Doula Services

  • A doula is a trained birth professional who provides continuous physical and emotional support to a mother and her partner before, during, and after childbirth. Childbirth is a very complex process. In modern society, the safety of obstetrical care and love from the partner reassures many mothers-to-be. However, A doula is trained to provide individualized care, continuous reassurance and comfort. Doula’s main goal is to enhance communication between a women and her family, midwives and physicians. With a doula present, the father gets a chance to enjoy the birth of the baby and work as a team with the Doula to support mother’s needs.

    Studies show that when doulas attend birth, labours are shorter with fewer complications, there is less need for technical aids (i.e Caesarean sections and fetal extraction tools), and there is greater maternal satisfaction. Also, babies are generally healthier and the enhanced mother-infant relationship improves breastfeeding. A naturopathic Doula uses her medical trainin

    a midwife as her role is purely emotional, physical and educational rather than clinical or medical.

Services provided by a naturopathic Doula include

Massage, counter pressure
Hot or cold packs, suggestions for position change
Some hospital settings allow interventions such as: homeopathic remedies, botanical medicine, and acupuncture during labour
One post-partum visit that can be at home, hospital or by phone

Infant care
Emotional support, for instance for postpartum depression
Address conditions such as perineal tears, C-section recovery
Two prenatal visits

Botanical tincture and acupuncture
Discuss pregnancy, formulate a birth plan
Nutritional support, homeopathic remedies
Help prepare for labour, address questions and concerns