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NSDA Mission Statement: The NSDA cultivates the growth of individual doulas and the collective profession, thereby increasing the quality of prenatal, birth and postpartum support given to the pregnant person and their families in Nova Scotia.


Our Beginning

The NSDA began in 2007 with a group of women who desired to grow awareness of the doula profession and provide educational opportunities to doulas wishing to further their knowledge and skills.


β€œIf a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it”

β€” Dr. John Kennell

Our Community

Nova Scotia is home to over 150 doulas. In the Halifax area, many of them serve the IWK as volunteers providing services to families in need. Our members and associates are committed to expanding and raising awareness of the doula profession throughout our province and Atlantic Canada.



reduction in cesarean births


reduction in epidural and pain relief requests


reduction of induction and intervention rates

Doulas make a positive difference in the overall experience of pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum.  We believe in empowering families through continuous support.