Gillian Cullen

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Birth Mark Founder and CEO

Gillian (she/her) is a full-spectrum doula, a native of Toronto, and a mom of 4 children. With 3 teenage daughters and a toddler son, she understands the twists and turns of what birth and parenting truly looks like. She has practiced as a doula for over 5 years, working as both a solo doula and an independent contractor for a busy Toronto doula agency, where she was also the client care coordinator. She has been supporting families in all of the communities in and around Toronto.

Gillian has attended over 150 births and supported just as many families in the postpartum period. Her approach is always nonjudgmental and unbiased, empowering families to make informed decisions for birth and parenting that are truly right for them.

After her first training as a doula, she knew that this was what she was meant to do for the rest of her life. She is always eager to expand her knowledge and resources, Gillian is continually adding more certifications and researching ways to help families transition into parenthood and empowering them to make informed decisions.

Prior to her successful career as a doula, Gillian was senior management in high end retail and also owned her own photography and graphic design firm.

As a survivor of domestic violence, Gillian has been well acquainted with services that are available to help families, especially women and children.

After years of healing and growth, Gillian wants to give back to the world and share her services with families who need them. Birth Mark was born and now doula services have been made accessible to Toronto and Hamilton’s at-risk and marginalized families.