In light of the restrictions put in place by all local health care facilities and the provincial health authorities to protect the public from COVID-19, I am unable to provide birth or postpartum services at this time.  April 3, 2020
(Reviewed 05/27/2020)

I am Gertrude Wilkes, a doula based in Ottawa, Ontario.

I provide unwavering support to women and families during the prenatal, birth and postpartum periods. My primary focus is as a birth and  perinatal doula.

Originally from British Columbia, Ottawa is now my home. The mother of two men and the grandmother to five wonderful grandchildren, I am married to an exceptionally supportive fellow.

Since 2009, I have supported many expectant and birthing women and new and newly grown families. My involvement with all matters maternity began as the eldest daughter in a large family. With the birth of my first grandchild, I was reintroduced to the world of birth and intrigued by the changes the decades had brought. A casual remark in 2009 led me to the Mothercraft Birth and Parent Companion program and my first doula training. Self-study, educational seminars, workshops, and educational conferences have allowed me to expand my knowledge and skills. I am privileged to have studied with Lesley Everest of MotherWit in the autumn of 2015 and to be supported on an ongoing basis by my friend and colleague, Shannon MacFarlane of New Arrivals Doula Services.

I live in the city core, handy to the Ottawa Hospital’s General Campus and the  Ottawa Birth Centre. I support women giving birth at the Ottawa Hospital Civic and General campuses, Montfort Hospital, The Ottawa Birth Centre, and at home – under the care of a midwife. 

I am a proud member of the Ottawa Valley Doulas professional association.

Contact me directly by a call or text to 613.304.3427

If email is more convenient, gertrude@gertrudewilkes.ca will get a quick response.
Gertrude ♥

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Looking forward

What about a doula? There’s still time to hire a Doula.

 If you are ‘late to the gate’ and need immediate support I may be able to help! Call me to discuss your birth plans 

If you are on the fence about Doula support please, give me a call and we can chat about the support and services I can provide to you.
Currently there is room No room on my calendar .