The Prenatal, Childbirth, and Postpartum
Community You Can Rely On

Thornhill Doulas was founded by Petra Nobel and Suyin Jordan, experienced childbirth professionals that have cared for birthing parents and newborns worldwide. They bring their expertise to you and your growing family.

Led by an empathetic and compassionate approach, Thornhill Doulas is unified in its effort to nourish and guide your family towards your personal parenting goals.

Our agency has doulas who are:
  • Trained through a reputable organization
  • Certified
  • Or working towards certification
  • Insured
  • Background checked with Police

Thornhill Doulas is an agency that provides comprehensive care and education for new parents before, during and after pregnancy. We provide families all over the Greater Toronto Area with professional, compassionate and highly personalised support. Contact us so that we can learn more about you and find the right doula on our team for you.

The Founders: Petra & Suyin


  • Postpartum doula
  • New parent educator
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Maternity, infant and child sleep consultant

Petra is one of the co-owners and founders of Thornhill Doulas. Petra was born and educated in a country where every new family has the option of postpartum support as soon as their baby is born. She is trained and certified as a maternity care nurse to assist midwives during home and hospital births and to support parents with the challenges of growing into a bigger family. She worked not only at an in-home setting but also at a hospital in which midwife students were trained. Petra has supported hundreds of families during their postpartum journey.

When Petra arrived in Canada in 1998 she started volunteering as a birth and postpartum doula. She quickly witnessed the need for postpartum support for new and expanding families. She trained and certified with CAPPA, Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association. Being a postpartum doula is her passion and it is her foundation for all the support she gives to her clients.

When she noticed that her clients were seeking support for sleep for their children she searched for an education that gives her the well rounded skills to support every family in their own unique way.

Her 30 years of experience combined with her continued education in the postpartum and infant and child sleep field makes her the well rounded support person many of her clients have appreciated and make sure their family and friends connect with as soon as they find out they are expecting their baby.

It is her goal to educate and prepare expectant and new parents for the trials, challenges and joy of welcoming their child into the world so they have realistic expectations of life with a newborn and can enjoy their parenthood journey. She will do this in many different ways, when providing postpartum support, when you attend one of the workshops or during a sleep consultation.


  • Postpartum doula
  • New parent educator
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Maternity, infant and child sleep consultant
  • CAPPA doula trainer
  • Lactation educator/counsellors

Suyin is one fo the co-owners and founders of Thornill Doulas. Suyin is from Malaysia and trained in the UK as a Registered General Nurse and Registered Midwife. She worked in the UK for over 19 years as a nurse and midwife and has delivered over 100 babies both in hospitals as well as home-births.

Moving to Canada in 2010, Suyin was asked to support a neighbour who had recently given birth to twin boys. These parents had just moved to Canada, had an older 6 year old daughter and no family or friends to help them through the postpartum period. Suyin soon realised that many people in Toronto and the GTA did not have much support in the postpartum period - especially if their health care provider was an OBGYN. They did not have their village to support them. This was when she decided to pursue a career as a postpartum doula and certified with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA). This certification coupled with her previous experience as a nurse and midwife has made Suyin one of the most respected and sought after doulas in the GTA. In the years that ensued, she added birth doula, childbirth education, new parent education, newborn care specialist, lactation educator and infant and maternity sleep consultant to her offerings.

In 2018, Suyin joined CAPPA as Faculty member, training postpartum doulas as she wanted to support more families by training more postpartum doulas to meet the needs of clients reaching out to her.

Suyin is passionate about giving parents the tools and knowledge to ease her clients into parenthood. She does this to empower parents by providing practical help, support, evidence based information and advice. She also helps them navigate through the information jungle that is the internet and social media.

Suyin is happily married, has 2 adult children and a dog. She is currently training to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She speaks several languages including English, Malay, Cantonese, Hokkien and some Mandarin.