Welcome to the Association of Ontario Doulas

The AOD is a non-profit association committed to providing emotional and physical support to people during the childbirth process, and fostering a positive and informed birth experience and postnatal experience.

For Our Members

Membership in DoulaCARE offers a number of advantages

  • A network of doula peers across the province and informative meetings with doulas in your area
  • A listing in the DoulaCARE Directory and DoulaCARE Referral Program
  • Access to continuing education opportunities, DoulaCARE newsletters and updates
  • Participation in the DoulaCARE Annual General Meeting, which often includes valuable workshop sessions
  • $1 million each of commercial general and professional liability insurance, with options to purchase up to $5 million in coverage
  • Packages start at $70*!

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For Expectant Families

What is a Doula?

A doula is someone who provides non-clinical support and care to a person (and her partner if applicable) during childbirth and the postpartum period. People have complex needs during childbirth. In addition to the safety of modern obstetrical care, and the love and companionship provided by their partners, labouring people need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect. They need individualized care based on their circumstances and preferences. To this end, a doula works with a labouring person and her family, physicians, midwives and nurses with an aim to enhance communication and understanding. With a Doula present, the pressure on the partner is also decreased, allowing participation at an optimum comfort level and increasing the enjoyment of the birth of the baby. Ideally, the Doula and the partner make the perfect support team, complementing each other’s strengths.

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Upcoming Events

Events List

Sept 10 2016
This workshop is sponsored in part by the AOD. Hosted by Medix College,...
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