Professional Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula
& Childbirth Services in the South Okanagan
*** COVID-19 UPDATE ***
*BIRTH DURING COVID-19*
In response to Covid-19, we have a safety protocol in place following Interior Health's guidelines to ensure you and your family are safe
as we support you throughout your pregnancy, birth
and postpartum experience.
Don't hesitate to contact us for more details.
* STAYING CONNECTED *
Come join us as we partner with Okanagan Breastfeeding
to host weekly ZOOM meetups
welcoming all moms and mommies to be
for mother to mother support and virtual hugs
FREE DROP IN!!!
Wednesdays 10 - noon
Fridays 10 - noon
For drop in updates and info on community support go to:
* We are all in this together *
"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 Births
VBACs ○ Inductions ○ Multiples
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
'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!'
Angela & Logan Petrie, Keremeos
Initially I was not sure I would need the extra support from a Doula since my mom and my husband were going to be present during my labor. Well, having Emilie's guidance and presence during labor was the BEST decision I have ever made. She helped me feel calm before labor and was instrumental in helping me maintain focus during the delivery. She recommended all the right position changes to make me feel more comfortable, and counted through every breath by my side. She not only helped me, but also guided my mom and husband as to how they could help me. The support did not end after our son Mateo was born, she made sure I was ok after and also provided invaluable support during the first weeks.
I would strongly recommend her services to any expectant mother. Thank you so much Emilie!
Bee Ramos, Oliver
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