My first “Doula Experiences” were in Prince Rupert in 1986, before I even knew there was such a word as Doula.
Lorna Carrigan officially began the journey to becoming a Doula in Victoria, in 2006. This involved studying through Douglas College, as well as Doula of North America (DONA International). Additionally, Lorna was lucky enough to have the privilege of attending a number of births while still working for the BC Government. At that time, she was a Human Resources Team Supervisor.
Having recently retired from government, being a full time Doula would be Lorna’s “second act.” To achieve this, she completed the most up-to-date DONA training here on the island. She then received her full DONA certification in 2015.
The result of this is that Lorna draws upon her training, intuition, life experience, and passion for the role of Doula. In this way, she ensures her clients are well cared for. She does this by providing continuous emotional, physical, informational, and non-medical support both to the labouring Mom, and her partner.
She offers labor and delivery support. Also, post-partum support in Victoria and the Western Communities.
Lorna has three grown children, and two beautiful grandchildren.