Our MotherWit Ottawa Doula  Care Team

Erin Kasungu MotherWit Ottawa Doula

Alison Hardacre

 Postpartum Doula



I believe there is a special magic in postpartum spaces.  I remember telling my friends after my daughter was born that postpartum was truly magical and truly exhausting.  In equal measure!

As a Postpartum Doula,  I aim to protect that magic by helping to create time and space for you to care for yourself as you move into your new life with your baby and your growing family. I encourage you to slow down and to lean into rest so you can bond with your baby and allow yourself time to heal and to adjust to your new role.
You are the expert of your baby, yourself and your family and you will find your own path in parenting. I am here to nurture you, to see you, to celebrate you, to hold space for you and to help you rest so you can bond with your baby and family.  I encourage you to listen for your own inner wisdom when finding your path in parenting.

I have great respect for life stories and I hold space as you work through yours.
When not working with clients, I love to have adventures with my two children. I love any time with friends and family. I am always interested in taking courses to expand my knowledge of holding space, the changing brain as we move into parenting, the effects of trauma on our bodies and how to improve postpartum spaces. I also love reflexology and reiki.

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Josmi Bansal

 Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula



When I was expecting my first child years ago, I had no idea what a doula was! I was curious to learn more about what they can offer, and hiring one was one of the best decisions I made for myself and my family. I knew in my heart that one day I would love to nurture, validate, advocate and hold space for future expectant parents, and give them the compassion that I was shown during such a transformative time in life. I am pleased to have achieved my dream!

With my social work background, coupled with my experience in a variety of births, I have a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive approach to childbirth, so that I may offer non-judgemental and compassionate support to my clients. I like to share my East Indian culture through massage, breathing techniques and Ayurvedic postpartum healing methods for the birth giver. 

I am constantly filled with wonder and excitement about the birth giving process, and when I am not wearing my doula hat, you can usually find me cooking some delicious Indian food for my family, gardening, or playing with my two wonderful kids. Their births are a constant reminder to me of the value of compassionate care in birth, and I hope to offer that love to as many people as I can! 

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Danielle McEachern

 Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula



My doula practice blends the art of holding space and the science of our awe-inspiring bodies.
I am passionate about providing doula care that honours you, your family, and your birth. Everyone deserves to feel safe, supported, and empowered during pregnancy, childbirth, and onwards into parenthood.

I believe in the physiology of birth - that you, your body, and your baby instinctively know how to birth - and that you are the expert on your care. My goal is to help you feel educated about childbirth and all of your options, and confident and supported in your choices. I aim to create a safe and comfortable space for you to thrive in your birth and journey into new parenthood.

Before I trained as a doula, I studied neurobiology for ten years. From my time as a scientist I bring curiosity, critical thinking, and a love of research rabbit holes. I am fascinated by all aspects of birth, from the biological mysteries to the diversity of global birth practices. I strive to understand the history that shapes modern birth culture, and to be informed on the best evidence-based practices in perinatal care.

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Melanie Brunet

 Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula



Becoming a doula is not only a calling, it is a privilege. Coming from a long line of  Indigenous Matriarchal medicine women and midwives, I have embodied the facts that Birth is a Ceremony and Parenthood is a rite of passage.

Being a Mother myself of 11 children, I have a unique and profound understanding of the care, compassion and strength that is required, based on the needs of every individual mother/baby dyad. It is always different! To bear witness during your moments of vulnerability and to hold space while you dig for strength that you could never have imagined as you love your new little being more than your own self, is the most beautiful journey for me to be a part of.

Prior to becoming a birth and postpartum doula I obtained two other diplomas and worked in several other sectors. I was a psw in mental health for 16 years and a community service worker. Working for the community, advocating and finding proper resources were some of the many services that I provided. Working to serve others has always been a part of who I am.

Perhaps you have heard the phrase “ it takes a village to care for parents and child”. I would love to be a part of your village.

Meet the MotherWit Doulas Night!

Meet the MotherWit Ottawa Doula Care team on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Learn more about how a  MotherWit Ottawa Doula can help during pregnancy, labour, delivery and after. Discover why Birth Essentials Prenatal Classes, in group or private sessions, are the most informative and interactive child birth preparation classes in Ottawa.  

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