harness the Power within and Nurture Your Sacred Birth ExperiencE

Traditional birth companion
in harmony with
contemporary knowledge

Mother-centred guidance for a safe and gentle experience welcoming your baby

Walking in the ancient footsteps of fierce mothers before us, a TBC (also known as a TBA – traditional birth attendant) comes alongside you to ease the childbearing journey through education, guidance and compassionate support. Your traditional birth companion balances a blend of traditional wisdom and evidence-based knowledge to honour your maternal instincts respect yours and your baby’s agency, and harness the natural ability of your body and womb.

Supporting families in the Greater Toronto area with:

  • Comprehensive non-medical guidance and advocacy throughout the prenatal, birthing, and postpartum period
  • In-person or virtual visits for prenatal wellness, and attending the birth
  • Empathetic and educated companionship to navigate past birth experiences or trauma
  • Planning, education and advocacy to birth according to your values and wishes
  • Private sessions delving into pregnancy, birth, or postpartum concerns, providing holistic resources for you to navigate modern and traditional research, and make informed decisions
  • Postpartum in-home care for the family
  • Breastfeeding & lactation support and child-bearing education

non-medical support & time-honoured birth wisdom

Mothers Seeking peaceful Birth experiences respecting your sacred maternal INSTINCTS

As medical advancements have made great progress, the timeless voice of maternal wisdom has also been lost. We blend ancestral wisdom with modern skills to break the cycle of of generational trauma and dependency on systems that can compromise your holistic wellness.

Research-backed Guidance & education

Simpler, safer, trauma-free births

Honouring traditions & spiritual wellbeing

Dedicated mentorship & Companionship

Traditional Birth Companion Packages

Popular Trio Package
Plus HST

  • Monthly in home visits for support
  • 1 attendant for support during labour and birth
  • 1 in-home postpartum visit
  • Birth Pool Rental
  • Placenta Encapsulation

Basic Package
Plus HST

  • Monthly in home visits for support
  • 1 attendant for support during labour and birth
  • 1 in-home postpartum visit

Extended Support Package
Plus HST

  • Monthly in home visits for support
  • 2 companions/attendants support for labour and birth
  • 20 hours of postpartum support

Popular Trio Package and Extended Postpartum Support
Plus HST

  • Monthly in home visits for support
  • 2 companions/attendants support for labour and birth
  • 2 in-home postpartum visits
  • Birth Pool Rental
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • 20 hours of postpartum support

Traditional Birth Companions Team

Claire Anne

Independent Holistic Companion in Birth
Claire Anne, certified doula and sleep education specialist, of Birth Baby and Beyond in the GTA

Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish
Region: GTA East, Durham

Nidhi Seth

Traditional Birth Companion & Clinical Herbalist

Languages Spoken: English, French, Hindi, Punjabi
Region: Toronto, GTA West, Simcoe, York

Sandy Shaad

Traditional Birth Companion

Languages Spoken: English,
Region: Durham

Eleni Vlahonikolos

Traditional Birth Companion

Languages Spoken: English, Greek
Region: Toronto, GTA West, York Region

Nikita Shahamat

Traditional Birth Companion

Languages Spoken: English
Region: Durham, GTA East

Nikita Bethany Brown

Traditional Birth Companion

Languages Spoken: English
Region: Durham, GTA, Oakville, Peterborough, Barrie

Independent Holistic Companion in Birth

My Story

My name is Claire Anne and I am mother to two amazing, genuine and sensitive grown children, who are parents to my six beautiful growing grandchildren.

My love affair with motherhood began at a very young age, as far as I can remember I wanted to be a mother. I must have expressed these desires with my mother because one Christmas, I was so excited to find under the tree a beautiful newborn doll, all soft bodied with a full head of hair. I also got a baby bath for her, one I could put real water in, and a tiny crib just for her.

Soon after, a neighbour who looked after me when my Mom worked had a baby boy I was so taken with him, every minute I was there I was helping her with baby. A few years later my sister became a Mother and I became a Mom too. I was there at his birth, I guess thinking about it now, that was my first birth as a Doula, and from that moment on I was bedazzled with birth and babies. He was the most gorgeous baby.

Years passed, and my turn came to become a mother. By this time, I owned my own farm in Alberta and I had studied Animal husbandry, nutrition and large animal artificial insemination.

I managed the farm, a farrow to finish operation, as well as a cow calf operation, with every one of their births I witnessed their behavior and calmness and envisioned the same for myself. Although my birth was a longer process than what I had witnessed with the animals, the serenity and calmness prevailed and my daughter made her entrance earth side naturally, I was elated and filled with an indescribable energy and motherly love and thus my Motherhood journey began.

Almost three years later my son was born, a much easier natural birth and I was again blessed with that beautiful exhilarating feeling of Motherhood and all that it encompasses. Following his birth, I was even more determined to one day pursue my passion of birth and helping Mothers through this rite of passage from womanhood to Motherhood. Many years went by before I could follow my heart, and now today, I am focused on the magic of birth and being a Doula enabled me to work with families who are wanting to make informed birth choices about their own pregnancy and birth.

I am an avid reader and an insatiable student, I am constantly registering for new courses and programs, so that I may offer my clients the best possible care.

I work diligently with my clients as soon as possible and often even before pregnancy to get them on a proper nutrition program, preparing their bodies to grow a baby. So passionate am I about birth, I attended a three day midwifery skills workshop with Indie Birth, in Sedona Arizona. A wonderful experience, that has enabled me to be empowered and empowering about the natural wonderment of physiological birth. I have also attended an Indie Birth Retreat, there, I participated in workshops and conferences with well known birth workers, like Maryn Green and Margo Blackstone, the founders of Indie Birth, Gail Heart, and Dr.Molina to name a few.

I have also taken a weekend workshop with Whapio “ The Matrona”.

Most recently, I completed the Birth Trauma Ontario course and The Traditional Birth Companion intensive training with Billie Harrigan. These courses have enabled me to further work and support families who wish an undisturbed physiological birth journey.

I am confident, caring, calm, with a very centred heart. I bring peace and comfort to the birth space.

  • Birth Doula-DTC- Doula Training Canada
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Infant Sleep Educator Certified
  • Dancing for Birth Instructor
  • Hypnobirthing Certified
  • Indie Birth Midwifery Skills  Completed
  • Holistic Stages of Birth The Matrona
  • ReteachBreech with Dr Stu Fischbein
  • Breech without Borders with Dr Rixa Freeze and Dr David Hayes
  • Infant Microbiome Breastmilk
  • Innate Traditions PostPartum – Elimination Communication
  • Birth Trauma Ontario
  • Traditional Birth Companion