Mel Castanheira | Doula | West End Mamas
Toronto West End Mamas Clinic

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Mel Castanheira


Melissa 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 through out time. She’s also a study enthusiast, she has been in constant trainings related to pregnancy birth and postpartum after she left her degree job in Tourism in 2013.

She provides evidence-based care to families since 2014 and has helped more than 50 families troughout pregnancy, birth or postpartum. Mel is also a very proud mom of three boys, loves keeping life busy and speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.