Birth Doula

Central Alberta

What's a doula? A Doula provides emotional, physical, and educational support during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.

5 Reasons to hire a Doula

1

It's proven that having a doula present for labour and birth, can significantly reduce the need for interventions.

2

Doula's help your partner help you, so that they can feel involved.

3

Doulas help you feel prepared and confident.

4

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.

5

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

Birth Workshops

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 terms

  • Birth preference plans and interventions

  • Words of affirmation

  • Preparing your body for labour

  • Psychology of labour

  • Contraction patterns

  • Labouring at the hospital

  • Stages of labour

  • Physiology of birth

  • Working through contractions

  • Comfort measures and labour positions

  • Stalled labour

  • The golden hour

  • Breastfeeding basics

  • The fourth trimester

  • And more!

I'm Chelsea!

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!

 

Client Love

"Chelsea was my doula for my first baby, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. From the first meet and greet, to helping me through labour, to (amazing) newborn photos - she was kind, compassionate, and a huge asset to both me and my husband as first time parents.
I often joke that I don't know who I'd tell about any future pregnancies first, my husband or Chelsea!"

Taylor K.

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Chelsea Bootsman

Birth Doula, Birth Photographer,

Videographer

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403-506-5452

chelseabootsman@gmail.com

Serving Red Deer and Central Alberta

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