Birth Doula

Liaison

A Doula works specifically for you, not the Doctors or Hospital or Midwives which allows for great mediation between all aspects of your support team. A Doula becomes your personal assistant for one of the biggest events of you, your family and of course your new baby.

  • Advocate for your Birth Plan.
  • Encourages partner and supports them as well.
  • Organize family members.
  • Will help you obtain the information you need to make informed decisions.

Birth Support

During your birth process a Doula provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, and an objective viewpoint. 

  • Remains with you as a constant support throughout the labour and birth process.
  • Helps make you feel as comfortable as you can at home or in hospital.
  • Pain management solutions.
  • Massage, pressure, CranioSacral Therapy.

After Delivery

Once baby arrives

  • Help with getting your family settled.
  • They can help with breastfeeding support.
  • Soothing baby and baby care.
  • Help with parent-baby bonding and with other siblings as well. 
  • They can also work overnight so you can get the sleep you need. 
  • Clean up.


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

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

Labour Support

Birth Doula Clinical Discoveries

People who receive continuous support are more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have any pain medication, epidurals, negative feelings about childbirth, vacuum or forceps-assisted births, and Cesareans. In addition, their labors are shorter and their babies are less likely to have low Apgar scores at birth. 

*Research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28681500

CranioSacral Therapy Clinical Discoveries

  • CST has been able to be used instead of Pitocin to both start and/or augment labour. 
  • Average Second Stage (time pushing) is shorter when CST is applied. 
  • Applying CST during a new mother’s first labor and delivery appears to assist the mother through subsequent labors and deliveries. 

*Clinical trials Naval Hospital Lemmore California supervised by Sandra L. DeGroot, RN, CNM, MSN CAPT, Nurse Corps USN, Retired

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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.