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 a full list of doula services, click here. If you would like to book an appointment, please fill out the intake form below. For more information, please contact 705-527-4154 or email Doulas@chigamik.ca.
Once you have submitted your form, please wait for an email within 7-10 business days. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that doulas do not:
- Perform housecleaning tasks or childcare.
- Perform medical and clinical tasks for you and/or on you or your baby.
- Make a final health care decision for you. Instead, we help you make an informed decision discussing the benefits, risks and alternatives of a said choice.
- Transport you, your baby or family in our vehicles no matter the circumstance.