Local Resources

Pregnancy Websites

Evidence Based Birth WebsiteFor decades, the vast majority of birth research evidence has been locked away in medical journals. At Evidence Based Birth®, we believe in putting the evidence back in the hands of the women and families, inspiring them to make more informed decisions about their care.

Lamaze International –  Lamaze International offers pregnancy tips, tools and evidence-based information.

Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth – The Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth Website.

Birth Issues MagazineBirth Issues the magazine published for the past 30 years that educates Canadians about options in Childbirth.

Spinning Babies -  Teaches about Body Balancing and Optimal Fetal Positioning. 

Indie Birth - Education and support for expecting families and birthworkers. 

Doctors / Midwives

Prairie MidwivesPrairie Midwives provide maternity and childbirth care in the Red Deer Area.

West Country Midwives West Country Midwifery provides maternity and childbirth care in the Rocky Mountain House and surrounding area.

Red Deer Primary Care Network 

Doulas- Birth & Postpartum

Red Deer Doula AssociationA collection of both birth and postpartum doulas in Central Alberta. 

Placenta Encapsulation

Baby Mine Birth Services Encapsulation by Laura Gauthier.

Woodland birth & Wellness - Placenta Encapsulation by Amanda Fitzsimons.

Birth Photographers

Shelby Story PhotographyBirth photography and videography.

Chelsea Bootsman Doula, Photo & Film Birth photography and videography.

Kaylee Rae Doula & PhotoBirth photography.

Chiropractor

Pure Red Deer Chiropractic and Wellness Care in Red Deer.

Amanda Klimec -Chiropractor through Jones Family Chiropractic.

Massage and Physio

Elle Physiotherapy and Pelvic Health –  Nicole and Joelle, evidence-based physiotherapy care for women.

Crowning Achievements –  Sandy Walsh, RMT.

Booth Body Work and Wellness - Amber Booth, RMT.

Fitness.

The Breathing Room - Yoga studio in Red Deer, offering prenatal yoga classes.

Mamastefit -  Prenatal, Postpartum and Childbirth Exercises and Education. 

Babywearing

Mother Willow BirthJenna Stubbe - Private Babywearing Consultant.

Mindful Mother Doula - Becky Purpur - Private Babywearing Consultant.

Sleep Consulting

Catching Fireflies Sleep SolutionsCharlene Broughton, Certified Paediatric Sleep Consultant.

Whole Night Sleep Consultant – Paediatric  Sleep Expert.

 

 

Crisis Pregnancy Support 

Mamas for Mamas- Red Deer  - Specialized relief agency and an all inclusive community for mothers and caregivers. FB GROUP for Red Deer.   

Central Alberta Women's Outreach Centre helps people meet their basic needs by providing support and access to resources in the community.

 

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center provides information and support on all options of pregnancy with counselling and a maternity home.

 

Plant

Postpartum Mood Disorders/Counselling

Cara Mcginnis Counselling - Counselling for women and mothers and Family Centered practice. 

 

Alberta Health Services

Bereavement Support

Healing HeartsCare packages for hospitals, care centers, and families experiencing loss.

StillBirthday DoulasRDDA Members: Jenn Steil, Christa Duquette, Melyssa Robertson, Laura Gauthier, Chelsea Bootsman –  Fees for services by donation or as discussed with each doula.

Stillbirthday -Pregnancy loss Support, Miscarriage Support, Stillbirth, Infant loss, and NICU support.

Local Family and Pregnancy Supports

Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center We provide compassionate support and education for individuals and families impacted by unexpected pregnancy and related issues.All of our programs and services are free, confidential, and are offered in a safe and non-judgmental environment regardless of age, gender, race, or religion.You are not alone. We are here to help.

Better Birth Advocacy Network – For birthing people, partners and professionals to come together for support, education, resources, community, connection and advocacy.

Mamas for Mamas - Red Deer  – Mamas for Mamas is a specialized poverty relief agency and an all inclusive community for mothers and caregivers. We envision a future where no mama or child is left behind.

Breastfeeding and Lactation Resources

Tip Of The Tongue - Kerrie Page - Registered Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, Certified Orofacial Myologist.

 

Breastfeeding Inc The Breastfeeding Guru Jack Newman. This site has numerous videos about latching and sucking and how to promote breastfeeding with all situations.

Kelly Mom –  Parenting and Breastfeeding website with amazing amounts of practical information to all your questions.

La Leche League Canada La Leche League Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support.

Woodland Birth & Wellness - Prenatal & Postpartum Breastfeeding Education and Support.

International Breastfeeding CenterDr. Jack Newman is the founder of this Breastfeeding Education Website and Clinic. 

Alberta Breastfeeding Committee -   A team of health professionals who are dedicated to supporting breastfeeding in Alberta.

VBAC, Cesarean & Trauma Support

Better Birth Advocacy Network Connection, Community, Education, Resources, Support and Advocacy in Central Alberta and beyond. 

ICAN ( International Cesarean Awareness Network - Education regarding Cesarean birth and VBAC.

VBAC Facts - VBAC information and education.

LUNA Therapy & Lifestyle Clinical Psychology, Counselling, Specialization in Trauma, Registered Psychologist