Natural Pain Management in Labour

How Painful is Labour?

Questions and fears about labour pain are what I hear most often from doula clients, coaching clients and couples in my childbirth classes.   I am not going to lie. Labour can be painful.   How painful?   Well, that depends. There is a wide variety of pain perceptions and stories about pain levels in …

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6 Steps to Overcome Your Birth Fears

Because birth is such a transformative experience, some trepidation is normal and to be expected. However, in our current media culture, birth is portrayed as a medical emergency and used as a way to increase TV show ratings. This turns normal trepidation into fear, which is further exasperated when people tell you birth horror stories …

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Affirmations for Birth

Affirmations can be a powerful and helpful tool to prepare for and during birth. They can keep you feeling positive, motivated, and resilient especially during moments of uncertainty. I use them often with both my doula and COACHING clients. If using affirmations feels like it could be useful for you, I have some helpful guidelines that …

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The Birth Box – Everything you need for a drug free labour in one box!

Are you planning a drug free birth? Or are you hoping to delay pain medications as long as possible during labour? Then check out our handy birth tool kit for rent: the ‘Birth Box”.     Included in the Birth Box are essential items for pain relief during labour such as a “Rebozo Scarf”, a …

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What the heck is a Doula?

There are a few questions about Doula work that we hear regularly: What is a Doula? Aren’t Doulas and midwives the same thing? Why would I need a Doula? The definition of a Doula according to the DONA (Doulas of North America) organization is: A Doula is a trained, non-medical, emotional and physical labour support …

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Natural Pain Management in Labour #2

This week’s labour tip is all about preparation. Someone very wise once told me “If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail”. Labour in all of its beauty takes a vast amount of mental, physical and emotional preparedness to be able to cope calmly and effectively throughout. So What can you do to prepare?

“Natural Pain Management” in Labour. #1

“Natural Pain Management” in Labour. What does that even mean? The word “natural” has been over popularized and over used now a days to mean something totally different than the words original intention. Natural pain management simply means managing your pain without the use of medication. Now even saying that can draw up visions of …

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