“Hesed” (pronounced Heh-sed) is a comprehensive ancient Hebrew word that expresses the loving-kindness, goodness, favour, tenderness, and compassion that one person has towards another.

Hesed Birth is a childbirth education and doula collective that serves families throughout pregnancy, during birth, and beyond. It is our hope that you will experience all kinds of “hesed” as you walk this journey of birth and parenting.

I loved all the opportunities for dialogue, sharing experiences, expectations, difficulties and the guided practical movement components. It was really awesome how honest and stimulated the discussions were.

Liz Sallows - MACP (Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology)

Liz Sallows - MACP (Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology)

Psychotherapist, Trauma Specialist, Childbirth Educator, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Support

For over 20 years, Liz has been there for women and couples as they become families. Having been present at many different kinds of births, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Liz is a mom to 6 adult children and a grandmama to 8 babes.  She is an active community volunteer, a grief and loss counsellor, and a woman of wisdom. She owns a psychotherapy practice where she specializes in trauma – allowing her to bring a trauma informed lens to her birth work.

Ibukun Afolabi - MScPT, BA(Hon)Kin.

Ibukun Afolabi - MScPT, BA(Hon)Kin.

Pelvic Floor & Perinatal Physiotherapist, Certified Childbirth Educator, Birth Support Provider, Certified Postpartum Doula, Corrective Exercise Specialist

Ibbie is a women’s health professional and a mom to five beautiful kids whom she birthed at home. She is the owner of The Mama’s Physio and has supported hundreds of pre and postnatal women throughout their journeys.  Ibbie is an engaging educator and has taught individuals, groups, and health professionals on various topics of perinatal care and pelvic health.

Learn more about her and how she can help make your journey beautiful.

Nikki Schalk - BA Social Work

Nikki Schalk - BA Social Work

Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Support

Nikki’s interest in birth work was sparked when she completed a placement at a pregnancy support home in Quito, Ecuador as part of her degree in social work.  That life changing experience led her to pursue further training in pregnancy, birth and postpartum through Fanshawe College’s Doula Studies Program. Nikki is gifted in serving families in the perinatal period.  She is a knowledgable and passionate childbirth educator, a proud birth nerd & a mama to one sweet bub.

Learn more about her and how she can serve and support your family . 

 

Liz Sallows - MACP (Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology)

Liz Sallows - MACP (Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology)

Psychotherapist, Childbirth Educator, Birth and Postpartum Doula

For over 20 years, Liz has been there for women and couples as they become families. Having been present at many different kinds of births, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Liz is a mom to 6 adult children and a grandmama to 8 babes.  She is an active community volunteer, a grief and loss counsellor, and a woman of wisdom. She owns a psychotherapy practice where she specializes in trauma – allowing her to bring a trauma informed lens to her birth work.

Ibukun Afolabi - MScPT, BA(Hon)Kin.

Ibukun Afolabi - MScPT, BA(Hon)Kin.

Pelvic Floor & Perinatal Physiotherapist, Certified Childbirth Educator, Birth Support Provider, Certified Postpartum Doula, Corrective Exercise Specialist

Ibbie is a women’s health professional and a mom to five beautiful kids whom she birthed at home. She is the owner of The Mama’s Physio and has supported hundreds of pre and postnatal women throughout their journeys.  Ibbie is an engaging educator and has taught individuals, groups, and health professionals on various topics of perinatal care and pelvic health. 

Learn more about her and how she can help make your journey beautiful.

Nikki Schalk - BA Social Work

Nikki Schalk - BA Social Work

Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Support

Nikki’s interest in birth work was sparked when she completed a placement at a pregnancy support home in Quito, Ecuador as part of her degree in social work.  That life changing experience led her to pursue further training in pregnancy, birth and postpartum through Fanshawe College’s Doula Studies Program. Nikki is gifted in serving families in the perinatal period.  She is a knowledgable and passionate childbirth educator, a proud birth nerd & a mama to one sweet bub.

Learn more about her and how she can serve and support your family. 

Our team wears many hats.

If you are looking for help with pregnancy anxiety, maternal mental health, pelvic health coaching, pre or postnatal fitness training, birth or postpartum doula support, grief and loss counselling, safe processing for birth trauma, perinatal health coaching, breastfeeding/infant feeding support, or other perinatal related services – we’ve got you.

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