Meet Amy Owen, one of the doulas with National Capital Doulas. Amy is a DONA certified birth doula and a trained postpartum doula and we couldn’t be happier to have her as part of our team. Amy has a wealth of experience in Ottawa and has supported many families over her years working as a doula. We know you’ll love Amy as much as we do and now is your chance to learn some interesting tidbits about her.
Something interesting you might not know about me is . . .
I was born in Yellowknife.
What book has influenced you greatly? How?
“Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth” I read this as part of my doula certification process. There is so much wisdom in there that I can share with clients, no matter how they are choosing to birth.
What is the best gift anyone’s ever given to you?
My aunt and uncle gift us a reservation at one of the cottages in their camp every summer. I love seeing my kids experience life at the lake: swimming, having campfires, meeting other campers, looking up at the sky full of stars, and waiting out thunderstorms. I look forward to it all year.
Why do you live in this area?
This community is a great place to raise a family.
What do you think is the best feeling in the world?
Witnessing someone meet his or her baby for the first time.
If you could plan your ultimate vacation, where would you go?
I would fly to the Yukon with my family and do a long road trip throughout the territory and part of Alaska.
What is a fashion trend that you used to wear (in the 70s, 80s, 90s etc.) that you would now be embarrassed to wear?
Crimped hair with sky high bangs in the 80s!
What is your favourite part of your day?
I love quiet mornings before anyone else in the house is up.
Name one thing that you couldn’t live without.
Coffee. I really enjoy my morning coffees (yes, plural).
What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
Cheese and charcuterie plate with a glass of wine.
What always makes you laugh?
My 10 year old is constantly saying things that make me laugh. He comes up with some pretty funny stuff and doesn’t seem to have a filter, so I hear it all.
Which three words describe you best?
Determined, Caring, Honest.
What’s your hidden talent?
Contact us today to learn how you can be supported through pregnancy, birth and parenting by National Capital Doulas. Our birth services and postpartum services are exceptional. We’ve got you covered from early pregnancy, through The First Night and well beyond.