doula support

Doula Support - The WOMB Vaughan

birth doula support 

As far back as history is recounted, women attended women in childbirth. They provided education to young women about their bodies, having children and healthy pregnancies. Childbearing women relied on their close-knit community of women to assist them in labour, birth and early care of their children. Today we call this childbirth professional a doula.

The WOMB™ Birth Doulas provide consistent, open hearted and experienced support to families in all of Vaughan including Thornhill, Maple, Woodbridge and Kleinburg as well as the surrounding areas of York Region and Toronto. Your doula works with all health care practitioners including Midwives, Obstetricians, Family Doctors, Nurses, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

We are...

  • advocates

  • labour coaches

  • support partners for birthing moms and their partners

  • great listeners

  • the partner's back pocket step-by-step guide book

We...

  • believe in the process of birth and the impact it has on parenting

  • trust a women's instincts

  • acknowledge the power of birth

  • recognize that normal physiologic birth is a non-medical event

  • understand that the fewer interruptions in the birth process, the quicker the birth

  • do not impose our own thoughts and beliefs

  • know that the birthing woman's partner is the most important team member, when that is right for the couple

 

postnatal doula support

A Postnatal Doula is an expert in family support and baby care in the first few days and weeks after a baby is born. She understands the transitions parents and siblings make when adding a new baby or babies to the family. Her role is to ease this transition for all and to assist in resolving challenges. At The WOMB Vaughan, our goal is to increase your parenting confidence and provide you with the tools and skills to be on your own.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • help with self-care recovery

  • postpartum comfort measures, including caesarean birth recovery

  • baby care such as soothing, sleep, changing and bathing

  • parenting information

  • assistance with learning baby feeding, cues, options and problem solving

  • emotional support and nurturing for the new mother

  • preparation of healthy and nutritious meals and/or meal planning

  • light housekeeping (ie: light laundry and folding, tidying up)

  • sibling care

  • education on postpartum issues

  • as well as other practical support services.

 

The Impact of the role of the Postnatal Doula

The role of the postnatal doula is a fluid role that adapts and changes with the changing needs of your family. Essentially, your doula is working herself out of a job - effectively coaching you, the new parents to become the “experts” of your baby, while offering tools, education and support. This support is based upon your needs and desires as a family, guiding you without judgement. Our families have seen a tremendous impact and shared with us that these include:

  • Increased breastfeeding success

  • Enhanced mother’s self confidence

  • Improved family relationships

  • Faster healing with education in self-care after birth

  • Decreased severity of postpartum depression

  • Increased father’s confidence and involvement

Our team of Postnatal Doulas provide consistent, open hearted and experienced support to families in all of Vaughan including Thornhill, Maple, Woodbridge and Kleinburg as well as the surrounding areas of York Region and Toronto.

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545 North Rivermede Rd.

Unit 105

Vaughan, Ontario

L4K 4H1

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