Meet the family

Our Childbirth Class instructors, who are qualified and certified, truly believe that knowledge is power and our goal is to help prepare and empower parents!


Sue is co-founder of The Baby Academy, Nurse, Midwife, Childbirth Instructor and a busy Mum of two. With over 15 years’ experience Sue has worked in all areas of Midwifery such as Birthing Suite, Antenatal wards, Postnatal wards and currently manages The Antenatal Education Department in a large Maternity Hospital.


Hayley is a Senior Midwife and was the first instructor to join The Baby Academy in Canada. Hayley brings a wealth of experience to The Baby Academy, having graduated ‘summa cum laude’ from McMaster University, and has gone on to working with marginalized and under-served communities. She helped to develop a First Nations Health Initiative and has a particular passion for supporting LGBTQ+ families as they navigate the unique challenges of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. She is honoured to support and guide birthing families as they seize the many opportunities for empowerment and growth throughout the childbearing year.


Crystal is a Midwife who brings a wealth of experience to The Baby Academy with almost a decade of Midwifery in Canada. As a busy mother of three, she has supported labouring people in and out of hospital settings, with a huge passion for Childbirth Education. Crystal loves to travel and has also volunteered in Maternity Hospitals in rural India and Tanzania.


Alexia is a Registered Midwife practicing extended scope Midwifery in a busy and diverse Canadian community. She has supported hundreds of families through birth in both home and hospital settings, however, loves all aspects of prenatal, birth and postpartum care. Alexia has had the pleasure of supporting Inuit midwives in an extremely remote community in Northern Canada by providing locum midwifery care for up to 6 weeks at a time. She has led the skin-to-skin C-section initiative in her organization to ensure all parents have the same opportunity for bonding and improved outcomes regardless of delivery method. Alexia is passionate about improving health literacy and informed decision making for under-resourced community members with a strong focus on individuals who identify within the Black, Indigenous and people of colour communities. She is also an ongoing preceptor and mentor for midwifery students with the Midwifery Educational Program.

Here at The Baby Academy we are looking to grow our team so that we can empower as many mothers and fathers as possible. If you are a Certified ObGyn, Nurse, Midwife, Doctor, or if you would like to work with our ever-growing office support team, please get in touch: reception@yourbabyacademy.ca. We’re looking for people who are passionate about helping parents.