A postpartum doula is a trained professional that provides support to new families for the whole first year after birth. With specialized knowledge and training in breastfeeding, formula feeding, postpartum mental health and holistic practices for the postpartum period, Mother&Sol can support you in having a positive transition into parenthood.


Having a postpartum doula support you after the birth of your baby is truly an experience like no other.

A postpartum doula brings the latest evidence and holistic ancient wisdom to your sacred window to help you have a restful, nourishing and supported experience.

  These virtual “Doula Visits” are for you if:

  • You are having complications with infant feeding or sleep and you would like the support of a professional doula.

  • You’re struggling to establish a routine and find a rhythm to your days. You want to parent with intention, but you need some guidance getting there.


  • Life is pulling you in all directions and you need a grounding force to remind you to take care of yourself.

  • You had a traumatic pregnancy, birth or postpartum experience OR you have a postpartum mental health diagnosis and you need emotional support as you heal and learn to cope.

  What does a postpartum doula do?


  • Guides you in learning how to read your baby’s cues.​

  • Encourages rest and self-care.

  • Teaches you and your partner about postpartum mental health and the "Warning flags" to watch out for. 

  • Suggests holistic practices to help you heal from birth.​​

  • Supports your partner and other children in their transition.

  • Assists you in learning to feed your baby (with breastmilk or formula) All infant feeding methods are valued and respected by your doula.

  • Mother&Sol offers doula services on a Community-Supported Sliding Scale Pricing. This means that you pick a fee that works for your family and your current situation.  Learn how to use this system here.

The calming, supportive presence of a doula will have an immensely positive impact on your experience, even through a screen! Your doula will encourage self-care, make sure you are resting, answer all your questions and support you unconditionally.

Your postpartum period doesn't have to be a season of overwhelm, with the support of a postpartum doula you can enter parenthood feeling calm, nurtured and empowered. Let's make that happen for you.

What Families Have to Say...



"In a time, both before and after giving birth, when we were inundated with information that was sometimes conflicting, Javi was there with evidence-based information and resources to direct us to the information we needed.

After giving birth, the virtual support through video was so convenient with a newborn, especially given the stressful and confusing pandemic time.

She was, and still is, super accessible, just a message, text or call, away at any time of the day. She is passionate about self-advocating and she is inclusive of all family situations. Javi did an amazing job of ensuring that we were informed and reassured, her service felt tailor-fit to us and our personal situation"

-M, First-time mother.


Meet the Doula

Hi! Im so glad you made it here!

I'm Javiera Aviles-Saez or just Javi! I'm the face behind Mother&Sol, a full-spectrum doula and childbirth educator, but first and foremost I am mother to a 2.5 year old, Sol Tobias. He is the sun of my life and the reason I became a birthworker.

I believe all parents should feel informed, supported and empowered during the birth of their baby and their transition into parenthood. As a doula, I have training in all things pregnancy, birth, babies and evidence-based education, and I'm proud to provide families in Sarnia with accessible doula care, inclusive services and unconditional support of their choices.