About Us

Changing the world – one family at a time.

Discover Birth recognizes the amazing journey of pregnancy, labor and birth, and is committed to helping women and their support people become informed about the miracle of birth.

“One candle in a light room doesn’t make much of a difference, but one candle in a dark room makes the whole room light up”

Discover Birth is on a mission to change the world and believes that through positive birth experiences, women, children and families can be happier, healthier and closer.

Discover Birth was formed in 2004 by a group of women across Durham Region, Ontario (Canada) who have a passion for sharing the joy of childbirth with expectant parents. They have taught hundreds of expectant couples and are expanding in select areas in Ontario. They are always looking for educators and doulas to join them in their mission. Please feel free to contact us to apply.

Our Mission

Discover Birth is on a mission to change the world and believes that through positive birth experiences, women, children and families can be happier, healthier and closer.

The birth of a baby has a long lasting impact on the physical and mental health of a woman, baby and family. The quality of emotional care a woman receives during labour, birth and immediately after is one vital factor that can strengthen or weaken the mother-child relationship. Women need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect from those around her during childbirth. Research suggests that good support systems have been found to reduce anxiety, increase relaxation and a sense of well-being.

The Women With a Vision – Current Management

In 2004 a group of experienced childbirth educators came together with a vision to create a new kind of childbirth professionals group. Their vision was to create a group where each member felt welcomed and accepted, where their ideas and opinions were important and heard. Their journey continues…

Stefanie Antunes, LCCE, CD(DONA)
Founder and Chief Doula & Educator

Stefanie AntunesStefanie Antunes had her first baby in 1998. At that time her husband’s schedule prevented them from taking childbirth education classes. Since Stefanie read everything she could get her hands on, and wasn’t nervous about her labor & birth experience, she figured she didn’t need them. When the day came, the experience was NOT AT ALL what she had hoped for. Years later before the birth of her second baby, she made sure to attend childbirth education classes. This time, with the knowledge she needed and techniques she learned in class, she had a fabulous experience. Right away she knew she wanted to help other women to prepare for this important day. She became a LamazeĀ® Certified Childbirth Educator, and later a certified doula through DONA.

Stefanie concurrently held various roles in the business world. Her area of expertise was competitive intelligence – helping companies understand their businessĀ environment, their competitors, and how the impending trends would impact them. Through these roles, she was able to work with some of the largest companies of the world, and was able to gain a valuable understanding of the business world, and common corporate struggles. This knowledge and experience has helped her in growing Discover Birth.

Stefanie now leads the Discover Birth organization and works on expanding the geographical reach of the company. She also works closely with marketing specialists to help the Discover Birth educators expand their businesses locally.

She is the former Public Relations Director for DONA International.

She believes that the world can be a better place if parents can have more positive childbirth experiences, allowing them to bond properly with their babies. She works tirelessly to change the world in this aspect…one family at a time.

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