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Healthcare Practitioners

A wide range of practitioners that work with preconception, pregnant and postpartum women who need support beyond the scope of maternal consultants and doulas.

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Zainab Farahmand
Dr. Zainab Farahmand ND
Naturopathic Doctor
As far back as Zainab can remember, she always wanted to choose a career that would help people care for their health. This passion for health, healing, and wellness was what predisposed her pursuit of Naturopathic Medicine. Her goal as an ND is to work with patients to help them get an understanding of their…
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Gerda Hayden
Gerda Hayden
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Gerda grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and completed her physiotherapy degree with distinction at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2003. She started her career in the Neuro MusculoSkeletal field adding a diploma in Sports Rehabilitation to her credentials in 2006. She was a treasurer and provincial chairperson for the South African…
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Fatima Kazi
Fatima Kazi
Homeopath
Fatima is a medical doctor [MD] graduated from Dubai Medical College, UAE and a Homeopathic practitioner [HOM] graduated from the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine in Toronto, Canada. She is a registered member with the College of Homeopaths of Ontario and the founder of Live Well with Homeopathy. In 2017 Fatima first started using Homeopathic…
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Amina Naush
Amina Naush Ansari
Mom's Fitness Coach
Naush is a Certifed Personal Trainer and a Pre- & Postnatal Fitness Specialist. She is the founder of Naushfit. Naushfit offers Online Coaching Programs for Moms and New Moms (pregnant & postpartum) to help improve their strength, stamina and confidence at any stage of their lives. Naushfit was founded with a strong desire to encourage…
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Ailya Patel
Dr. Ailya Patel
Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Ailya Patel is a mother to 5 and a Naturopathic Doctor who graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) with a 12-month clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in pediatric medicine. She also holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from India, where she worked closely with impoverished families, mainly mothers…
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Nimerah Faruqui
Occupational Therapist & Parent Coach
Nimerah is a registered Occupational Therapist (OT) with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. She has a Masters in Occupational Therapy from McMaster University, and an honours Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Waterloo. Nimerah’s work experience over the last ten years includes: providing one-on-one therapy, developing and facilitating therapy groups/…
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Fatima Shaikh
Fatima Shaikh
Fertility Coach
Fatima is an Integrative + Functional Fertility Coach who is dedicated to helping women and couples create their families with joy and purpose through an evidence-based holistic approach that includes diet and lifestyle changes, stress management, and mindset coaching. It’s very important to Fatima that her clients feel empowered and supported as they gain a…
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Faryal Zahir
Faryal Zahir
Physiotherapist
Faryal graduated from McMaster University with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy and a Honours Bachelors of Biology – Physiology. After achieving her Master’s degree, she pursued continuing education in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy and completed Levels 1-3 of training through Pelvic Health Solutions. Faryal is now a dedicated resident Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist with a passion…
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Amina Mohamed
Physiotherapist
Amina has always been passionate about sports, health, and fitness. She grew up playing competitive ice hockey and soccer and knew she wanted to combine her passions for sport and health, leading her to a physiotherapy career. Amina completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. She then worked as a physiotherapy assistant in retirement homes and…
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Maria Marek, M.Sc, R.Ac, D.TCM
Registered Acupuncturist
Maria has always been an advocate for natural healing, wellness and integrative medicine. After graduating from the College of International Holistic Studies specializing in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Quantum Biofeedback, she continued to pursue her passion helping people on their road to recovery.Maria applies her strong educational background to diagnose and treat virtually any…
Nadia Malik, BScN RN IBCLC
Lactation Consultant
Nadia, a Registered Nurse (RN) and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), specializes in maternal and infant health. Nadia graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree. With over two decades of experience in community and clinical settings, she offers compassionate, non-judgemental, culturally sensitive care, focusing on the mother-baby dyad’s…