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Mama Dearest is a private practice in Laval, Quebec, owned and operated by Stephanie Dupras, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Maternal-Child Health Nurse, Doula, and Perinatal Educator. A mother of four, Stephanie offers complete prenatal preparation, birth doula and lactation consultant services, as well as education for volunteer breastfeeding support mothers, fellow health professionals and expectant parents.

Her philosophy is "Mother Friendly" maternity care, a “Baby Friendly” society and a child and parent friendly world. She advocates values such as non-interventive birth; respect for the normal physiological processes of labour, birth and breastfeeding; breastfeeding and attachment parenting. She supports the WHO/UNICEF International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. This site is one of few fully bilingual, Canadian websites where you will find up-to-date, accurate and evidence-based information on the various topics of perinatality.