What's a doula? A Doula provides emotional, physical, and educational support during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.
5 Reasons to hire a Doula
It's proven that having a doula present for labour and birth, can significantly reduce the need for interventions.
Doula's help your partner help you, so that they can feel involved.
Doulas help you feel prepared and confident.
Your Doula may be the only person you know, in the birthing space. Most doctors and nurses are on rotation, while your doula is a consistent support.
Doulas know birth. They know what's normal, what isn't, and how to help and adjust their support, if something changes, to help you have the best experience possible.
"When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change"
~Marie F. Mongan
Body Prep Workshop
This workshop is essential for anyone expecting a baby.
Living our day to day lives, especially with minimal movement, repetitive motions, overworking, poor posture and habits, or even living with injuries can imbalance our bodies.
During labour, not only do we have to work through our emotions and how they can affect the nervous system, as well as hope that baby engages and descends properly, but pelvises and all surrounding muscles also play a HUGE part.
If our pelvic muscles and ligaments are imbalanced, it can put the baby into an off position, making labouring baby down, even more difficult, resulting in a longer, harder labour.
By lengthening and balancing your muscles before you go into labour (daily, to maintain balance), then your contractions and body can work more effectively to bring baby down and out.
During this workshop (which can be done privately or in a group setting), I will teach you which stretches to do during your pregnancy (going through my stretching guide, which you get to keep), so that hopefully, you can have a smoother labour and birth.
Birth Prep Workshop
This workshop can be done as a private or group class. We go over my 40 page guide that's been years in the making (and is constantly being added to), which includes;
Birth preference plans and interventions
Words of affirmation
Preparing your body for labour
Psychology of labour
Labouring at the hospital
Stages of labour
Physiology of birth
Working through contractions
Comfort measures and labour positions
The golden hour
The fourth trimester
I'm currently offering birth, postpartum and breastfeeding support, birth prep workshops, body prep workshops, photography, and videography.
Being a critical thinker, I'm always looking at both sides of a situation, while quietly analyzing what I can do to make things work more smoothy. I bring this critical thinking into how I work with my clients, by offering advice and resources on how they could make their journeys a little bit easier!