Meet The Team

Chrissy Raddatz

Birth Doula (DONA), Postpartum Doula(DONA)
Chrissy Raddatz lives on a small farm out by Douglas. I became a doula after the birth of my third child. I enjoy fishing and hunting with my boys. In the spring of the year you’ll find me in the garden or in the chicken coop.

I’m very passionate about what I do. I think the transition women experience during pregnancy and after birth is beautiful.

If I had to say what my “doula style” is id have to say honest yet open. I believe the feelings surrounding birth that a women has a very strong and need to be listened to. I also know through experience that we need to be prepared for a variety of scenarios and I am trained and ready to go through those with you.

I look forward to meeting you and really do feel privileged to travel through the labor and delivery process with you.

Natalie Reid

Birth Doula (DONA)
Natalie is a DONA International trained Birth Doula, working on her certification. As an Early Childhood Educator, and mother, she brings a calming and caring approach to care-giving, in both English and French.

Natalie lives in Killaloe with her husband, two home-birth daughters, and a variety of feather, fur, and finned friends. her passions include dancing and gardening.

Krystyna Roy

Birth Doula (DONA), Currently on Maternity Leave.
After hearing her mother’s birth stories as a child, Krystyna often mused about how society could improve the labour & birth experience. Krystyna was inspired to become a doula when she struggled herself having a hospital birth without a doula. She wanted to provide the kind of birth support that was lacking where she lived. In 2017 she ended up returning to the Ottawa Valley, where she was born and raised, and happily discovered kindred spirits in the RCD team.  Krystyna is currently working towards her DONA International Birth Doula certification.

Krystyna lives in Pembroke with her husband and young daughter. Their second child is due August 2019. She is an amateur belly dancer, yogi,  and a professional research nerd.

Lori Davidson

Birth Doula (DONA), Postpartum Doula (DONA)
Hi, my name is Lori Davidson, I am the newest team member of the Renfrew County Doulas. I am a mother of five and a grandmother of four. I am a PSW working towards my nursing degree. People ask me why I want to be a doula, well all I can say is there is no words to describe the feeling you get helping someone bring a baby into this world. Helping them feel empowered.

Amanda Gervais, CD(DONA)

MENTOR. Birth and Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator, Placenta Encapsulator, Belly Binding Educator
Amanda Gervais is our founder, previous owner and mentor.  With over 100 births and hundreds of hours of supporting families in their postpartum period, she has well established herself in our community!