A doula is a sister, friend, coach and guide. She will empower, support, educate and assist you through your pregnancy, birth and journey into parenthood. Having a doula can help you to increase your chances of having the birth you desire; help keep you and your partner close as you transition into parenthood; reduce the likelihood of interventions; and have a positive affect on your feelings about your birth experience.
With private breastfeeding and childbirth education classes for you and your partner I can tailor our sessions to your needs. My focus is empowering you with the information you need to help create a positive birth experience. Small group lessons are also available.
I came to birth work and hypnobirthing following my own birthing experiences. After educating myself and preparing for the birth of each of our children, I developed a deep respect and faith in every women’s innate wisdom, power, and ability to birth their babies. I also realized during this time that many women and their partners had a great fear of birth due to such things as society and the media’s portrayal of birth, childhood conditioning, previous trauma, and complete removal of birth from the home to the hospital. I believe it is this fear that restricts women from having the birthing experience they deeply hope for.
Mindful Hypnobirthing is about helping you to acknowledge and change your mindset and your partner’s mindset to remove fear from your pregnancy and birth. In the course, you will learn how your thoughts, and your birth partner’s thoughts and actions, can affect your body during pregnancy and labour. It provides you with easy-to-use self-hypnosis tools and mindfulness techniques to remain relaxed, calm, and powerful. With the right amount of mindfulness and preparation, birth can be transformational and empowering.
The Mindful Hypnobirthing course is 6 hours in length. This can be delivered in a one-day session or via 2 x 3hr sessions depending on your availability and preference.
This course covers:
- Birth hormones and the brain
- Mindfulness and hypnosis tools and techniques to relax and let go of fear
- Understanding pain and the impact of your thinking about pain on experience
- Exploring how our beliefs matter and how they can affect decision making
- Creating a positive birthing environment
- Learning about the role of the birth partner and how to be a compassionate birth partner
Please note: The Mindful Hypnobirthing course should be taken in addition to a prenatal course. It does not cover all the information you will find in a prenatal course. It is also highly recommended that if you have a birth partner that they also attend the course with you.
- Private, 1-2-1 in-person in your home or via Zoom CAD $300
- Group sessions for up to 4 couples delivered via Zoom (due to Covid restrictions) CAD $170 per couple
- $50 deposit required at time of booking with remaining balance due the day before the scheduled course start
- Included in the cost is a copy of the Mindful Hypnobirthing book by Sophie Fletcher and access to downloadable MP3s and birth affirmations.
Taught in a group setting, these classes offer guidance into taking a gentler approach to parenting. Giving you insight and understanding into your child’s brain development as a tool to guide you in your parenting. We have class options both for infants and toddlers, as well as sleep classes and parenting support.
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) seems to be a secret to drug free birth that the Europeans have been keeping hold of for too long. Only now are Canadian and American women discovering the amazing benefits of TENS and the fact that it truly is a great pain reliever with no side effects. Hire a TENS unit today for your labour and birth. We also have birth pools for rental.
Western cultures are embracing what the Eastern cultures have known for centuries: the placenta is a wonderful source of vitamins and minerals and can assist in hormonal adjustments after birth. Placenta encapsulation is an easy way to benefit from placental consumption in an easily palatable way.
During pregnancy there are not only the dramatic physical changes but emotional and hormonal ones too. Having a regular pregnancy massage not only helps you to relax, but also will work on any aches and pains that come up for you. Prenatal massage enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and relives mental and physical exhaustion. It helps the mother to be prepare for labour and give her a nurturing emotional support.