National Capital Doulas are modern doulas for the modern family!
National Capital Doulas supports birthing people and their families in all their choices including birth location, choice of health care provider, and specific choices regarding their care. Our care is provided throughout the Ottawa, Outaouais, and surrounding areas.
Amie is founder and co-owner. She is a DONA certified birth doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Babywearing Educator and a trained postpartum doula. Postpartum doula support, childbirth and lactation education, lactation support and babywearing education
Following the birth of her two older sons Amie decided to pursue birth doula training. That was over eight years ago and she's never looked back. Above all else Amie believes that birthing people and their families should be supported with compassion and be free to make choices without judgement. Amie remembers well what it is to be a new parent, having welcome a third child in 2017, she knows that open minded support before and after birth is valuable for everyone. 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 is founder and co-owner. She is a DONA certified birth doula and is also a trained postpartum doula.Danielle is not accepting new clients.
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, a Certified Postpartum Doula with CBI, and a trained Breastfeeding Counselor. Birth and postpartum doula support, lactation support and babywearing education
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.
Norah Lynn Paddock
Norah Lynn is a DONA trained birth doula. Birth doula support
Norah Lynn is a DONA trained birth doula and is in the process of becoming certified. A mother of two young children, Norah Lynn understands the wide range of emotions that can emerge while preparing for the transition to parenthood. From excitement and anticipation, to trepidation and fear, to exhilaration and joy - the feelings that we encounter during pregnancy, birth and postpartum can make us feel vulnerable in new and unexpected ways. Norah Lynn is committed to providing non-judgemental and compassionate support to her clients throughout each of these stages. Outside of her work as a doula, Norah Lynn can be found reading and enjoying the outdoors with her kids, in her home studio sewing and knitting clothing, or working as a consultant in the non-profit sector.
Photo credit to Ivo & Vanessa in Porto, Portugal, booked through Flytographer.
Jennifer is a DONA trained birth doula. Birth doula support
Jennifer is a DONA trained birth doula working towards certification. Jennifer became interested in supporting women through the birth process after having her first son. She is passionate about helping couples to deliver their babies surrounded by love. Your birth choices matter, and she offers support and education without judgement or bias. It is Jennifer’s mission to support and encourage new and experienced families alike. In her down time, she can be found spending time with her partner, two teenage boys and rescue dog Zachary. She enjoys walking outdoors and swimming. Jennifer holds an honours certificate in nutrition and has a background in women and gender studies.
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!
The extraordinary commitment of NCD to connect with families and focus selflessly on the clients is unparalleled in my experience. There is a deep level of safe, nurturing, loving care.