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Healthier people have healthier pregnancies and healthier families.

I’m Dr. Paulina Zettel, Naturopathic Doctor and Birth Doula.

With over 20 years of experience in private practice as a naturopathic doctor and birth doula, I have seen time and time again the difference it makes when we build a good relationship, one where you are looking forward to learning and improving your health, comfortable asking questions and excited for your individual parenting journey. 

When your fertility to parenthood experience exceeds your expectations, your family’s health is built on a solid foundation.

I graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and am registered with the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Ontario. I have been in private practice since 2002 and have attended hundreds of births as a birth doula. 

I am passionate about building relationships with my patients, helping them achieve optimal health before and during their pregnancy. I believe that improving your health during these times helps to overcome obstacles that can prevent you from having the birth that you want. This also helps prepare for a better postpartum period. 

I love coaching young athletes at sport and coaching birthing parents during labour, both experiences that can empower them to become more confident and awesome in their lives. This is how I see myself making an impact.

When not working, I enjoy backcountry camping with my husband, three kids and my giant sheepadoodle. I also play competitive ultimate frisbee, and am often volunteering with Guelph Ringette, Guelph Soccer and recently with KW Field Hockey.

I understand what it means to you to have a healthy family.

I understand how many questions you have, how overwhelming it can be to become a parent (even if it’s not your first time), and what it means to have someone you can trust by your side.

I believe you can play a leading role in your health and your pregnancy.

Many people are not satisfied with the traditional healthcare approach to pregnancy and childbirth. I am not either.

Many of the current cinical practices are oudated and not backed up with evidence. Guided by old and routine policies that may be non-inclusive, racist and sometimes unsafe. 

I will give you un-biased information and lay out your choices, so you that can make a decision that is right for you. Let’s not accept status quo. 

Each of us are unique individuals with specific concerns and needs. My job is to listen to you and provide the individualized support that YOU need.  

Together, we choose the best treatment approach for you, one that might include evidence-based treatment options such as nutrition, vitamins and neutraceuticals, acupuncture, bioidentical hormone therapy or lifestyle changes.

My approach is to provide ongoing support each step of the way. From helping you optimize your health before getting pregnant to caring for your family for years, I am here for you.

When you understand your health, you can make informed decisions for yourself and your family. 

If you:

Then we will be a good match!