my name is Deirdre, I'm a full spectrum doula & owner of Orchid Doula Services.
I'm currently accepting in-person postpartum clients, and birth clients in Ottawa, ON with due dates in October or November 2021, or January-March 2022.
I'm also available for virtual doula care at any stage of parenting or pregnancy, & offer a few unique childbirth education classes to prepare you on your journey.
Send me an email to book a complimentary consultation
I'm a full spectrum doula, meaning that I provide individualized, trauma-informed doula care to pregnant people & their families throughout the perinatal period. My guidance is available to families throughout fertility & conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, & abortion.
I chose a career as a doula because I believe it's the best combination of my skills & interests, mobilized to nurture my community. In my work, I strive to create a trust & openness with my clients which allows them to see me as their friend, who's also their personal guide in pregnancy, birth, & parenting.
My goal with each client is to foster a sense of self-confidence. Together we'll explore education & self-reflection, through which I'll encourage you to articulate your wishes for your parenting journey.
I believe that by actively supporting bodily autonomy & informed choice, we can break cycles of trauma & make way for a society that puts mental health & body sovereignty first. I practice doula work in the hope that by supporting health for parents, they will impart health onto their children, which will in turn create a healthy society.
You & Your New Baby
Preparing for postpartum for solo parents & co-parenting families
Designed specifically to inspire confidence in single & co-parents, we'll take a deep dive into the early days of parenthood & understand how to care for yourself & your newborn.
Preparing for Birth
A non-judgmental, evidence-based approach to learning about birth
By teaching the physiological process of birth, & the realities of medical system within which we give birth, this course gives parents the tools to make informed decisions about their care & the care of their children.
Gifting Doula Care
Support your family & a local business
COVID-19 has meant that many birthing families and new parents have had less support than they normally would this year.
By purchasing a gift card, you can contribute to providing holistic support to your loved ones as they welcome their children into the world!
Gift cards are totally customizable to meet your needs & your budget.
Measures in place to protect my family & yours
Great news! It is still possible to receive virtual & in-person doula care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Increased precautions need to be taken to stop the spread of the virus.
Click the link below to learn how I am staying up to date on policies & procedures, and implementing safety precautions.