The Natural Path Clinic
10869 -96 St. N.W. Edmonton
Monday 11:00am-7:00 pm
Nadia Houle BSc, RAc, Birthworker
Registered Acupuncturist, Lactation Counsellor, Indigenous Birthworker & Mentor
Nadia has a passion for encouraging people to honour themselves
Nadia has a passion for being culturally inclusive while encouraging her patients to prioritize their health by helping them gather all the information and tools they need to make decisions best for them.
Nadia Houle is a mixed race nehiyaw iskwew, whose ancestral territories lie around the Dunvegan Band, located in the northern Treaty 8 Territory. Nadia is a registered acupuncturist, birthworker, lactation counsellor and reproductive health advocate. She is the founder and visionary of Indigenous Birth of Alberta, a grassroots organization formed in 2016. Nadia has been providing childbirth education, pregnancy and birth support for over 16 years throughout the Treaty 6 Territory. Her acupuncture, traditional medicines and ceremonial teachings are naturally woven into her birthwork, allowing her to provide support from all four directions. She enjoys mentoring birthworkers and community members to begin their learning about reproductive health through a traditional lens within a modern context. Nadia lives and resides in Edmonton, with her partner and their blended family of 8, where they are well known in the ceremony community as helpers and role models. Her western education includes a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, a Diploma of Acupuncture, training from DONA (Doulas of North America) as well as numerous traditional teachings from her relatives, elders and knowledge keepers.
Nadia is viewed as an essential part of the patient's healing journey as her vast clinic and front line experience has shaped her treatment style. Treatments are enhanced with knowledgeable conversation and resources. Her goal and passion are in bringing ceremony and sacredness of self love, community and family from her indigenous culture back into pregnancy, birth, parenthood and life!
She is the Founder of kihew awasis wakamik (aka Indigenous Birth of Alberta) and is a member of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), associated with Safely Fed Canada and a supporter of the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM)