Prince George Doulas

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

Community Resources

There are many services and organizations in our community for expectant and new parents.  
If you would like to submit a listing for a relevant service or organization, please contact us.

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BABY GEAR AND MOMMY FASHION

Everything Baby and Everything Kids Store
Locally owned store that sells a little bit of everything when it comes to new parenthood, including brands and products that are not available in "regular" stores and hard to find in Northern BC.  Including:
* Strollers, Joggers, and accessories by BOB, Britax, Thule, and Guzzie & Guss
* Car seats by Britax and Diono
* A variety of baby carriers, including brands like Ergo, Lillebaby, BabyBjorn, Deuter, Moby, Boba, Catbird Baby, and Beco
* A great assortment of nursing bras, including brands like Bravado, Momzelle, and Cake Lingere
* Diaper bags and accessories in popular brands like Jujube, Petunia Picklebottom, Skip Hop, and more!
* Maternity clothing
* Nursing clothing
* Children's clothing from Newborn to size 16
* Children's slippers, shoes, and boots in popular brands like Nooks, Robeez, Stride Rite, Bogs,Stonz, DC, and Jack & Lily
* Nursery furniture
* Cloth diapers and accessories by Kanga Care (Rumparooz), Bummis, AMP, Sweet Pea, and Bumkins
* A variety of products for feeding, bathing, and sleeping needs
* Toys!
* * * . . .and SO MUCH MORE! * * *
 
Super friendly, knowledgable staff!  Welcoming store - Easy to find, directly across the highway from Spruceland Shopping Centre.  Find out more on Facebook!
Store Hours:  Open 9:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday.  Closed Sundays.
Store Address:  102-770 Central Street East, Prince George, BC
Phone:  250-614-2255


BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

Bump and Beyond
Providing individual and group Lactation Consultant services in Prince George and surrounding communities. 
Sample of services will include prenatal breastfeeding group classes, postpartum home lactation consultations 
and regular phone/text follow up, NICU transitions, and skype/facetime visits to outlying community families.
Sandra Payne RN BN IBCLC 
Call: 250-552-9808 or find me on Facebook 

Jocelyn Logan
Providing individual and group Lactation Consultant services in Prince George and surrounding communities with 
the following groups: The Prince George Breastfeeding Cafe, The Prince George Nursing Toddler Group and 
the Breastfeeding Challenges group. Contact Jocelyn for more info!
Call: 250-562-5912 or find me on Facebook

Prince George Breastfeeding Cafe
When:  The third Thursday of every month, 1 to 3pm
Where:  Art Space, above Books and Company, 1685 3rd Avenue
What to Expect:  Whether you are an expectant mom, brand new mom, or a more seasoned mom, 
we welcome you!  
Enjoy a tea or coffee and come out to create relationships with other moms in your community.  
Join us to discuss challenges or concerns, share triumphs, and swap "secrets" you have discovered 
on your breastfeeding journey.
Who is Welcome:  All breastfeeding moms and their babies, as well as expectant moms who would like 
more information about breastfeeding.
The Prince George Breastfeeding Cafe strives to be a relaxed, non-judgmental, and informative place for 
moms to find breastfeeding support.
We look forward to meeting all you fabulous moms, babies, and mamas to be!
Our goals are to:
1.  Show that breastfeeding is normal
2.  Inspire thought and conversation about breastfeeding
3.  Encourage relationships among breastfeeding mamas

Prince George La Leche League Group

What: Come and join us in mother to mother breastfeeding support! Bring your breastfeeding questions, challenges, and triumphs, or come and just listen.

When: Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. 

Where: YMCA, 2020 Massey Drive

Who is Welcome: Attendance is free of charge and open to all women in the community. Adults must bring a government issued photo ID to check in through the front desk, as this is a secure child care facility. Babies and small children are always welcome. Please consider bringing a nut-free snack to share with the group. We look forward to seeing you! 

For contact information and up to date information on meeting dates, please visit:

Website:      http://www.lllc.ca/lllc-prince-george

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lalecheleagueprincegeorge/


Northern Health Breastfeeding Support Network
Thursday mornings 
9:30 to 11:30 
Northern Health Unit. 
Peer-to-peer support

CLOTH DIAPERING - SALES AND SERVICES
 
BB Butts Diapers
BB Butts Diapers manufactures and retails quality cloth diapers for families who are interested in 
a convenient, fashionable option while working towards being eco friendly.  Everything needed for 
successful cloth diapering is available as well as some child centered clothing and toys.  
Contact Michelle Racher for more information. 
250-570-9565
 
Cozy Bums Cloth Diapers 
Cozy Bums Cloth Diapers is the largest retailer of modern cloth diapers in Northern BC, bringing 
in dozens of the top cloth diapering brands from around the world.  Fabulous diapers plus ongoing, 
expert cloth diapering support - we've got you (and your baby's bottom) covered!  
Contact Kerri Wanner for more information.
250-962-2862
1-877-724-COZY

Dukes of Diaper Service
"Our mission is to provide a cost effective, healthy, natural, and environmentally friendly alternative 
for diapering our children. Every week we drop off clean diapers right to your door, pick up your used 
diapers and wash them for you.  We are perfect for people who want the convenience of disposable 
diapering with all of the benefits of cloth diapering."
  • Free pick-up and delivery
  • Gift certificates available
  • Save if you buy 6 month or 1 year packages
  • We accept a variety of payment options
For more information, please check out our website, www.dukesofdiapers.ca.
***How exciting for our community to have this option now!  Cloth diaper services help parents experience 
the many benefits of cloth diapering, while leaving the cleaning and maintenance of the diapers 
to the professionals.

PG Diaper Service

PG Diaper Service is an environmentally friendly alternative to wasteful plastic diapers.  Every day 4 million diapers head to our landfills in Canada and lay to rot for another 500 years before decomposing.  We aim to offset that damage by bringing another option to the limited choices in diapering your baby.  Providing everything you need to cloth diaper your baby with weekly deliveries of fresh clean diapers anywhere in Prince George.  PG Diaper Service is an accredited diaper service through The Real Diaper Association, a North American nonprofit society that regulates, sets and provides the highest industry standards guaranteeing a safe effective and 100% clean.  If you’ve always wanted to cloth diaper but didn’t want to invest in or wash your own, a diaper service is perfect for you.  PG Diaper Service also washes privately owned diapers, diaper stripping (for pre loved or smelly diapers), and laundry service.  All is to door with free delivery.  Check them out at www.pgdiaperservice.ca.  Or on facebook https://www.facebook.com/princegeorgediaperservice/.


Everything Baby and Everything Kids Store
Sells a variety of cloth diapers and diapering accessories, including brands like Rumparooz, AMP, Bummis, and Bumkins.  Check out their listing at the top of this webpage to find out more information about their great business!


COMMUNITY HEALTH 

Aboriginal Infant Development Program

AIDP outreach is a free home visiting program for all families with children birth to three years of age.  

We Support early identification of needs and early intervention for children and families while respecting 

cultural practices and beliefs. 

We offer:

  • Developmental assessments:  DAYC-2, ASQ & ASQ Social Emotional, providing activities to support 
  • each child’s stage of development. 
  • Referrals to community resources (ie. therapists, Aboriginal Headstart Preschool & counselling etc).
  • Support with parenting skills and programs (ie. goal setting).
  • Information about infant mental health (ie. attachment) and emotional well being of the family.
  • Breastfeeding support and healthy family choices.
  • Assist families in accessing health, social, community services and ministry support
  • Group Infant Massage sessions (IAIM).  These sessions are offered free of charge for pre-crawling infants.  
  • Infant massage promotes bonding and attachment, brain development and helps with disrupted sleep and easing colic.

Please contact us: AIDP Outreach Services

250-564-5941

Email:  [email protected]


AimHi Infant Development Programme
250-564-6408
The Infant Development Programme is a home-visiting programme serving children with families 
from 0 to 3 years who may be looking for extra support.  AimHi's Infant Development consultants have 
knowledge and experience in all areas of development.
Participation is voluntary, at no cost to families.  Families can refer themselves or be referred by another 
professional.  Visits are usually once or twice monthly in the family home at an agreed-upon time by 
the family and the consultant.
 
AimHi Infant Massage and Toddler Playgroup
250-564-6408
Come and enjoy the infant massage group or the parent-participating playtime for children up to age 3.
  • Birth to age 3.
  • Drop-in.  No registration.  No fees.
  • Snacks provided.
  • Certified Infant Massage instructors.
When:  Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8 pm.
Where:  The AimHi building at 950 Kerry Street.
 

DOG INTEGRATION

Canines With Class
Judi Dowson is a licensed presenter of two programs - Dogs & Storks and Dog & Baby Connection.  
These are both to help new parents integrate dogs into the family.  Too often people feel they must relinquish 
their family dog to a shelter "because we are having a baby."  Bite prevention is the key mandate of these 
programs.  Expectant parents can also be supplied with a package of what to do in preparation before the 
baby is born.
Judi has certification and licenses for a variety of programs.  Her rates are very reasonable.  
These presentations are about 1.5 hours long and can be done privately or for a group of parents, which 
reduces the fee considerably. Contact Judi for more information!
Judi Dowson, ABCDT
 

HYPNOBABIES

Are you interested in learning how learning real, medical hypnosis techniques can help you have 
a calm, peaceful, and sometimes even pain-free birth experience?  As well as a relaxing, more comfortable 
pregnancy.  Contact Chelsea or visit her website for more information and register for an upcoming 
session of classes!
Fresh Deliveries Hypnobabies
Chelsea McCormack
250-617-7950

INFANT HEALTH

Cranio Sacral Therapy 
Craniosacral therapy (CST) that can be applied to infants who’ve experienced head trauma and injuries. It’s also effective for an array of other common problems that babies may experience, including nursing and feeding problems, colic, teething issues, and more. Call for more information!
Myron Bedford, RMT, SMT(cc), BSc
Active Balance Massage Therapy Prince George
(250) 562-9801

LOCALLY CRAFTED MOM & BABY GOODIES
 
Angelhair Clips
Baby and Children Hair Accessories
Handmade no slip hair clips, that are perfect for a little girl with very fine or little hair, as they won't slip 
or fall out.  Sandra also creates a variety of other goodies.  Contact her for more information!
250-964-9664

K.C. Mae Maternity Photo Wear

A Canadian online boutique offering a hand-selected line of maternity gowns and accessories to photograph your bump, beautifully.  Whether your vision is a private studio shoot, an industrial urban feel or a scenic outdoor family affair, we hope you'll enjoy browsing our collection of gowns and accessories.

Stylish. Affordable. Shipped to your door.

Find us on Facebook or:


TC Creations
One-Of-A-Kind Modern Creations
Tammy creates wonderful quality accessories for families with little ones, including bibs, diaper totes, 
and nursing covers.  They are all made from top quality fabrics in a variety of designs, are completely 
machine-washable, and crafted-to-last.  She can custom make something to your specifications, and has 
gift sets available as well.  Order straight from her website, or check TC Creations of Facebook for 
her latest selection!
 

MIDWIFERY SERVICES
***Did you know that midwifery care is covered by your BC Medical Services Plan?  Midwives are highly trained 
specialists in pregnancy, labour, and the first six weeks postpartum. 
 
New Beginnings Midwifery
Judy DeFreitas, B.MW, RM
Jessica Buckingham, B.MW, RM
Registered Midwives
203-1257 4th Avenue, Prince George, BC
250 613-1492


Trinity Transitions Midwifery
Angel Resends, B.MW, RM
Vanessa Kay, RM
Registered Midwives
778-349-1523


West Hill Midwifery
Sarah Hilbert-West, B.MW, RM
Emily Rigney, RM, BSc, Masters MW
Registered Midwives
250-981-7875
 

PARENTING SUPPORT & EDUCATION
 ***The following services are offered through Parent Support Services of BC, a non-profit, volunteer-based 
society and registered charity founded in 1974.
 
Active Parenting Canada
  • Active Parenting Canada programs empower families by providing parents with the skills to help 
  • their children survive and thrive in our changing world.  Active Parenting has programs for parents of babies to teens. 
  • Active Parenting programs are available on an ongoing basis at locations throughout Prince George. 
  • All programs are offered free of cost, and childminding and transportation assistance are available at some locations.

Parent Support Services of BC
Creating a world where children and their families are nurtured, valued, and safe
A non-profit organization that offers a variety of support services for a wide range of parenting issues 
and challenges.

The Village: Parent Resource Registry
A current list of relevant resources for parents and caregivers, updated monthly.  
Look for a link to the latest issue at www.parentsupportbc.ca/newsletters.html.


PARENTS OF MULTIPLES

PG Parents of Twins and Triplets Association (PGPOTTA)
  • Support from a network of parents who have "been there" 
  • Family events: holiday parties and other social activities 
  • Discount card to many local sponsors 
  • Private Facebook group 
  • Easy online membership form 
  • and more


PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

Charla Anderson PCD(DONA), PES
Nurturing Mothers PG
Certified Postpartum Doula and Birth Doula
PBi-Trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
250-640-1952
Email:  [email protected]
For more information about placenta encapsulation and the services I offer, please find me on Facebook.

Hands On Healing Holistic Therapies--Placenta Encapsulation
Jamie Bourdon
IPPA-Trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
250-392-0709
Placenta Encapsulation has many benefits, some which include lessening postpartum depression, increasing milk supply, speeding healing, decreasing bleeding, helping with pain, and bonding with baby. 
Research is showing more and more how incredible the placenta really is.
Your body grew it, why not use it to help you after birth?
For more information about placenta encapsulation and the services I offer, please find me on Facebook.


PRENATAL ART

Henna Bellies
Henna is a wonderful way to celebrate your pregnancy and your growing belly and is a time for you 
to relax and be pampered! There are countless, beautiful designs to choose from, or create your own!
Belly Henna can be done privately or is a great addition to baby showers for the mother-to-be as well as 
guests in attendance, and only adds to the joyous atmosphere of the celebration.  It also creates a beautiful 
addition to pregnancy photography to have for years to come!
For more information about Henna or to book a time, please contact:
Cassandra LaTrace, Henna Artist


PRENATAL EDUCATION CLASSES
 
Birthing From Within Childbirth Classes
Birthing From Within childbirth classes are unlike any other. 
  • Based on the popular book by Pam England, 
  • Innovative approach is inspiring, engaging, and fun.
  • For expectant parents seeking useful information, practical tools, and a thoughtful exploration of                                      pregnancy, birth, and parenting.  
  • Welcomes parents birthing in hospital or at home and with a physician or a midwife.
  • Feature lively group discussion, role-plays, creative exercises and hands-on practice.  
  • Teaches a range of pain-coping approaches and labor support practices, helping mothers build confidence and a positive mindset for coping while partners gain new tools for their unique support role.  
  • Continue the learning at home with our pain-coping practice CD.  
  • Fathers and birth partners benefit from additional support and resources in a special extra session just for them.
Each birth is unique.  A Birthing From Within prenatal class provides resources to help you work towards the
experience you envision while preparing you for the full spectrum of birth.  
Gain new tools and insight as you explore different paths of birth, coping with the intensity of labour, and navigating the unexpected.
Classes extend beyond birth to explore postpartum healing and adjustment, as well newborn care and parenting.
Each session is limited to 8 couples, building a sense of community and ensuring a personalized approach.  
There is a new session of classes starting every other month.  
Feel welcome to contact Cindy for more information.
Instructor:  Cindy Black, CD(DONA)
DONA-Certified Birth Doula and Certified Birthing From Within Instructor
250-564-9605
Website:  www.cindyblack.ca

Prenatal Classes - Presented through Northern Health
It's so important to feel informed about your choices and what to expect as your baby's birth nears!  
These classes are offered in the hope that prenatal education will be easily accessible to all families 
in our community.  The dedicated instructors are pleased to offer a thorough curriculum that covers 
things that expectant parents hope to learn about before their baby's arrival.
Where?  Northern Interior Health Unit auditorium 
How long?  6 consecutive weeks on either 
When?  Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.  
***There is also a single, full day class held on a Saturday which covers most of the curriculum in a 
condensed format.  Attendees of the Saturday class are asked to attend 1 evening class during the week which 
covers the breastfeeding portion.
***There are also early pregnancy classes twice a month on Monday evenings.  
Please email for more information and for a class outline.  
These classes are taught according to the Douglas College's curriculum which is based on the Lamaze program.
To register, please contact:
250-565-2910


PRENATAL & POSTPARTUM FITNESS CLASSES

Angelika's Yoga
Angelika McKinley is a Certified Yoga Teacher, a Certified Fitness Instructor, 
and a Pre & Postnatal Fitness Specialist.  She was certified by "Fit 4 Two" in Vancouver 
and the classes she teaches are safe for the expecting mom and her baby.
Yoga is one of the BEST things you can do to keep fit and prevent pains in the lower back and other aches 
and pains in the body.  There are countless health benefits and the practice of yoga will help smoothen 
the entire pregnancy and childbirth.
250-962-7770
250-961-7337

Chinook Yoga
Chinook Yoga offers a variety of yoga classes that may be of interest to expectant and new moms, 
including Yoga for Fertility, Prenatal Yoga, Mom & Baby Yoga, Preschool Yoga, and more.
For information about times and descriptions of classes, please visit the website or 
call and leave a message.
250-564-YOGA (9642)

Pelvic Floor/Core ~ Group Lessons at Phoenix Physiotherapy Clinic
Whether you have had issues for years and are just finding time to take care of yourself, or if you have just given birth 
and have developed a more acute condition, it is time to let us help you get back to your life! 
Learn how to:
  • Remap your pelvic floor
  • Teach your pelvic floor appropriate tone
  • Learn stamina and power building exercises
  • Activate your core
  • Start to integrate your pelvic floor & core into functional activities 
Pelvic floor group exercises generally start up once a month and last 5 weeks, 1 class per week.
Call 250-562-8248 for more info!

Sufey Yoga
"If you need to be uplifted and feel joyful, just go take Sufey's class. She will make you laugh, 
and dance, and breathe." --Liza Patino, Peru
Guided by drumbeats, song, dance and spirit, Sufey's prenatal classes are a celebration of the Divine Feminine. 
As an E-RYT 500 (experienced registered yoga teacher at the 500 hour level) 
and RPYT (registered prenatal yoga teacher), she has 10+ years of experience in liberated teaching and movement. 
She currently leads 200 hour, 500 hour, and specialty yoga teacher trainings (including prenatal!) 
around the world. Connect to body, mind, spirit and sisterhood on a journey into Love.
To learn more, please visit www.sufey.org
604-880-5891


PRENATAL MASSAGE

Hands On Healing Holistic Therapies--Prenatal Massage
Jamie Bourdon
Registered Shiatsu Therapist
250-392-0709
A relaxing massage for the Mom to be using a pillow that allows her to lay face down giving access to release 
points in the hips and lower back. Come pamper yourself and ease some tension. 
 60 Mins - $70, 90 Mins - $110
Find me on Facebook!