A Holistic Doula interconnects mind, body and soul into their practice, to better nourish all aspects of the childbearing year. This kind of support includes all natural and unmedicated approaches to each clients individualized care.
Encapsulating your placenta can have many postpartum benefits such as
Replenishing iron levels that are lost during birth Increasing milk supply Aids in balancing hormones Helps prevent postpartum depression Increasing energy due to the B vitamins it contains Nourishing and tonifying the body to better help with recovery
TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The treatment consists of passing mild electrical impulses through the skin, into the nerve fibres which lie below, via electrical pads. TENS impulses help your body produce its own pain-killing substances, called endorphins. The TENS machine can be used before, during and after birth. Only to be used past 37 weeks gestation for up to 2 hours a day.
A Rebozo is a long handmade shawl used as a tool during pregnancy, labour and postpartum for relaxation, optimal fetal positioning, support with positioning during contractions and much more. During prenatal visits I demonstrate different ways to use the Rebozo with you and your partner (if present). These techniques are designed to ease physical discomfort in late pregnancy and aid in preventing medical interventions during labour.
Plant medicine can be used all through out the childbearing year, for fertility, pregnancy, during labour and postpartum. These remedies can be anything from simple herbal teas or infusions, to oils, salves and tinctures and are meant to heal, tonify, cleanse or nourish the body, mind and soul. All remedies are made upon request by each individual client for specific needs.
Acupressure is an ancient therapy developed 5000 years ago by applying pressure on certain points on the body along the energetic meridians or channels. By applying pressure to these points during labour, it can aid in regulating contractions, reducing pain, calming the mind, dilating the cervix, increasing energy, helping to turn a posterior baby and much more.
Homeopathy is a safe and effective system of medicine that stimulates the body's ability to heal itself.The process is activated by giving medicine made from substances found in the animal, mineral and plant kingdoms. Each remedy is selected for its similarity to a persons symptoms. The idea is that like cures like. Symptoms are a clue as to what kind of imbalances are happening in the body, when a correct remedy is selected, balance can be restored on all levels, physically, emotionally, and mentally. If the remedy selected is not the correct one, there will be no adverse effects. Homeopathy can be used to help progress labour, release fear and has the potential to change a situation by strengthening a person physically and psychologically.
Homeopathy can be used to help with: Coping Positioning of the baby Breech baby Posterior baby Reducing cervical lip Excessive pain Irregular contractions Nausea Fear Retention of the placenta Hemorrhage Postpartum recovery VBAC Induction of labour Mastitis and all breastfeeding difficulties