My services during the COVID-19 pandemic: I'm still here for you!
GIVING BIRTH SOON? I can offer both in-person and virtual birth doula support. Read more about my birth doula support services
HAVE A NEWBORN?
Currently, I am supporting families in-person with strict safety measures or virtually. Read more about my postpartum doula support services.
I am trained in Safety and Infection Control and Prevention and my goal is to provide safe and supportive care during these uncertain times. Please contact me to learn more about my strict safety measures and how I can support your family!
Personalized Ottawa doula support for your pregnancy, birth & baby
Nervous & excited? I get you! As an Ottawa-Gatineau doula I help guide families no matter what twists and turns your journey takes. Together we simplify all of the information and help you tap into your inner strength.
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Hi! I'm Erin. Ottawa doula for birth & postpartum and fitness specialist.
Having a baby is a big deal and navigating the thousands of choices isn’t easy. I've supported over 50 births and many Ottawa-Gatineau families in their postpartum period. I am dedicated to helping you in your transition into parenthood. I’m often asked:
IS THIS NORMAL? THERE IS SO MUCH INFORMATION, WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW? WHAT IS THE BEST CHOICE?
Most parents feel overwhelmed as they enter parenthood- I know, I have been there! Let me guide you so you can reduce your fear, understand your options and feel supported in your choices as you welcome a new life into yours.
- Erin Kasungu
- Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula
- Pre and Post-Natal Fitness Specialist
- Bachelor; Kinesiology and Health Science
- Proficient in French/compétence en français
"We absolutely loved having Erin as our doula for the birth of our first baby, so much so that she is pretty much the first person we called when we learned of my second pregnancy! Not only is it is easy to connect with her as a person during the prenatal visits, but during labour she is the perfect support person, able to walk the fine line of the varying needs of a woman in labour and her partner. Her presence is comforting and pleasant, while her expertise regarding the choices that occur during labour as well as her help with managing the pain of childbirth without medication were invaluable. She is 100% committed to her clients, regardless of how long labour lasts or when it starts. I could not recommend her enough".
- Josée, Gatineau mom
"Erin accompanied my husband and me during my scheduled c-section and was such a calming and reassuring presence. Helped me feel calm during the procedure, and was also there to take pictures and hold the baby while my husband was at my side. Such a welcome support during an otherwise scary time. When she visited post-partum she brought a delicious meal and was always available for questions via text/phone... and there were many! I'd highly recommend her".