Sherry Trowsse- Doula, childbirth educator & owner.
Sherry is a mother of three school aged children. Having went to french school her entire life, she speak both English & French.
For as long as she can remember, she has had a love for children and have been passionate about working within the community. After the birth of her third child, she realized that she could bring both of these interests together, and set out to become a doula.
Over the last five years, she has completed training as a birth doula, a postpartum doula, breastfeeding counselor and as a childbirth educator. Sherry is also a co-leader of the Ottawa chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). In her spare time (haha!) she hosts meet ups for new parents though the Pregnant in Ottawa Facebook Group. A group she started 5 years ago to help expecting and new parents build their community.
5 random facts about me:
1. I was born in Timmins Ontario.
2. My favorite food is poutine.
3. I don't like coffee or wine but have a mild tea addiction. Specifically fruit teas.
4. I love to dance but I'm not very good at it.
5. I love reading and usually have a book with me wherever I go.
One of her greatest strengths in supporting families is her unbiased, non-judgmental approach to birth and parenting.
Sherry gets to know my clients – their values, their beliefs - and guides them in discovering their own individual philosophies without endorsing her own.
Erica Green- Birth Doula
Erica has a passion for pregnancy and birth that began when she was pregnant for the first time. She began to research as much as she could and soaked in all knowledge to prepare for her first birth. That passion has continued to grow and she put her passion to work as a Birth Doula and Birth Centre Aide at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre. As a doula she tailors her support to fit each individual family to help ensure they have the support they need, no matter what kind of birth they envision having! There is no right way to have a baby, only the right way for you!
5 random facts about me:
1. I was a national level rugby player
2. I studied Classics in university
3. I have 5 siblings, 2 sisters and 3 brothers
4. I am allergic to raw apples and carrots
5. I had the 1000th baby at the Ottawa Birth & Wellness Centre!
Erica is a wife and mother to two incredible kids. Her hobbies include baking and cake decorating, cooking, knitting, singing, playing sports, yoga and spending time with her family including their dog Izzy.
Erica often goes out of her way to do little things to make the people in her life feel special and this carries into her work doula work.