LORRI FLEMING, Director, Owner, CD(DONA), CPD
Lorri is cofounder of THE WOMB: The World Of My Baby Inc.™ as well as a Certified Birth Doula (DONA), a Certified Postpartum Doula (CAPPA), Lactation Educator and Pre/Postnatal Yoga Instructor. She has been providing exceptional birth and postnatal support to 100's of families in Halton and surrounding areas for over 20 years. Opening the WOMB-World Of My Baby™ has been a dream of Lorri's since she gave birth and realized that there needed to be centres that not only provided a "one stop shop" for everything prenatal-parenting but also a place where ALL moms and their families could be LOVED and cared for the way they deserve throughout their own unique journey. Lorri is an active voice in our community, representing Doulas and supporting Halton families on the Halton Baby Friendly Initiative and Halton Prenatal Network. Lorri has volunteered for the Halton Breastfeeding Connection and Halton/Peel Representative for Ontario Association of Doulas. As well as being dedicated to family (hers and her clients'), Lorri is also passionate about her yoga practice. She and Scott have been happily married for over 23 years and they are very proud of their children Cole and Kyra ages 21 and 18.
ANGIE STENBACK, Director, Owner, Hons BPHE, CD(DONA), CHBD, BFW
Angie is cofounder of THE WOMB: The World Of My Baby Inc.™ as well as a Birthing from Within Mentor, Certified Birth Doula (DONA), Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Pre and Postnatal Fitness Trainer. After graduating with a degree in Physical and Health Education, Angie went on to work in orthopaedics and wellness in two Toronto hospitals. Getting the pull to something “more”, Angie left her “hospital job” in 2006, and answered the call to passionately and lovingly support women through the journey of birth and into parenthood. Angie’s journey led to her to study Hypnobirthing, and then to train under Pam England and Virginia Bobro as a BIRTHING FROM WITHIN © mentor. In 2014, Angie had the privilege to study as a Midwifery Assistant under the midives of The Farm in Tennessee (made famous by Midwife Ina May Gaskin). She is also owner of and fitness trainer for Mommy Bootcamp. Angie is past treasurer for the Association of Ontario Doulas, a member of the Halton Prenatal Network, and the Family Continuity of Care Committee for Halton Healthcare. Angie loves reading, hiking, and life with her husband Troy and their 4 growing and rambunctious kids.
DEB BRINTNELL, CD(DONA)
Deb is a Certified Childbirth Doula and is a member of DoulaCARE. Deb has always had a passion for children and pregnant women, especially after experiencing four high risk pregnancies herself. Because Deb has experienced vaginal birth, caesarean birth and VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean), as well as medicated and unmedicated births, she feels her personal experiences have allowed her to be a much more empathetic and well rounded doula. Deb lives in Oakville with her husband and their 4 dynamic children.
TAMMY MANZO, CLD
Tammy is a Certified Labour Doula, and Postpartum Doula with training through INFACT Canada for lactation support. She LOVES doula-ing and is inspired to make a difference in the "birth" community. Tammy has supported many families in the Halton Region, Peel Region and Toronto through the prenatal, labour, delivery and immediate post partum periods. Tammy loves spending time with her busy family, cottage life and scrap booking. Tammy is a mother of three and has an amazing, supportive husband Louie.
SAMANTHA LEESON, CD(LSAR/SOLS) LS (LLLC)
Sam is a certified doula, postpartum doula, lactation specialist and childbirth educator. She has worked in this capacity since 1998 and LOVES having the honour of sharing in the birthing experiences of families as they grow, change and develop. She had the opportunity to be a volunteer leader with La Leche Canada and La Leche League International over the course of 10 years. Sam teaches prenatal classes almost exclusively with couples birthing with midwives and celebrates a family-focused birth and parenting process. Sam has long believed that birth is an individual and personal process. She goes out of her way to ensure that each of her clients have the information required to make the best decisions for their families. Sam has two fantastic teenage boys, an incredible step daughter and is loved by her amazing partner, Brenda.
Shannon is a DONA Trained Birth and Postnatal Doula. Today being blessed with children of her own Shannon knew that she would forever be changed. Today she considers it be an Honour to support women and families as they embark through this journey of parenthood. She is passionate about empowering women and watching them become confident and excited about the birth and parenting of their children. Supporting women and families within their beliefs and finding their way. As a Doula she believes in creating realistic expectations about their birth and parenting experiences. "When you know better, you do better...” Maya Angelou