Ottawa Doulas Providing Excellent Support & Resources

Pregnancy, labor, and delivery are challenging times for women, so why not add another person to your support team to provide additional help, education, and encouragement? A doula just does that and can physically and emotionally support women and their partners during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery. The Ottawa doulas at these three practices ensure that all women and their families feel supported and empowered during this exciting time. 

3 Ottawa Doulas for the Unbeatable Pregnancy & Postpartum Support You Need

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Doula Services of Ottawa

Nepean, ON 

Doula Services of Ottawa provides prenatal support, labor and delivery services, and postpartum care so that women feel comfortable and supported during all stages of their journey. Prenatal care includes forming a birth plan, partner exercises, and early labor support. Labor and delivery services include doula support at all hours of the day or night. A doula guides and supports clients throughout labor and during delivery in a hospital or a patient’s home. 

Postpartum care is necessary so that parents don’t feel overwhelmed as they transition to having a new baby in the home. Postpartum services include:

  • infant sleep education,
  • single-baby or twin support,
  • overnight support,
  • meal preparation,
  • breastfeeding support,
  • newborn care,
  • sibling support,
  • help with errands, and
  • laundry.

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Nurtured Birth Ottawa

2599 Carling Ave

Ottawa, ON, Canada 

K2B 7H7

Nurtured Birth Ottawa is a place where women can feel empowered and supported as they have a positive birthing experience. Led by doulas Julie Davie, Michele Appleby-Clarida, and Kaylee Cumming, Nurtured Birth Ottawa provides an array of services to help support families throughout the journey to parenthood. Doulas are passionate about helping families have healthy, powerful, transformative birth experiences. 

A variety of doula services are available, including in-person and online consultations. Support includes:

  • initial meetings,
  • prenatal appointments,
  • 24/7 availability,
  • support during labor and delivery, and
  • care during the postpartum period.

During labor and delivery, doulas use a number of pain-relieving techniques, including aromatherapy, homeopathy, and massage. This doula group also offers nutrition services for various needs, from fertility optimization to pregnancy and postpartum health to breastfeeding dietary needs.

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Family Doulas of Ottawa

Serving the Ottawa and Gatineau regions

Family Doulas of Ottawa knows that parenting takes a village! Doulas at this practice strive to meet the needs of every family from all walks of life. From pregnancy to labor and delivery to the early days and weeks of parenting, doulas provide support, education, and empowerment to families as they journey into parenthood. 

Individualized, family-centered care is provided throughout pregnancy and childbirth. Birth services are available at every step of the journey and all types of births, including:

  • VBACs,
  • home births,
  • scheduled C-sections, and
  • more.

After delivery, doulas continue providing care as families adjust to having a new baby in their house. Comprehensive care continues to support and empower families as they learn to care for a newborn. Family Doulas of Ottawa also provides prenatal classes that meet the unique needs of the Ottawa region, including LGBTQ+ friendly curriculum.

Ottawa Doulas

A doula supports, empowers, and cares for women and their families as they journey into parenthood. Hence, doulas are a powerful addition to any birthing person’s support team! Through listening, encouraging, and advocating, doulas help remind women what amazing feats their bodies are capable of. The Ottawa doulas in these three groups provide patient-focused, family-centered care in nurturing, non-judgmental environments.

Finding a doula to provide extra support in your motherhood journey is a huge step in being prepared. I love helping Ottawa families navigate motherhood in Ottawa. But my first love is helping them capture their love and joy. So check out more of my work and other helpful Ottawa motherhood tips in the blog links below! But before you go, let’s chat about your dream photo session!



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