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Kris Pedder CD(DONA), HBCE, HBFE, CHt

Beautiful Bellies Doula Care


Phone: (416) 910-8200

Birth Fee: $1050 to $1200

Fee Details: If finances are barrier to service, we will work together on a plan to make doula support a reality for your birth!

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 125 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Yes, Attended births

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • HBCE (HypnoBirthing)
  • Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Hypnotherapist (Cht)
  • Rebozo Training
  • SleepTalk for Children Specialist, Certified HypnoBirthing Fertility Educator, Fertility Doula, Rebozo.

College Education

  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Parenting consulting
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapist or counselor

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of the Volunteer Doula Program at Credit Valley Hospital. Volunteer at Vita Centre supporting young single mothers.Volunteer 10 yrs on crisis line and over 350 hours on provincial Assaulted Women's Helpline.

Languages spoken: English, French

Client Testimonials for Kris Pedder CD(DONA), HBCE, HBFE, CHt

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Carrie Ng

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank my labor coach Kris for everything she had done for me during my pregnancy and particularly my labour. I had a very long labour and Kris was with me and my husband the whole time - she was professional, knowledgable, encouraging, caring, comforting, and reassuring. Without Kris, I wouldn't think that we would make it through the labour. Kris is a motherly figure and we felt that she was there to guide us every step along the way. Besides supporting me during the labour, she also provided huge emotional support for my husband. Even though I did not have the labour that I initially planned, I felt that I made informed decisions and were able to delay interventions as much as possible with Kris's help. Hiring Kris was the wisest decision and best investment that I had made for myself and my family. We are forever grateful for having your help and presence during my labour. If you are expecting, I highly recommend hiring a doula and especially Kris for your labour.

Posted 8/2/2015

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Dr. Amy Tung

The doula support Kris provided for my husband and I for the birth of our first child exceeded our expectations. Kris is a thoughtful and resourceful practitioner, and she has a wealth of knowledge in labour, birth and delivery.

The prenatal visit was extremely thorough and gave us a good run through of what to expect during delivery. Kris' expertise in HypnoBirthing, acupressure, labour positioning, rebozo, mom support, birth plans gave us the preparation and information we needed both before and at the hospital.

The hands-on, round the clock support, Kris provided at the hospital was equally invaluable. She truly went the extra mile to help us achieve the natural labour and delivery we wanted for our child.

The post-natal visit a few days later was very informative, and a great opportunity for us to ask Kris any questions we had about our newborn.

Working with Kris was a truly wonderful experience. Her knowledge and experience helped us immensely, and we recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking for a professional doula.

Thanks doula Kris for your amazing love and support!:)


Posted 10/21/2013

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Rahida Barnswell

"When I was first introduced to the idea of having a doula present for the birth of my first son I wasn't really interested. I found it awkward to share such an intimate experience with a stranger and just didn't see the use in it. But after deep thought I decided to give it a try and I couldn't have made a better decision! Kris was amazing! In the weeks leading up to birth she managed to keep me calm by offering me positive insight on what otherwise seemed to be the most frightening experience in a woman's life. Kris was ready and waiting when it was finally time. If someone wasn't familiar with the term doula I'd describe it as a birthing coach. Kris coached me on giving birth to my son. Her presence, knowledge and suggestions were so useful throughout the labour and birth. She remained patient and supportive with whatever decisions I chose to make and for that I'll forever be grateful to her." ~ Annisha Rahida B.

Posted 9/8/2013

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Cathy Nambata

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything that you have done for me. I'm a first time mom and having a doula made the process lot easier. I had the best doula ever. Kris was amazing, I don't think I could have made it without her. Just her presence was relaxing and reassuring. She was right by my side the whole time and was full of encouraging words and helpful suggestions. She helped me cope so well the nurses couldn't believe how quickly I had progressed in a very short time. Kris was also very supportive during the prenatal visits. She is very knowledgeable and she was available over the phone always to talk and answer questions. I am so glad that I made the decision to have a doula and that Kris was there at the birth of my son. I would definitely recommend Kris to anyone who is looking for a doula, she is perfect!" ~Cathy N. - July 2013

Posted 8/5/2013

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Kalpesh Patel

Although I am a third time dad, it really made such a big difference to have a doula at the birth of our daughter. I felt more relaxed and comfortable, knowing that someone with knowledge and experience was there to support my wife through her labour and birth. Thanks to Kris, there was less pressure on me. It made me enjoy the whole experience a lot more, knowing that she was in such good hands Thank you again, Kris

-May 2013

Posted 8/5/2013

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harsha patel

I am really glad I had Kris as my doula at the birth of my daughter. I truly appreciated her professionalism, her patience, and her caring nature. She was so supportive and encouraging, and kept on reminding me that I could do this. She made sure I stayed comfortable as possible. During my labour, she empowered me to believe in myself and my body's natural abilities to give birth. Thanks to her knowledge and experience, I was able to have a natural, un-medicated birth like I wanted! Even though this was my third baby, during my interaction with Kris I still learned many new things about childbirth. I will never be able to forget the help and care I received from her. I truly believe that I would not have received such care even in my mother’s presence.

Posted 8/5/2013

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Seema Saadi

  1. My baby was 3 weeks early so I only met with Kris once before the delivery. It was such a confusing time for me, I wasn't even sure if I should call Kris as I wasn't able to practice all the relaxation and breathing techniques we had started to discuss. But having Kris at my delivery was such a wise decision! She was there for me, making sure I was comfortable, and advocating my needs with the delivery team. She knew just the right things to say to help me relax between contractions and to breathe for my baby. She was by my side the entire time. Her encouraging words and calm presence made all the difference for me. I don't know how I would have done it without her." ~ Simone and baby boy I. December, 2012

Posted 8/4/2013

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