The Biidaaban Doula Collective, meaning “Sunrise” in Anishinaabemowin – is made up of a group of Indigenous doulas who work with midwives and doctors to provide full-circle informational, emotional, physical, and spiritual support to mothers and families during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. They also provide support around the full circle of reproductive health experiences including, fertility, abortion, perinatal loss, and adoption.
Traditionally, our communities had many birth aunties readily available for support before, during and after birth. A doula is a great way to provide this traditional practice in modern times, when we may not always have access to our support systems.
The Biidaaban Doula Collective provide services at no cost to First Nation, Métis and Inuit women and their families who reside in the North Simcoe Muskoka region.
For more information and a list of services, click here.