Mellisa Castanheira

childbirth education, CBE, Portuguese, Spanish, lactation support, birth doula, postpartum doula, Toronto doula

Birth Mark Doula

Specialties: lactation support, Portuguese and Spanish speaking, CBE

Mel (she/her) is a joyful and very down to earth person, her goal as a Doula is to make her clients confident and independent, enabling them to find and trust their instincts.

Certified Childbirth Educator, Doula and Lactation Counsellor, Mel has a big interest in human biology, anthropology and how cultures and evolution shaped parenthood throughout time. She’s also a study enthusiast, she has been in constant training related to pregnancy, birth and postpartum after she left her degree job in Tourism in 2013.

She has been providing evidence-based care to families since 2014, and has helped more than 70 families throughout pregnancy, birth or postpartum. Mel is also a very proud mom of three boys, loves keeping life busy with DIY projects, volunteering and traveling. She speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.