What's the RDDA?
The Red Deer Doula Association is a Non-Profit organization made up of independently run doula businesses, providing individuals and families in the community with information about doulas and their services, as well as connecting pregnant people with local and online resources.
There is a focus on education and awareness within the community and networking and connection within members of the Association.
What's a doula?
A doula is a compassionate and trained support person for the journey of fertility, pregnancy, birth, bereavement, and postpartum.
We're here to help birthers feel heard, while educating them, and providing them with resources that they may need. We help partners feel involved, guiding them on how to help the birther. And we're always just a phone call away, to help answer any questions our clients may have throughout their journey.
What does a doula do?
Here's a short list of things a doula does or can help with (note that every doula is trained in different areas);
Fertility, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding education
Provides appropriate resources when needed
Provide praise, encouragement, physical comfort measures, and suggest positional changes during labour and birth
Support through loss
Doulas help keep the birth space clean, organized and everyone working together as a team
Car seat safety
Breast/chest feeding support
Doulas know the birth space, what to expect, and can help guide you through every step and every process.
Benefits of birth doulas
Cited from www.evidencebasedbirth.com
*Actual numbers may be higher or lower than these.
How to hire a doula
Whether you're trying to conceive, already pregnant, just experienced a loss, or are looking for a little help postpartum, there's a doula for you.
How to choose your doula;
Take a look at our doula member profiles and choose two to three doulas that would best meet your needs.
Visit their websites and then email them personally to set up individual consultations.
After your consultations, message the doulas you met with, to let them know whether you will be hiring them, or going with someone else.
Become an RDDA member
Are you a doula within Red Deer or surrounding area? By joining the association, you will receive on going support from our other members, be able to participate in events, and have your bio featured on our website and annual magazine.
Are you a business in Central Alberta that supports the pregnancy, birth and postpartum stages of life? By becoming a business member, you will receive advertising spots on our website as well as in our annual magazine, and client resource packages.
RDDA Community Business Members
Check them out, they're awesome!
Maternity & Birth Clothing - Gracefully Birthed
Prenatal Education Class - Pathways Prenatal Central Alberta
Placenta Encapsulation - Woodland Birth & Wellness
Pelvic Health Therapists - Elle Physiotherapy & Pelvic Health
Birth Photographer - Amanda Fitzsimons Photography
Keepsake Jewelry - For Always DNA Jewelry & More
Get In Touch!
Need help finding a doula? Message us with what type of doula you're looking for, and we'll get back to you with who's available.