Naturopathic Doula Services
What is a Birth Doula?
A doula is a professional who provides the mother with physical, emotional, informational, and practical support to the mother before, during, and after birth. Doulas recognize the birth experience as an event she will remember for the rest of her life and aim to empower the mother during the process.
There are studies showing the numerous benefits of having a doula, as doula attended births have shorter labours with less complications and are less likely to have negative feelings regarding their childbirth experience.
What does a Doula provide?
- Present and supports the mother throughout the labour
- Provides emotional support and physical therapies to increase comfort
- Informational support to help the mother make informed decisions
- Facilitates communication between mother, partner, practitioners, and other care providers.
In addition to the education and tools of a doula, a Naturopathic Doula also utilizes botanical medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy to provide holistic and individualized support throughout the birthing process.