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We believe in the Power of Positive Birth!

You will tell your birth story a million times.
What kind of story do you want to tell?

You will benefit from our prenatal, birth and

postpartum services if:

  • You want to be as informed as possible regarding childbirth and parenting and are looking for someone to listen to your concerns and guide you through it all.
  • You are worried about the pain of childbirth and concerned that your birth may not unfold as planned (it rarely does!) and want a doula knowledgeable in birth to help you cope with labour, and support you and your family so that your birth experience may be a positive one.
  • You are hoping that you’ll be able to breastfeed and understand that having an experienced support person by your side can increase your chances of breastfeeding your baby, and to keep doing so even when you hit those rough patches.
  • You may be without family to help or you are wondering how to take care of a newborn and wish to have someone there to help you and your partner transition into your new role as parents.
  • You are looking for your tribe of like-minded parents who want the best for their babies.

Open House

Join us for our monthly Open House on the third Wednesday of the month (as of January 2018) at Equilibrium Yoga Studio, 4812 St-Laurent Blvd, in Plateau Mont-Royal. Meet our doulas, learn about our services and see how you can benefit from having amazing support during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum period.

Upcoming Birth and Parent with Confidence Prenatal Classes

English classes are given on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Equilibrium Yoga Studio, 4812 St-Laurent Blvd, in Plateau Mont-Royal. Metro Mont-Royal.

  • March 3 &24
  • April 7 & 28
  • May 5 & 26
  • June 2 & 16
  • July 7 & 28
  • August 4 & 25
  • September 8 & 29

Teas and light snacks will be offered. REGISTER  NOW! 


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“Sylvia is a kind, knowledgeable, and dedicated doula.
I couldn’t have asked for anyone better.”

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Hi, I’m Sylvia, founder of Rock the Cradle.

Like many expectant couples, I had never heard of a doula before I became pregnant with my son in 2007.  I was really hoping to have a natural non-medicated birth but knew I would need help as my partner wasn’t very comfortable in hospital settings. Fast forward to three babies and four doulas later, I decided that more women needed to know just how amazing birth can be! With education, knowledge and a loving and respectful team supporting them, women can have beautiful, powerful and positive birth experiences.

This is our goal. Why? Because positive birth experiences affect our lives like you wouldn’t believe!! From healing, to breastfeeding, to taking care of our babies and ourselves. Positive birth is so important!

I am so lucky and honoured to have the support of two amazing doulas on this path that has called to me, Yvonne Pelling and Jenny Berthiaume. Their passion for birth is contagious and the love they have for the women in our community is unrivalled. I invite you to come to our many activities, classes or book a consult. It will be our pleasure to help you along this amazing road that is motherhood.

Ready to take the next step?


Want to know more about what we do and how we can work together? We would love to speak with you about your pregnancy, birth and baby, and discuss your personal doula needs. Please call Sylvia at 514-975-8973 or email to schedule a free introductory meeting with one of our doulas.

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