About NDoula Care

What makes an ND Doula?

Doula means “woman who serves”. Therefore, during our relationship I:
-assist women before, during, and after labour to help ensure a safe, satisfying, and positive birth experience.
-use knowledge and experience as a woman, mother, naturopathic doctor, and naturopathic doula to support the family on an emotional, physical, and informational level.
-provide the options of relaxation techniques, meditation, visualization, massage, positioning, herbs, acupressure, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical medicine, and homeopathy, when needed.
-communicate (as needed) with caregivers to ensure you have the information you require to make informed decisions.
-can provide suggestions for labor progression, comfort, and perspective to you and your partner (if present).
-work and advocate for you, not your caregiver or hospital.
-will remind you if there is a departure from your Birth Plan, discuss your concerns with you, and help you identify key questions to help with your decision-making.

In the doula role I do not:
-perform clinical tasks, make decisions for you, speak to staff on your behalf regarding decisions to be made.
-prescribe, diagnose, treat medical issues, or interpret diagnostic procedures.
–act as your primary caregiver (your midwife, OB or MD has that role).

558538_522211517836835_203093124_nGenerally, my Labour & Delivery doula care includes:
~ 1-2 antepartum visits, One of these are usually at your home, One can be via phone/Skype if you choose
~ 2- 15min phone consults, if warranted
~ Labour & Delivery with naturopathic tools to support you
~ Back up doula coverage
~ 1 postpartum visit, which can be via phone if you choose
–Postpartum visits are scheduled within the 14 days following delivery
~ 2 wks of postpartum care before transferring to naturopathic care solely if you choose

Learn more about Postpartum Doula Care here

Interview anyone you are considering inviting onto your birth team. OBs, Midwives, & your doula.

I offer complimentary 20min Tea & Chats for those looking for a doula. Find the relationship you can have confidence in for your birth experience.

Evidence for Doula Care

Labour Induction Packages: Acupuncture

Labour Induction & Other Packages

Fee Schedule

Read more about the Ins & Outs of Naturopathic Doula Care with this article by Dr. Heath


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