Pia AndersonI have been working as a full-time doula for over twenty years, and I bring a lot of experience and knowledge to each labour. To date, I’ve attended over seven hundred births in various settings, such as home, birth centre and hospital, including vaginal breech births, VBACs in home and hospital settings, as well as a variety of high-risk situations.

I am a certified Doula, providing birth and postpartum support. I am an NGH-certified consulting Hypnotist and a certified HypnoBirthing® Educator, affiliated with the HB Institute. I am also an NLP Practitioner as certified by the WEL-Systems® Institute, and I update my skills regularly.

As a member of the Ottawa Valley Doula Association, I abide by their Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Additionally, I’m also a member of the Association of Ontario Doulas (AOD), and as such I wear an AOD ID badge to each labour and birth.

In supporting new families, I’ve found my calling, and I love what I do. I am passionate about working with women to help them discover the power and innate intelligence of their own bodies. I engage my clients with humour and compassion, and create a safe and light-hearted environment. Nothing gives me more joy than to hear from my clients that they’ve had a birth experience that they’ll treasure for life.

I come from a big family. We were 10 children altogether, and all born at home. I’m a mother of two adult children myself, and both of my births could not have been more different. In my free time, I can be found poking around my garden, enjoying nature in a variety of outdoor activities, and I’m also a voracious reader.

Heart In Heart Copyright 2013 Pia Anderson

Phone: (613) 828-0546  Email: ottawabirthdoula@gmail.com

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