Our Doulas

National Capital Doulas are modern doulas for the modern family!

National Capital Doulas supports women and their families in all their choices including birth location, choice of health care provider, and specific choices regarding their care.

Amie Scharfe

Amie Scharfe

Amie is founder and co-owner. She is a DONA certified birth doula, Certified Lactation Counselor and a trained postpartum doula. Postpartum doula, childbirth and lactation education, lactation support and placenta encapsulation

Following the birth of her two sons Amie decided to pursue birth doula training. That was over six years ago and she's never looked back. Above all else Amie believes that couples should be supported with compassion and be free to make choices without judgement. When Amie isn't working with clients she loves to read and enjoy time with friends and family. Prior to having children Amie trained and rode horses competitively. Amie holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology.

Danielle James

Danielle James

Danielle is founder and co-owner. She is a DONA certified birth doula and is also a trained postpartum doula. Postpartum doula and childbirth education

Danielle became interested in doula work after the birth of her two children. Danielle's experiences with birth and breastfeeding have made her passionate about providing women with the information they need to make choices for themselves. She loves to cook, read, and in a previous life spent two years living abroad. She has a B.A. from Queen's University and a post degree diploma from Algonquin College. She considers it a privilege to support women and families no matter what kind of birth they are planning.

As a dad-to-be I found Amie’s supportive approach to be her most helpful attribute as a doula. As I reflect on our experience I realize that having her present at our labour & delivery gave me the opportunity to focus solely on my wife and subsequently, our daughter as she entered the world. I admit that I was apprehensive about hiring a doula because I wanted to be the one that my wife leaned on during labour – I wanted active involvement in our daughter’s birth. Little did I realize just how much having Amie there allowed me to be there in every moment and actively involved in every way. When asked about preparing for our daughter, I always say that of all the investments we’ve made Amie’s services and support have paid itself tenfold.

J.B. (first time father)

Thanks to Danielle, the birth of my son was exactly what I hoped it would be. Without her support, I’m positive my labour would have been longer, more painful, and would have included interventions I wanted to avoid. Danielle is friendly, warm and very well-informed. I can’t recommend her enough and I’m looking forward to next time!

M.E and S.E. (first time parents)

Thank you for all your help Danielle. We had a beautiful VBAC and were very happy with your support, knowledge and professionalism. Thank you very much for guiding us through our delivery!

J.L. and D.M. (second time parents)


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