Ottawa Bliss Doula - About Me
Ottawa Bliss Doula - Pregnancy,Prenatal,Birth, Postpartum and Baby Support
                 
                                                     About Me
 My name is Margaret Holman and I grew up in a small village near Oxford, England.

     
Initially I trained and worked as a Registered General Nurse and then as an Early Year Advisor  in a variety of roles. 
These included the School Health Nursing team,establishing a baby unit at a new  Day Care Centre, Deputy Manager of a Pre-school and Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant.

I trained as a Birth & Postpartum Doula with Nurturing Birth and DONA International and have had the privilege of supporting families during a unique and very special time in their lives. I am CAPPA trained Childbirth Educator and enjoy preparing families for the very special time in their lives.
 
Many of the families have stayed in touch and send me photos and updates.
  
I have experienced birth in two different countries: my son was born in  England and my daugter in Ottawa, Canada. She is very
proud to call herself Canadian.
  
   
           
       
    
                
I feel it is essential to continue my professional development in order to support women through pregnancy, labour and during the postpartum period.

I was the Ottawa Representative for a non-profit organisation DoulaCARE www.doulacare.ca which provides Doula support, promotes the role of the Doula and offers networking and education opportunities to other Doulas.
 

I have attended a Waterbirth workshop with world renowed Barbara Harper from Waterbirth International
www.waterbirth.org     


I have spent the day with Shelia Kitzinger at her beautiful house in Oxfordshire attending the  Birth Crisis Workshop 
      

      
       
        
 Advanced Breastfeeding Course with Lactation  Consultant  
  Sue Saunders-    www.lactationconsultanatservices.co.uk 
      
Supporting families with twins workshop - Naomi Kemeny a DoulaUK accredited workshop
       
       
         
                
                                    
                                            
          
          
 

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