The Red Deer Doula Association is a non-profit organization formed to provide information about Doulas and Doula services to the general public and expectant parents about their labour and postpartum support options while operating as a network for fellow Doulas. Within the Red Deer Doula Association our membership has both independent birth doulas and postpartum doulas to help your family.  All current members of the Red Deer Doula Association have attended training through an organization such as DONA or CAPPA and have assisted at least 3 families during birth or the postpartum period. Our Doulas are trained and committed to helping couples have the birth they desire. We provide emotional support, physical comfort measures and encouragement during labour,  delivery and beyond. Our members each run their own Doula businesses offering a variety of services and skills in their practice, while networking with Doulas in our Association, to help provide the best support for couples in Red Deer & Central Alberta.

The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. Research evidence shows that the quality services of a postpartum doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to a family, improve parental satisfaction and reduce the risk of mood disorders.

If you are a doula or birth professional or business interested in joining the Red Deer Doula Association, please send us an email to find out more about our organization rddadoulas@gmail.comand we will be happy to chat with you about the benefits of membership.

Disclaimer: The Red Deer Doula Association doulas are a collection of individual doulas running their own businesses. We ultimately cannot control what other doulas do or do not do, but if you have any concerns regarding a doula in the association, please contact us. We do have guidelines that our doulas are to follow, but, we cannot control everything that they do.