HI, WE’RE THE DOULAS.

We’re a group of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care specialists in Nanaimo. We’re experts in providing personalized one-to-one support, education, and hands-on guidance to growing families so they can feel confident and prepared to meet and parent their baby. We live and breathe birth, babies, and breastfeeding, and we love what we do.

Our group was “born” (see what we did there?) years ago with the goal of providing genuinely unbiased, judgement-free, and evidence-based support, and since then we’ve helped hundreds of families in our community reach their goals. What does that mean? It means that we trust and believe in you to do what feels right. It means that we know you’re capable of making your own decisions. And it means that no matter what happens, we’ll answer your questions, alleviate your fears, and give you the tools that you need to meet your baby in your own unique way.

We get it: this whole having a baby thing can be pretty overwhelming. It’s likely one of the biggest transitions of your life, and we know that comes with a ton of uncertainty, vulnerability, and a few (okay, probably a ton!) of questions or anxieties. We also know that typing those questions or fears into Google at 2am doesn’t hold a candle to hearing the calm, reassuring voice of someone who knows you and whom you trust to have the most recent and up-to-date information.

Our goal is to help you meet your birth and parenting goals- whatever they may be. We know that you’re the expert in you, and your baby, and we’re here to help you discover your own unique pathway through pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Our promise to you is simple: No judgement, no shame, and no guilt. No matter what your journey looks like- we support that.

RIANNON SETTERFIELD

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Pediatric Sleep Consultant

As an expert in all things birth, babies, and sleep, Riannon is passionate about helping families navigate the transition to parenthood. With an understanding that with your baby comes amazing parental instincts, Riannon offers gentle guidance and compassionate support to all members of the family. Riannon lives in Nanaimo with her family, two beautiful daughters, and her wonderful husband.

MINDAN GUNTHER-MOORE

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Mindan is an incredible labour and birth doula with a passion for helping people have the birth experience they want. Her hope is for all birthing people to feel empowered, supported, and informed as they start or continue their family journey. She is kind and knowledgeable, and will be there with you in whatever way feels good for you… after all, it’s your birth and your family! 👨‍👩‍👧

Mindan was inspired to become a certified doula after attending many friends’ births and having two wonderful home births of her own. She worked in Vancouver before relocating last year to Nanaimo and joining the Harbour City Doulas team!

ALEX HUSTON

Postpartum Doula

Alex is a Postpartum Doula with a gentle, calming presence and a ton of love for new families. She decided to become a postpartum doula while studying the science and physiology of breath and breathing techniques and the importance it has on the nervous system and mental health. Alex helps new families learn how to get started with their new baby and helps them create and implement routines and habits to set them up for success! Alex was born and raised on Vancouver Island and is a wife and mom of two boys. She is an artist and loves outdoor sports and activities!