Birth Stories

Toronto Naturopathic Doctors

This was a lovely birth in which the parents-to-be had hoped for a natural birth, and achieved it through calmness and discipline on the part of the mother-to-be, and loving support from the father-to-be. I was (am) so proud of them. – Du La, ND,… [READ MORE]

Toronto Naturopathic Doctors

Every birth is special in it’s way. This birth is a nice example of a meeting of more natural approaches (a midwife-attended birth) and more conventional approaches (a hospital setting). Read it, and you’ll see that it couldn’t have been more lovely. It brings… [READ MORE]

Toronto Naturopathic Doctors

I have attended hundreds of births, of almost every type, since I began to work as a naturopathic birth doula. Many imagine that I must be involved only in “hippy-dippy” births where everyone is naked, involving chanting. I love all births, each birth is… [READ MORE]

Toronto Naturopathic Doctor

This the story of the birth of our oldest daughter, written by Jonah, the day of her birth. We’re posting it today, in celebration of her 8th birthday. – Du La, ND, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist, Birth Doula May 8, 2009 Little Friend, You’re… [READ MORE]

The start of the holiday season always brings to mind the following birth story. As a naturopathic birth doula, I am always honoured and grateful my patients allow me to to be a part off this very special moment in their lives, a feeling… [READ MORE]

Toronto Naturopathic Doctor

Olka was the picture of health when it came to a pregnant woman. She ate extremely well, did prenatal yoga, took her supplements and meditated on a daily basis. Olka’s birth plan was clear: she did not want any form of augmentation (and even… [READ MORE]

Toronto Naturopathic Clinic

Soon after we purchased 475 Broadview for our new home and clinic space, Anja was conceived. There was much to do in preparation so we worked around the clock. Despite our contractor’s efforts, we didn’t meet our deadline of 2 weeks before the due… [READ MORE]

Toronto Naturopathic Doctor

In honour of doula week, I thought I’d share a birth story (with the permission of those involved, of course) with all of you. Enjoy! – Emily Bennett, ND Laura* was five days past her due date when things started to get going. This… [READ MORE]

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