Who we are

by Asheya

We are a non-profit, Canadian consumer advocacy group for maternity care. We were founded in May 2010, and include mothers from across Canada, maternity care practitioners who support physiological birth, and other supportive members of the public.


Our board of directors is made of moms who are doulas, childbirth educators, perinatal nurses, midwifery student hopefuls, and moms who are passionate about optimal birth. Scroll down to find out more about the board of directors.


Each mother goes on her own journey into birth, and makes the best choices she can for herself and her baby, given her circumstances, education, and support. The maternity care system has excellent mortality rates but high rates of unnecessary interventions and procedures, with practitioners encouraging mothers to make choices that have few benefits and great potential for harm.  We work to change the system to support women in evidence-based best practices.


We are the voice of women in Canada striving towards optimal maternity care. We are the voice of women in Canada demanding our right to birth in environments that create the best possible chance of an uncomplicated, physiological birth. We are the voice of women in Canada who demand evidence-based, best practice maternity care.


To add your voice, join us on our facebook page, or email info (at) mothersofchange (dot) com.


Board of Directors – Elected February 2013.


Asheya Hennessey – Founder, B. Education, Mother of Three

Chelsea Casson – Executive Director, Chapter Director











Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counsellor & Doula, Mother of Three.


Arpita Monahan – Social Media Director, Secretary

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Lisa Bowman – Financial Director

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