Prince George Doulas

Serving the Birthing Community of Prince George, BC and Beyond. . .

Community Resources

There are many services and organizations in our community for expectant and new parents.

If you would like to submit a listing for a relevant service or organization, please contact us.

ADDICTIONS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COMMUNITY OUTREACH

For support with addiction, substance abuse, and mental illness, check out the resources on addictioncentre.com. The pregnancy and postpartum journey is often a very challenging time. Please reach out if you are struggling. There is a community of support that really wants to help you succeed in your goals. Check out this link for more information!

BABY GEAR AND MOMMY FASHION

Everything Baby and Everything Kids Store

Locally owned store that sells a little bit of everything when it comes to new parenthood, including brands and products that are not available in "regular" stores and hard to find in Northern BC. Including:

* Strollers, Joggers, and accessories by BOB, Britax, Thule, and Guzzie & Guss

* Car seats by Britax and Diono

* A variety of baby carriers, including brands like Ergo, Lillebaby, BabyBjorn, Deuter, Moby, Boba, Catbird Baby, and Beco

* A great assortment of nursing bras, including brands like Bravado, Momzelle, and Cake Lingere

* Diaper bags and accessories in popular brands like Jujube, Petunia Picklebottom, Skip Hop, and more!

* Maternity clothing

* Nursing clothing

* Children's clothing from Newborn to size 16

* Children's slippers, shoes, and boots in popular brands like Nooks, Robeez, Stride Rite, Bogs,Stonz, DC, and Jack & Lily

* Nursery furniture

* Cloth diapers and accessories by Kanga Care (Rumparooz), Bummis, AMP, Sweet Pea, and Bumkins

* A variety of products for feeding, bathing, and sleeping needs

* Toys!

* * * . . .and SO MUCH MORE! * * *

Super friendly, knowledgable staff! Welcoming store - Easy to find, directly across the highway from Spruceland Shopping Centre. Find out more on Facebook!

Store Hours: Open 9:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays.

Store Address: 102-770 Central Street East, Prince George, BC

Phone: 250-614-2255

Email: [email protected]

Website: everythingbaby.ca

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

Bump and Beyond

Providing individual and group Lactation Consultant services in Prince George and surrounding communities.

Sample of services will include prenatal breastfeeding group classes, postpartum home lactation consultations

and regular phone/text follow up, NICU transitions, and skype/facetime visits to outlying community families.

Sandra Payne RN BN IBCLC

Email: [email protected]

Call: 250-552-9808 or find me on Facebook 

Jocelyn Logan

Providing individual and group Lactation Consultant services in Prince George and surrounding communities with

the following groups: The Prince George Breastfeeding Cafe, The Prince George Nursing Toddler Group and

the Breastfeeding Challenges group. Contact Jocelyn for more info!

Call: 250-562-5912 or find me on Facebook

Prince George Breastfeeding Cafe

When: The third Thursday of every month, 1 to 3pm

Where: Art Space, above Books and Company, 1685 3rd Avenue

What to Expect: Whether you are an expectant mom, brand new mom, or a more seasoned mom,

we welcome you!

Enjoy a tea or coffee and come out to create relationships with other moms in your community.

Join us to discuss challenges or concerns, share triumphs, and swap "secrets" you have discovered

on your breastfeeding journey.

Who is Welcome: All breastfeeding moms and their babies, as well as expectant moms who would like

more information about breastfeeding.

The Prince George Breastfeeding Cafe strives to be a relaxed, non-judgmental, and informative place for

moms to find breastfeeding support.

We look forward to meeting all you fabulous moms, babies, and mamas to be!

Our goals are to:

1. Show that breastfeeding is normal

2. Inspire thought and conversation about breastfeeding

3. Encourage relationships among breastfeeding mamas

Prince George La Leche League Group

What: Come and join us in mother to mother breastfeeding support! Bring your breastfeeding questions, challenges, and triumphs, or come and just listen.

When: Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm.

Where: YMCA, 2020 Massey Drive

Who is Welcome: Attendance is free of charge and open to all women in the community. Adults must bring a government issued photo ID to check in through the front desk, as this is a secure child care facility. Babies and small children are always welcome. Please consider bringing a nut-free snack to share with the group. We look forward to seeing you!

For contact information and up to date information on meeting dates, please visit:

Website: http://www.lllc.ca/lllc-prince-george

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lalecheleagueprincegeorge/

Northern Health Breastfeeding Support Network

Thursday mornings

9:30 to 11:30

Northern Health Unit.

Peer-to-peer support

CEREBRAL PALSY INFORMATION

Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. This team was created to provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy. Please check out this link for more information.

CLOTH DIAPERING - SALES AND SERVICES

BB Butts Diapers

BB Butts Diapers manufactures and retails quality cloth diapers for families who are interested in

a convenient, fashionable option while working towards being eco friendly. Everything needed for

successful cloth diapering is available as well as some child centered clothing and toys.

Contact Michelle Racher for more information.

250-570-9565

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.bbbuttsdiapers.com

Dukes of Diaper Service

"Our mission is to provide a cost effective, healthy, natural, and environmentally friendly alternative

for diapering our children. Every week we drop off clean diapers right to your door, pick up your used

diapers and wash them for you. We are perfect for people who want the convenience of disposable

diapering with all of the benefits of cloth diapering."

  • Free pick-up and delivery
  • Gift certificates available
  • Save if you buy 6 month or 1 year packages
  • We accept a variety of payment options

For more information, please check out our website, www.dukesofdiapers.ca.

***How exciting for our community to have this option now! Cloth diaper services help parents experience

the many benefits of cloth diapering, while leaving the cleaning and maintenance of the diapers

to the professionals.

PG Diaper Service

PG Diaper Service is an environmentally friendly alternative to wasteful plastic diapers. Every day 4 million diapers head to our landfills in Canada and lay to rot for another 500 years before decomposing. We aim to offset that damage by bringing another option to the limited choices in diapering your baby. Providing everything you need to cloth diaper your baby with weekly deliveries of fresh clean diapers anywhere in Prince George. PG Diaper Service is an accredited diaper service through The Real Diaper Association, a North American nonprofit society that regulates, sets and provides the highest industry standards guaranteeing a safe effective and 100% clean. If you’ve always wanted to cloth diaper but didn’t want to invest in or wash your own, a diaper service is perfect for you. PG Diaper Service also washes privately owned diapers, diaper stripping (for pre loved or smelly diapers), and laundry service. All is to door with free delivery. Check them out at www.pgdiaperservice.ca. Or on facebook https://www.facebook.com/princegeorgediaperservice/.

Everything Baby and Everything Kids Store

Sells a variety of cloth diapers and diapering accessories, including brands like Rumparooz, AMP, Bummis, and Bumkins. Check out their listing at the top of this webpage to find out more information about their great business!

COMMUNITY HEALTH 

Aboriginal Infant Development Program

AIDP outreach is a free home visiting program for all families with children birth to three years of age.

We Support early identification of needs and early intervention for children and families while respecting

cultural practices and beliefs.

We offer:

Developmental assessments: DAYC-2, ASQ & ASQ Social Emotional, providing activities to support

each child’s stage of development.

Referrals to community resources (ie. therapists, Aboriginal Headstart Preschool & counselling etc).

Support with parenting skills and programs (ie. goal setting).

Information about infant mental health (ie. attachment) and emotional well being of the family.

Breastfeeding support and healthy family choices.

Assist families in accessing health, social, community services and ministry support

Group Infant Massage sessions (IAIM). These sessions are offered free of charge for pre-crawling infants.

Infant massage promotes bonding and attachment, brain development and helps with disrupted sleep and easing colic.

Please contact us: AIDP Outreach Services

250-564-5941

Email: [email protected]

AimHi Infant Development Programme

250-564-6408

Email: [email protected]

The Infant Development Programme is a home-visiting programme serving children with families

from 0 to 3 years who may be looking for extra support. AimHi's Infant Development consultants have

knowledge and experience in all areas of development.

Participation is voluntary, at no cost to families. Families can refer themselves or be referred by another

professional. Visits are usually once or twice monthly in the family home at an agreed-upon time by

the family and the consultant.

AimHi Infant Massage and Toddler Playgroup

250-564-6408

Email: [email protected]

Come and enjoy the infant massage group or the parent-participating playtime for children up to age 3.


  • Birth to age 3.

  • Drop-in. No registration. No fees.

  • Snacks provided.

  • Certified Infant Massage instructors.

When: Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8 pm.

Where: The AimHi building at 950 Kerry Street.

DOG INTEGRATION

Canines With Class

Judi Dowson is a licensed presenter of two programs - Dogs & Storks and Dog & Baby Connection.

These are both to help new parents integrate dogs into the family. Too often people feel they must relinquish

their family dog to a shelter "because we are having a baby." Bite prevention is the key mandate of these

programs. Expectant parents can also be supplied with a package of what to do in preparation before the

baby is born.

Judi has certification and licenses for a variety of programs. Her rates are very reasonable.

These presentations are about 1.5 hours long and can be done privately or for a group of parents, which

reduces the fee considerably. Contact Judi for more information!

Judi Dowson, ABCDT

Email: [email protected]

HYPNOBABIES

Are you interested in learning how learning real, medical hypnosis techniques can help you have

a calm, peaceful, and sometimes even pain-free birth experience? As well as a relaxing, more comfortable

pregnancy. Contact Chelsea or visit her website for more information and register for an upcoming

session of classes!

Fresh Deliveries Hypnobabies

Chelsea McCormack

250-617-7950

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.freshdeliverieshypnobabies.com

INFANT HEALTH

Cranio Sacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) that can be applied to infants who’ve experienced head trauma and injuries. It’s also effective for an array of other common problems that babies may experience, including nursing and feeding problems, colic, teething issues, and more. Call for more information!

Myron Bedford, RMT, SMT(cc), BSc

Active Balance Massage Therapy Prince George

(250) 562-9801

Website: http://www.activebalancemassagetherapy.com

LOCALLY CRAFTED MOM & BABY GOODIES

Angelhair Clips

Baby and Children Hair Accessories

Handmade no slip hair clips, that are perfect for a little girl with very fine or little hair, as they won't slip

or fall out. Sandra also creates a variety of other goodies. Contact her for more information!

250-964-9664

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.angelhairclips.com

K.C. Mae Maternity Photo Wear

A Canadian online boutique offering a hand-selected line of maternity gowns and accessories to photograph your bump, beautifully. Whether your vision is a private studio shoot, an industrial urban feel or a scenic outdoor family affair, we hope you'll enjoy browsing our collection of gowns and accessories.

Stylish. Affordable. Shipped to your door.

Find us on Facebook or:

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://kcmaephotowear.com

TC Creations

One-Of-A-Kind Modern Creations

Tammy creates wonderful quality accessories for families with little ones, including bibs, diaper totes,

and nursing covers. They are all made from top quality fabrics in a variety of designs, are completely

machine-washable, and crafted-to-last. She can custom make something to your specifications, and has

gift sets available as well. Order straight from her website, or check TC Creations of Facebook for

her latest selection!

MIDWIFERY SERVICES

***Did you know that midwifery care is covered by your BC Medical Services Plan? Midwives are highly trained

specialists in pregnancy, labour, and the first six weeks postpartum. 

New Beginnings Midwifery

Judy DeFreitas, B.MW, RM

Emily Rigney, B.MW, RM

Vanessa Kay, B.MW, RM

Registered Midwives

Please visit our webpage for more information or to request care.

203-1257 4th Avenue, Prince George, BC

Phone: 250-423-0834

Website: www.nbmidwifery.com

West Hill Midwifery

Sarah Hilbert-West, B.MW, RM

Jessica Buckingham, RM

Registered Midwives

Please call or visit our webpage for more information or to request care.

Phone: 250-981-7875

Website: www.westhillmidwifery.net

PARENTING SUPPORT & EDUCATION

***The following services are offered through Parent Support Services of BC, a non-profit, volunteer-based

society and registered charity founded in 1974.

Active Parenting Canada

Website: www.activeparentingcanada.com

  • Active Parenting Canada programs empower families by providing parents with the skills to help
  • their children survive and thrive in our changing world. Active Parenting has programs for parents of babies to teens.
  • Active Parenting programs are available on an ongoing basis at locations throughout Prince George.
  • All programs are offered free of cost, and childminding and transportation assistance are available at some locations.

Parent Support Services of BC

Creating a world where children and their families are nurtured, valued, and safe

A non-profit organization that offers a variety of support services for a wide range of parenting issues

and challenges.

Website: www.parentsupportbc.ca

The Village: Parent Resource Registry

A current list of relevant resources for parents and caregivers, updated monthly.

Look for a link to the latest issue at www.parentsupportbc.ca/newsletters.html.

PARENTS OF MULTIPLES

PG Parents of Twins and Triplets Association (PGPOTTA)

http://www.multiplebirthscanada.org/~princegeorge/

Email: [email protected]

  • Support from a network of parents who have "been there"
  • Family events: holiday parties and other social activities
  • Discount card to many local sponsors
  • Private Facebook group
  • Easy online membership form
  • and more

PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

Charla Anderson PCD(DONA), PES

Nurturing Mothers PG

Certified Postpartum Doula and Birth Doula

PBi-Trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

250-640-1952

Email: [email protected]

For more information about placenta encapsulation and the services I offer, please find me on Facebook.

Hands On Healing Holistic Therapies--Placenta Encapsulation

Jamie Bourdon

IPPA-Trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

250-392-0709

Email: [email protected]

Placenta Encapsulation has many benefits, some which include lessening postpartum depression, increasing milk supply, speeding healing, decreasing bleeding, helping with pain, and bonding with baby.

Research is showing more and more how incredible the placenta really is.

Your body grew it, why not use it to help you after birth?

For more information about placenta encapsulation and the services I offer, please find me on Facebook.

PRE AND POSTNATAL MATERNAL HEALTH 

Dr. Travis Morgan

Providing pre and postnatal chiropractic assessment and treatment.

Prince George Family Chiropractic

3320 Massey Dr.

Prince George, BC

Phone: 250-561-8908

Dr. Kira Lewis, ND

Specializing in women's health and hormones.

Naturopathic Doctor

306 1811 Victoria Street, Prince George

Phone: 250-649-0886

Email: [email protected]

Micah Yoder, Registered Acupuncturist

300 1811 Victoria Street, Prince George

Phone: 250-961-5983

Email: [email protected]

Samantha Peppard, Registered Acupuncturist

Providing pre and postnatal acupuncture as well as Moxibustion.

Prince George Acupuncture

Suite 109, 1811 Victoria Street

Prince George, BC

Phone: 250-564-0387

Email: [email protected]

Kaile Richards, RMT

Kaile is a Registered Massage Therapist who has been practicing since 2012. She is an advocate for preventative medicine, and encourages her patients through their rehabilitation process with up-to-date health care information and a customized, ongoing treatment plan.

Prince George Family Chiropractic

3320 Massey Dr.

Prince George, BC

Phone: 250-561-8908

PRENATAL ART

Henna Pregnancy Art

Henna is a wonderful way to celebrate your pregnancy and your growing belly and is a time for you

to relax and be pampered! There are countless, beautiful designs to choose from, or create your own!

Belly Henna can be done privately or is a great addition to baby showers for the mother-to-be as well as

guests in attendance, and only adds to the joyous atmosphere of the celebration. It also creates a beautiful

addition to pregnancy photography to have for years to come!

For more information about Henna or to book a time, please contact:

Cassandra LaTrace, Henna Artist

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newdawnhenna/

PRENATAL EDUCATION CLASSES

Birthing From Within Childbirth Classes

Birthing From Within childbirth classes are unlike any other.

  • Based on the popular book by Pam England,
  • Innovative approach is inspiring, engaging, and fun.
  • For expectant parents seeking useful information, practical tools, and a thoughtful exploration of pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
  • Welcomes parents birthing in hospital or at home and with a physician or a midwife.
  • Feature lively group discussion, role-plays, creative exercises and hands-on practice.
  • Teaches a range of pain-coping approaches and labor support practices, helping mothers build confidence and a positive mindset for coping while partners gain new tools for their unique support role.
  • Continue the learning at home with our pain-coping practice CD.
  • Fathers and birth partners benefit from additional support and resources in a special extra session just for them.

Each birth is unique. A Birthing From Within prenatal class provides resources to help you work towards the

experience you envision while preparing you for the full spectrum of birth.

Gain new tools and insight as you explore different paths of birth, coping with the intensity of labour, and navigating the unexpected.

Classes extend beyond birth to explore postpartum healing and adjustment, as well newborn care and parenting.

Each session is limited to 8 couples, building a sense of community and ensuring a personalized approach.

There is a new session of classes starting every other month.

Feel welcome to contact Cindy for more information.

Instructor: Cindy Black, CD(DONA)

DONA-Certified Birth Doula and Certified Birthing From Within Instructor

250-564-9605

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cindyblack.ca

Prenatal Classes - Presented through Northern Health

It's so important to feel informed about your choices and what to expect as your baby's birth nears!

These classes are offered in the hope that prenatal education will be easily accessible to all families

in our community. The dedicated instructors are pleased to offer a thorough curriculum that covers

things that expectant parents hope to learn about before their baby's arrival.

Where? Northern Interior Health Unit auditorium

How long? 6 consecutive weeks on either

When? Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.

***There is also a single, full day class held on a Saturday which covers most of the curriculum in a

condensed format. Attendees of the Saturday class are asked to attend 1 evening class during the week which

covers the breastfeeding portion.

***There are also early pregnancy classes twice a month on Monday evenings.

Please email for more information and for a class outline.

These classes are taught according to the Douglas College's curriculum which is based on the Lamaze program.

To register, please contact:

250-565-2910

Email: [email protected]

PRENATAL & POSTPARTUM FITNESS CLASSES

Angelika's Yoga

Angelika McKinley is a Certified Yoga Teacher, a Certified Fitness Instructor,

and a Pre & Postnatal Fitness Specialist. She was certified by "Fit 4 Two" in Vancouver

and the classes she teaches are safe for the expecting mom and her baby.

Yoga is one of the BEST things you can do to keep fit and prevent pains in the lower back and other aches

and pains in the body. There are countless health benefits and the practice of yoga will help smoothen

the entire pregnancy and childbirth.

Email: [email protected]

250-962-7770

250-961-7337

Website: www.angelikasyoga.com

Chinook Yoga

Chinook Yoga offers a variety of yoga classes that may be of interest to expectant and new moms,

including Yoga for Fertility, Prenatal Yoga, Mom & Baby Yoga, Preschool Yoga, and more.

For information about times and descriptions of classes, please visit the website or

call and leave a message.

250-564-YOGA (9642)

Website: www.chinookyoga.com

Pelvic Floor/Core ~ Group Lessons at Phoenix Physiotherapy Clinic

Whether you have had issues for years and are just finding time to take care of yourself, or if you have just given birth

and have developed a more acute condition, it is time to let us help you get back to your life!

Learn how to:

  • Remap your pelvic floor
  • Teach your pelvic floor appropriate tone
  • Learn stamina and power building exercises
  • Activate your core
  • Start to integrate your pelvic floor & core into functional activities

Pelvic floor group exercises generally start up once a month and last 5 weeks, 1 class per week.

Call 250-562-8248 for more info!

Sufey Yoga

"If you need to be uplifted and feel joyful, just go take Sufey's class. She will make you laugh,

and dance, and breathe." --Liza Patino, Peru

Guided by drumbeats, song, dance and spirit, Sufey's prenatal classes are a celebration of the Divine Feminine.

As an E-RYT 500 (experienced registered yoga teacher at the 500 hour level)

and RPYT (registered prenatal yoga teacher), she has 10+ years of experience in liberated teaching and movement.

She currently leads 200 hour, 500 hour, and specialty yoga teacher trainings (including prenatal!)

around the world. Connect to body, mind, spirit and sisterhood on a journey into Love.

To learn more, please visit www.sufey.org

Email: [email protected]

604-880-5891

PRENATAL MASSAGE

Hands On Healing Holistic Therapies--Prenatal Massage

Jamie Bourdon

Registered Shiatsu Therapist

250-392-0709

Email: [email protected]

A relaxing massage for the Mom to be using a pillow that allows her to lay face down giving access to release

points in the hips and lower back. Come pamper yourself and ease some tension.

60 Mins - $70, 90 Mins - $110

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