Ask A NICU Nurse

We ask health and wellness professionals the same six questions we always ask. This week, TWO DOULAS talks to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse Amanda Camacho.

NICU Nurse Amanda CamachoAmanda Camacho graduated from McGill University’s School of Nursing in 2006 and has been working in the field ever since. She has just returned to her position at the Montreal Children’s Hospital following her maternity leave. When she isn’t caring for babies at the NICU, she can be found touring the United States in an RV with her husband, brother-in-law and one-year-old daughter. Read more

Ask A Psychotherapist

We ask health and wellness professionals the same six questions we always ask. This week, TWO DOULAS talks to psychotherapist Mel Berish.

Psychotherapist Mel BerishMel Berish has been working in private practice as a psychotherapist in Westmount, Quebec for the past five years. As a Psychoanalytic Candidate with the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis, she offers psychoanalysis at a reduced rate. Part of this training involved a year-long infant-mother observation course, which has been immensely helpful in informing her work with new or expectant parents. In addition to psychotherapeutic work, Berish teaches students of a three-year post-master’s training program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations. Read more

Ask A Massage Therapist

We ask health and wellness professionals the same six questions we always ask. This week, TWO DOULAS talks to massage therapist Julie Norman.

Massage Therapist Julie NormanJulie Norman has been working as a massage therapist since 2004. She is a member of the A.M.Q. (Association des Massothérapeutes du Québec) and her studio is located in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood. She is a mother of two, an avid theatre-goer and she plays the drums and cello (though not very often and not at the same time). Read more

Ask A Personal Trainer

We ask health and wellness professionals the same six questions we always ask. This week, TWO DOULAS talks to personal trainer Melissa Scarpelli.

Personal Trainer Melissa ScarpelliMelissa Scarpelli has been a personal trainer for over eight years. After working in various Montreal gyms, she recently launched Mel’s Body Shop, an online coaching business. A wife and mother of two, she loves rock climbing, powerlifting, continuously expanding her exercise knowledge and coming up with new healthy recipes to share with her clients. Read more

Ask A Labour and Delivery Nurse

We ask health and wellness professionals the same six questions we always ask. This week, TWO DOULAS talks to labour and delivery nurse Jessica Morales.

Labour and Delivery Nurse Jessica Morales

Jessica Morales  has worked as a labour and delivery nurse for almost 10 years. She’s currently employed at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital in the Family Birthing Centre. She was very grateful to experience a natural, unmedicated labour and delivery when she gave birth to her daughter in January 2014 and she’s expecting her second baby in April 2016. Read more

Ask A Postpartum Doula

To kick off our ASK A series, TWO DOULAS talks to … well, two doulas to find out how we serve new and expectant families. In Part One, we sit down with Birth Doula Jenny Gold. In Part Two we ask Postpartum Doula Lee Springer what she does all day.

Lee Springer DoulaLee Springer is a birth and postpartum doula who’s been supporting families in Montreal for three years. She is one half of the TWO DOULAS team. When she’s not looking after her two small kids or getting tech advice from her husband, she’s catching up on her bookclub reading and binge-listening to comedy podcasts. Read more

Ask A Birth Doula

To kick off our ASK A series, TWO DOULAS talks to … well, two doulas to find out how we serve new and expectant families. In Part One, we sit down with Birth Doula Jenny Gold. In Part Two we ask Postpartum Doula Lee Springer what she does all day.

Jenny Gold DoulaJenny Gold is a birth doula and one half of TWO DOULAS. She has been working with families preparing for birth and supporting them through it since 2012. When she is not massaging, encouraging and soothing her clients, she can be found frolicking with her geriatric pets and young family. Read more