My first “Doula Experiences” were in Prince Rupert in 1986 before I even knew there was such a word as Doula.
Lorna Carrigan officially started down the path to become a Doula here in Victoria in 2006, studying through Douglas College, Doula of North America (DONA International). She was lucky enough to be able to attend a number of births while still working for the BC Government as a Human Resources Team Supervisor.
Having recently retired from government, being a full time Doula would be her “second act.” She completed the most up-to-date DONA training here on the island and received her full DONA certification in 2015.
Lorna draws upon her training, intuition, life experience, and passion for the role of Doula, ensuring her clients are well cared for by providing continuous emotional, physical, informational, and non-medical support to the labouring Mom and her partner.
She offers labor and delivery support, as well as post-partum support in Victoria and the Western Communities.
Lorna has three grown children and two beautiful grandchildren.