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Birth Doula

Doulas such as Denise are trained and experienced in childbirth and the early postpartum period.

The Doula’s role is to provide physical, emotional, and informational support to expectant and labouring mothers and their partners during the labour, birth and early postnatal period.  Denise can offer help and advice on comfort measures, such as breathing, relaxation, movement and positioning.  Denise can and does make use of a birthing ball (physiotherapy ball), touch, music, aroma therapy, visualization, breathing and tips on positioning.

She also assists women and their families to gather information about the course of their pregnancy, labour and early postpartum and their options at those times.  Perhaps the most crucial role that Denise plays to the family and birthing mother is providing continuous emotional support, reassurance, and comfort.

Birth Doula Services Package Includes:

-Prenatal information package
-Lending library
-Assistance in researching birth options
-Referral and Resources of Community Proffessionals
-Review of physical comfort
-Measures in preparation for labour
-Physical and emotional support including body massage, aromatherapy, visualization, reassurance, and counter -pressure during labour
-Informational support throughout labour
-Advocacy of parent's wishes/needs
-Breastfeeding support
-Support/guidance in infant care
-Lending library
-Baby and Mommy Product Review and Purchasing Guidance
-Nurturing for mom and family
-Written birth story
-Newborn Massage session
-Telephone support 24 hours per day 7 days a week