Welcome to Huron Birth. We are here to help you through the transitions from pregnancy to parenthood. We are a heartfelt group of Doulas from Huron & Perth Area. We are passionate about our community, perinatal well-being, supporting families & have a love for tiny humans.
Services include birth & post-partum doula support, breastfeeding support, child birth education, & birth pool sales.
Check out our Events Page to see what our amazing village of parents is up to.
% decrease in being dissatisfied with birth experience
% decrease in the use of medications for pain relief
% decrease in risk of newborns being admitted to special care nursery
" Whenever & however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life." - INA MAY GASKIN
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does your doula spend her time doing for you?
YOUR DOULA SPENDS HER TIME AS YOUR ON-CALL SUPPORT, LABOUR SUPPORT, RESEARCH SUPPORT, PRENATAL, POST-PARTUM SUPPORT, ANSWERING CALLS/EMAILS
Why Have a doula at Your birth?
• HIGHER SATISFACTION WITH BIRTH EXPERIENCE • IMPROVED COMMUNICATION WITH MEDICAL TEAM • SHORTER LABOR • REDUCED LEVELS OF FEAR & ANXIETY • LOWER CESAREAN RATES • REDUCED NEED FOR VACUUM OR FORCEPS ASSISTANCE • REDUCED PAIN MEDS AND EPIDURAL RATE • LOWER LEVELS OF STRESS HORMONES • HIGHER RATE OF SUCCESSFUL BREASTFEEDING • LOWER RATE OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION • IMPROVED PARENT-BABY BONDING
What does a Doula Do?
DOULAS NURTURE & SUPPORT THE MOTHER THROUGH THE BIRTH PROCESS. THEIR ESSENTIAL ROLE IS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THE MOTHER BIRTH PROCESS WITH THE DECISIONS PARENTS MAKE.
How can a Doula Provide Support?
PHYSICAL SUPPORT: IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT HELPS MOM MAINTAIN A SENSE OF CONTROL, COMFORT & CONFIDENCE. EXAMPLES INCLUDE- CONTINUOUS SUPPORT, MASSAGE, WATER THERAPY, WARM/ COLD COMPRESS, COUNTER PRESSURE, CREATING A CALM ENVIRONMENT (LIGHTS, MUSIC, ETC), AROMATHERAPY, GIVING FOOD/ DRINK, ASSISTING MOM THROUGH MOVEMENT. EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: WHEN PARENTS FEEL WELL CARED FOR AND SUPPORTED THROUGH THEIR BIRTH THE OVERALL SATISFACTION OF THEIR EXPERIENCE IS INCREASED. SOME EXAMPLES INCLUDE- CONTINUOUS PRESENCE, REASSURANCE, ACTIVE LISTENING, NURTURING ATTITUDE, DISCUSSING ANY FEARS OR SELF DOUBT, PROCESSING THE BIRTH TOGETHER AFTER. INFORMATIONAL SUPPORT: HELP KEEP PARENTS INFORMED ON WHAT IS HAPPENING THROUGH THE PROCESS AND PROVIDING EVIDENCE BASED INFORMATION ON PERINATAL TOPICS. EXAMPLES INCLUDE- CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION, GUIDING THROUGH BIRTH PROCESS, SUGGESTING TECHNIQUES IN LABOUR (BREATHING, POSTITIONING, MOVEMENT, ETC), HELPING TO FIND EVIDENCE BASED INFORMATION, AID IN MAKING A BIRTH PLAN, HELPING TO EXPLAIN MEDICAL PROCEDURES, HELPING PARENTS INTERPERET THE PSHYOLOGICAL CHANGES HAPPENENING THROUGH CHILDBIRTH (CHANGES IN SENSATIONS, SOUNDS, ETC)
WHat are the difference's between a Doula and a Midwife?
DOULA: IS NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. MIDWIFE: IS A LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. DOULA: WILL ESTABLISH A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU PRENATALLY. A DOULA WILL SUPPORT YOU PRENATALLY, THROUGH THE BIRTH PROCESS AND POSTPARTUM. A DOULA WILL SUPPORT YOU EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY AND PROVIDE EVIDENCE BASED INFORMATION TO YOU. A DOULA IS THERE SOLELY TO SUPPORT THE MOTHER AND FAMILY. A DOULA MAKES HERSELF READILY AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT YOU THROUGH OUT THIS PROCESS BY BEING ON-CALL TO YOU. MIDWIFE: ESTABLISHES A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU PRENATALLY, WILL RUN TESTS, ADIVSE YOU ON HEALTH, PRESCRIBE RELATED MATERNAL HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS AND TREATMENTS, MONITOR YOU AND BABY, PERFORM PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS, PERFORM CLINICAL TASKS, CONSULT WITH AN OBSTETRICIAN IF A CONCERN ARISES AND SUPPORT YOU IN INFORMED DECISION MAKING THROUGH PREGANCY, BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM.
" Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength." - Barbara Katz Rothman