Our Story

We believe doula care is family care

We came together during a pandemic, connected by our passion for babies, friendship, families and changing our world through deep and meaningful work. At Brood we believe care is a radical and powerful act, one that supports families and builds communities.

Our Story

We believe doula care is family care

We came together during a pandemic, connected by our passion for babies, friendship, families and changing our world through deep and meaningful work. At Brood we believe care is a radical and powerful act, one that supports families and builds communities.

Our Vision

We are a community of doulas, parents and caregivers, redefining the meaning of family. We do this by providing inclusive, intersectional, accessible education and in-person care. Our approach is the intersection of doula practice, lived expertise, evidence based knowledge and joy.

The Future of
Family Care

Why Emma and Brood are bringing doula work to your community

Can you imagine a world where we all feel supported and cared for? I can. In fact, this vision has become both my mission and the foundation from which Brood was born.

I am a passionate caregiver and educator, committed to building both the tools and structures that can deliver on this promise. Being a doula has taught me how important it is to care for people in their homes – especially new parents, pregnant people, and those moving through loss or health challenges. And, I’ve witnessed how supporting people to establish their communities of care keeps us physically and emotionally well.

My queer community, alternative family structure, and my personal circle have taught me the deep value of new family structures, not just nuclear family structures.

On behalf of our team and Brood, welcome. We are here, arms and hearts open, with the offer of a new way in which we can all thrive.

Emma Devin (they/them),
Co-founder, Chief People & Product Officer

Advisory Board

Brood’s Clinical Advisory Board is comprised of members of our community who are birth workers, medical professionals with a variety of practices and people with lived experience as parents and birthing people.

Thara Vayali

They/She

ND, Mindbody Medicine Coach and Parent

Dr. Dena Bloomenthal

She/Her

MD FRCSC and Obstetrician

Allison Mennie

She/Her

Lactation/Nursing Counselor and Full Spectrum Doula

Chloë Packer

They/She/He

Postpartum Doula and Parent

Shania Lane

She/Her

Full Spectrum Doula

Mair Cayley

They/Them

Human, Registered Psychologist and Parent

Emily Sollows

Elle/She

RNc, BN MN

Michelle Cyca

She/Her

MPH, Writer, Editor and Parent

Madeleine Ennis

She/Her

Abortion provider and researcher
PhD and Researcher

Dafna Wu

She/Her

Family Nurse Practitioner
Parent, Grandparent

Gina Badger

She/Her

Clinical Energetic Herbalist

Jessica Diggs

She/Her

Licensed Midwife & Educator
Sexual and Reproductive Health for people with uteruses

Anna Balagtas

She/Her

Director of Education
Queer Radical Birthworker and Community Organizer

Anniken Chadwick

She/Her

Owner/Operator at Cheerful Pelvis, Pelvic Health PT

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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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