Providing placenta encapsulation, placenta tincture, childbirth education classes, prenatal preparation, birth doula labour support, postpartum doula support, breastfeeding support in Toronto with doula Rean Cross.

The time is ripe...

Lucina by Allison Revetta

The childbearing year is a time of physical and emotional power and challenge for women and those who love them. Women need reliable information, caring support and unpressured time to make their own best decisions about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Lucina provides doula support for labour and the first few weeks postpartum, as well as thought-provoking prenatal classes. Personalize your birth experience. The time is ripe...

What is a Doula?

A Doula provides physical comfort and emotional support to a woman and her partner.

A Birth Doula works with you and your family during pregnancy and childbirth. I meet with you during your pregnancy to answer questions and help you prepare a birth plan. I offer continuous support during your labour and birth, including comfort techniques and the provision of information to support you in informed decision making.

A Postpartum Doula works with you for the first few weeks after your baby is born. I help ensure that breastfeeding is off to a good start, and help you and your family settle into your new life together.

Why have a Doula?

A Doula can help a woman have a more satisfying experience of childbirth and early parenthood. Women who birth with a doula have a lowered perception of pain, resulting in fewer medications and a reduced likelihood of forceps delivery and caesarean section. Women feel more control over their birth experience.

“I'll struggle with words, probably forever, trying to convey to your how powerful our journey together has been. It has changed my life, my husband's life, our family's. Thank you for showing me the way and empowering me to find what I needed.”

What else does Lucina offer?

Prenatal Classes

Many women and their partners choose childbirth education at their birthing hospital or with their midwifery practice. Others prefer to take classes that are not affiliated with the birth setting. This can allow you to access information tailored to your specific needs.

Visit the Classes page to start planning your personalized childbirth education experience. A list of recommended reading can be found on the Resources page

Placenta Services

Printmaking, encapsulation and other services are available. Encapsulating your placenta can help with postpartum recovery and enhance your milk supply.