Behind the Bump

Julie Costen, MSP


Pregnancy & Birth Doula

Fertility & Postpartum Doula

High-Risk Pregnancy Support

What Doula We Do?

Pregnancy Health

Prenatal visits are encouraged during the developmental stages of your baby. I will take the time to address your physical and emotional needs to ensure that your prenatal experience is one that you'll cherish. Services during our visits will include breathing techniques, birthing positions, massage and information on all things birth and baby.

Labour and Birth

I will accompany you in labour to facilitate a supported, safe and satisfying birth experience. I will provide emotional support, physical comfort, and encourage informed communication with your health care provider. I will ensure that you have the knowledge needed to make informed decisions as they arise in labour. I will be a constant support for you and your partner in a time of ever changing hospital shifts and alternating provider schedules.  

Postpartum and Newborn Care

To ensure that you receive the best possible care for you and your newborn baby, I will stay in close contact with you after your birth to provide emotional and physical support, assist with breastfeeding, and answer any questions you may have. All of these services can be provided to you in the comfort of your home. My goal is to stay connected with you for a healthy development of mother and baby.

About Me

Doula - Maternal Support Practitioner (MSP)

My name is Julie Costen and I am a local Doula in Toronto, Ontario. I am currently taking the Maternal Support Practitioner course with BeboMia to receive my certification in fertility, birthing and postpartum care. Behind the Bump in Toronto, Ontario will be a place to grow and practice my passion for doula work. This passion stems from my desire to support women during birth and to meet the growing need for labour support in our community. It is now widely recognized that choosing to add a labour support person to one’s birth team can yield many positive benefits. A woman’s memories of her birth experiences last a lifetime and can have powerful effects on her self esteem and confidence. I am committed to helping women and their partners feel empowered and supported as they experience birth.  


Contact Info!

Julie Costen, MSP

Behind the Bump

(647) 637-8103