We are excited to announce that we have expanded our Brood doula postpartum and birth services to Victoria, BC and the surrounding areas. This is the land of the lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. We have an amazing team of doulas that are excited to bring the Brood energy to those living and birthing on Vancouver Island. Since Brood’s beginnings in 2019, we have served over 500 families in Vancouver and are looking forward to connecting with the island community.
Our doula services in Victoria, BC
Birth support→ Brood birth doulas support you prenatally and through your labor and birth process. Each of our birth doulas have packages that reflect their individual expertise. We offer a complementary meet and greet with your potential doula. Once you connect with a doula that fits your needs and wants for your birth experience the birth doula will offer things like ongoing text/phone call support, prenatal visits, continuous support throughout labor and delivery (with hands on support), and in-home postpartum care.
Postpartum support→ Brood postpartum doulas explore your core needs during each shift of your postpartum journey. This care is deeply personal, which means it will look a little different for every parent and family. Postpartum doulas can provide support in things like baby care, healing support for the birthing person, sleep support for the whole family, light housekeeping, keeping you connected to local healthcare providers and nursing/bottle counsel and support.
Each and every Brood family have access to our family portal which is full of educational resources, practitioner recommendations, discount codes and more!
If you sign up for one of our service packages, you’ll also have full access to our 5 online courses, including Pregnancy, Birth & Right After, Postpartum & the 4th Trimester, Feeding & Your Baby and Early Parenthood.
Let’s introduce our growing Victoria team!
We asked our Victoria doulas → what brought you to birth and postpartum work?
Alice Brandl (they/them) is a birth and postpartum doula.
I have mostly in the past worked in office environments and customer service-oriented jobs. Towards the end of 2020, I was feeling more drawn to doing something that was more oriented around creating and working with community. I felt drawn to birth and postpartum work in particular because of the lack of support available for parents and their children.
Madison Chessa (she/they) is a postpartum doula.
I saw in my life the importance of community and listening to our bodies. Through my interests in early childhood development, working with people, and building community care I came into postpartum doula work.
Jasmine Robertson (she/her) is a postpartum doula.
I found my way to this work through other care work, primarily with young children. My work with children and families absolutely informs how I show up as a doula. I’ve been drawn to birth and babies from a very young age until finally a season of discernment made me realize it was time to pursue my secret wish of being a doula! I love postpartum work because I love tending to people in their homes and witnessing them build trust in themselves and their babies. I love birth work because I am continually bowled over by the immense strength and surrender of birthing people (and their partners/support teams).
Camille Stubel (she/her) is a birth and postpartum doula.
The births of my two children ignited a curiosity in me for the birth world. I felt that I couldn’t have done what I did in labor without the support of my doula. When my kids entered kindergarten I started to specialize in teaching pre and postnatal yoga, I thought about doula training but none of the programs seemed to be the right fit for me. It wasn’t until years later that I saw that my doula was offering a 6-month mentorship program, I jumped at the chance to train in such an intimate setting. I found the process of becoming a doula so rewarding and I continue to be amazed at the epic journey that occurs from pregnancy into parenthood. I have been deeply humbled by being a parent and am always grateful for the challenges and lessons that have been presented to me. Reflecting on my own parenting led me to become a certified parent coach through Connected Parenting. The postpartum journey never ends!
Gina Johnson (she/they) is a birth and postpartum doula.
Family experiences. In my formative years, one of my older sisters became a young single parent, and I helped her through her pregnancy, postpartum, and then parenting journeys. Then as an adult, another sibling invited me to be a part of her birth. There was a marvelous doula there, and I realized this was something people could actually do!