Birth Doula

 

 

A doula refers to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after 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 parents will remember all their lives
 
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 and couple get the information they need 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placenta Encapsulation

 

Women experience a profound transformation both physically and emotionally when transitioning from pregnancy to motherhood. Placenta encapsulation aims to support that transition by supplementing and replenishing the mother's body with key hormones, chemicals, iron, and proteins that are contained within her very own placenta. 

 

Encapsulation involves dehydration of the placenta and grinding it into a fine powder for it to be processed into capsules. This process is carried out in a well sanitized environment to avoid any spread of bacteria or infection. 

 

 

Benefits

 

 

The benefits of encapsulation have been know to include:

 

  • Improved recovery time and faster healing
  • Increased milk production
  • Reduced postpartum bleeding
  • Increased iron levels
  • Higher energy levels
  • Lowers severity of postpartum depression

 

 

Resources
 
http://www.placentawise.com/research-studies-supporting-placenta-encapsulation/
 
https://santoshamama.com/2015/07/30/comparing-traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm-method-and-raw-method-placenta-encapsulation/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Intuitive Birth DOULA SERVICES
 

 

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