At Doulaworks we understand the challenges that parenthood brings. We provide postpartum care for parents in addition to personal sleep education, sleep support for newborns, toddlers and their care givers.
Doulaworks will work with your family pre-natal and after you give birth so that you can avoid common pitfalls that a newborn can bring.
We are here for you when you realize you need help to get your family life back on track. We can provide teaching and tools to ease your transition to an expanded family.
At Doulaworks we are happy to provide professional care for you and your family. With many years of experience, we will give you the support you are looking for.
At Doulaworks we care about you. We can help during your pregnancy to set up and organize your nursery. We can be there for you immediately after your baby is born, in your home or in the hospital.
We are trained to support how you choose to feed your baby. We help with the adjustment to the changes and challenges that come with newborn babies.
Doulaworks offers daytime or overnight care to allow you to rest and recover. We will help you and your baby get the sleep you both want and need.
We provide New Parent Education, Postpartum Care and Infant & Child Sleep consulting.
Contact us and let us know how we can help you.
Meet Petra Nobel
Maternity Care Nurse Netherlands
CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula
IPHI Certified Infant & Child Sleep Consultant
Newborn Care Specialist
CPR and SIDS Certified
Petra was born and worked in the Netherlands, a country where every new parent has the option of in-home maternity care as soon as the baby is born. After 18 months of training she became certified to assist midwives during home births and help parents with the challenges of an expanded family.
Petra worked in a major hospital where midwives were trained and the maternity care nurses created a home setting for the new parents and the student midwives. Here, on the maternity care floor she worked closely with nurses, midwives, OB/GYN doctors and pediatricians. In addition, Petra learned from working with families from different cultures and backgrounds, collecting the best of alternative ideas and effective, time tested practices.
In Canada she continued training and became a CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula. Working with new families is her passion. Petra knows how important it is to have somebody to reassure and answer the many questions of a new parent.
She knows that a Doula Works.
When working with her Postpartum clients, Petra saw how many new parents struggle with their child’s sleep issues. Through further study, she is now a Maternity, Infant and Child Sleep Consultant through the International Parenting and Health Institute (IPHI).
She continues to follow education that helps her stay up to date with the latest research and when CAPPA started the New Parent Educator course Petra knew that this was a certification that would fit right into her Doulaworks portfolio.
Specialized, professional care for you and your newborn.
Choosing Petra as our night doula was one of the best investments we have made for our family.
Petra gently guided us through the challenges that come with being new (twin) parents, and we trusted her wholeheartedly to care for them while we got much needed rest.
She is extremely kind, dependable, and she has so much knowledge that comes with her extensive experience. Petra also taught us to instill good sleep habits, and now I have two great sleepers that sleep through the night!
She is truly a special person, and we are grateful for her help in caring for our babies. I cannot recommend her enough!
J.C. Toronto December 2018