Anatomy & Physiology
Choosing a Care Provider + Birth Support
Having a baby (CAM)
The Birth Partner by Penny Simpkin
Choice of Birthplace + Birthplace Tours
Choice of Birthplace
Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre
Queensway Carleton Hospital
The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus and General Campus
Motherwit Doula Care Ottawa
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
Ottawa Doula Services
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
In-home childbirth education (2 x 3-hr classes)
In-home comfort measures class (2 hrs)
In-home lactation education before birth (2 hrs)
First night home, Overnight support, Lactation support after birth, Babywearing education
A program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, breathing techniques, visualisation, affirmations, and education to help women birth with safety and ease.
Group and private classes are offered in the Ottawa/Gatineau area classes in both English and French.
Classes occur once weekly for 2.5 hours over a 5 week period.
Ottawa Birth Doula
Prenatal preparation course focuses on relaxation in labour and teaches breathing techniques and coping strategies for labour to eliminate fears and anxieties, and build maternal confidence.
Course is available in private or group setting.