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Prenatal Classes in Ottawa

VBAC Prep Class Ottawa Aug 26 2017
VBAC Preparation Ottawa
This class is for parents exploring the option of a vaginal birth after a previous Cesarean birth (VBAC). Learn the facts about VBAC, and feel inspired by the stories drawn from the hundreds of VBACs MotherWit doulas have collectively attended. Feel prepared and relaxed about your birth, knowing no matter how your baby ends up being born, you are amazing.
You will also receive a copy of our MotherWit VBAC Guide (detailed class notes) for your reference.
 

When: Saturday August 26 VBAC P 12pm – 4:00pm
Where: MotherWit Doula Care Ottawa 779 Bank St #203
Cost: $75 / $125 with partner

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September 23rd and 24th Ottawa Prenatal Classes Weekend Intensive Ottawa

MotherWit Birth Essentials Ottawa Prenatal Classes Weekend Intensives

When: Saturday and Sunday September 23rd and 24th 10am – 4:30pm
Where: MotherWit Doula Care 779 Bank St #203 Ottawa ON

Cost: $200/couple

All of our instructors are MotherWit Certified Childbirth Educators, Birth and Postpartum Doulas.

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October 21st and 22nd Ottawa Prenatal Classes Weekend Intensive Ottawa

MotherWit Birth Essentials Ottawa Prenatal Classes Weekend Intensives

When: Saturday and Sunday October 21st and 22nd 10am – 4:30pm
Where: MotherWit Doula Care 779 Bank St #203 Ottawa ON

Cost: $200/couple

All of our instructors are MotherWit Certified Childbirth Educators, Birth and Postpartum Doulas.

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November 25th and 26th Ottawa Prenatal Classes Weekend Intensive Ottawa

MotherWit Birth Essentials Ottawa Prenatal Classes Weekend Intensives

When: Saturday and Sunday November 25th and 26th 10am – 4:30pm
Where: MotherWit Doula Care 779 Bank St #203 Ottawa ON

Cost: $200/couple

All of our instructors are MotherWit Certified Childbirth Educators, Birth and Postpartum Doulas.

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Our Ottawa Birth Essentials Team

Christine Crook MotherWit Ottawa Doula

Christine Crook

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator

An Ottawa doula since 2011, as mother of two and a photographer, I draw upon my ever-continuing education and wealth of experience to accompany families as they journey through pregnancy, birth, and the Baby Moon. Respectful of each family’s different needs, I offer non-judgemental guidance and information sharing to encourage their inner wisdom to surface during this life changing event of becoming a family. I was invited by clients to photograph their planned home birth and upon arriving at the birth I became captivated by what a saw! A powerful mom labouring in her birth tub, her partner close by holding her hand, and her doula just as close rubbing her back. It was that moment that I dreamed of being in “this” environment as much as possible and I wanted to be “that” person….the DOULA!! Who was this person and how could I become her? I quickly did my research, and signed up for the next training I could. Bearing witness, holding space and being present as a mother and father welcome their baby earth side is my greatest joy, whether it be at home, the birthing centre, or the hospital. When I am not driving my two teenagers to their activities or tucking new families in with their babies, I love to attend Book Club, unwind with my girlfriends, practice yoga and visit the spa! Although I carry a full family load and a full-time Doula career, self care is also a priority so I can best serve others!

 

Becoming a mother was a transformative experience for me. My own postpartum experiences awakened a passion inside me to support families as they bring their babies into the world, and navigate their own postpartum experiences in the ways that work best for them. I draw upon my post-graduate degree in microbiology and my background in the sciences to inform my interest in herbal remedies for the childbearing year. Through personal and professional experience I have come to believe the current culture and illusion of the “Super Mom” is an impossible standard, and a very damaging concept that can cause such unnecessary hardship and stress in the life of a mother. After birth, resting and bonding are crucial for the mother, her partner, and newborn baby to begin their new life together. As a doula dedicated to learning what is needed through listening without judgement, it is my mission to encourage mothers and their families to find and follow their intuition about how they wish to live and thrive as a family. I am a mother of three children, though my son Connor has never lived Earth Side. Losing him broke my heart, but in the process of grieving him, I have learned so much about myself and have found the courage to follow my passions. My experience led me to seek advanced training in supporting pre and perinatal loss so that I can provide a safe space for grieving parents. When I’m not wearing a baby or making a new family a meal, I love to read, hike in the woods, and travel.

 

 

Sarah Mcilwham MotherWit Ottawa Doula

Sarah McIlwham

Birth and Postpartum Doula

MotherWit Birth Essentials Ottawa Prenatal Classes

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