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Below is a list provided to us by from Ozge Stephens at Nesting Doula Collective – a Doula collective providing care and support to Black, Indigenous, and communities of colour at all stages of their reproductive journey, from conception to postpartum.

Please let us know if you have any additional resources or feedback for us!

Miiko Skin Co acknowledges with gratitude that this work takes place on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.

NO COST DOULA SUPPORT

Nesting Doula Collective

Vancouver Island + Lower Mainland
IG: nesting.doula.collective

 

Birthing Families Foundation

Vancouver Island
IG: birthingfamiliesfoundation

 

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

Vida Doulas

South Island

 

Mothering Touch

Victoria

 

Victoria Pregnancy

Victoria

 

Nesting Doula Collective

Vancouver Island + Lower Mainland

 

Melissa Harris Birth Services

South Island

 

Harbour City Doulas

Nanaimo

 

Journey of Birth

Central Island

 

Island Health

Vancouver Island

 

CULTURAL SUPPORT

Victoria Native Friendship Center

Victoria

 

Intercultural Center

Victoria

 

Vancouver Island Refugee and Immigrant Center

https://www.viccir.org/

 

Rise Bridge Project

Central Island

 

Central Island Multicultural Society

Central Island

 

MEETING OTHER PREGNANT PEOPLE

Mothering Touch Pregnancy Hour

https://www.motheringtouch.ca/baby-groups/online-pregnancy-happy-hour/

 

Saanich Neighbourhood Place

South Island

 

Parents/Grandparents Support Circles

BC

 

Harbour City Doulas Pregnancy Group

https://harbourcitydoulas.com/groups/

 

PRE/POST NATAL MENTAL HEALTH

Psychology Today Masters List

BC

 

Birthing Families Foundation

Vancouver Island

Veronica Harris Counselling

Central Island

 

Heather Doidge-Sidhu

Victoria

 

The Pacific Postpartum Support Society

https://postpartum.org/
IG: pacificpostpartum

 

Psychology Today Group Therapy

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/groups/pregnancy-prenatal-postpartum/bc/victoria


PREGNANCY LOSS/STILLBIRTH

Still Birthday

https://stillbirthday.com/2011/11/starthere/

Little Spirits Burial Park

https://royaloakburialpark.ca/little-spirits-garden/


ALLIED HEALTH CLINICS

Nurture + Flo

Victoria ~ Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, Physiotherapy, Holistic Nutrition, Counselling

 

Focus Health Clinic

Victoria ~ Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, Registered Massage Therapy, TCM
https://focushealthclinic.com/
IG: focushealthclinic

 

Pure Ellements Wellness

Langford ~ Acupuncture, Registered Massage Therapy

 

Island Optimal Health + Performance

Nanaimo ~ Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Acupuncture,  Kinesiology, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy
http://islandoptimal.com/
IG: islandoptimal

 

3 Cedars Wellness Collective

Nanaimo ~ Naturopathic Medicine, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy.
https://3cedarswellness.com/
IG: 3cedarswellness

 

PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Lauren Sutherland

Victoria

 

Laura Werner

Victoria

 

Function Center for Health

Victoria

 

Natural Balance Massage

Victoria

 

ACUPUNCTURISTS

Heart + Hands Community Acupuncture

Victoria

Hemma Community Acupuncture

Victoria

Stefanie Miska, R.Ac, TCMP

Victoria
https://ritual-medicine.com/
IG: ritual.medicine

 

Ozge Stephen, R.Ac

Nanaimo
https://ozgestephen.ca/
IG: ozge.acudoula

 

Malakai Button, R.Ac

Victoria

 

Sasha Ormiston, R.Ac

Victoria
IG: sashaormistonacupuncture

 

Marika Hall, R.Ac

Victoria
IG: sacridacupuncture

 

BREAST/CHEST FEEDING SUPPORT

La Leche League Meetups

https://www.lllc.ca/find-group-british-columbia

Mothering Touch Lactation Support

https://www.motheringtouch.ca/consultations-treatments/breastfeeding/

 

Katie McNiven

https://katiemcniven.com/


BUYING HUMAN MILK

Human Milk for Human Babies

https://www.facebook.com/hm4hbvanisle/

Breastfeeding Matters

http://www.breastfeedingmatters.ca/milk-bank/

 

BREAST PUMP RENTALS

The Breast Pump Lady

https://www.facebook.com/thebreastpumplady/

 

Mothering Touch

https://www.motheringtouch.ca/rentals/medela-symphony-breast-pump-rentals/

 

Forbes Pharmacy

https://www.forbespharmacy.ca/breast-pump-rentals/

 

London Drugs Pharmacy



BIRTH POOL RENTALS

Island Home Birth

https://www.islandhomebirth.com/birth-pool-rentals

In Her Wisdom Doula

http://www.inherwisdomdoula.com/birthpoolrental.html

Coastal Lifestyle Photography

https://coastallifestylesphoto.com/BIRTH-POOL-RENTALS/1

* Nesting Doula Collective offers access to free birth pools for our clients.

 

Harbour City Doulas

https://harbourcitydoulas.com/

 

TENS MACHINE RENTALS

Mothering Touch

https://www.motheringtouch.ca/rentals/elle-tens/

 

Wellwise Shoppers Drug Mart

https://www.wellwise.ca/en-ca/services#rentalsection

 

INFANT CPR TRAINING

Safe Beginnings

http://www.safebeginnings.ca/

SEXUAL ASSAULT / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Anti Violence Project

https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

https://vsac.ca/

Credge Transition House

https://cridge.org/cthw/

Haven Society: Nanaimo + Oceanside

https://www.havensociety.com/

 

HARM REDUCTION

Aids Vancouver Island

http://avi.org/our-services/victoria

Harm Reduction Toolkit

https://harmreduction.org/issues/pregnancy-and-substance-use-a-harm-reduction-toolkit/

 

FERTILITY

Trans Fertility

https://transfertility.co/

Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine

https://pacificfertility.ca/our-locations/victoria


VIDEOS


RESEARCH BASED EVIDENCE

Evidence Based Birth

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/

Birth

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/1523536x

International Breastfeeding Journal

https://internationalbreastfeedingjournal.biomedcentral.com/

Lamaze International

https://www.lamaze.org/pregnancy-resource

Journal of American Medical Association

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama


PODCASTS

Center for Indigenous Midwifery

https://vimeo.com/user116232527

The Birth Hour

https://thebirthhour.com/

Birth Kweens

https://www.birthkweens.com/episodes/

Birthful Podcast

https://birthful.com/allepisodes/

Evidence Based Birth Podcast

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-based-birth-podcast/

 

BOOKS FOR PREGNANCY + BIRTH + POSTPARTUM

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
Ina May Gaskin

 

Why Did No One Tell Me This: The Doulas’ (Honest) Guide for Expectant Parents
Natalia Hailes, Ash Spivak

 

Nurture
Erica Chidi, Jillian Ditner

 

The Birth Partner
Penny Simkin

 

Birth Without Fear
January Harshe

 

A Is for Advice (The Reassuring Kind): Wisdom for Pregnancy
Ilana Stanger-Ross

 

The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth
Lindsey Bliss

 

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding
Ina May Gaskin

 

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Diane Wiessinger, Pam Ward, et al

 

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
Heng Ou

 

The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality
Kimberly Ann Johnson

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

A Is for Activist
Innosanto Nagana

 

Little People, BIG DREAMS Series
Isabel Sanchez Vegara

 

We Sang You Home
Richard Van Camp and Julie Flet

 

When We Are Kind
Monique Gray Smith and Nicole Neidhardt

 

My Heart Fills With Happiness
Monique Gray Smith and Nicole Neidhardt

 

Antiracist Baby
Ibram X Kendi and Ashley Lukashevsky

 

Peanut Goes for the Gold
Jonathan Van Ness and Gillian Reid

 

"More More More," Said the Baby
Vera B Williams

 

Go The Fuck To Sleep
Adam Mansbach
August 10, 2021 — Kimiko Foster

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