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From Womb to Cradle Doula Services, Inc.

PO Box 922 Redcliff, Alberta T0J 2P0 View Phone Number
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About From Womb to Cradle Doula Services, Inc.

From Womb to Cradle Doula Services, Inc. provides birth and postpartum doula support to families in the Medicine Hat, Alberta area.

A birth doula is a professionally trained childbirth assistant who sees the mother throughout pregnancy, labour, and after birth. The role of a doula is to be your labour support and help with establishing breastfeeding after the birth (if you choose) and provide you with information on ANY questions you may have about interventions, birthing positions, etc.

During pregnancy, your doula will assist you with discovering your concerns and preferences about childbirth and can suggest wholistic and natural (non-medical, non-pharmaceutical) remedies to minor pregnancy discomforts. They may also use relaxation massage, acupressure, physical comfort measures and breathing techniques to help you prepare for labour and birth. Your doula will meet you at your home when you are in active labour and go with you to the hospital.

In the hospital, they will actively support you during labour - offering suggestions and help with positioning, comfort measures, etc. If you have questions about anything that comes up medically, your doula will provide you with the information you need to make informed choices. If you feel that something the medical staff is doing or wants to do is against your wishes, they will support you in your choices, however you and your partner should take the opportunity to relay your concerns to the medical staff if you are able. If you decide you want something for pain relief, they will support your choice. It is your birth and the doula's role is as your support person.

A From Womb to Cradle birth doula:

- Does not perform clinical tasks and is not a health care professional.
- Does not make medical decisions for you. They will help you get the information you need to make your own informed decisions.
- Will not speak to medical staff regarding matters where health care decisions are being made. They can discuss your concerns with you and suggest options. The doula can support you in discussions with staff as your advocate, making sure you have the opportunity to discuss concerns.

We believe in the value of continuous education from a variety of evidence-based resources. It is for this reason that the doulas in our practice have chosen different training organizations to represent us. Though we have chosen different organizations for our training our philosophy is the same: Women‰Ûªs bodies are designed to give birth without unnecessary interventions.

We sincerely believe that we are called to serve birthing women and their families. As your doulas, we will share your journey, offering our hearts and hands to support and encourage you along the way.

Service Details

Birth Doula Services

- Monthly prenatal visits

- Complete continuous support during labour and birth

- Labour and birth photography with a digital copy of the photos

- Birth story

- Two postpartum visits, including one prepared meal


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