The Doula Association of Edmonton was created by doulas for doulas. We strive to be a supportive network for newly trained or senior doulas. 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 the Doula Association of Edmonton home.
What isn't the Doula Association of Edmonton? The Doula Association of Edmonton is not a certifying organization and is not associated with any particular certifying organizations. 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 area.
Support - share your experiences with others.
Continuing education - learn more from a wide variety of speakers in the birthing community about topics relevant to your needs and interests.
Membership Meetings Membership meetings are held on the last Thursday of everyother month from 7-9PM. 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 file section of our facebook members group.
Educational Meetings Educational meetings are held on the last Thursday of every other month from 7-9PM. Instructors will address specific topics relating to childbearing and the postpartum period. These meetings are reserved for members only.
Referral Lists Doulas who wish to provide birth or postpartum support can indicate their desire to be listed on the Doula Association Member List.
Facebook Group All members are invited to join the Facebook group. This group allows members to connect with each other, be informed of events and education opportunities, debrief after a birth or ask questions to the membership about pregnancy, childbearing, postpartum and parenting. Please note that there are two groups, one for members-only and one for the wider public.
Membership fees are $50 per year (April to March). The price of membership is the same whether or not you become a member in September or April.
In order to become a member, you will need to read and agree to the following documents: