Welcome to Birth & Beginnings

My passion over the last 20 years is “Birth and Beginnings” and I am proud to be certified as a Postpartum doula with DONA International. (Birth Doula certified - retired in 2018)

I am a DONA Approved postpartum doula trainer as well as a mentor for the Postpartum Doula Program. (Birth Doula Trainer - retired in 2018)

I offer the following services to women and their families in the Ottawa region:

 Birth and Postpartum Doula Services.
 Breastfeeding Support
 Prenatal Education

I offer educational services in Canada, the USA and all countries around the world:

 DONA Doula Certification Workshops

View currently scheduled workshops,
print a registration form and view
payment options on the Workshops Page

More information:
PostPartum Doula Workshops


Effective September 1st, 2020

Due to Covid-19 restrictions

Postpartum Doula Workshops will be virtual unless otherwise specified.

The next Virtual DONA International Postpartum Doula Workshop will be:
OCTOBER 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2020

Please note the The Burlington and Winnipeg Postpartum Doula Workshops are rescheduled to the October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2020 Virtual dates.

See Workshops page for details - you can register there too.

I would love to hear from you so please feel free to contact me at susan@birthandbeginnings.org or by phone at 613.799.4116.

 In the doula spirit,
 Susan Martensen, PDT(DONA), CLC)