Jillian Hand, CD/PCD(DONA), LCCE
Eastern Canada Director
Representing: NB, NFLD, NS, ONT, PEI, QUE
Jillian has been a doula for eight years, first certifying as a birth doula and then branching out to postpartum doula work. In addition to her doula work, Jillian is also a certified Lamaze Instructor, certified Birthing From Within Mentor, and Masters level clinical social worker. In addition to her doula work, she provides childbirth preparation classes as well as birth trauma trauma processing. She is the owner and operator of Hand to Heart and lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. She has been blessed with both a daughter and a son who keep her busy on her days off! Jillian pioneered the doula movement in her province as the first certified doula in Newfoundland. She co-founded the Doula Collective of NL, which has grown to more than 40 doulas. In March of 2016, she was honored with the YWCA Women of Distinction award for her contribution to the education and mentorship of women and doulas. Jillian is currently serving her second term on the Dona International Board of Directors and is proud to be a leader in the world’s leading doula organization.