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 is founder and co-owner. She is a DONA certified birth doula, Certified Lactation Counselor and a trained postpartum doula.
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 Stehr
Danielle is founder and co-owner. She is a DONA certified birth doula and is also a trained postpartum doula.
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.
Andria is a trained Birth Doula with CBI and MotherWit, a Certified Postpartum Doula with CBI, and a Breastfeeding Counselor trained with Childbirth International.
Andria is a mom of four amazing kids and wife to a wonderfully supportive husband. She is passionate about helping new parents. She is a Babywearing Educator, certified through the Canadian Babywearing School and a Breastfeeding Counselor trained with Childbirth International. Andria is also a trained Birth Doula with CBI and MotherWit, and a Certified Postpartum Doula with CBI. A pre/postnatal and children's Yoga Teacher, trained with Little Lotus Yoga. Andria is committed to providing non-judgemental care and support. If there is an issue she can not help you with, she is happy to point you in the direction of the local resources available.
Amanda is a DONA certified birth doula, with two years of labour support experience, and over eight years of nursing experience.
Amanda first became interested in becoming a doula after hiring one for her first birth and realizing the incredible support and empowerment her doula provided during the intimidating and exciting experience that a first labor can often be. She now has two children, and loves to help soon-to-be mothers prepare for their unique labour, and life with newborns. Amanda works part time with the Ottawa Hospital as an RPN, and holds diplomas from both the Registered Practical Nurse and Developmental Service Worker programs at Algonquin College.
Amy is a DONA certified birth doula and trained postpartum doula.
Amy has extensive experience in supporting clients throughout their pregnancies, births and life at home with a new baby. She began working as a doula over 8 years ago, after the births of her two children. She is passionate about couples having a positive experience, no matter how they choose to birth or parent. When she is not working, Amy can be found spending time with her husband and two children, digging in her vegetable garden, chasing after her dog or reading. She holds a BA in English/Psychology.
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.
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!
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!