At In Fine Feather Yoga we want to ensure that our students have the resources available to them to maintain a healthy and whole lifestyle on and off the mat. Throughout pregnancy women have more specific needs to guide them through this really transformative experience. We want to introduce you to The Doula Tree, one of our community partners in Hamilton. At the Doula Tree they want to provide women and families in the Hamilton area with labour and postpartum support.
Here is some more information on what a doula is and how they can provide you with support through this incredible journey of child birth. See the Doula Tree online HERE and contact them for any additional information.
What Is A Doula?
Provide physical support:
As a trained Doula, we have endless comfort techniques to use with you during labour. These may include massage, position change, walking, swaying, slow dancing, breathing techniques and mindfulness. We will happily show your partner or loved one all of these techniques so they can support you in the best way possible.
Connect on an emotional level:
We are here to remind you just how fierce you are, in your moments of self-doubt. We want to talk about your fears and concerns before they happen so you feel confident along your journey.
Sometimes this process can be really confusing. We are here to ensure you feel comfortable with your decisions by proving you with any information and resources you request. You’re steering the ship while we navigate the sails!
Join your team:
We work with your care providers including midwives, doctors, nurses and all other medical staff you may have present during this experience. We recognize them as the medical experts and respect their advice.
Believe in your plan:
Whether you wish to birth at home or at the hospital, breastfeed or formula feed, vaginal or caesarean birth – we know you have made the right choice for you and we want to be a part of that! We will always offer our judgement free support because it’s your body, your birth and your baby.
Provide continuity of care:
From the moment we join your team, you will receive phone and email support whenever you need it. When we are closing in on your expected due date, we will provide 24/7 on call care. We will join you at home or at the hospital when you are in labour and stay with you in the postpartum period. Once you and your precious bundle are back at home, we will meet with you again to answer any questions, tidy the house, make you lunch, boil some tea or care for your newborn so you can get some rest.
Never leave you hanging:
If for any reason I cannot attend your birth, you will always have another trained, compassionate Doula to care for you in the way that you deserve. You will have the opportunity to meet throughout your pregnancy if you choose to.