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Mid Island Baby & Kids Market and Doulas!

We are excited to be participating once again the Mid Island Baby and Kids Market on Sunday, November 5 at 10:00-4:00 at the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay, BC. This fair is chock-a-block full of beautiful baby and child related products and services - you don't want to miss it. The array of vendo...

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Doulas are the Good Gravy & I Wish They Were Free!! by Serena Oliveira (doula)

Money and doulas. Wouldn't it be nice if money, AND doulas grew on trees!? This would definitely stir things up! We live in a world where investing and livelihood are, as Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics describes as "two sides of the same coin". Money has both the power of hold...

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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. This fair is chock-a-block full of beautiful baby and child related products and services - you don't want to miss it. The array of vendors is a...

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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 expectant mothers and their partners to meet 8 local doulas all in one place, get more information, ask questions, and perhaps find a doula that might be the...

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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 accessible, it's worth doing some research to see if it is a fit for you and your lifestyle before taking training. Mother Touch, a full perinatal/doula org...

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Celebrating Midwifery Day, April 30, 2014 at Plum Midwifery

The team at Plum Midwifery are happy to announce in place of their weekly postpartum group, Plum Midwifery will now host a monthly Open House at their clinic - which is at 760 Radford Road, Comox - where present, past, and interested clients, are invited to meet for a social gathering. (They'll have...

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Ten Reasons to Hire a Doula - article by Rebecca Pillar

Ten Reasons to Hire a Birth Doula This is a great article posted online by Rebecca. Accessed from http://www.justmommies.com What is a birth doula? A birth doula is a person who is trained and experienced with childbirth. Birth doulas are generally involved with an expectant mother before, ...

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Are you a new doula in the Comox Valley?

The Comox Valley Doulas would like to invite all new - and not so new - doulas to join our collective in 2014! It seems that doula care is on the rise in the valley and there are not quite enough of us to go around some days! Several of our doulas have taken time off to attend to new additions to th...

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Birthing Resources Fair 2013 and Quintessence Breastfeeding Count

On Saturday, October 5th, the Comox Valley Doulas, VIHA Public Health and Vancouver Island Regional Library co-hosted a successful Global Quintessence Breastfeeding Count event and Birthing Resources Fair at the Public Health center, in Courtenay. At 11:00 AM sharp, twenty two mothers and infants b...

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New Mid-Island Doula - Melanie Young

I am a birth doula and a childbirth educator. In these roles I support you and your family during pregnancy, birth and the early days of life with your new baby. The skills I have learned come from many years of working with and supporting women during birth but this knowledge is ancient and thi...

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Featuring our "West Coast Doula sisters" for those women seeking care on the West Coast!

The West Coast doulas have come together to form group similar to the Comox Valley Doulas group - offering doula and pre and post natal care to clients in Port Alberni, Tofino, and mid island areas. We thought we'd introduce them to you in case they are "closer to home" for you, but also so you can ...

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Spinning Babies website

This is an interesting site regarding Fetal positioning and its impact on birth. Check it out! http://www.spinningbabies.com ...

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New research on VBAC and doula support...

BC Women’s Hospital and the Best Birth Clinic are currently conducting a randomized clinical trial (RCT) that will shed light on better ways to support women in labour. ...

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Five Doula Myths Debunked!

Great article about myths surrounding Doula care....

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DONA Documentary

Check out this mini Documentary by DONA International, it really sums up the benefits of having a doula and the reasons behind why Doulas are so helpful. Check it out ...

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Guide to VBAC

A Woman Guide to VBAC: Navigating the NIH Consensus Recommendations ...

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Bellies Birth and Babies Fair 2010

The Bellies, Birth and Babies (Fair) much BIGGER this year! The Comox Valley Doulas are hosting their second annual Bellies, Birth and Babies Fair this May 29th at the Florence Filberg Center in Courtenay. From 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, this year’s fair will feature over 30 island based vendors a...

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A Peek into the Role of a Doula

Steph Janzen a member of The Comox Valley Doulas has written a wonderful article for Our Big Earth Check it out "A Peek Into the Role Of a Doula" Come out and meet Steph and the rest of the Comox Valley Doulas at th...

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Newborn and Breastfeeding classes

Newborn Care Class Roots Doula Care presents an in depth class on understanding your newborn, helping parents adjust and explore their own parenting styles. It is suggested that parents take the class prenatally and are encouraged to attend with their partner or chosen support person. Topic...

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C-section Not best for Breech

In new guidelines release November 21 by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada physicians should not automatically turn to C-section to deliver breech babies. Check out the full story here.

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Vancouver Sun article part 2 and 3

The Vancouver Sun has done a three part series talking about Canada's C-section rate, check out what they have to say in part two two and Read this article >>


Infant Mortality Film

This is a wonderful Film By film maker Debby Takikawa. On the extremely high instances of infant mortality In the United States. It is also very clear on what some of the solutions are as well as prevention. Fantastic! and very insightful. They even mention th...

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Vancouver Sun Article - Experts worried about C-section rates

Very important topic these day I am glad to see The Sun taking note, and the general public being informed about this crucial issue. Experts worried over Canadian C-section rates...

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Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Provides Complimentary Online Access to Breastfeeding Medicine in August

Complimentary Online Access to Breastfeeding Medicine a peer reviewed medical journal for the Month of August ...

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World Breastfeeding Week

Check out whats going on for World Breastfeeding Week August 1 - 7 2009 If you are interested in talking with one of our Doulas about breastfeeding support options, you can cont...

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Interesting Article About Cord Clamping

This would be a great topic to discuss with your Doula, and to write into your birth plan. For example who is going to cut the cord? When would you prefer it is Read this article >>


Bellies, Births, and Babies Fair

The Comox Valley Doulas will be hosting a free Bellies, Births and Babies Fair later this month, the first of its kind on the Island. “May is Mother Month, and it seems the families of our Valley are taking on the theme with flare this year,” the Comox Valley Doulas noted in a press relea...

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