Links - Birth & Postpartum

Breastfeeding Support

Dr. Jack Newman - Jack Newman is “THE” Breastfeeding guy to see if you are determined to do it.  He also holds clinics in Toronto, and has recently produced a DVD/visual guide to breastfeeding (I have a copy, and we use it in our second class).

La Leche League - La Leche League is renowned for its extensive breastfeeding support – this part of their site is twins-specific.

Breastfeeding More Than One - This site is a gateway to lots of information on breastfeeding multiples.

Doulas & Night Help

Maxine Sass is an ECE who specializes in post-partem care of multiples, including HOMs. She is also CPR trained.

Debbie Fazio is a post partem doula and mother of twins. Visit her online at

Maternal Infant and Child offers night nurse and other post-partem support, and has some staff with mutliples experience, including experience with preemies, across the GTA.

Gentlemothering offers breastfeeding and other post-partem support.

Fourth Trimester Post Partem Support... Jessica has experience with twins, and services mainly downtown Toronto: Her cachment includes 401 to the Lakeshore, Keele to Don Valley.

Anne-Marie Desjardins (also a registered nurse) specializes in breastfeeding support 416-295-8441

Yvonne Brown has extensive post-partem and night help experience with multiples. Email her at or call 416-497-2178

Denise Martin is a birth and post-partem doula specializing in breastfeeding support (but also offering light cleaning, meal planning and other help) primarily in northern York Region. Denise is the co-chair of the York Region Breastfeeding Coalition as well as a member of the Y.R. Reproductive Health Committee. She is also knowledgeable about alternative health approaches, and has experience with multiples. For a free consult, email her.

Marcia Horbacio is certified, overnight post-partem doula serving the Durham and Toronto region. She offers help with sleep issues, as well as night and day help.


Nanny Agencies

International Nannies specializes in brining in overseas live-in nannies from the Phillipines through Singapore and Hong Kong.

Drake Personnel offers a wide variety of local, live-out nanny solutions.

Canadian is a self-service website where parents can surf would-be nanny profiles. Babysitters can also be found here. They offer a discount for MBC members.


Tips From Other POMs - Here are some tips from other parents of multiples on surviving the first days, weeks and months with newborns.

Common Sense Green Cleaning- Desiree and her team of cleaning technicians will have your house spic and span (and without the harsh chemicals!) so that you can focus on your babies, rather than cleaning! Let her know you are a client of Vera's, and recieve a $25 discount off your first cleaning. - Check out this site if you or your partner are feeling overwhelmed. - A blog written by Joe Rawlinson, the father of two boys and identical twin girls.

Keep It Together! -Take one or more of Vera's practical and convenient in-home postnatal classes.

Ontario Early Years -Click here to find an OEY Centre near you. A great place to take your little ones, many of the centres offer FREE community-based programs or drop-in times specific to different ages/stages for parent(s) with babies and/or toddlers.

prenatal consulting for multiples