The most trusted doulas for life’s big moments.

A professional team of caregivers, providing personalized physical, emotional and informational support during the transition to parenthood. We offer in-person birth and postpartum doula services in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, Victoria and Squamish as well as online courses, aimed at providing care, knowledge and community for families of all shapes and sizes. We do this because thriving families create healthy communities.

The most trusted doulas for life’s big moments.

A professional team of caregivers, providing personalized physical, emotional and informational support during the transition to parenthood. We offer in-person birth and postpartum doula services in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, Victoria and Squamish as well as online courses, aimed at providing care, knowledge and community for families of all shapes and sizes. We do this because thriving families create healthy communities.

What is a Doula?

Doula care is family care

A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a birthing person to help them achieve the healthiest, most satisfying childbirth possible. Doulas are advocates for you and your family and help you build a strong foundation for your journey to parenthood.

Doula Services

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Working with Brood

Doula → A specialized care worker who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a birthing person and their family.

Brood is dedicated to supporting you in cultivating a calm and confident experience through pregnancy, birth and the first year of postpartum. Our in-home care services are provided by doulas. We welcome all families.

Brood currently serves Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, Victoria and Squamish BC, Canada – the unceded Coast Salish territory of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

Doula Care Essentials

Birth Support

These packages are customised to suit your needs and your budget. Birth support includes care throughout your pregnancy, labour and the beginning of your postpartum journey. 

WHEN → From pregnancy to immediate postpartum

Postpartum Services

Postpartum care nourishes and supports your entry into parenthood including baby care, food prep and family support. 

WHEN → After birth and beyond.

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Online Courses

Created by a team of doulas & birth workers

This menu of online courses was designed for new parents, their communities, caregivers, and practicing healthcare professionals looking to learn and lead.

What makes these courses special?

  Flexible

Learn on your schedule, at your pace.

  Accessible

Think video, course guides, workbooks & toolkits.

  Expansive

Gender-affirming content, infused with lived-expertise.

  Evidence Based

Peer reviewed by experts, using fact based studies.

  Reflective

Trauma informed approach to learning.

  Joyful

All the energy and supportive community feels.

Upcoming Courses

Holding you in the grief, healing and understanding of early pregnancy loss.

Explore the physiology behind different types of loss and learn how to medically and emotionally cope with them. This course also includes a workbook for the people in your community to support them in supporting you.

WHO → Person experiencing loss and their friends and family.
WHEN → Before, during and after pregnancy loss up to 20 weeks.

Preparing you for a customized, supported and evidence-based approach to birth.

We break it all down—one trimester at a time. This course also includes a deep dive into the physiology of birth and how your care team can support you.

WHO → Birthing person and their friends and family.
WHEN → Conception through immediate post-birth.

Caring for you in your healing, evolution and post birth journey.

Building a strong prenatal foundation can be game-changing in preparing for the postpartum journey. This course also explores the basics of what your postpartum experiences may look like as well as the community of care and essential gear you’ll need to thrive.

WHO → Postpartum parent and their friends and family.
WHEN → Post-birth and the 3 months that follow.

Supporting you in your parenting and postpartum journey.

We offer a mix of baby care know-how, extended postpartum and early parenthood knowledge. This course is a deep dive into how to build and maintain a community of care to support you through the challenges that this journey will bring.

WHO → Parent(s) and their friends and family.
WHEN → 3 months post birth and beyond.

Exploring feeding strategies that work for you, your baby and your body.

Learn the basics of feeding your baby in year one. This course will help you to identify common issues, solutions and knowledge for the spectrum of feeding, from nursing to pumping and bottle feeding.

WHO → Parent(s) and their friends and family.
WHEN → Newborn through 1 year post birth.

Our Story

We want to help you #BuildYourBrood

A next-generation health and education company, Brood is providing best-in-class family care and education, in homes and online.

Testimonials

The BEST INVESTMENT we ever made was hiring our amazing doulas for postpartum support! In addition to giving us the much-needed rest and help, they have been our rock and guiding light throughout our fourth trimester. We have learned so much from our doulas and they enabled us to feel confident. I especially appreciate how every doula has their own specialty, whether it be reflexology, breastfeeding support, or infant massage. They truly encompass holistic care for new mamas and babies. Hiring a postpartum doula is a must for every new parent!

–Vivian

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I will tell anyone who will listen to get a postpartum doula (especially for twins) and pray they have the good fortune to land with someone as compassionate, smart, creative, professional and devoted as Emma. Hands down, our beginning months with our twins would have been an entirely different picture had we not engaged them. Without their steady presence in my fourth trimester my attachment with my babies would not have been so deep, my mental health would not have been as strong and my marriage would not be so intact. It was important to have someone who wasn’t related to me to be there. They never judged, they always validated me and they worked with me to get creative as all the many challenges of breastfeeding twins arose. Cash in those RRSPs, sell your fancy road bikes, dip into your savings, take out little loan. TWIN PARENTS NEED POSTPARTUM DOULAS.

 

–Amelia

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Every part of working with Brood was great! From organizing what postpartum help I would need, finding the right doula for us, and easily changing dates needed as my birth planned inevitably changed- everything was done easily and with care.

Vanessa was our doula and she was absolutely wonderful! This was our first baby and she passed along many sleeping and care tips our way while allowing me to properly sleep with no worry while she was here. Her caring demeanour is exactly the type of person you want looking after your baby. She was also amazing with our Bernese Mountain Dog which really made a difference for us. She always spent time fussing over her when she arrived.

 

–Kindle

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Emma and her team are absolutely amazing. It was such a treat to have them around in the early days of mothering twins! I felt so comfortable having them around the house and was so confident in their abilities. I miss having them around and would highly recommend them to others!

 

–Alison

Testimonials

When I found out I was pregnant with triplets I was excited, but also completely terrified. One of the first things I thought of was how would I ever sleep again! I immediately went on a search to see where I could find the best overnight help. Arti, Savannah and Aimee have all been absolutely amazing! I felt immediate trust in each of them to watch, feed, and cuddle my babies so I could get a few hours of much needed rest. They are all so caring, warm and knowledgeable. In the moments I started to feel overwhelmed I knew I could count on them to listen to my frustrations and fears and help me navigate caring for 3 babies. They each brought with them wonderful experience and always had answers to my many questions. Now as I venture more on my own I feel so lucky to have had their support and guidance over the last few months.

 

–Katrien

We work and live on the unceded and occupied territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Since time immemorial, the original peoples of these lands have cared for their families and communities. We are committed to honouring their teachings, legacy and their sovereignty.

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