Prince George Doulas

Serving the Birthing Community of Prince George, BC and Beyond. . .

Birth Doulas

Each category in this directory is organized alphabetically by first name, so hopefully that helps you to find the doula you are interested in more easily.  If you are not sure where to begin, please take time to read through all of the listings and feel free to contact as many doulas as you wish.  You may choose to meet with several before finding the perfect fit.  Best wishes in your search!  If you would like to hear specifically from doulas who are available for your due date, please submit a form!
 
* If you are a doula who would like to be listed on this site, please contact us!  We hope for this to be a comprehensive directory of doulas for the women of Prince George and area to access and we strive to maintain current and relevant information.  Thanks. *

Seeking a doula outside of PG?  Check out our listings for Beyond Prince George. . .


Certified Birth Doulas

These are local doulas who have completed Birth Doula Certification with DONA International and are working to maintain their certifcation.  DONA International is the premiere professional association of doulas worldwide.  For more information about what it takes to become a DONA certified birth doula, please visit the DONA International website, www.dona.org.


Allison Crick, CD(DONA), LCCE

DONA-Certified Birth Doula and Lamaze-Certified Childbirth Educator
Expecting Miracles Birth Doula Services
250-561-0014

Birth doula work, for me, began when I was pregnant with my second child.  I had the honour of attending a friend's delivery of her first child.  I remember driving home after the birth and was overcome with emotion, saying to myself "I have to do this."  It is still such a vivid moment in my memory after many years.  That is when my doula work began.
  
I love to see women empowered to birth their babies where, how, and with whom they want to.  Every birth and every mother and her family are unique.  I love the work I do.  Though it is not always easy, I would not change a thing.  I am constantly amazed that this is my life.
  
I am also a Lamaze-certified childbirth educator and in my classes I love to see women engage in their pregnancies and feel like they have all the tools they need to birth their babies.
  
I am blessed that birth work chose me before I went searching for it.  I am forever grateful to all the hundreds of mothers that teach me that birth is an art.
 
Feel free to visit my website, www.allisoncrick.com, to find out more.

Becky Tinsley, CD(DONA)
Certified Birth Doula

778-349-4870

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by pregnancy and birth. After two vastly different birth experiences of my own I realized how important it is for a labouring woman to be heard, understood, and supported on her journey into motherhood. When my second daughter was born with the help of a midwife I was inspired to become involved in the birthing world. My dream is to eventually become a midwife but for now I am happy raising my 2 girls and serving families as a birth doula. I have completed my certification through DONA International and am excited to be supporting families in the Prince George area!

Cindy Black, CD(DONA)
DONA-Certified Birth Doula
250-564-9605
 
After the birth of my first child I couldn't get over how this experience had affected and changed me.  I started reading more and more and by the time I was ready to do it again with my second pregnancy, I knew it was something that I wanted to be a big part of.  But I couldn't just keep having babies.  Listening to parents around me talk about their birth experiences made me realize the need for this supportive role.  All I was hearing, time after time, was that women just wished that they had been supported and listened to more.  When a woman feels heard and valued, she can walk away from birth feeling empowered.  Even when it doesn't go according to "plan."  After the birth of our third and final child I knew that it was time to pursue this passion that had been growing inside me.  I am certified as a birth doula with DONA and a member of the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA).  Please check out my website www.cindyblack.ca for more information!
  
I believe that each birth is unique and will teach me something new.  The invitation to be present at the birth of a child is always an honour for me.  I look forward to working together with families in the future and hope that I can help make their birth experience a beautiful one.

Jill Wilson, CD(DONA)
DONA-Certified Birth Doula
Birth Buddy Doula Services
250-612-0708
 
I am excited to offer birth doula services in the Prince George area.  I have completed DONA certification and have really enjoyed this journey that has included helping some wonderful families.  As a mother myself, I understand the effort and support needed by a labouring woman.  I am passionate about empowering women as they go through their birth journey.  I am also available for postpartum support and as a back up doula, schedule permitting.  For more information, please contact me or visit my website, www.birthbuddy.weebly.com.

Jocelyn Logan, CD(DONA)
DONA-Certified Birth Doula
250-562-5912 (home)
250-301-0052 (cell)

From the very first La Leche League meeting I attended when I was 14 weeks pregnant with my first beautiful child, I knew that I wanted to become part of the story that returned power to birthing women and their families.

I was unsure how I would find my way but the fire was ignited and my excitement of being with other powerful, eloquent, like-minded women paved the way to finding my passion.  Not only did my time with La Leche League encourage and affirm me in my new role as a mother, but also in my role as an advocate and support for other women.  I went on to become a La Leche League Leader, supporting and educating women about breastfeeding.  As I served women as a breastfeeding counsellor, I became acutely aware of the transformative power of birth.  Many, many women shared their birth stories and their hearts.  I heard time and again of their triumphs or sadness which further fuelled my passion to serve families in their birth journeys as a birth doula.  Wanting yet again to become part of a voice that helped encourage women to seek birth stories of respect and love.

I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams to share my life with my amazing husband and our three most beautiful children whom every day remain a constant source of pride, joy, adventure, and growth - our daughter Arielle 23 years, our son Seth 19 years, and our youngest daughter (Fifi) Ophelia 10 years.

I continue in my role as a birth and breastfeeding advocate and Birth Doula and am honoured and so excited to find myself amidst the company of such an incredible collection of compassionate, caring women, working together to begin to provide a place of connection, serving families in our community.

Please feel free to email or give me a call to find out more.

Rebecca Smaaslet, CD(DONA)
DONA-Certified Birth Doula
Lighthouse Birth Services
250-964-9832
 
I am a DONA certified birth doula and have attended births for several years in Prince George.  I strive for continuous education in all areas surrounding family life from fertility to parenting.  I am passionate about supporting women and their families throughout the entire childbearing cycle.  Postpartum support and back up doula support are also available when my schedule permits.  For more information please visit my website, www.lighthousebirthservices.com or contact me! 


Roxanne Marion, CD(DONA)

DONA-Certified Birth Doula
250-640-1787

Doula work has always sparked an interest with me. It was after attending my best friend's birth, I fell into the doula role. Naturally, I moved through the motions of support and knew that doula work called to me. My heart belonged in healthcare. I feel there is a great need for support in many aspects during the pregnancy, birth and postpartum process. I started to piece together the physiology of birth and began to look at the inner workings of the various healthcare roles and how it affects families. This spiraled to me working on certifying as a doula. Currently, I am a certified doula and a breastfeeding counsellor and I am working towards my registered nursing degree. I am a mum of a beautiful boy and an aunty to many wonderful kids. In my spare time I love having family time, tending to my hobby farm, gardening or anything outdoors. I also love learning so you can often find me reading and researching. Being a doula has been the most wonderful educational gift. 
It is truly a pleasure to be an advocate, educator and supporter for families. Doula work has fueled my mind for learning and has complemented my desire to be the nurse that is knowledgeable and caring. It truly has enlightened me, challenged me and given me so much joy to provide. 
Please feel free to join my Facebook page!


Birth Doulas - Working Toward Certification and Non-Certified

Many of us are working toward DONA certification.  We've completed the initial training and are at various stages in the certification process.  One part of this process includes submitting evaluations from births that we have attended as doulas, so we are very eager for the experience, and many are offering services at reduced rates while we gain this experience.


There are also some of us who are not interested in completing the certification process, but have taken the DONA training and have varying levels of experience in birth support.


Please feel welcome to contact any of us to find out more!



Alex Watt

Cell: 250-981-6866 
or find me on Facebook!
I became a Birth doula because birth work kept falling into my path. I attended births after my first son was born 5 years ago. After having a negative experience during my birth I wanted to advocate for other women and empower and support them so their journeys wouldn't be the same. I am honoured birth work found me and truly believe every experience is unique and beautiful. I look forward to advocating, supporting, and empowering women through the birth process. 
I also travel outside of Prince George for births (ie. Vanderhoof, Ft. St. James). 
Please feel free to contact me anytime.

Amara Filan

Birth Doula

778-349-9779

Email : [email protected] 

Find me on Facebook!   

Pregnancy and childbirth has always amazed me and I have always been in awe of what a miracle it is to have a new life enter the world. I am the mother of two precious children and their births did not carry out as I had planned and we were much less educated at that time than we thought. How I wish I knew about Doulas at that time! Our family was in another country and we had a lot of decisions to be made and quickly. The support and care of a Doula would have changed the outcome of my deliveries and my experience had I known my husband and I had an advocate for us, someone who presented information, and helped us make informed decisions. 

Before children, I volunteered at the Pregnancy Center in Colorado for 2 years and quickly learned that pregnancy is not always straight-forward and that each pregnancy, and woman, is so unique.  It was my privilege to walk with these women in their journeys.  During that time, I was fortunate to attend one of the mother's deliveries and be her support. It was amazing! She was amazing! Since that time I have had a desire to be involved with child birth, but wasn't sure how.  Ever since I found out about the role of a Doula, I knew I needed to become one.  

I have always felt drawn to serve and help people and I am so excited to have found this path and am so inspired to serve the women and families in our community. I believe that the knowledge of a Doula, along with assisting women emotionally and physically, allows the mother the best opportunity for success and a beautiful birth story. I am currently in the process of DONA certification and would love to be part of your story. 

Please feel free to contact me, I would be honored to support you. 


Andrea Wood

Birth Doula

250-552-1260
Email:  [email protected]

I am the mother to 6 beautiful children (5 whom I delivered and 1 step daughter).  I am a professional photographer, with a passion for photographing pregnancy, birth and babies.  When a friend asked me to photograph her birth, I was beyond thrilled and honored to be invited into such an intimate occasion.  While researching birth photography, I found that many birth photographers were also doulas.  Right then I knew that becoming a doula was my calling to support women and their families during pregnancy and birth as well as create a beautiful birth experience.

I have completed the DONA Training Workshop and I am working towards certification.  It is an honor and blessing to be able to provide support and witness a new life being brought into this world.  Please feel free to contact me for more information and how I can support you during your pregnancy and birth.

Chelsea McCormack
Birth Doula

I am a birth doula, a prenatal class instructor, and have been a surgical nurse for the last ten years. For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in birth work and supporting women and their families during pregnancy, birth and in their postpartum period. During my journey through birth work, I became aware of Hypnobabies ( a complete prenatal class that also teaches mothers self-hypnosis techniques to help create a powerful medical grade hypo-anesthesia, which can help provide a more comfortable labour and birth), trained as a prenatal class instructor, and now offer Hypnobabies classes throughout the year. 
Please contact me for more information about myself, my doula care, and Hypnobabies classes:

Christine Wight 

Birth Doula
Earthside Doula Services
250-617-8753

Email:  [email protected]


My journey to becoming a birth doula began at a very early age as I have always been fascinated by pregnancy and birth.  In recent years, I've had the honour of attending the births of friends and family members (as well as my own) which has made a tremendous impact on my desire and passion to pursue this role.  In May 2016, I began my training with DONA International and I am currently working towards my official certification.  Each birth story is unique, and as your doula I will help you navigate yours.  Please visit me on my website, www.earthsidedoula.org and contact me for more information.


Corey Hardeman
Birth Doula
250-613-2344
 
I have completed the DONA birth doula training through Douglas College, and am working toward DONA certification.  I am a mother of four children, and the beauty and power of the birth experience awes me.  I believe that a supported woman is a powerful woman, and that when families are able to engage with their birth stories without fear, they bring to themselves and to their children a rare gift of strength and wonder.  I believe that to cross the threshold into one's new life as a parent with confidence and joy, whether with your first birth or your sixth, is the ideal opening to life's great narrative.

Luisa Trujillo

250-981-8214

Coming from a tight knit family that was loving and honest, I never had any sugary perceptions that storks brought along babies or any other deceptions about birth for that matter. I had been given the facts about the whole process as soon as I was old enough to understand the reality about the miracle of birth. It was because of this, that at the age of fourteen, my parents decided to allow me to be a part of the birth of my youngest sibling. Back then, I had no idea that this support-giving role was that of a doula. I had been allowed the privilege of witnessing a miracle, and had partaken in supporting my parents throughout an incredible journey. This is where my love for all things involving pregnancy, birth, and the spiritual empowerment that comes alongside birth, all stemmed from. This first brush with birth is what inspired me to pursue a career as a doula. I have taken my DONA International Doula workshop through Mount Royal University, and am working towards my full Birth Doula Certification. I ultimately aspire to become a Midwife, and hope that one day I may use my experiences as a birth doula to further allow me to be the absolute best I can be, for those who need it in their most precious moments.

Penny Ridley

Birth Doula
 
As a mother to two amazing children, I really understand how our birth experiences make such an impact in our lives!  I've loved supporting women and their families as a birth doula for more than six years!  It is a tremendous privilege to be a part of such a special time for growing families.  I would love to be a support to you!  Please contact me for more information.

Rowena Mills

Birth Doula
250-961-3186 
 
My passion for this work began with my own experience, working with a doula at my own births. Her support meant so much to both my husband and I, and really allowed us to make the most of such a momentous time in our lives. It is my belief that all expectant mothers and families who desire this support should have it. Pregnancy and birth is very individual to each woman, and it is an honour to be welcomed to hold space and provide support during this beautiful, transformative stage of life. I would like to see many more women feel empowered by birth, in making the best choices for themselves and their families. 
Please feel free to visit my Facebook page - Rowena Mills Doula Services

Stephanie Porsnuk

Birth Doula
250-613-7237 (cell)
 
Birth is not only about making babies.  Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themsleves and know their inner strength.  -Barbara Katz Rothman  I am honoured to support families through such a special time in their lives.  Whether it's your first birth or your fifth, it is the first time you are becoming a mother to this baby, and each birth can be so unique!  I just love supporting each mother through discovering the love and power within herself during birth and early motherhood.  I feel truly blessed to be of service and witness to that discovery!  Please contact me for more information about how I can support you.

Tricia Wright

Birth Doula

250-964-8309

Email:  [email protected]


I have been fascinated by pregnancy and birth since I was a very young child.  I began supporting pregnant women professionally as a support worker at a community outreach programme called Healthiest Babies Possible after I finished my psychology degree.  There I worked with marginalized pregnant and parenting families for five years and it was the most rewarding job I could have imagined.  I loved helping women see past their challenges, work through their difficulties, and find their power.  I took over thirty different trainings on pregnancy, parenting, breastfeeding, addictions, counselling, and attachment/bonding during my time at Healthiest Babies.  I desperately wanted a child of my own, and after three years of fertility struggles and a lot of help, my husband I welcomed our son Kaleb to the world.  After experiencing doula support first-hand and after attending three of my family and friends' births, I knew that birth work was my calling in life.  I feel that it is an honour and a privilege to be welcomed in to a family's life during pregnancy and birth and I feel so fortunate that I have found this amazing work.


Trisha Coombs

Birth Doula

Harmony Tree Doula Services 

My passion for birth work began to grow with my own experiences of childbirth, which were both attended by a wonderful midwife. The passion she expressed throughout my pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum time inspired my desire and guided me into the beautiful world of birth work. I believe every woman who is about to embrace one of life's most magnificent moments - the birth of her child or children - needs to feel supported and heard during this unique journey. Each woman is an individual, with a set complex needs that often extends outside the realm of medical care. A woman should be provided individualized physical and emotional care, reassurance, and most importantly respect as she makes decisions pertaining to her birth experience.  As a mother brings new life into this world, she has forever opened her heart, and should cherish those memories for a life time. As a Birth Doula it is my role to hold the space for these memories to be created, by working with a woman and her partner to ensure the experience reflects her wishes.                                                                             
 Please visit my website www.harmonytreebirthdoula.com and contact me for more information!


Willow Smood

Birth Doula

250-401-1924

Email:  [email protected]


I have a great interest in birth and creating a community around it locally and personally.  I come from a large family that has passed on to me a great confidence in women and the birthing process.  I am constantly seeking new insights into birth and family life.  My philosophy is to care and assist , with all the knowledge and experience that has be passed down to me.  I believe that to truly care, one must listen and be perceptive.  I endeavour to deeply connect with the women and families I serve.  Each family's journey to birth is diverse, and it is my honour to take part on the voyages of change.


Please visit my website, www.willowtree539.wordpress.com and feel free to contact me in whatever way is most convenient to you.


I look forward to connecting with you soon.