Using natural medicines and treatments to induce, or augment a slowly progressing labour, is an effective means to potentially avoid cesarean birth (c-section), and experience less pain than in a Pitocin® (synthetic oxytocin)-induced labour.
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,… [LEARN MORE]
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… [LEARN MORE]
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… [LEARN 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… [LEARN MORE]
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… [LEARN MORE]
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… [LEARN MORE]
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… [LEARN MORE]