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Placenta Encapsulation

Oak & Acorn Doula Services (ME!) - I provide encapsulation services for my birth and postpartum clients as an add on to doula packages. I can also provide this service for people who just choose to use me for encapsulation services.


Dr. Jennifer Wickens
A General Practitioner and a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Wickens see patients with a referral from your doctor or midwife. Call 250.721.1188 to make an appointment.

Dr. Laura Spratt
A Family Physician and Lactation Consultant, Dr. Spratt sees patients with breastfeeding concerns who have been referred by their GP or Midwife.  Her office is at 3491 Saanich Rd. Call 250.475.2251 to make an appointment.

Electric Breastpump Rentals:

The Breastpump Lady - Carol Arndt 250.642.4846                                                                            

Mothering Touch - 250.595.4905

Dr. Jack Newman's Site
Breastfeeding articles, information and video clips by Dr. Jack Newman, a Toronto pediatrician.

La Leche League - Canada
This is the Canadian chapter of an internationally recognized organization whose mandate is, "To encourage, promote and provide mother-to-be breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society."  Contact them at 250.727.4384 to find a meeting happening near you.

Breastfeeding Matters - South Vancouver Island
A group of health-care professionals and interested individuals working since 1998 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding on Southern Vancouver Island.

Body Work (Massage, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Yoga)

Amy Brotsky, RMT
Amie Brotsky is among Victoria's leading prenatal and perinatal Registered Massage Therapists, and welcomes all to her dynamic and attentive massage therapy practice. Contact her at 250.
384.8038, 723 Humboldt Street.
(AND she has a belly table!!)

Julie Coey, RMT
Provides pre/postnatal & infant massage, with pregnancy massage table. Contact her at 250.588.9206

Marty Layne
Learning how to massage your baby in the comfort of your own home can be a real help when you are a new parent. Two one hour private classes usually give parents enough information and instruction to feel comfortable and confident about their ability to massage their baby.  If more instruction time is needed, that can be arranged. Marty is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. 

Helga Beer
Pre-natal and mom & babe yoga.


Dr. Misty Watson, 652-9350, Mt. Newton X rd.,

Dr. Jenny Armstrong (Langford) - 250.474.7741 - Reflections Wellness Studio


Stephanie Curran, R.TCM.P, FABORM at the Elements of Health Centre - ph 250.383.2626

Celina Lyons, R.Ac., L.Ac. - 250.896.6332 - 35 Cambridge St. Victoria, B.C. -


Postpartum Depression

The Online Post-Partum Depression Support Group
Being a mother is one of the hardest jobs anyone can do, and suffering from post-partum depression (PPD) can make the hard job feel impossible.  Many women suffer silently from PPD, it is very common, but entirely treatable.  This site is a great place to start if you think you may need help.  You can also contact your local Vancouver Island Health Authority health unit for support and information.
Our mission is to end the isolation and distress experienced by many women and their families with the profound life change that accompanies the birth or adoption of a child.


Doula Information

DONA International
The oldest, largest and most respected doula association in the world, with listings from Canada, the United States and other countries around the world. (This is the association I am certified through).

Doula Network
Doula listings and Information.

Doulas Of Victoria
Directory of local doulas.


Prenatal Classes

Mothering Touch
A great resource for pregnancy & prenatal classes & groups, baby groups, breastfeeding assistance, parenting classes and so much more ... including huge varitey of baby products!

As a Bee Doula

Private prenatal classes with a certified childbirth educator in the comfort of your own home!

Melissa Harris

Private prenatal classes with a certified childbirth educator in the comfort of your own home!

Birth Pool Rentals


Birth Space Yoga & Doula Care
Sarah-Jane has aqua-born pools & pool kits that she rents out.


Tranquil Birth Solutions

Ashley offers the Birth Pool in a Box Eco pool to rent. Service includes delivery of pool as well as draining/cleaning/pick up after baby has arrived!

Parenting and more

Healthy Families BC


These are some of the BEST photographers I have ever come across, we are lucky to have them in Victoria!

Other Resources for Victoria Residents

Victoria Mom

The Magazine For Moms in Greater Victoria. brings you news from your city as well as information from local practitioners, instructors, business owners and other moms.