Young Women & Athletes

Read up on information about how to select your care provider (obstetrician, family doctor or midwife) and your birth support team.

Become informed on your choice of birthplace (yes, midwives can also support a hospital birth) and find out about birthplace tours. Options for pain control, as well as supportive strategies and birth positions.

Choosing a Care Provider + Birth Support

Association of Ontario Midwives


What is a midwife? Midwifery care




The Birth Partner by Penny Simpkin


The Birth Partner 5th Edition




Lamaze International


Birth team Handout 1 Handout 2





Choice of Birthplace + Birthplace Tours

Association of Ontario Midwives


What is a midwife? Midwifery care




The Birth Partner by Penny Simpkin


The Birth Partner 5th Edition




Lamaze International


Birth team Handout 1 Handout 2





Doulas

Information About Doula’s


Pregnancy Info Having a Baby




Motherwit Doula Care Ottawa


Birth and postpartum doula support.

  • Birth doula care includes 1 or 2 prenatal meetings, attendance at birth, 1 postpartum follow-up at your home, unlimited phone/email support.
  • Birth and postpartum doula care package includes 3 prenatal meetings, 24/7 on-call availability, attendance at your birth, 1 postpartum follow-up at your home, unlimited phone/email support and includes 6 hours of postpartum in-home care.
  • Offer birth support at Montfort Hospital, Almonte General Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital – General and Civic Campuses, Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Queensway Carleton Hospital. Maison de naissance de l’Outaouais and The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre.
  • Also offer eco birth pool rental, placenta encapsulation and infant massage instruction at an additional cost.




Family Doulas of Ottawa


Birth doula support includes meeting the doulas, connecting with the doulas in your home through prenatal meeting, ability to contact doula by phone/email during pregnancy, support for 1-2 hours after birth and 1 postpartum follow-up visit with your doulas at a home. Postpartum doula support includes daytime support for family, newborn care, breast/bottle/combination feeding, knowledge of postpartum recovery, help identifying perinatal mood disorders, light housekeeping, meal preparation and more! Birth support offered at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, The Montfort Hospital, The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre and The Gatineau Hospital. Custom Post Partum Support Available




Ottawa Doula Services


Birth and postpartum doula.

  • Specializes in: Birth without medication/ Vaginal birth with medication/ Cesarean Birth/ VBAC(vaginal birth after cesarean)/ Multiples/ High risk
  • Attends births at: The Ottawa Birth & Wellness Centre, Montfort Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Queensway Carleton Hospital, Almonte Hospital, l'Hopital de Gatineau, La Maison de Naissance de l'Outaouais & Home births in the National Capital Region.




National Capital Doulas


Doulas offering pregnancy education, birth and postpartum support. Pregnancy

  • In-home childbirth education (2 x 3-hr classes)
  • In-home comfort measures class (2 hrs)
  • In-home lactation education before birth (2 hrs)
Birth support Packages include telephone and email support, access to extensive lending library, on-call support throughout pregnancy, review of comfort measures, birth planning and infant feeding information, TENS unit access and continuous support during labour and birth.

Postpartum Support

First night home, Overnight support, Lactation support after birth, Babywearing education





Hyponobirthing

Information About Doula’s


Pregnancy Info Having a Baby




Motherwit Doula Care Ottawa


Birth and postpartum doula support.

  • Birth doula care includes 1 or 2 prenatal meetings, attendance at birth, 1 postpartum follow-up at your home, unlimited phone/email support.
  • Birth and postpartum doula care package includes 3 prenatal meetings, 24/7 on-call availability, attendance at your birth, 1 postpartum follow-up at your home, unlimited phone/email support and includes 6 hours of postpartum in-home care.
  • Offer birth support at Montfort Hospital, Almonte General Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital – General and Civic Campuses, Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Queensway Carleton Hospital. Maison de naissance de l’Outaouais and The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre.
  • Also offer eco birth pool rental, placenta encapsulation and infant massage instruction at an additional cost.




Family Doulas of Ottawa


Birth doula support includes meeting the doulas, connecting with the doulas in your home through prenatal meeting, ability to contact doula by phone/email during pregnancy, support for 1-2 hours after birth and 1 postpartum follow-up visit with your doulas at a home. Postpartum doula support includes daytime support for family, newborn care, breast/bottle/combination feeding, knowledge of postpartum recovery, help identifying perinatal mood disorders, light housekeeping, meal preparation and more! Birth support offered at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, The Montfort Hospital, The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre and The Gatineau Hospital. Custom Post Partum Support Available




Ottawa Doula Services


Birth and postpartum doula.

  • Specializes in: Birth without medication/ Vaginal birth with medication/ Cesarean Birth/ VBAC(vaginal birth after cesarean)/ Multiples/ High risk
  • Attends births at: The Ottawa Birth & Wellness Centre, Montfort Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Queensway Carleton Hospital, Almonte Hospital, l'Hopital de Gatineau, La Maison de Naissance de l'Outaouais & Home births in the National Capital Region.




National Capital Doulas


Doulas offering pregnancy education, birth and postpartum support. Pregnancy

  • In-home childbirth education (2 x 3-hr classes)
  • In-home comfort measures class (2 hrs)
  • In-home lactation education before birth (2 hrs)
Birth support Packages include telephone and email support, access to extensive lending library, on-call support throughout pregnancy, review of comfort measures, birth planning and infant feeding information, TENS unit access and continuous support during labour and birth.

Postpartum Support

First night home, Overnight support, Lactation support after birth, Babywearing education





Lamaze

Association of Ontario Midwives


What is a midwife? Midwifery care




The Birth Partner by Penny Simpkin


The Birth Partner 5th Edition




Lamaze International


Birth team Handout 1 Handout 2





Birth Positions

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin


Who will be with me during my birth?




Comfort in Labour by Penny Simkin


Comfort in Labour