Dedicated. Positive. Encouraging.

I offer steadfast and genuine birth doula, postpartum doula and fitness support for my clients as they transform into parenthood. I look forward to meeting you!

Ottawa Doula Erin Kasangu
Erin supporting a client

Hi, I'm Erin!

An experienced birth doula, postpartum doula, fitness enthusiast, mom of 2 and I'm dedicated to helping you in your parenting journey.

I spent several years as a professional figure skating coach, working in the non-profit sector, travelling the world, and having 2 babies. And now I have truly found my passion!

I am a birth and postpartum doula and co-owner of the brand new Rooted Family Wellness Centre in Ottawa. I also offer services as a prenatal and postnatal fitness specialist with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. I help people like you feel prepared, informed and supported in their birth experience.

I’m often asked is "why do you do love being a doula?"

Firstly, I’m inspired by the vulnerability and strength that I witness as people transform into parents and welcome their baby into the world. And, I am also passionate about a multitude of things like spirituality, the human body, entrepreneurship, music, fitness and philanthropy, just to name a few that help shape my role and expertise as a doula.

I believe you must prepare your whole self for your birth and baby.

That includes your mind, body, and most importantly, your heart (and your sense of humour too!). I believe that an informed and supported approach is critical to your experience as you create the foundation for your family. And this is regardless of your plans (medicated, non-medicated or cesarean birth) and situation (partner, single, surrogate, age, LGBTQ+).

No matter what twists and turns your parenthood journey takes, my commitment is to help ground you in sound knowledge and practices so that you feel supported and powerful in your birthing journey. Together, we will make simple the vast array of information out there and help you stay centred in your intuition and strength.

I hope this is just the beginning of our relationship. I’d love to learn more about you and encourage you to contact me for a free 20-minute consultation.

Thank you so much for visiting! I’m thrilled we’re connected and I’m excited for your journey ahead.

- Erin Kasungu
  • Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula
  • Pre and Post-Natal Fitness Specialist
  • Bachelor; Kinesiology and Health Science
  • Proficient in French/compétence en français

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