A doula provides physical and emotional support during childbirth and in the early post-partum period. An experienced doula can improve your pregnancy and labour experience by offering continuing information and by working as an advocate of their client’s wishes. The doula will be the extra pair of hands to help massage, give Dad a break, to get ice chips or hot packs. She is there to reassure the couple and allow everyone the freedom to express their emotions as they witness the birth of their new family.

Overall Benefits
  • Both parents feel more supported during the birth experience.
  • Expectant moms experience a reduction of fear leading up to and during the birth experience.
  • Partners feel more prepared and involved in the birthing process
  • Moms feel listened to during the whole birth experience
  • More at ease in early labor when parents have someone to call in the middle of the night to remind them of coping techniques to help them sleep
  • Less use of early epidurals
  • Significant decrease in unnecessary medical interventions
  • More success with breastfeeding
  • Increased sleep in the post-partum period
  • More confidence in baby care
  • Overall more parent satisfaction with the birth experience
Need a Hand copyDoulas and the Other Parent

Some families express concern that a doula replaces the role of a Father, or Partner, during the labour and delivery process. However a doula’s role can more accurately be described as the Father’s ally. Doulas can provide objective assistance while encouraging a partners active participation. Many Father’s admit feeling a sense of relief when a doula is present and are able to better enjoy the birth experience.

Pregnancy MassagePregnancy Massage
  • Receiving Massage during your pregnancy has many benefits:
  • Relieve muscle cramps and painful trigger points;
  • Relieve pain in muscles and joints of your legs, low back and low back;
  • Increase flexibility, making it easier for your body to adjust to changing shape;
  • Ease constipation, gas and heartburn;
  • Reduce excess fluid retention;
  • Slow the progress of varicose veins;
  • Relieve headaches.
Infant MassasgeeInfant Massage
  • Increased bonding with the caregiver;
  • Increase circulation;
  • Decrease colic and other digestive challenges;
  • Baby gains weight more easily;
  • Learns healthy touch;
  • Increased motor coordination;
  • Increase length and quality of sleep.

…and, one happy little baby