What is a Doula?

Doula (pronounced “doo-lah”) is someone who assists women before, during and/or after childbirth. Support to both mother and partner is provided via information, emotional support, and using various therapies beneficial for pregnancy, childbirth, and newborns. Research has shown that  labour tends to be shorter with less medical intervention and greater maternal satisfaction with the support of a doula.

What Therapies Can a Naturopathic Doctor Provide as a Doula?

  • Emotional and educational support

  • Dietary advice

  • Herbal medicine

  • Homeopathic medicine

  • Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Induce labour

  • Therapy for breech babies

  • Shorten labour and delivery time

  • Alternatives to pain management during labour

  • Pre and Post natal care for mom and baby 

Benefits of having a Naturopathic Doctor as your Doula?

Having a Naturopathic Doctor as your doula ensures that you have a licensed medical practitioner as part of your health care team.  Over the years our Naturopathic Doctors have worked with midwives and obstetricians to deliver healthy babies.  Our Naturopathic Doctors have the ability to incorporate their therapies to help induce deliveries, shorten labour and delivery time as well as help with post natal care for both mom and baby.  They are also there for emotional support for the partners who at times feel helpless during the birth of their child.  In addition, these services are covered under extended health care benefits as they are conducted by a Naturopathic Doctor.