For centuries, women have been supporting women through the labour and birth experience. Our Doulas are experienced in supporting women in their birthing journey, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Serving to hold sacred space and keep Momma grounded throughout the tests and triumphs of labour.
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Doulas provide benefit to labouring mothers in many forms. Studies have shown that having a doula as a member of a woman’s birthing team decreases the caesarean rate by as much as 50%, the length of labour by 25%, the use of interventions like oxytocin and epidurals by 40-60%. (Americanpregnancy.org)
Doulas offer physical support like massage, labour positioning, gentle touch, and acupressure, to nurture women throughout their labour.
Honouring and supporting the vast spiritual and emotional transitions that accompany the birthing process, our Doulas are experienced Yoga and Meditation teachers who ground and empower women through breath work, guided visualization, the use of Mantra and asana (physical positioning), vocal toning to empower women to trust and surrender to their inherent ability to naturally, and safely birth their babies
The Wellness Garden Birth Collective’s Doulas are all professional and experienced Yoga teachers and alternative health practitioners, who have extensive knowledge of the physiological nature of birth and can present unique offerings to birthing women such as
- Thai and acupressure massage
- Preparation of physical body (pelvic floor toning, abdominal toning, strength building) through asana for birth, and support after
- Preparation of emotional and spiritual Self for birth through mindful practice, visualization, Mantra and positive affirmation
- Aromatherapy and essential oils
- Yoga Nidra for relaxation
As guides for expecting mothers, we commit to total acceptance and respect of every individual woman’s choices regarding her own pregnancy and birth. We believe and trust in the wisdom inherent throughout the line of female energy that every woman possesses. We seek to support her to empower herself through choice in all the elements of her birth, and impose no personal opinion of our own. Knowledge and opinion will be shared only when asked for, always with the purpose of best nourishment and care for the woman and babe.