Postpartum Support

Postpartum and Perinatal support. Doulas offering hourly, overnight and support for your first days as parents. Perinatal mental health support options for new moms and dads, children from ages 0 to 6 and resources for special populations of Young, LQBTQ+, Indigenous parents. Support for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Postpartum Doulas

Doula Groups


Postpartum doulas offers an extra set of hands and support that is specifically tailored to the needs of the client after birth. Postpartum support can include: feeding support for baby/babies; daytime support for siblings and families; infant care; meal planning and/or preparation; establishing new routines; light housekeeping; a knowledge of the normal recovery from birth; providing emotional support.

Family Doula’s of Ottawa

Free 30min Consult

Phone #: 613-866-9958

Ottawa Doula Services

Email: Hello@OttawaDoulaServices.ca

Phone #: 613-600-8098

MotherWit Doula Care

Email: info@MotherWit.ca

Phone #: 613-518-1060

National Capital Doulas

Email: info@nationalcapitaldoulas.com

Ottawa Valley Doulas

Website to contact individual doulas that are members of Ottawa Valley Doulas




Individual Postpartum Doulas


Postpartum doulas offers an extra set of hands and support that is specifically tailored to the needs of the client after birth. Postpartum support can include: feeding support for baby/babies; daytime support for siblings and families; infant care; meal planning and/or preparation; establishing new routines; light housekeeping; a knowledge of the normal recovery from birth; providing emotional support.

Jennifer Gillean – In the Moment with Jean

Offering pregnancy and Infant loss support as well as birth story listening

Email: ahimsaheels@gmail.com

Phone #: 613-864-8696

Julia Nichol – Intuition Parenting Support Services

Also offering postpartum planning workshop and birth story medicine

Email: intuitionparenting@gmail.com

Phone # call or text: 613-291-3991

Offers services outside of Ottawa – see service area page for details

Amy Owen Doula Services

Email: amy.owen@sympatico.ca

Phone #: 613-371-5509

Monica Bizier Doula Services

Email:monicabizier.doula@hotmail.com

Phone #: 613-281-5403

Ashley Kyle Doula

Email: ashleykyledoula@gmail.com

Phone or text #: 819-918-5878





Perinatal Mental Health

Doula Groups


Postpartum doulas offers an extra set of hands and support that is specifically tailored to the needs of the client after birth. Postpartum support can include: feeding support for baby/babies; daytime support for siblings and families; infant care; meal planning and/or preparation; establishing new routines; light housekeeping; a knowledge of the normal recovery from birth; providing emotional support.

Family Doula’s of Ottawa

Free 30min Consult

Phone #: 613-866-9958

Ottawa Doula Services

Email: Hello@OttawaDoulaServices.ca

Phone #: 613-600-8098

MotherWit Doula Care

Email: info@MotherWit.ca

Phone #: 613-518-1060

National Capital Doulas

Email: info@nationalcapitaldoulas.com

Ottawa Valley Doulas

Website to contact individual doulas that are members of Ottawa Valley Doulas




Individual Postpartum Doulas


Postpartum doulas offers an extra set of hands and support that is specifically tailored to the needs of the client after birth. Postpartum support can include: feeding support for baby/babies; daytime support for siblings and families; infant care; meal planning and/or preparation; establishing new routines; light housekeeping; a knowledge of the normal recovery from birth; providing emotional support.

Jennifer Gillean – In the Moment with Jean

Offering pregnancy and Infant loss support as well as birth story listening

Email: ahimsaheels@gmail.com

Phone #: 613-864-8696

Julia Nichol – Intuition Parenting Support Services

Also offering postpartum planning workshop and birth story medicine

Email: intuitionparenting@gmail.com

Phone # call or text: 613-291-3991

Offers services outside of Ottawa – see service area page for details

Amy Owen Doula Services

Email: amy.owen@sympatico.ca

Phone #: 613-371-5509

Monica Bizier Doula Services

Email:monicabizier.doula@hotmail.com

Phone #: 613-281-5403

Ashley Kyle Doula

Email: ashleykyledoula@gmail.com

Phone or text #: 819-918-5878





Resources for Special Populations

Young Parents


Buns in the Oven

A weekly program designed for young mothers under the age of 25 years old. Available during pregnancy and up until 6 months postpartum. Specifically focuses on nutrition education, nutrition, social support and health education. It involves cooking and eating together, learning about pregnancy and babies, and free food to take home.

To learn about the various sites that offer this program

Email: http://ottawayoungparents.com/buns-in-the-oven/

Phone: 613-725-5152

Young Fathers’ Program

http://ottawayoungparents.com/brighter-futures/for-dads/

Offers weekly group meetings in the evenings, as well as a 10-week parenting program. Twice a month, the meeting offers new dads the chance to play sports, chat and eat together. The other two weeks, the dads bring their baby with them to meet.

Contact: info@ottawayoungparents.com

613-749-4584

St. Mary’s Home

https://stmaryshome.com/

Specialized residential and community support services are provided to marginalized young pregnant women (ages 13-25), young parents and their children. The Centre is a ‘one-stop’ hub of services, health care and educational programs.

Location: 780 rue l’Eglise Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 3K7

Phone #: 613-749-2491

Email: info@stmaryshome.com

The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre

https://bethanyhopecentre.org/

This is a multi-service centre that assists pregnant and young parents up to 29 years of age offering health care, counselling, child development programs, etc.

Location: 820 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa ON

Phone #: 613-725-1733




LGTBQ+


LGBTTQ+ Rainbow Families Art & Play Afternoon Drop-In

https://familyservicesottawa.org/2018/10/lgbttq-rainbow-families-art-play-afternoon-drop-in-4/

For LGBTTQ+ families and their young children.

Join us in art & play activities while connecting with other families.

Location: Mothercraft Ottawa, 475 Evered Ave.

For more information, contact: 613-725-3601 ext. 105

Imontroy@familyservicesottawa.org




Indigenous Parents


Minwaashin Lodge Doula Program

For indigenous Youth (12-30)

https://www.minlodge.com/doula-program

Email Annie Miller: akingstonmiller@minlodge.com

Phone #: 613-741-5590 ext. 263

Wabano Health Centre

https://wabano.com/program/

Offers a multitude of programs for the postpartum period and for parents, including: traditional parenting program; parenting circle; postnatal group; WabanoKids! Early years program; Drop-in play groups; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Support group; Circle of Care program, and much more.

Location: 299 Montreal Road Ottawa, ON K1L 6B8

Contact: Megan Thomas, Early Childhood Educator at 613-748-0657 ext. 380 mthomas@wabano.com

Odawa Native Friendship Centre

http://www.odawa.on.ca/programs.html

Provides a multitude of support and programs including Aboriginal Healthy Babies program and the Family Support Program. The Family Support Program consists of services that address child development, from the pre-conception stage, and offer support and parental skills training for parents and youth in urban aboriginal communities.

Family Support Program Contact: Susan Cheecho, 613-722-3811 x280

Aboriginal Healthy Babies Program Contact: Kim Jerome, 613-722-3811 x255

Location; 250 City Centre Avenue Ottawa, Ontario

info@odawa.on.ca

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

https://www.tungasuvvingatinuit.ca/programs/

Parenting Program (Canadian Action Program for Children)

The Parenting Program is conducted in six-week cycles in a culturally appropriate setting. It provides a healthy lunch, together with traditional teachings. Guest speakers present on a variety of topics such as public health, legal issues, parenting workshops and personal health care. Inuit elders also share their traditional teachings

Pre-Post-Natal Program (Canadian Pre-Post-Natal Program)

Tungasuvvingat Inuit’s program offers support for pregnant parents and new parents for children up to 18 months old. A healthy lunch suitable for expectant mothers and young children is provided. Discussion topics include the different stages of pregnancy and infant development. Discussions are parent -driven and we invite guest speakers, such as nurses, Ottawa Public Health representatives, diabetes workers and community elders.

Contact: info@tungasuvvingatinuit.ca or (613) 565-5885

Location: 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON K2B 6R2





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