With Education & Support Services During the Perinatal Period

First Breath

Supporting Family Growth


Welcome to First Breath, Where New Life, Transformation & Diversity are Celebrated.


My name is Nicole Barrette and I am the owner and operator of First Breath.  I am a dynamic doula serving Guelph and surrounding areas.  I have a lot to offer, click on the services tab at the top to see what is available.  I can help you through your labour and the adjustment of adding a new baby to your life as your doula, provide you with an all inclusive heated labour pool rental to ease the intensity of the experience, make a beautiful cast of your pregnant belly and so much more.  I hope you can find everything you need, if you can't please let me know and I'll point you in the right direction to find it.  

First Breath  has grown a lot since 2007.  I have learned what parents and their families really need and how to provide it well as useful and fairly priced services.  With a variety of offerings to choose from, I hope that there is something that suits everyone.  Please read about the payment plan before deciding that you can't afford something.


First Breath fully supports all clients regardless of gender identity, race, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic situation, birth plans or parenting choices.

Surf around the site and hopefully you will find what you're looking for, if you don't please let me know.

If you have any comments or questions feel free to contact me.

Check back later for new updates to the website, there's always something happening around here.  

Take care of your wonderful self, Nicole :0)

*If you are a past client maybe you could help me?  I need photos / videos / stories / testimonials / references / quotes/ recommendations.  If you would be willing to help me grow First Breath I would be ever so grateful!


Please join me in the facebook group for Doulas, Clients & Friends in the Guelph Area.

Mothering at the Breast
First Breath TENS Machine Rentals for Childbirth

The NEW TENS units are here!