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, trained postpartum doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Babywearing Educator, trained childbirth educator. Infant feeding education and support, childbirth education, babywearing education, team mentor
Following the birth of her two older sons Amie decided to pursue birth doula training. That was over a decade ago and she's never looked back. Above all else Amie believes that people should be supported with compassion and be free to make choices without judgement. Having welcomed a third child four years ago Amie knows all too well the challenges faced by new parents and how important it is to have an understanding, helpful village to hold them up. 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 with a major in Psychology. She is also back in school training to become a TCM Practitioner/Acupuncturist.
Jennifer is co-owner. She is a DONA certified birth doula. Birth doula support for returning client families only at this time
Jennifer is a DONA certified birth doula. 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.
Andria is a Certified Postpartum doula and trained birth doula.Not available for in person services.
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. Andria has deepened her care of pregnant people by becoming a pre/postnatal and children's Yoga Teacher, trained with Little Lotus Yoga. She is also a Reiki Master and Reflexologist. 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. Andria brings a wealth of knowledge to her work and a level of open minded care that is second to none.
Norah Lynn Paddock
Norah Lynn is a DONA certified birth doula and a DONA trained postpartum doula. Available for birth support of returning client families only at this time.
Norah Lynn is a DONA certified birth doula and also trained with DONA as a postpartum doula. 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.
Alison is a Doula Training Canada certified postpartum doula. Postpartum doula support
Alison is a Certified Postpartum Doula with Doula Training Canada and a trained Lactation Educator through CAPPA. Alison is a wife and mother to a fun, loving boy who brings such joy to their lives. Alison has firsthand experience with the challenges faced by parents in the first weeks of their infant’s life. Alison has worked with families and their little ones for over 20yrs across Canada. Alison is very passionate about her work and establishes great rapport with the families. She offers support and education without judgement or bias. In Alison’s spart time she loves to travel, spending time outdoors, reading, do Pilates and spend quality time with family. Alison also works with adults who have Developmental Disabilities. Alison has her Community Service Worker Certificate through George Brown College.
Katherine is a certified full spectrum doula and Doula Canada trained doula. Not currently accepting new client families
Katherine is a certified full spectrum doula and yoga teacher. She started her journey by applying for and receiving a full scholarship to Doula Canada. To gain experience in the field and hone her Doula skills, she volunteered as a birth companion for Mothercraft Ottawa, working with parents from diverse backgrounds. Wanting to incorporate her love for yoga into Doula work, she has also undergone a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training. When she’s not serving families, Katherine is a huge homebody who loves to spend time with her husband and daughter. Her philosophy is simple: your body, your baby, your choice. She will support families by giving unbiased informational, emotional, and physical support. Her main objective is that you have all the information necessary to make an informed decision for you and your family.
Emily is a DONA trained birth and postpartum doula. Birth and Postpartum doula support
Emily is so happy to be part of the National Capital Doulas team as a birth and postpartum doula. She is kind, compassionate, nurturing, and endearing. She has always had a passion for caring for people of all ages. Since 2012 she has been working as a home care Personal Support Worker, and she is thrilled to be caring for postpartum people and their families. She is a trained postpartum doula, and is working toward becoming certified. She also has a special gift of singing, which she has happily shared on numerous occasions in her client care. Emily and her husband live in Kanata with their two young boys and their elderly dog Rosie. When not working, she loves spending time with family and friends.
Paige is a DONA trained birth and postpartum doula Birth and Postpartum doula support
Paige McLaughlin is a DONA trained Birth doula and a DONA trained Postpartum doula. She is a registered Yoga teacher and is currently training as a Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Teacher. Paige’s long-term goal is to become certified as a Birth and Postpartum Doula. Paige worked with children for over 10 years with the City of Ottawa and continues to do so as a Supply Educational Assistant. As a Doula, her goal is to support the entire family. Paige hopes to help you and your family become comfortable, confident, and knowledgeable, making your experience a memory you can reflect on with positive emotion. When Paige isn’t working, she is reading, writing, cooking, and doing yoga. She is an Auntie to 2, and enjoys spending time with her partner and her 4-legged friends.
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.
Alison was wonderful. She multi-tasks and [our baby] was super comfortable with her. She indeed can be classified as a “Child whisperer". We loved her and would like to request her services in future. I will definitely get back to you if needed. Thanks a ton for everything. I will definitely recommend your company to all my friends. The whole experience was very smooth.
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.