read, and go into Nature as much as I possibly can.

– Millie

 

Millie Tresierra MotherWit Montreal Doula

Millie Tresierra

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

Laurel Tidman MotherWit Doula Montreal

Laurel Tidman

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

As a mother of two and a doula since 2010, I draw upon my background in psychology and family therapy, along with eight wild years as a stay at home mom, to guide families through birth experiences I do my best to keep safe, sacred, and memorable. Doula work was an obvious choice for me following my own experiences of birth which were both different and amazing.I am regularly humbled to witness the enormous sense of power parents gain when they understand what is going on around them during and leading up to their baby’s birth.  Working with families is a shining light for me in an often disconnected world, and for that I am ever thankful. I love being creative and making things with my hands, be it food, crafts, or knitting projects. I am happiest when I am surrounded by the simplicity of the great outdoors, am off camping, and taking epic road trips with my family.

– Laurel

 

A doula since 2010 and a mother of an awesome son, I have a background in psychology.  With my deep belief that birth matters, my mission is to guide new families through this very special time in their lives by helping them to clarify their preferences, making sure they know what their options are, and always supporting them in their informed choices about pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. My own personal experience with giving birth showed me how incredibly powerful a woman can be, and at the same time, incredibly vulnerable.  Working with so many families has taught me to be very flexible in my approach, figuring out what my clients’ individual needs are, how I can help them achieve what they are looking for, honouring their uniqueness. Birth is a transformative journey, and I am privileged to undertake it with the families I serve. When I’m not running off to a birth, I enjoy reading, spending time with family and friends, exploring the nooks and crannies of our fabulous city (and others, when I can find the time to travel!), and I plan to take up knitting. Water is incredibly restorative for me and I love to be in it or near it–which explains my son’s water birth twelve years ago!

– Megan

 

Megan Tolbert MotherWit Doula Montreal

Megan Tolbert

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

Barbara Hitchko-Thompson MotherWit Doula

Barbara Hitchko-Thompson

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator As a mother of four adult children and a certified chef, I know well the difference love and nourishment can make to any situation. Through listening, trust, and nurturing the body, mind, and soul, it is my mission to encourage connection to the inner strength each new family possesses. When there is a baby around, I am in my happy place.  I was drawn to doula work in 2013 when I observed that the extended family unit, once there to teach, support, and care for the new family, was no longer the norm in our society.  I decided to switch careers and fill the need there is to serve birthing and new families in a loving and empowering way. I enjoy gardening and woodworking.  Making things with my hands and watching things grow brings me peace. When I am not at a birth or snuggling a new baby in the middle of the night while his parents sleep, I am supporting my children through the labyrinth of adulthood or in my garden tending to my organic vegetables.  I have volunteered for a palliative care centre for over a decade, and provide meals to seniors.  I can usually be found in my kitchen or in the kitchen of friends, where I find the most enriching gatherings to be had.

– Barbara

 

Our Montreal Birth Essentials Team

Lesley Everest MotherWit Montreal West-Island Doula

Lesley Everest

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

Founder and Director MotherWit As a mother of four and a doula since 1993, I draw upon my experience as a bodyworker, counsellor, educator, and lifelong learner of the healing arts to reduce tension and fear throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. I facilitate connection to one’s inner-strength and wisdom in my mission to help families birth and parent like rock stars. I have always loved babies and been fascinated by birth. At the tender age of 14, I found myself bitterly disappointed that I had missed the birth of my cat’s kittens. I vowed to witness the mystery and miracle of birth someday. When I became a mother to my first (now adult) child, I realized how powerful a medicine feeling supported and upheld throughout birth and early parenting on one’s own terms can be. I also witnessed the emergence of my own motherwit, which is now a powerful tool that serves me well.  I committed myself to the doula path in order to professionally honour and support the important transition into parenthood.  Over two decades later, I am still fascinated to witness birth: birth of motherwit, birth of babies birth of families. I am passionate about writing, teaching parents, training doulas, and storytelling (usually about birth). Long walks in Nature, spa, and brunch with friends are my favourite self-care rituals.  My journey of healing from cancer has nourished my belief in the power of love and trust in one’s motherwit. As an interspiritual minister and hospice volunteer, I also provide doula care to those at the end of life.  Besides hanging out with family and friends and working with birthing families, I’m happiest when I’m dancing.
– Lesley

 

Millie Tresierra MotherWit Montreal Doula

Millie Tresierra

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

As a doula since 2010, I use my background as a drama therapist, homeopath, and lifelong educator on my mission to observe, listen, and gently hold women/couples as they find their voice during the process of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.  Having given birth to two children, I have come to know as a woman, mother and Doula that there is no one right way to become “family”.  Every way is perfect and unique.  It is with this in mind that I support families through the perinatal period in an unbiased and non-judgemental manner.  Trusting women supports the unfolding of an empowering birth experience in which the birthing family feels choice is always present, lived fully in the moment consciously and with awareness. My children’s presence injects me with sunshine every day.  I have a supportive partner whose grace among all the women constantly in his home amazes me.  When I am not doula-ing families, I love to train postpartum doulas, make music with my daughter and friends, cook, knit, read, and go into Nature as much as I possibly can.

– Millie

 

Laurel Tidman MotherWit Doula Montreal

Laurel Tidman

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

As a mother of two and a doula since 2010, I draw upon my background in psychology and family therapy, along with eight wild years as a stay at home mom, to guide families through birth experiences I do my best to keep safe, sacred, and memorable. Doula work was an obvious choice for me following my own experiences of birth which were both different and amazing.I am regularly humbled to witness the enormous sense of power parents gain when they understand what is going on around them during and leading up to their baby’s birth.  Working with families is a shining light for me in an often disconnected world, and for that I am ever thankful. I love being creative and making things with my hands, be it food, crafts, or knitting projects. I am happiest when I am surrounded by the simplicity of the great outdoors, am off camping, and taking epic road trips with my family.

– Laurel

 

Megan Tolbert MotherWit Doula Montreal

Megan Tolbert

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

A doula since 2010 and a mother of an awesome son, I have a background in psychology.  With my deep belief that birth matters, my mission is to guide new families through this very special time in their lives by helping them to clarify their preferences, making sure they know what their options are, and always supporting them in their informed choices about pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. My own personal experience with giving birth showed me how incredibly powerful a woman can be, and at the same time, incredibly vulnerable.  Working with so many families has taught me to be very flexible in my approach, figuring out what my clients’ individual needs are, how I can help them achieve what they are looking for, honouring their uniqueness. Birth is a transformative journey, and I am privileged to undertake it with the families I serve. When I’m not running off to a birth, I enjoy reading, spending time with family and friends, exploring the nooks and crannies of our fabulous city (and others, when I can find the time to travel!), and I plan to take up knitting. Water is incredibly restorative for me and I love to be in it or near it–which explains my son’s water birth twelve years ago!

– Megan

 

Barbara Hitchko-Thompson MotherWit Doula

Barbara Hitchko-Thompson

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator As a mother of four adult children and a certified chef, I know well the difference love and nourishment can make to any situation. Through listening, trust, and nurturing the body, mind, and soul, it is my mission to encourage connection to the inner strength each new family possesses. When there is a baby around, I am in my happy place.  I was drawn to doula work in 2013 when I observed that the extended family unit, once there to teach, support, and care for the new family, was no longer the norm in our society.  I decided to switch careers and fill the need there is to serve birthing and new families in a loving and empowering way. I enjoy gardening and woodworking.  Making things with my hands and watching things grow brings me peace. When I am not at a birth or snuggling a new baby in the middle of the night while his parents sleep, I am supporting my children through the labyrinth of adulthood or in my garden tending to my organic vegetables.  I have volunteered for a palliative care centre for over a decade, and provide meals to seniors.  I can usually be found in my kitchen or in the kitchen of friends, where I find the most enriching gatherings to be had.

– Barbara

 

MotherWit West Island Moms' Meet-Up

Every Friday morning
10:00-Noon

aMuze
Plaza Pointe-Claire
269 Blvd. St. Jean
Pointe-Claire QC
H9R 3J1

MotherWit Montreal Moms' Meet-Up

Every Thursday morning
10:00am – 12:00pm

MotherWit Doula Care
5726 Sherbrooke W
Montreal, QC
H4A 1W8

 

MotherWit Montreal Postpartum Depression Support Group

Every Thursday afternoon
12:30-2:00pm

MotherWit Doula Care
5726 Sherbrooke W
Montreal, QC
H4A 1W8

 

Birth Essentials Montreal 5726 Sherbrooke W Suite 214 Montreal QC 514-237-0737

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