Blog Index

Blog Index

Harbour City Doulas Blog Index We so have so much great info, resources, and tips to share with you! Our clients get the best of the best, but here’s our collection of blog posts that cover everything from pregnancy, to preparing for labour, birth tips and info,...
Formula Feeding 101

Formula Feeding 101

  What type of formula should I use? Choosing a formula for your baby can be overwhelming! First, you’ll need to choose which type of infant formula to use. There are three types: Powders: mixed into sterilized water Concentrates: liquid concentrate mixed...
Things You Can Ask Your Doulas

Things You Can Ask Your Doulas

Believe it or not, one of the best parts about doula support with Harbour City Doulas isn’t the way we help you rock your labour and birth. It’s the magic that happens before labour ever begins through a ton of support, resources, and connection. We...
Meet Kristy!

Meet Kristy!

Kristy Leclerc Birth + Postpartum Doula Tell us about your life! I live with my husband, Daniel, of 19 years. Along with the two of us are our five (5!!!) kids. Marzella, Joseph, Sofia, Eugene, and Beatrice. We also have 3 sphynx cats (Clawdia, Minka, and Huxley) and...
Meet Reta!

Meet Reta!

Reta Koropatnick Birth + Postpartum Doula Childbirth Educator Harbour City Doulas Co-Owner Tell us about your life! Hi! I’m Reta. I am lucky enough to be living in beautiful Nanoose Bay with my husband and 2 daughters, our dog (Bosco) and our cat (Bits).  ...
Meet Andrea!

Meet Andrea!

Andrea Howard Birth + Postpartum Doula Lactation Counselor Newborn Care Specialist Harbour City Doulas Co-Owner Tell us about your life! My day to day life is filled with babies, coffee, as many trips into the forest as I can manage, and a lot of driving! I have five...
Meet Candy!

Meet Candy!

Candy Wilson Birth + Postpartum Doula Navigating Pregnancy Facilitator Harbour City Doulas Co-Owner Tell us about your life! My life over the last 12 years has been shared with my Husband Cory. Together we have two daughters Lily (8) Lilah (6). They are bright shining...
Building Your Birth Support Team

Building Your Birth Support Team

With support restrictions in place at most care facilities (at the hospital here in Nanaimo, you’re allowed two support people with you during labour), it’s more important than ever that you choose your team carefully. If you have a partner, it’s...
Second Night Syndrome

Second Night Syndrome

Second Night Syndrome You’re freshly home from the hospital with your two-day-old baby. You’re sore, tired, and a little overwhelmed, but so in love! You’re feeling pretty confident about this transition because last night, when your baby was only 16...
All About Epidurals

All About Epidurals

Despite rumours, doulas- at least these ones- are NOT just for people planning to give birth without an epidural! We totally support getting an epidural during labour if it feels right for you, and we want to help you feel prepared in case you decide to get one. Many...
Building Your Postpartum Command Station

Building Your Postpartum Command Station

One of the best things you can do to prepare for the early postpartum days is to create a postpartum command station. The goal of this bedside (or couch-side) basket ‘o goodies is to allow you to rest as much as possible and to avoid having to get up for necessities....