Holistic Doula Support

A Doula (Greek word) or Birth Attendant is "a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth" - Definition of Doula by Merriam-Webster.

These days, doulas (women servants or caregivers) offer support on every level, not just to the mother-to-be or new mother, but also to their partners, baby or babies and family either during pregnancy, during and/or after childbirth.

"Mothering the mother", they enable women and their loved ones the most gratifying pregnancy and birth experiences possible, from pregnancy to birth and into parenthood.

I have had the honour and privilege of being a doula. Sharing the amazing environment that we create together with the new parents and baby is truly magical. Experiencing a life within another, and the unconditional love and joy this brings are all miracle moments. Observing and assisting in the process of birth, and witnessing the crowning and the entry into Mother Earth is indescribable.

In our Asian culture and tradition, the doula lives with the new family for 4-6 weeks and offers assistance where needed. After this time, a celebration of the new mother and her baby/babies will be held where gifts are offered - usually money and/or gold.

Corrine Brown is a certified Postpartum Doula.

This 2-day training holistically supports doulas and enhances their existing beautiful work during the prenatal, labouring and postpartum stages.

Working holistically with energy and the physical bodies, we cover the following basics:
- Relevant aromatherapy oils for prenatal, antenatal, labour, postpartum and postnatal stages
- Relevant reflex points and meridian pathways for the labouring mother
- Labour massage techniques
- Castor oil therapy
- Simple techniques for breech positions
- Spritzers to support the labouring mother
- Affirmations, visualisation and meditation for birthing and postpartum
- Sprays to create the supportive birthing environment
- Sound vibrations, frequencies and music to support the birthing and postnatal environments
- Toning and singing to support the birthing process
- Postpartum care
- Postpartum massage techniques
- Postpartum self massage techniques
- Postpartum belly binding
- Basic postpartum nutrition
- Stress management techniques and complementary therapies
- Body/mind health and awareness such as yoni v-spa

Pre-requisites: None.

Note: This is not a training on being a professional birth doula, but a support for both certified and
non-certified doulas which encompasses antenatal, labour and postpartum stages.

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Basic Counselling
Aromatherapy
Ayurveda
Facial Treatments
Holistic Reflexology
Infant & Child Massage
Manifesting Rituals
Meditation
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Oriental Acupressure & Meridian Healing
Oriental TCM Moxibustion Therapy
Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy Preparation
Reiki
Space Cleansing
Swedish Body Massage
Vibrational Sacred Sound Healing
Yoni-vSpa

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