Nanaimo has such a great parenting community! It’s filled with families from all walks of life that are loving, open, educated, and confident about their goals and abilities. We support that!

Parents in Nanaimo, Ladysmith, and the Oceanside area want only the best services, support staff, and education for their growing families. As “milennial parents”, Nanaimo families know how to find the information they’re looking for- but in a sea of advice, how do you know which to trust? What’s going to work best for your baby, your family, and your lifestyle? Making sense of it all can be overwhelming. That’s where Harbour City Doulas comes in.

The doulas of Harbour City Doulas have been doulas in Nanaimo for years! They know the ins and outs of pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum year. Each doula is trained, certified, and experienced in supporting families exactly where they are! They are experts in providing non-judgemental support and in helping you find your own unique path through this whole pregnancy adventure.

You can benefit from the experience, education, and empowerment that comes from a perinatal expert. These doulas have spent years learning their craft, all to help YOU have the birth of your dreams!

Harbour City Doulas knows what’s on your mind and what’s keeping you up at night. We know that you have questions like:

  • Should I see a doctor or a midwife?
  • How do I know if I’m in labour?
  • Did my water break?
  • Do I need to take a prenatal class?
  • When is the best time to go to the hospital?
  • Does everyone poop while they push?
  • What is Group B Strep?
  • How do I know if breastfeeding is working?
  • Do I need to supplement my baby?
  • How can I tell if I have postpartum depression?

What are families looking for from doulas in Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Parksville, and Qualicum?

The answer is simple: they’re looking for support.

They’re looking for someone who knows what they’re going through and what they’re dealing with.

They’re looking for guidance, encouragement, understanding, and a listening ear.

You can find the answers to your questions with any Google search- but what Harbour City Doulas provides is so much more than what the internet can provide.

You probably have questions you haven’t even thought of yet. You deserve the peace of mind that comes from having a go-to, trustworthy source for the answers to your questions.

Questions like:

  • What is labour really like? Harbour City Doulas will walk you through it from beginning to end, and help you figure out what feels best for you.
  • What happens if I choose to give birth at the Nanaimo hospital? Harbour City Doulas is proud to work with clients at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. We have the information you need about hospital procedures and policies for your big day!
  • What if I can’t breastfeed? Harbour City Doulas has dedicated breastfeeding support and coaching to help you breastfeed, or to help you find an alternative feeding method that feels right for you.
  • Is my newborn’s behaviour normal? How do I know if something is wrong with my baby? Harbour City Doulas are experts in babies! We’ll help you learn about your unique baby and how they’re communicating with you.
  • How do I find other moms in Nanaimo? Harbour City Doulas has connections, and can’t wait to help you find your community!

These are only some of the ways that Harbour City Doulas support their clients in Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Parksville, and Qualicum.

The truly meaningful and powerful way that parents in Nanaimo benefit from doula support is in having a truly unbiased, non-judgemental, and professional listening ear, guide, and sounding board on their team.

You need someone you can trust. A person who has seen it all before, knows what options are available to you, and can really understand what you’re going through.

You need someone who can help you make sense of your wishes, even (especially) if you’re not exactly sure what they are yet.

You need someone who can help you navigate labour, birth, postpartum recovery, baby care, breastfeeding, sleep, and self-care in real, tangible ways.

You need a person that you can rely on for this whole journey, who knows you, your experience, and your family.

You need a doula.