What Is a Doula
PROFESSIONAL, CONTINUOUS SUPPORT
Doula is a word with Greek origins meaning “a woman who serves.” Today, a doula refers to a labour companion - a trained professional who will provide the emotional, physical and informational support before, during and after childbirth. A doula does not support the medical needs during labour, but research shows that women need fewer medical interventions when they have a doula by their side.
Who We Are
THE SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE YOU DESERVE
Salt Spring Island Doula Collective is dedicated to providing professional, reliable and compassionate care during pregnancy and the first stages of parenthood. We respect and serve all birthing preferences, and guarantee personalized support throughout your unique journey.
Please click here to read our Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
Services We Offer
As a well-renowned Doula Collective, we’ll be with you every step of the way through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Our doulas are committed to understanding your unique needs and concerns and customize each service to fit your birthing preferences. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a complimentary consultation meeting.
Within our collective we have
Massage / Bodywork
and much more
Doulas At Your Doorstep
IT TAKES AN ISLAND
Coordinated Postpartum Doula Services on Salt Spring Island.
The early weeks with a new baby are exciting - they may also be challenging and overwhelming. New families need a tremendous amount of support and information. Postpartum Doulas can assist during this precious time in ways that are suited to your style and needs: from traditions that “mother the mother” to demystifying the application of modern wisdom
A postpartum doula can help families with breastfeeding support, taking care of the mother and newborn, finding resources/information, cooking, laundry, taking care of other children, and other light housekeeping that allows the mother to get the rest and care she needs.
Postpartum doulas are certified, have Infant First Aid and CPR training, a criminal record check and Foodsafe certification.
Doulas At Your Doorstep postpartum services are valued at $25/hour. The Salt Spring Island Doula Collective is fundraising in order to be able to provide postpartum services at a reduced rate for families in need by.the winter 2019-2020. For further information about Doulas At Your Doorstep please contact Paula @ 604-722-0935 or