The Doula Association of Edmonton was created by doulas for doulas. We strive to be a supportive network of doulas for newly trained or senior doulas. The association needs doulas to exist. Members who volunteer their time, energy, experience, and passion for birth lead it. Together we learn from each other, we support each other, and we work towards advancing and promoting labour and postpartum support as an option for childbearing families in the Edmonton area. We wish to see our doula community grow over the years and we hope that you can call DAE home.
What isn’t DAE?
DAE is not a certifying organization and is not associated with any particular certifying organization. DAE does not promote any particular path to becoming a doula over another.
What are the Benefits of Joining DAE?
DAE is for doulas from all different backgrounds that are looking to join together for community, support and education.
- Community – connect with other doulas in your local area
- Support – share your experiences with others
- Continuing Education – learn more from a wide range of speakers from the birthing community about topics relevant to your needs and interests
- Networking – meet potential mentors, backups, babysitters, job leads and friends
Membership meetings: They are held every other month 7 to 9pm (on the last Thursday of that month). Each meeting consists of introductions, reports from the executive, business, discussion topics, and time for sharing experiences and socializing. Minutes are available to all members in the member-only section.
Educational meetings: They are held every other month from 7 to 9pm (on the last Thursday of that month). Instructors will address specific topics relating to childbearing and the postpartum period. Lectures are reserved to members.
Referral Lists: Doulas who wish to provide birth and postpartum support may complete the application for inclusion on one or both of the referral lists. There are two referral lists: one is for volunteer services and the other is for paid services. These lists are an opportunity to have potential clients referred to you on an ongoing basis. Doulas on either lists must attend at least two educational and two membership meetings
Facebook group: All members are invited to join the facebook group. It allows members to connect with each other, be informed of events and education opportunities, debrief a birth or ask questions to the membership about pregnancy, childbearing, postpartum, and parenting. Note that there are two groups: one for the wider public and one for members only.
How do I join DAE?
To become a member of DAE, please phone or email us. You will need to fill, sign and send us the DAE Membership Form (PDF), Code of Ethics (PDF), and Standards of Practice (PDF) forms.
Membership fees can be paid by cheque or paypal (click button below).