THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PERFECT PARENT.  SO JUST BE A REAL ONE. – Sue Atkins

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Never in my creative field of work have I been more aligned and inspired to serve as a Postpartum Doula in Ottawa & Gatineau. In this soul gratifying role I am given the opportunity to nourish and hold space for new families+ like yours, navigating the postpartum period also known as the fourth trimester.

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The fourth trimester is a time of intense depth and adjustment. A time where the birth parent can embrace slowing down to focus on healing and bonding with baby. A successful family transition requires a village of support. I graciously take on this supportive role as a full spectrum Postpartum Doula.

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During my Kundalini yoga teacher training, I was first introduced and moved by the ritual of the birth parent retreating in-home for the first forty days following the act of birth.  During which, the new parent and baby are to stay within nine feet of each other to sustain their energetic connection. This safe and loving environment allows baby to unfurl slowly into the world and with support, the new parent can recover from birth.

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Heng Ou, author of ‘The First Forty Days’ has created a foundation inspired by the traditional Chinese zuo yuezi period of confinement. This foundation is built around retreat, warmth, support, rest and ritual. Ou’s revived art of caring for the parent after birth has poetically influenced the way I work with you.

+ 40 days is a guide, some will need more time and some may want less.

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Postpartum Doula Care Package ::

Offered as a one time support for the experienced family.
Package is 4 hours long at $30 hourly rate, done in two 2 hour shifts.

$120 x once

À la carte $35 hourly rate and can be paid the day of.

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Hours of availability ::

MONDAY
9am to 2pm

TUESDAY
9am to 2pm

WEDNESDAY
9 am to 2pm

THURSDAY
9am to 2pm

FRIDAY
9am to 2pm

 

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5% of all Postpartum Doula care is donated to the Shanti Uganda Society.

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