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Leah J.     Age 22      Female      Toronto, ON  - Bloor Street West & Runnymede
 
Member ID: 81764 
Seeking work as a : Nanny or Babysitter or Mother's Helper or Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula 
Position Type: Live-Out, Part Time 
 
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  About Me
 
Professional childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula 
 
 
Valid Driver's License:
Yes 
Has a Vehicle:
Yes 
Can Swim Well:
Yes 
Smoking Status:
Non-Smoker 
Comfortable with pets:
Yes 
Languages spoken:
English, English, American Sign Language & basic French 
 
My Nationality:
Canadian 
Police Check:
Yes 
Eligible to work in Canada:
Yes 
Civil Status:
Single 
Religion/Spiritual Practice:
Buddhism 
 
 
  Work Experience & Education Background
 
10 years experience, 5 references
Bringing peace to families during pregnancy, labour and delivery, the immediate postpartum period, and throughout the early years is my passion in life. Serving Toronto; based in Bloor West Village.

I have supported 150 families in the Greater Toronto Area, England, and France. My extensive experience in the field has taught me to adapt to the unique needs of each family.

Some of the services I offer include (and are not limited to):
- Prenatal education, prenatal yoga - Massage for mom and baby
- Support during labour and delivery
- Breastfeeding or bottle feeding assisstance
- Household assistance: laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, meal planning, sweeping, etc.
- Caring for newborns and/or their older siblings, specializing with twins
- Kids yoga, music, and swimming lessons
- Tear-free newborn bath demonstrations
- Aromatherapy (that actually works. )
- Music therapy
- Parenting coaching, child behavioural consultant
- Daycare drop-off/pick-up

I offer one free in-person consultation to discuss my services and your family's unique support needs. My services are customized to each family.

My website is: birthisbeautiful. ca

Testimonials: "I was just entering active labour when Leah arrived and I felt, all of a sudden, calm and like I was in good hands when she arrived… Having her know-how, her experience, and her calm and loving presence there was really reassuring. She really helped me and my husband to get through the process. ” - Sarah Waggott (Mother of 2)

"My third child was delivered by scheduled c-section and Leah was instrumental in my after care. I couldn't have survived without her help and support. " - Natasha Hunt (Mother of 3)

"Leah has been extremely helpful, instructive, loving and hard working for our family. My wife and I have busy jobs with busy schedules and two very young and active children. Having an experienced child care professional like Leah has made our days and evenings with the kids much more enjoyable. Leah anticipates parents’ needs and creates calm where there could be chaos. Most importantly, my children love her and it is easy to see why. " - Steve Latinovich (Father of 2)

"Leah has a special gift when it comes to working with children. She truly enjoys being with children & treats them with kindness and respect. She provided our baby and preschooler with fun activities, while giving gentle guidance and building an emotional bond with them & ensuring their safety and security. Any parent would be lucky to have her as a caregiver for babies/young children. " – Shawna Hughes (Mother of 2)

"Leah was a fantastic support. At first I was quite skeptical about having a doula, and it was actually my husband who wanted us to hire one. I will now never give birth without the help of a doula. Leah was a huge help from the moment that she arrived at the hospital. I was very nauseous and she immediately helped me with peppermint oil and soft massages. Leah helped to create the birth environment that we wanted by dimming the lights and playing soothing rainwater music, this all helped to keep me centered and focused. Leah was present for over 12 hours and never stopped working the whole time. She had great pain management techniques and was incredibly responsive to me as the labour progressed. We so appreciated Leah’s calm and nurturing personality, she was the perfect support for both me and my husband and we would highly recommend her to anyone. " – Jen & Ian (parents of a healthy baby boy) 
 
 
Childcare experience within the following age groups:
Newborn - 3 months, 3 - 12 months, 1 - 2 years, 2 - 5 years, special needs children, twins, triplets  
Education/Training:
High School, Graduated High School or Equivalent, CPR Training, First Aid Training, College Child Education Courses 
Doula training, newborn care training, certified kids yoga teacher, baby spinners training 
 
  Job Preferences
 
Seeking work as a :
Nanny or Babysitter or Mother's Helper or Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula 
Position Type:
Live-Out, Part Time 
Work Hours:
less than 20 hours/week 
Position Duration:
   Less than 3 months
 
   3 - 12 months
 
   1 - 2 years
 
   As Long as Needed
 
   Occasional/As Needed
 
Will work with up to:
Four or more 
Childcare Duties:
   Cooking
 
   Light Housekeeping
 
   Running errands
 
   Preparing meals
 
   Transporting children
 
   Children's Laundry
 
   Limited/light housekeeping
 
   Occasional supervision of childrens friends/guests
 
   Ironing children's clothing as needed
 
   Children's baths and dressing
 
   Help with homework
 
   Adhere to special dietary rules (vegetarian, kosher, lactose intolerant, etc.)
 
   Packing Children's lunches
 
   Mending Children's clothing as required
 
   Planning activities for the children
 
Breastfeeding support, newborn bath, education, family counselling, music therapy, massage, and more...
 
Desired Start Date:
September 01, 2017 
Desired Salary:
$30/Hour or Negotiable salary 
Will work at night:
Yes 
Willing to relocate:
No 
Will care Special Needs Children:
Yes 
Will travel with the family:
Yes 
Housekeeping Duties:
   Keep a grocery list
 
   Initial preparation of family's dinner as directed
 
   Full meal preparation and service
 
   Keep the kitchen tidy during work hours
 
   Greeting/serving household guests
 
   Feed pets during work day as directed
 
   Walk dog and/or pet care
 
   Plant care (indoor)
 
   Family laundry
 
   Family sheets/towels and other linens
 
   Grocery shopping regularly as directed
 
   Sweep kitchen floor daily
 
   Run/Empty dishwasher daily
 
   Empty kitchen trash as required
 
   Errands, including dry cleaning, as directed
 
 
 
  References
 
Jen & Ian Ferraro 
Leah was a fantastic support in helping us to successfully achieve the natural birth that we wanted. Leah was a huge help from the moment that she arrived at the hospital. I was very nauseous and she immediately helped me with peppermint oil and soft massages. Leah helped to create the birth environment that we wanted by dimming the lights and playing soothing rainwater music, this all helped to keep me centered and focused. Leah was present for over 12 hours and never stopped working. She had great pain management techniques and was incredibly responsive to me as the labour progressed. We so appreciated Leah’s calm and nurturing personality, she was the perfect support and we would highly recommend her to anyone. 
 
 
Kristina S. 
Leah provided sole care for my newborn baby and my toddler, last-minute, after I found her online. My husband was away during my birth and for the first few months of my baby’s life, so it was so reassuring to have Leah’s help whenever I needed her. She was able to easily change newborn diapers, bottle feed my baby, and assist with the household in general. She also gave me effective suggestions for soothing my collicy baby! Leah has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to babies and toddlers and cares for them in a gentle and magical way. I trust her fully with my children.