Personal Care for Your Growing Family

Feeling anxious about giving birth is common and normal, and we’re here to remind you that it’s a natural, magical experience. Our Doula Collective offers comprehensive, caring and professional support services before, during and after birth. Call us today to meet our doulas and find out how we can make your journey both a positive and meaningful life event.

What Is a Doula


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


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
Childbirth Doulas
Postpartum Doulas
Breastfeeding support
Nutrition support
Fitness/yoga support
Bereavement support
Childbirth educators
Birth pool rentals
Placenta Encapsulation
Massage / Bodywork
and much more

Paula Cole

I Support all types of birth, whether it be home or hospital, medicated or non medicated, single or multiples, first babies or third. I believe that we all have the right to choose to birth the way we want and feel supported in our decisions. I am a doula with a passion to support and educate families with their choices through pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. I also provide breastfeeding support In the postpartum period. I am a mother of 5 wonderful children that have added exceptional amounts of knowledge to my work. It excites me to pass on the old knowledge of birth that has somehow been lost in our modern times.  I believe that all parents should be supported through such a transformational time in their lives. Knowledge is power.

* Available for clients.​

Certified Birth Doula CD (DONA), and Postpartum Doula CD (CAPPA).

Breastfeeding course for care providers (Douglas College), Infant CPR (red cross), Food Safty, Sacred Pregnancy & Birth Journey instructor.


Doulas At Your Doorstep

............. IT TAKES AN ISLAND

Please take a moment and pay it forward to help families in need. Donate directly to our GO FUND ME campaign. Thank you so much! 

Doulas At Your Doorstep


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


Resources For Your Journey


Birth pool rentals please contact, Angela @ 1-250-713-4327



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