Postpartum Support

Postpartum Support

Mothercraft Ottawa’s Postpartum Support Drop-In Programs provides families with a safe and supportive environment where they can explore postpartum issues and learn coping strategies and skills. Our goal is to create a sense of community and reduce feelings of isolation.

Moms Postpartum Support Drop-in

Our free, Moms Postpartum Support Drop-in, which is facilitated by birth and postpartum professional Susan Martensen BDT/PDT/DONA, is the first of its kind in Ottawa. It is designed to be a relaxed, engaging and informative opportunity for women to connect and share with other women experiencing postpartum challenges. Every drop-in is adapted to meet the needs of the women present and may include discussions on various postpartum topics with handouts, referrals and resources for ongoing support. Babies under 12 months are welcome to join!

Mondays from 10 am to noon: 475 Evered Ave.

*Please note if Mothercraft is closed on a holiday Monday, the group will be moved to the Wednesday of that same week*

Thursdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am: 265 Carling Ave.


New Dads: Providing Postpartum Support Drop-in

Our free, New Dads: Providing Postpartum Support Drop-in, is designed to help you support your partner through postpartum challenges, while balancing your own transition experience as a new parent. Becoming a family can bring great joy and happiness, but can also bring unexpected challenges and adjustments. Increase your understanding of Perinatal Mental Health, learn coping strategies, research and resources, in a facilitated group setting. Babies under 12 months are welcome to join!

Every 2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am


Need more information about the program?

Please contact Courtney Holmes at 613-728-1839 ext. 227 or