– ABOUT –

Nutmeg Consulting

EXPERT CARE FOR BIRTH, BREASTFEEDING, AND POSTPARTUM
LOCATED IN TORONTO

Nutmeg Consulting is pleased to offer Certified Lactation Consultation, Birth Doulas, and expert Postpartum Doulas. Angela Grant Buechner has assembled a team of amazing professionals who have a passion for caring for new mothers, babies and their families during Pregnancy, Birth, and the often stressful and exhausting first few months of having a baby. Our Doulas can help you during this transition, day or night, as you get used to being a parent. Lactation Consultant visits can be added to any package. Each of our Birth and Postpartum Doulas also has a specialty, so if you’re interested in Cloth Diapering, Nutritional Counselling, Placenta Encapsulation or Family Relationship Coaching, please let us know!

We look forward to supporting you!

Meet The Team

Angela Grant Buechner

The Owner and Founder of Nutmeg Consulting, Angela Grant Buechner, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Registered Nurse, Birth and Postpartum Doula and Educator, who has spent over 20 years working with new mothers, babies and their families. Angela has also worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at a major, Toronto teaching hospital as a nurse for over 15 years, has worked as a Childbirth Educator for Peel Public Health, and since 2009 has worked as an NICU Lactation Consultant. Angela is a published author of a textbook chapter on Breastfeeding Challenges in the NICU, she is a member of a Baby-Friendly Initiative committee, is a Breastfeeding Educator for Health Care Professionals, and has presented at the Mount Sinai Hospital/University of Toronto Maternity are Conference.

Angela is a mother of three exclusively breastfed children and she knows the benefits and rewards of breastfeeding, but also understands that there are often challenges to overcome. As a Lactation Consultant (a specialist in Breastfeeding) she understands the importance of providing NON-JUDGMENTAL support to help you reach YOUR breastfeeding goals, no matter how things are going. Angela offers Private Breastfeeding Prep consults or classes, and she can come to your home or hospital room to help with Breastfeeding challenges once your baby is born.

Angela has also worked as a Birth Doula since 1998, and has been privileged to attend almost 100 births ranging from beautiful home births to amazing C-sections (and everything in-between!). Angela has experienced 2 natural, un-medicated births and a wonderful cesarean birth, and is happy to offer support to all mothers who wish the support of a Birth Doula, no matter what kind of birth you want! Angela has built a team of wonderfully supportive, non-judgmental Birth Doulas who also believe in providing care for all types of birth!

Liana Salvador-Watts

  • Registered Nurse
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Prenatal Educator
Liana Salvador-Watts is a Registered Nurse, Prenatal Educator and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Liana is kind, gentle, and is passionate about supporting families to achieve their OWN breastfeeding goals, whatever they may be. Liana became a lactation consultant so she could contribute towards making that dream a reality.

Liana became certified as an IBCLC in 2014, and also worked as a Registered Nurse in a Labour and Delivery unit birth and teaches prenatal classes in a downtown Toronto hospital. She gave birth to her daughter in 2014 and became a La Leche League Leader in 2015 to provide more mother-to-mother support to families in her community. She now focuses on doing Home Visits for breastfeeding support.

Rebecca Carambelas

  • Birth Doula
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Placenta Specialist
Rebecca’s lifelong passion for all things childbearing and parenting has only continued to grow. Since becoming an Aunt 20 years ago, and then having her own two children, her experience has only strengthened that passion. Rebecca has also trained through ProDoula as a Labor and Postpartum Doula and is also a Placenta Specialist.

Warm, intuitive and nurturing, she draws on a lifetime of caregiving experience to help each member of a growing family stay confident and grounded through the transformative season of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. At the heart of Rebecca’s professional, non-judgmental support lies her mission to keep her clients’ priorities, vision, and comfort, front and center.

Heather Fleming

  • Birth Doula
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Specializes in Overnight Visits and Sleep Education
  • Hypnobirthing and Stillbirth Doula
Heather has always had a passion for birth, stemming back to 10 years ago with the birth of her first child.

Heather earned a University Degree in Social work in 2006 and after her 3rd child was born, she decided to pursue her doula career.

She completed her Birth and Postpartum Doula/ Maternal Support Provider training with Bebo Mia, then went on to learn hypnobirthing with Karen McWilliams which grew her love of birth even more.

Heather has also studied Sleep education and is currently finishing up Placenta Encapsulation and Stillbirth Doula training.

She enjoys spending her spare time doing outdoor activities with her husband and 3 children, and loves to spend her free time up North during the summer, swimming, boating and walking with her 2 dogs.

Erin Heywood

  • Postpartum Doula
  • ‘Modern Grandparent’ Class Facilitator
Erin Heywood is a professionally trained Postpartum Doula. She loves kids and helping families with their newborns, be it feeding, baby care, babywearing, a friendly non-judgmental ear to listen to your ups and downs, light housekeeping, errands and preparing amazing meals and nutritious snacks.

Erin lives with her husband and 3 children plus a cat and felt called to become a Doula when her children were small. She also enjoys helping in the community as a Scout Leader and volunteering at her children’s school. In her free time she enjoys geocaching adventures with her family, camping and reading.

Erin is the facilitator of the brand new ‘Modern Grandparent’ prep class. She leads new and expecting Grandparents through the newest recommendations for baby care and feeding, so they can combine their own amazing experience with the newest research to be the best support possible to their children and grandchildren!

Giselle Johnston

  • Full Spectrum Birth & Postpartum Doula
  • Twin and Multiples Specialist
  • Yoga Instructor
Giselle is a bilingual (french and english) DONA trained birth and postpartum doula. They have over 5 years of experience teaching baby care and providing new parents with postpartum support.

In 2016 Giselle established a full spectrum doula and yoga practice and joined Nutmeg Consulting in 2017. Giselle’s emotional, physical and informational support for you and your family is gentle, firm and reassuring.
Giselle is also twin & multiples specialist who works with all growing families including LGBTQ, solo parents and new Canadians.

In their spare time, Giselle enjoys travelling, reading, biking and taking in nature with family and friends.

Adrienne Wetherell, CD(DONA)

  • Birth Doula
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Yoga Instructor
Adrienne is a Birth & Postpartum Doula, yoga teacher, and proud mama. As a doula, she draws on her practice of yoga and mindfulness to support expectant parents through the transformative process of birth and feels honored to work with families during such a life-changing time. Adrienne received her doula certification under the mentorship of Crescence Krueger from Heart of Birth, and with DONA International.

A yoga teacher since 2005, Adrienne is passionate about making the practice a safe and nourishing experience for her students. Adrienne’s prenatal and postnatal classes explore the powerful relationship between yoga, birth and parenthood, and aim to support the development of a healthy parent-baby bond. Adrienne also completed Mindful Motherhood facilitator training, a course designed to teach practical mindfulness tools to help with the ups and downs of pregnancy, parenting and beyond.

In September 2013, Adrienne gave birth to her breech baby Ava and has since been blessed by the many joys and challenges of motherhood.

Milli Fox

  • Birth Doula
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Nutritional Therapist/Wellness Coach
  • Founder, Junior Foxes Ring Slings
Milli Fox is a Toronto based Nutritional Therapist specializing in preconception nutrition and ProDoula trained Doula. She is incredibly passionate about helping women conceive, carry and deliver healthy babies. With a background in psychology and personal training, Milli understands the emotional and physical sides of pregnancy. Milli firmly stands for the non-judgemental support that is needed most by new families and has been very successful helping new parents with compassion and sensitivity in the most precious of times.

Milli is also very committed to helping women create lifestyles that work for them by meeting them exactly where they are in their journey and working to create realistic and sustainable goals. Milli offers one-on-one coaching as well as birth and postpartum Doula services. She is currently expecting her first child, and is very excited to share all the insights she gains along the way! You can find her on YouTube

Sharon Shakespeare

  • Birth Doula
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Cloth Diaper Expert
Sharon Shakespeare is a Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula with Nutmeg Consulting, who has been working with babies and children for over 10 years. She has two children of her own with the third on the way (February 2017!) She is caring, supportive and energetic (and even loves overnight shifts!).

Sharon also has extensive knowledge about all the newest baby products, devices and accessories from her years of experience working in a baby boutique. She is also a cloth diapering expert, gaining knowledge in Cloth diaper sales and customer service for over 10 years, and from using them with her own children! She’s affectionately known as the Cloth Diaper Doula, but don’t worry she knows how to use ALL kinds of diapers!!

Rhondda Smiley, BA Hons., CD(DONA), CYT

  • Birth Doula
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Instructor
A self-confessed birth nerd and lactation geek, Rhondda chose to make this passion her focus following a successful career in the corporate world. She began offering breastfeeding support to families around the globe as a La Leche League Leader and published author on the esteemed Kellymom.com, all while still working as a senior manager in arts & entertainment, and holding down the fort as a working mom.

But when the time came to follow her heart’s true calling, she jumped with both feet into the world of birth as a birth and postpartum doula. Her mission is to provide you with the support, encouragement, information and resources you want, so that you feel confident in making your own choices about what is right for your family. She does this by listening deeply to what is most important to you, and hearing what you most need during this profound life transition.

As a Certified Yoga Teacher specializing in Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga, her lifetime practice of yoga, movement and meditation provide a bedrock foundation that she offers to you through her steady, grounded presence. While completing her BA in Dance at York University, Rhondda first encountered yoga, which in turn led her to the life-changing benefits of meditation. She has been teaching meditation and mindfulness across the GTA for a decade, and teaches yoga at Toronto Yoga Mamas, Spynga, The Yoga Sanctuary and other Toronto studios. She shares concrete tools for using breath, movement and mindfulness to bring greater ease and joy to you and your family during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Christine Duarte

  • Postpartum Doula
  • Sibling Doula
  • ECE – Early Childhood Education Specialist
As a Mom of five grown children and two beautiful grandbabies, Christine has an innate ability to make you feel cared for.

After a rewarding career as an Early Childhood Educator with the Toronto District School Board, and several years as a nanny for large families, Christine further developed her skills and trained with DONA and Newborn Mothers Collective to become a Postpartum Doula.

With a sense of humour, excellent time management skills and oodles of patience, Christine is a Sibling expert, and offers ‘fourth trimester’ care for you & your family.

Jae Steele

  • Postpartum Doula
  • Babywearing Educator
  • Nutritionist and Health & Wellness Coach
Ever since the first birth she attended at the age of 14, Jae has known that she wanted to spend her life supporting the well-being of parents and babes.

Jae holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery from Ryerson University, but is choosing not to practice as a midwife for now as she raises her young child as a solo mama. Jae has attended roughly 200 births, both in hospital and at home, and supported those families intensely in the postpartum. She is committed to evidence-based health practice, and informed choice – sensitively supporting clients in making the choices they feel are best for their family. She is also a registered nutritionist (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition), and has studied shiatsu, reiki and herbalism, and is the award-winning author of two vegan whole-foods cookbooks.

Mothering a delightful and willful one year old, she has plenty of first-hand experience with attachment parenting, including breastfeeding after reduction (BFAR), bedsharing, babywearing, and elimination communication. Motherhood has deepened her tender respect for the early postpartum, and the value of support for the gestational parent to heal, nourish and be nourished, and transition into their magical and challenging roll with their small new person.

Samantha Simone

  • Birth Doula
  • Postpartum Doula