Lesley Neeve has been a Doula for over 20 years providing informational, physical, emotional and non- judgemental support to hundreds of families.
She has been married for 25+ years and has 3 adult children. She is a Holistic sleep coach, a Certified Night Coach, Advanced Newborn Care Specialist and CACHE certified Newborn Care Specialist. She is a Certified Postpartum Doula, trained New Parent Educator, Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula through CAPPA. Lesley has her PPE Health Care Provider Controls Certificate as well as her Reducing the Risk of SIDS and SUID in Early Education and Childcare Certificate. Lesley continuously attends workshops and seminars on various topics to keep current and up to date in her practice. A Police check and Emergency First Aid and Baby CPR are always up to date.
Lesley provides virtual and overnight support. Lesley has a thorough understanding of the many challenges families may face in the initial weeks/months after your baby or babies arrive. Lesley has worked with many different parenting styles and has experience with triplets, twins, preemies, sleep support, postpartum depression and breastfeeding.
Holders of the Child Sleep Institute Sleeposium2021 Badge participated in the Sleeposium2021 Pediatric Sleep Conference and/or the post-conference training program. This conference provided advanced training for Sleep Consultants, Doulas, and Perinatal & Childcare Professionals. It included over 20 hours of content from 10 speakers on a variety of topics including:
- Mother/infant sleep dyad
- Maternal depression/PTSD and sleep
- Brain development and sleep
- Medical issues that impact sleep
- Parasomnias and sleep disorders
- Environmental strategies for a restful night
- Holistic Sleep for Twins/Multiples
- Reflux as a Symptom
For more information visit the Conference Home Page.
Holders of the Child Sleep Institute Sleeposium2020 Badge participated in the Sleeposium2020 Pediatric Sleep Conference. This conference provided advanced training for Sleep Consultants, Doulas, and Perinatal & Childcare Professionals. It included over 20 hours of content from 10 speakers on a variety of topics including:
- Pediatric Sleep Biology
- Attachment and Sleep
- Supporting Parents at Night
- Supporting Breastfeeding Families
- Adult Sleep Basics
- Child anxiety, nighttime fears, and supporting separation at bedtime
Night Coach 2020
Holders of the Child Sleep Institute Certified Night Coach badge have successfully completed the Night Coach Certification Program. This program prepares Night Coaches to work in-home with families assisting in carrying out sleep plans created by a Child Sleep Consultant or the family.
The program includes basic sleep information, an overview of the different sleep coaching methods, how to work with a variety of sleep consultants, supporting families, observing babies, gentle interventions, multiples and siblings, supporting secure attachment, as well as safety and business issues. Click here for a more detailed list of topics.
The Night Coach Certification Program also requires Night Coaches to complete a Safe Sleep course and to agree to the Night Coach Certification Program Code of Conduct and Scope of Practice.
For more information visit the Night Coach Certification Program Home Page.
Holders of the Child Sleep Institute Sleeposium2019 Badge have participated in the Sleeposium2019 Pediatric Sleep Conference. This 3-in-1 conference included:
This 2 day conference was geared toward education and support for Pediatric Sleep Consultants and others interested in child sleep, as well as the sleep coaching business. Speakers ranged from business to medical professionals and we also had several Sleep Consultants sharing tips and strategies from their own practice and expertise. The conference was held for 2 days in April, 2019. Many participants joined the online version of the conference. For more information visit the Sleeposium2019 home page.
Infant Mental Health Conference by the National Institute on Mental Health
Expanding Horizons – For the Early Years – From Science to Practice
For more information visit the conference description page.
Night Coach Basic Training
This online course was offered to attendees and provides valuable information for offering in-home sleep coaching serves, as well as practical pointers even if you only provide remote support to families. The Night Coach training prepares you to work in-home with families assisting with carrying out sleep plans. Parents will often want the Night Coach to do the night coaching for them or with them. For families who are not yet ready for sleep coaching this may involve offering respite or gentle sleep shaping. For more information visit this page.
Child Sleep Institute
Newborn Care Solutions Institute
CAPPA Certificate of Attendance
Nanny Stella – SPECIALISED IN NEWBORN CARE
CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula
Newborn Care, Advanced NCS Solutions
I have been married for 25+ years and have three adult girls. I have been a Doula for over 20 years and is very passionate about pregnancy, birth, babies and sleep.
I continuously attends workshops and seminars on various topics to keep current and up to date in my practice.
Toronto, Southern Ontario
Will travel worldwide
Area of expertise
I have worked with many different parenting styles and have experience with twins, preemies, sleep support, postpartum depression and breastfeeding.
- Holistic sleep coaching program, 2021
- Advanced Newborn Care Training 2021 (Newborn Care Solutions)
- Foundational Newborn Care Specialist Training (Newborn Care Solutions)
- Postpartum Doula Training, CAPPA 2021 (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)
- Night Coach Certificate, Child Sleep Institute 2020
- New Parent Educator Training, CAPPA 2018 (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)
- Night Specialist Certification, Child Sleep Institute 2012
- Childbirth Educator Training, CAPPA 2004 (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)
- Postpartum Doula Training, CAPPA 2002 (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)
- Birth Doula Training, CAPPA 2002 (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)
- Child and Infant CPR, Canadian Red Cross 2021
- Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) 2020
- Safe Sleep Certificate, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2020
- Sleeposium 2020, Child Sleep Institute
- Sleeposium 2019, Child Sleep Institute
Night Coach, 2012- Present
Postpartum Doula, 2002-Present
Phone: (519) 209-4091
Email: [email protected]
“We are extremely grateful to have had Lesley’s service and help after the birth of our second child. It was truly the best decision we made. With other major life events occurring simultaneously, having the support throughout the night and guidance with sleep training was tremendously helpful for us to get rest and gain energy to get through our days. Lesley had a wealth of knowledge and experience with newborns and was flexible and easy to work. Her kind, confident, and calm spirit helped us develop a rapport together quickly and made the whole experience seamless and comfortable.” ~Bina~
“After doing a lot of research on postpartum doulas, I reached out to Lesley and couldn’t have been happier. She’s incredibly genuine and caring person, provided a great deal of support when my family and I needed it most. She takes her work seriously and makes sure to tailor her time to all your needs. She is an absolute child whisperer and helped me with both of my babies in 2018 and 2020. I had some experience with other postpartum doulas after my first child (when Lesley was not available) and by far Lesley is the best.
My second born was during pandemic. Lesley followed all precautions for Covid 19 and this made us feel very comfortable to have her at our home especially taking care of our new born. She’s versatile and extremely knowledgeable about breastfeeding, lactation and sleep training.
Having family helps but having someone with evidence based practices set our minds at ease knowing that we are doing the right things for our new baby. I highly recommend seeking out to Lesley for her services! She’s worth it ~Amiya Amlani~
“..it has been nice to have the bit of break where I can get some quality sleep. I’m definitely feeling more refreshed and therefore more patient. Lesley has been such a great help with BABY”. (Mom of 6 month old girl, 2020)
When planning my third pregnancy, we were extremely lucky to be able to find and count on Lesley to help us through the journey as our Postpartum Doula. So much so that we were happy to keep her working in our home beyond our child’s first year, and she eventually helped us welcome the arrival of our fourth child as well a few years later! She ended up staying with our family for years and helping with all four of our children. Lesley was indispensable in so many aspects above and beyond expectations: working nights, traveling with us when needed (for extended periods at times), providing invaluable sleep training with both infants, helping us build a schedule that fit our needs for our growing family, providing much needed support through important developmental milestones well beyond infancy, expanding our register of parenting tools, and the list goes on! Lesley was crucial in helping us add 2 more treasures to our beautiful family, and we could not have done it without her! We can’t recommend her enough! – Julia Bratty
There is no way to be a perfect mother but a million ways to be a great one