Dr. Olivia Chubey
Naturopathic Doctor & & DOULA & HYPNOBIRTHING INSTRUCTOR
Hey! I’m Olivia, a Naturopathic Doctor, Birth Doula and HypnoBirthing Instructor. I believe in facilitating the change I want to see in the world, which is to remove the fear quite often associated with the birthing process. I’m passionate about creating a safe and loving space where parents can confidently make informed decisions that work best for them and their baby in collaboration with medical staff.
I graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, completing my internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic and at LAMP Community Health Centre. I have a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University. With an active background competing in rhythmic gymnastics, dance and powerlifting, I’ve come to understand the power and importance of the mind and it’s connection to the body. The value of this connection in healing is what brought me to Naturopathic Medicine, and what has continued to carry me through my other certifications in Doula work and HypnoBirthing.
I’m in constant awe of the ability women have to grow and birth life. I felt growing up though that the celebration of this gift and passed-down knowledge around pregnancy in general had become scarce in my environment. In the past, we saw our sister, cousins, friends give birth, it wasn’t ‘scary’ or ‘foreign’. If not for my naturopathic training, I felt like my environment would have frightened me as opposed to prepared me for labour. I felt inspired after taking a Naturopathic Doula course and began volunteering with the Hearts and Hands Doula Group at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. I then heard about HypnoBirthing and after shadowing a few instructors I knew it would benefit future parents, so I wanted to be able to offer it. I’m passionate about this as through the work I do, I see the change happening! I see more and more parents wanting empowered births and I want to take part in helping people feel confident, calm and happy with their birth experiences.