Doula Services

What is a doula?

A doula supports the mother emotionally, mentally and physically during delivery. A doula serves, assists, nurture, inspire,  educates the mother about the process of labor and delivery creating a safe and empowering experience for the new mom to be. The work of a doula reduces a mom’s anxiety and lower the rate of medical interventions (including C-sections) and improve mother-baby bonding post-birth.

What is included in the doula services (treatment, labor and home care)

  • Consultation, birth planning, organization, preparation for labor(including partners training), full body treatment using oils, acupressure, Reiki and acupuncture. Guiomar uses other non-medical pain-management techniques including aromatherapy, movement, rhythm, music and mantras to guide you in your journey.
  • Labor- I will be on call at least 3 days before due date,
  • Meet mother at the hospital or home
  • Accompany mother during first, second and third stage of labor until baby is born
  • Assist mother to bond with baby, relaxation technique

Doula package

Doula package # 1- $1250 + HST                                                                                          

  • – 75 min prenatal consultation

    To help you develop your birth plan, and make informed decisions for your labor experience.

    • Meet mother at the hospital or home
    • Accompany mother during first, second and third stage of labor until baby is born

    – Be on call at least 3 days before due date

    • Assistance during hospital labor or home birth 6-15hrs that includes:
    • Acupressure treatment during labor, with hot towels
    • Breathing exercise visualization, Reiki
    • Movement therapy, mother’s overall care
    • Acupuncture treatment with informed consent

    – Assist mother to bond with baby, holding and relaxation technique

    – 3 Follow-up calls 15 min each.

    • 2 x 90 min post-natal visit that includes
    • 10 min baby massage and lessons,
    • Umbilical cord care
    • Mother’s Shiatsu massage
    • Belly massage and scar acupuncture
    • Breastfeeding assistance

Other services available

90 min prenatal visits – $225

  •  30 min Shiatsu pregnancy massage 
  • 10 min preparation for labor, breathing and visualization technique, movement
  • 30 min Acupuncture treatment for induction
  • 15 min Reiki sessions

90 min post-natal visit acupuncture treatment and tuina massage $225

Patient receives home treatment to help the body recover from labor and return to normal energy level.

75 min acupuncture treatment and tuina massage

It helps to improve abdominal distention due to water retention, pain as well as it brings internal organs back to place improves digestive issues and weight loss.

 

Guiomar Campbell

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Guiomar is a performing artist and an Integrated Health Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in depression and anxiety disorders. She has a degree in nursing and obstetrics from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. She received her diploma in shiatsu therapy in 1995 and a diploma in acupuncture in 1999 at the Shiatsu School of Canada where she worked for 15 years as a shiatsu instructor in the diploma program. She is a member in good standing of College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Guiomar specializes in men and women’s reproductive health, gynecology, pregnancy and post partum care. She also has lots of experience treating digestive issues, migraine headache, and insomnia.
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