Natalis Doula Services

Natalis Doula Services Providing birth doula services in the Ottawa area. "If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it."
-John H. Kennell, MD

I am passionate and fascinated about all aspects of childbirth.

I believe that childbirth is a natural part of any woman’s life and that she deserves to experience it in all its beauty and power. Watching a baby being born is a wondrous thing and I am blessed that I am invited into peoples’ lives to enjoy this with them. My goal is to assist moms to be in working towards the birth they desire, helping them understand the birth process and emotionally supportin

I believe that childbirth is a natural part of any woman’s life and that she deserves to experience it in all its beauty and power. Watching a baby being born is a wondrous thing and I am blessed that I am invited into peoples’ lives to enjoy this with them. My goal is to assist moms to be in working towards the birth they desire, helping them understand the birth process and emotionally supportin

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Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project
08/06/2017

Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project

This story needs two photos, because sometimes breastfeeding is a triumph and a constant battle. Often it involves both breast and bottle. Gorgeous images by Breathe In Photography - Ottawa Birth Photographer

"I thought breastfeeding was going to be this ultra natural, instinctively easy way to feed my daughter. It turns out that it would be one of the greatest challenges of my life.

Audrey was born tongue tied, lip tied and cheek tied. She had essentially no ability to form a vacuum with her mouth or create much suction. But I didn't know that until she was 12 days old.

The first two weeks of Audrey's life were incredibly stressful. She was not gaining back her birth weight, and I feared that she would fail to thrive. Every feed was a struggle. Audrey would spend 45 minutes screaming at the breast instead of latching. And often, I would cry with her.

The thought of quitting breast feeding still crosses my mind every day as I try to soothe a baby that I can't place on my chest because pump bottles and cables are in the way... even with all the amazing counseling and support that I'm fortunate enough to be able to pay for and receive. That's why I think it's important to talk about the challenges of breast feeding. Preparing the next woman for what might come could save her from feeling alone or like a failure. I want women to share their struggles and triumphs, because it unites us in motherhood. When young children see us breast feeding in public and ask questions, we need to start an open, honest, and age appropriate dialogue with them. We need to normalize breast feeding - not only the exposure of our breasts in public, but the normalcy of the struggle. It's funny - before becoming a mother, I thought the hardest part about breast feeding would be whipping my b**b out in public. Turns out that's the easiest part." ~Sabine and Audrey (23 days old)

Mothercraft Ottawa's Touch a Truck
05/09/2017

Mothercraft Ottawa's Touch a Truck

Did you know, funds raised from Touch a Truck support Mothercraft Ottawa's, award winning, Birth and Parent Companion Program?Each year we match hundreds of at risk families with volunteers, trained to provide prenatal, labour/delivery, postartum and parenting support!
Check out our website for more details on the program or to find out how to become a volunteer!
www.mothercraft.com

Family Doulas of Ottawa
04/05/2017

Family Doulas of Ottawa

Everything is ready to go and we are open for business! #open #atyourservice #doulalife

Milkface Nursingwear
01/31/2017

Milkface Nursingwear

We’ve got fun and shenanigans planned for February - join us! https://www.milkface.com

Powerful.
01/24/2017
Constance Hall

Powerful.

What a cute and realistic post about birth plans...
As we all know, they may change..

What's Up With Vaginal Breech Birth?   Ottawa, Canada and Internationally
01/16/2017
What's Up With Vaginal Breech Birth? Ottawa, Canada and Internationally

What's Up With Vaginal Breech Birth? Ottawa, Canada and Internationally

In November I was interviewed on the show White Coat, Black Art. The issue addressed was the importance of continuing to do normal vaginal births rather than cesarean sections for breech birth (when the baby's bottom is coming first rather than the head). Midwife clients are demanding the option be continued, as the increase in cesarean sections since the year 2000 was based on evidence that has been overturned. Physicians profess that they no longer have the skills to perform vaginal breech births and I propose, and am engaged in helping them to learn from the senior midwives with experience and a better understanding of the physiology.

This informative interview sheds light on the fears and misconceptions about this practice and discusses the many advantages in choosing vaginal births even when the baby is breech.

You can read or listen to the interview by following the link below.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/into-the-breech-this-midwife-says-breech-births-are-safe-and-natural-now-she-just-has-to-convince-doctors-1.3837164/into-the-breech-this-midwife-says-breech-births-are-safe-and-natural-now-she-just-has-to-convince-doctors-1.3837170

Doula Canada
12/08/2016
Doula Canada

Doula Canada

Ontario has taken big strides to create equity for all families.

This is an amazing powerful step.

The DTC community is excited to celebrate this big step.

www.doulatraining.ca

11/29/2016
Global Edmonton

Global Edmonton

WATCH: Many newborns delivered by C-section won't have the same opportunity for cuddling as those delivered the conventional way. Su-Ling Goh looks at an Alberta pilot project that aims to change that.

Not really related to pregnancy or birth(unless you have a pregnancy craving for gelato or maybe want to kick start labo...
11/24/2016
The Extraordinary Baby Shoppe

Not really related to pregnancy or birth(unless you have a pregnancy craving for gelato or maybe want to kick start labour with their Chili flavoured gelato:) But I wanted to give a shout out to a wonderful business with lovely service and really yummy food. So important to support small business!

We'll have new neighbours across the street come next Spring, lucky us!

Milkface Nursingwear
11/17/2016

Milkface Nursingwear

Support is crucial! That's why we have professional IBCLC services 6 days a week! http://ow.ly/Vx0T306fyGT

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre
11/15/2016
Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre

Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre

Did you catch this story about local midwife Betty-Anne Daviss, RM and the rise of vaginal breech birth? Ottawa is lucky to have a trailblazer like Betty-Anne in our midst!

Welcome! A long time ago I started my doula journey and now many years later I am finally able to focus on it full-time....
11/11/2016
Natalis – Doula Services

Welcome! A long time ago I started my doula journey and now many years later I am finally able to focus on it full-time. It is a true passion of mine and am excited about this new chapter. I'll be posting interesting articles regarding pregnancy and birth and keeping you posted about events happening in and around Ottawa. Please check out my website www.natalis.ca and share it with your friends. :)

Welcome and congratulations! I believe that the birth of a child is a miraculous and natural part of life. Everyone is unique and therefore the care should be unique and personal. My ultimate goal is to provide a safe emotional environment, where a mother-to-be and her family can enjoy this beautif...

Doula Canada
11/08/2016
Doula Canada

Doula Canada

Postpartum traditional practices often get lost in business of life in North America.

We tend to push past, rush back to normal.

Postpartum Doulas support the slowing down and embracing of your traditional practices.

Its just part of what they do.

Www.doulatraining.ca

Why babies all over the world are now sleeping in boxes
11/03/2016
Why babies all over the world are now sleeping in boxes

Why babies all over the world are now sleeping in boxes

Nearly three years ago, the Magazine reported on the Finnish baby box - a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys the state gives to expectant mothers. The story went viral and was read by 10 million people in 18 months. Now the box idea itself is spreading around the world.It's a tradition that dat...

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11/03/2016

Natalis Doula Services's cover photo

Natalis Doula Services
11/01/2016

Natalis Doula Services

Natalis Doula Services
11/01/2016

Natalis Doula Services

Address

81A Glen Park Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1B 3Z1

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Providing birth doula services in the Ottawa area. www.natalis.ca

Telephone

6137009713

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