Antepartum Doula

Support

Antepartum doulas are trained to provide physical, physical emotional and practical prenatal support and information prior to childbirth.

  • Attend Doctor or Midwife visits with you.
  • Direct you to support groups and important books and websites
  • Assist with errands and needs around the home, such as meal preparation.
  • Help if mom requires bed rest.
  • Go over any questions or concerns you may have.

Planning and Preparing

  • Prior to the birth there is opportunity to  discuss and create your birth plan.
  • Practice breathing techniques.
  • Explore labouring and comfort techniques.
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Discuss who will be present at the Birth.
  • Equipment needs; pool, birth ball, robozo...

CranioSacral Therapy

Can be done in combination with appointment with Registered Massage Therapist for a Multiple-Hands Treatment.

  • Chronic Neck, Back and Joint Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Morning Sickness
  • Stress and Tension-related Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional Concerns
  • Many Other Conditions Related to Pregnancy

Our Doulas

Kristy van den Bosch

Kristy van den Bosch

Antepartum Doula

Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula

Yoga Instructor

Perinatal Educator

Spinning Babies Practitioner

CranioSacral Therapy

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Meena Natt

Antepartum Doula

Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula

Yoga Instructor

Practical Nursing Diploma

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Under Construction

Doula Rates


Home visits available. Mileage Rates may apply

Doula

What is a doula

Perinatal Doulas are professionally trained people who provide emotional, practical and informational support and care for you and your baby before, during, and after labour and delivery. Perinatal Doulas do not provide any medical or surgical care.


 End-of-Life Doulas provide the same emotional, spiritual, practical and informational support and care for people who are passing and their families.



There are four types of doulas:

Antepartum doulas (before birth)

Birth doulas (during birth)

Postpartum doulas (after birth)

End-of-Life doulas



How are our doulas trained?

Our Doulas are trained through an intensive two or three day seminar that includes hands-on experience in breathing, relaxation, and positioning skills. They also learn other comfort measures like massage and movements to reduce pain. 


We also require our Doulas to be trained in CranioSacral Therapy.


Our Doulas are encouraged to pursue continuing education on a regular basis. Some of the education has been:

  • Yoga Teacher Training (regular, prenatal, mom & baby and more)
  • Spinning Babies
  • Infant First Aid & CPR
  • Birth Trauma & Support
  • More to Come

Womb To Wings believes in continuing education and supporting our practitioners to continue learning.



How do I know if I have found a good doula?

Trust your instincts. It is a good idea for you and your partner to meet with the doula and interview her. You may wish to interview more than one doula to help find the right one for you.

When choosing a doula you may want to consider the following:

  • how well she listens;
  • how comfortable she seems with your choices;
  • her training and experience personally and as a doula;
  • her philosophies and the role partners may or may not play;
  • her fee and references;
  • where has she worked before–for example, home, hospitals, birth centres; and
  • if she works alone or as part of a team–if as a team, you may want to meet the other doulas should she not be available.