OKANAGAN DOULA

Professional Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula

& Childbirth Services in the South Okanagan


 COVID-19 UPDATE 

November 12th, 2020

BIRTH & POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

In response to Covid-19, we have safety protocols 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 IN YOUR COMMUNITY 

BABY CAFÉ  

Come join us as we partner with Okanagan Breastfeeding to host 

weekly meetups welcoming all moms and mommies to be

for mother to mother support

FREE DROP IN - Wednesdays 10 - 11:30

For drop in updates and info on community support go to:

https://www.facebook.com/pentictonbreastfeedingcafe/

LA LECHE LEAGUE 

Virtual meetings hosted by the Penticton/Summerland group of

La Leche League Canada. For pregnant mothers, nursing mothers and all families who wish to breastfeed wherever they are in the process.

FREE DROP IN - Third Tuesday of each month at 10 am

For the link, message:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Pentictonlllc 

* We are all in this together * 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

"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. 

SPECIALIZING IN

Home Birth      Hospital Birth

Vaginal Births       Cesarean Births 

Medicated Births       Medication Free Births

VBACs      Inductions     Multiples

WORKING WITH ALL CARE PROVIDERS

Physicians

Midwives

Obstetricians

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.

PROFESSIONAL TEAM

Professionally Trained

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.

PERSONALIZED CARE

& 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

BIRTH

DOULA

Physical, emotional & informational support before, during & shortly after birth

POSPARTUM

DOULA

In hospital & at home support during the early postpartum weeks/months

BIRTH POOL 

RENTALS

Our birth pools are soft & comfortable -  the ultimate relaxation tool for labour.

TENS MACHINE

RENTALS

Obstetrical TENS machines are a great tool to have in your labour bag!

HOSPITAL TOURS

Wherever you are planning on birthing, knowing about our local hospital is helpful

COUNSELLING

Our Registered Clinical Counsellor can help you navigate the emotional side of this journey

BABY CAFE

Join us Wednesday mornings 10-11:30 AM for mother to mother support & friendship​ 


Free Drop In - All Welcome 

No pre-registration required

LOVE NOTES

Baby Lochlann

'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

Baby Mateo


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

Baby Inara

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

SEND US A NOTE

#137 D - 1475 FAIRVIEW RD 

Penticton, BC

Located in the Cannery. Open by appointment only.

Send us a note to book a complimentary consultation!

SPECIALIZING IN
 

Home Births     ○      Hospital Births

Medicated Births     ○      Medication Free Births     

VBACs     ○     Cesareans         ○       Inductions     ○     Multiples 



SUPPORTING CLIENTS WITH ALL CARE PROVIDERS

Physicians     ○        Midwives    ○      Obstetricians

SERVING FAMILIES IN THE OKANAGAN VALLEY

Penticton     ○     Kelowna     ○     Vernon

Summerland      ○      Peachland

Ok Falls    ○    Oliver     ○    Osoyoos    ○    Keremeos   ○   Princeton

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