Doulas co-sponsor the Mid Island Baby and Kids Market May 15, 2016
We are excited to be co-sponsoring the Mid Island Baby and Kids Market on Sunday, May 15 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay, BC...
Meet the Doula Speed Dating Night - October 15 at Zocalo's
Pregnant and thinking about having a doula? Wondering what a birth doula actually DOES, and want more information? This is your chance for expecta...
Interested in becoming a doula? Check out these resources!
How do I become a doula? As a doula, I hear this question quite often! While the training portion of becoming a doula is fairly easy and accessibl...
WHO WE ARE
The Comox Valley Doulas are a group of women from diverse backgrounds who offer professional, experienced labour support to childbearing women and their supporters before, during and immediately after the birth of their baby.
Welcome to the Comox Valley Doulas Community website! Please feel free to post pics of your doula in action, or your new arrival in the gallery by becoming a member. All you need to do is register by clicking on join in the upper right hand corner of this page,we would love to see all those beautiful bellies too.
We believe that every woman has the right to a gentle, safe and supported birth. We are dedicated to enhancing women's birth experiences in the present so that future generations will also benefit.
- To provide physical and emotional support for the childbearing woman and her partner during and immediately after the birth of the baby;
- To make care affordable, regardless of ability to pay;
- To encourage choice based on knowledge of alternatives;
- To support the woman in her birth choices;
- To provide a continuous, professional standard of care;
- To assist childbearing women in linking with community resources;
- To help protect a mother's birth memory.
In hiring a doula it is the consumers responsibility to check the doulas training, experience and/or certification. The right to practice as a doula is not restricted by law, the way being a doctor or a midwife is. Not all doulas are trained or certified but they may still be experienced and offer valuable support. The Comox Valley Doulas is not a partnership, it acts only as a source of information. Each doula listed on this site is a sole proprietor.