This program, offered through the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, provides funding for expectant Aboriginal families to access Doula services for prenatal, birthing and postpartum support.
What is a doula and how do I find one?
A doula provides emotional, physical, and spiritual support for women and families during pregnancy and labour and after birth. In the Comox Valley, there is a website with contact information for local doulas: Comox Valley Doulas or you can call 1-877-365-5588 (toll free).
How do I access this program?
The applications are available at Wachiay Friendship Centre. You and the doula will each need to fill out a section of the form and then return it to Lisa at Wachiay, who will send it on to the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres for processing.