Resources 2018-08-08T15:52:49+00:00

Here at the Association we are very thankful for Supporters of the RDDA and are glad to partner with them for different things throughout the year. Thanks for your support!

Here is a Local and Online Resources for Services and Businesses for Pregnancy, Birth, Bereavement, Newborn, Postpartum, Loss & Beyond.

Doula Organizations and Certifying Companies:


DONA – Doulas of North America (DONA) Offers training workshops for birth and postpartum doulas.



CAPPA – Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), the worlds largest childbirth education organization.



Bebo Mia – Canadian based Doula training, Business support and Doula directory developed by Bianca and Natasha.



Doula Match – Website for searching for Doulas in this area.


Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Websites:


Evidence Based Birth Website
For decades, the vast majority of birth research evidence has been locked away in medical journals. At Evidence Based Birth®, we believe in putting the evidence back in the hands of the women and families, inspiring them to make more informed decisions about their care.


Lamaze International –  Lamaze International offers pregnancytips, tools and evidence-based information



Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth – The Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth Website.


Birth Issues Magazine – Birth Issues the magazine published for the past 30 years that educates Canadians about options in Childbirth




Prairie Midwives -Prairie Midwives provide provides maternity and childbirth care in the Red Deer Area




West Country Midwives -West Country Midwifery provides maternity and childbirth care in the Rocky Mountain House and surrounding area






Pure Red Deer– Chiropractic and Wellness Care in Red Deer





Massage and Physio:

Elle Physiotherapy and Pelvic Health Centre – Nicole –  Physiotherapist for Pelvic Health and Awareness.






Pure Red Deer– Chiropractic and Wellness Care in Red Deer



Crowning Achievements –  Sandy Walsh – RMT



Nutrition and Holistic:


Revolution Nutrition Consulting – Registered Dietitian Autumn Dyck in Red Deer – Revolution Nutrition Consulting is a nutrition counseling service aimed at developing individualized food and lifestyle programs with a special aim to pregnancy, postpartum, newborns and children diets.



Fitness and Yoga:


The Forum Inc – Janessa Marshall Fitness Instructor. Fitness Classes, Social Gathering, Drinks, Kid friendly, All fitness levels; customized to you!



Stepping Stones Doula –  Wendy Letwin – As a Certified Babywearing Educator through the Canadian Babywearing School I can also answer any babywearing questions you might have and teach you this valuable skill.


Live, Love, Carry On – Live, Love, Carry On Babywearing and Consulting with Amy



West of the 4th Wraps – West of the 4th Weaving is the Weaving studio of Nancy Warwaruk and her Husband Corwyn. Woven Wraps.


Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant


Amber Pushie – Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Solutions





Child Safety Seat Technician

Stepping Stones Doula –  Certified Child Safety Seat Technician Wendy Letwin


Placenta Encapsulation:




Baby Mine Doula – Baby Mine Doula Services and Encapsulation by Laura




Love Encapsulated Placenta – Love, Encapsulated Natural Wellness by Krystal


Bereavement Support:



Facebook Group HEARTS – H.E.A.R.T.S. Baby Loss Support Group – Red Deer Chapter



StillBirthday Birth and Bereavement Support – RDDA Members:  Christa Duquette, Melyssa Robertson & Laura Gauthier, Chelsea Bootsman –  Fees for services by Donation or as discussed with each Doula.




Still Birthday- Pregnancy loss Support, Miscarriage Support, Stillbirth, Infant loss, and NICU support.




Local Family & Pregnancy Supports: 



Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center – We provide compassionate support and education for individuals and families impacted by unexpected pregnancy and related issues.All of our programs and services are free, confidential, and are offered in a safe and non-judgmental environment regardless of age, gender, race, or religion.You are not alone. We are here to help.



Birth, Cesarean and VBAC Awareness Support Groups:

Birth, Cesarean & VBAC Support GroupWe are a group of women, most who have had a cesareans and VBACs. Our goal is to provide information so couples can plan VBACs and have the best opportunity for such births. We want to promote public awareness of the VBAC option. We offer meetings for all women on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The are informal sharing and networking with others. Information on care givers for expectant parents (doctors, midwives, labor support, etc) and a lending library.



Photography –Pregnancy, Birth & Newborn:


1000 Words Photography – Newborn, Maternity, Family, & Baby’s First Year Photography by Deann



Fetterly Photography – Birth Photography, Family, Newborn, Maternity, & Boudoir photography by Erika.




Business and Technical Support: – Amazing Logo designs!! Thank you Little Monsters Designs for our logo!



Breastfeeding and Lactation Resources:




Breast Feeding Inc – The Breastfeeding Guru Jack Newman. This site has numerous videos about latching and sucking and how to promote breastfeeding with all situations.



Kelly Mom –  Parenting and Breastfeeding website with amazing amounts of practical information to all your questions.



La Leche Leauge Canada – La Leche League Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support