What is full spectrum doula?
A full spectrum doula provides non-judgmental support to a pregnant person through any pregnancy outcome; birth, abortion, miscarriage, still birth.
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What is a birth doula?
The word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period. Taken from http://www.dona.org/mothers/index.php
I offer support as a homeopath and doula throughout the birth and life of a mother and her babies. Mother’s are born with their children– at conception and at birth– and, it is a journey that is both vulnerable and elevating. As your homeopath and doula, I can support you through every stage of your journey (fertility, preconception, prenatal, childbirth, postnatal and newborn care) with a selection of natural remedies and holistic guidance. Your support plan will strengthen and stimulate your own powerful innate ability to live healthy, carry healthy, birth healthy, and provide health for you and your babies.
How can a doula help me at our birth?
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.
A Birth Doula
- Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life
- Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor
- Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth
- Stays with the woman throughout the labor
- Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decisions
- Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers
- Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the woman’s memory of the birth experience
- Allows the woman’s partner to participate at his/her comfort level
Taken from http://www.dona.org/mothers/index.php
What do postpartum doulas do?
What a postpartum doula does changes from day to day, as the needs of the family change. Postpartum doulas do whatever a mother needs to best enjoy and care for her new baby. A large part of their role is education. They share information about baby care with parents, as well as teach siblings and partners to “mother the mother.” They assist with breastfeeding education. Postpartum doulas also make sure the mother is fed, well hydrated and comfortable. Taken from http://www.dona.org/mothers/faqs_postpartum.php
How can a postpartum doula help me and my family?
Research evidence shows that the quality services of a postpartum doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to a family, improve parental satisfaction and reduce the risk of mood disorders.
A Postpartum Doula
- Offers education, companionship and nonjudgmental support during the postpartum fourth trimester
- Assists with newborn care, family adjustment, meal preparation and light household tidying
- Offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and makes appropriate referrals when necessary
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathic remedies begin as natural substances (usually plant or mineral) and go through a process called potentization, whereby the substances are ultra-diluted and succussed (shaken vigorously) to extract the energy from the substances. Thus, homeopathic remedies are energetic medicines and are therefore 100% safe, free of side-effects, and toxin free. Because homeopathic remedies are completely safe they can be given to babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and immune compromised individuals.
What should I expect from a Homeopathy session?
For chronic illness you can expect the initial session to be approximately 1.5-2 hours in length. You will be asked to share your health history and complaints. I will illicit symptom patterns from you through detailed questions. I may then need a day or two to analyze your case and determine the best health plan for you. It will include recommendations for homeopathic and/or natural remedies.
For acute illness you can expect a 20-30 minute phone conversation whereby I will illicit as many symptoms as possible to arrive quickly and efficiently to the correct remedy.
What should I expect from Homeopathy?
For both acute and chronic illness– sometimes when a correct homeopathic remedy is taken there can be a temporary worsening of symptoms as you begin to detox before a final and permanent resolution. This temporary ‘aggravation’ tends to be a few minutes or hours in acute situations and in chronic situations they tend to take a couple days but no more than a week. In very complicated cases or when a person has been living with particular ailments for a very long time, a series of remedies may be needed to achieve optimal health.
What are Homeopathic Remedies?
Homeopathic remedies begin as natural substances (usually plant or animal) and go through a process called potentization; whereby the natural substance is ultra-diluted and succussed (shaken vigorously) to extract the energy from the original substance. Thus, as energetic medicines, homeopathic remedies are 100% safe, non-toxic, and free of side effects.
Is Homeopathy safe?
Because homeopathy is a holistic energetic medicine it is completely safe, non-toxic, and side effects free for all members of your family, from pregnant mothers, to newborns, and the elderly.
Where’s the research?
If you would like to know more about the success of homeopathic medicine please visit the following resources for articles and publications:
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