"OUR GOAL IS NOT TO ADVOCATE FOR A CERTAIN KIND OF BIRTH, BIRTH LOCATION OR PROVIDER, BUT TO SUPPORT WOMEN, FAMILIES, AND THEIR DECISIONS, INCLUDING HOW, WHERE, AND WITH WHOM THEY GIVE BIRTH. IT'S ABOUT ENSURING THAT ALL PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO THE BEST BIRTH FOR THEM. THIS INCLUDES OPTIONS, INFORMATION, AND MOST OF ALL - RESPECT."
- DAWN THOMPSON, IMPROVING BIRTH PRESIDENT
This is what we truly aspire to accomplish with each woman and family who walk through our doors. What is important for one, may not matter in the slightest to the other. There is no right or wrong way to birth - and we will provide families with whatever it is that they need to have a happy and satisfying birth experience.
Home Birth ○ Hospital Birth
Vaginal Births ○ Cesarean Births
Medicated Births ○ Medication Free
VBACs ○ Inductions ○ Multiples
WORKING WITH ALL CARE PROVIDERS
SERVING FAMILIES IN THE OKANAGAN VALLEY
Penticton ○ Kelowna ○ Vernon
Summerland, Peachland, Ok Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos, Princeton
SKILLED & EXPERIENCED
You're in good hands!
We have over 30 years of combined birth doula experience. We are proud to have supported nearly one thousand families in the South Okanagan and are truly honoured to have had the opportunity to assist in nurturing these family transitions.
Our team has DONA International training. We pride ourselves in our standards of care. Professional doula care is at the centre of our care model.
& lots of love!
We believe the transition of welcoming a child to this world takes a village of support. We are that village. Although we have a bag of tricks, we often find our support consists of our heart and hands.
SERVICES WE OFFER
Do it! I finally got a doula for my 3rd baby's delivery after always considering it. (Why now if I have already done this before? BEST decision ever! Lindley you are amazing! Both me and my hubby agree it was amazing to have you there with us! Thank you for everything, seriously you made it so much easier! Hands down would do it again! Don't have a baby without these doulas beside you!
Bobbi & Adam Sloan, Oliver
'It is very difficult to even begin to put into words how valuable and amazing our experience with Okanagan Doulas was. They were all very kind and knowledgeable, and we felt very comfortable with them! I don't think I could have made it through the hours of contractions without them. They even supported my husband almost as much as me through the long sometimes stressful hours...
I would recommend their services to everyone (and have to a few so far) and just can't say enough good things about them!'
I recommend Okanagan Doulas to anyone considering having a doula at their birth. My first birth experience would not have been as pleasant or gone as smoothly without them. They are amazing! Not to mention without them I likely would have had more medical/surgical interventions. I can not give enough praise to this wonderful team who supported my husband and I every step of the way through the birth of our beautiful baby girl!!
Jacklin & Conrad Buckley, Penticton
Angela & Logan Petrie, Keremeos