Services tailored to your individual needs for pregnancy, birth and beyond
Massage, Reflexology, Reframing and Relaxation
Helen is a mother, doula, qualified massage therapist and HypnoBirthing practitioner, with a professional background in Education and Training.
Please contact Helen with any questions or concerns you have regarding your pregnancy, birth, or extra assistance in the home after your baby is born
Doula is a Greek word meaning "woman's servant" and today's doulas are trained individuals experienced in childbirth and postpartum.
A birth doula is an individual trained and experienced in childbirth and whose role is to provide emotional, physical and even informational support and coaching to the mother-to-be before, during and immediately following childbirth.
Refresh, Relax and ENJOY preganancy and motherhood. Would you like to indulge in a massage, create positive affirmations for your pregnancy and birth or engage in deep relaxation and visualisation? Eliminate fear, tension and negativity and stay positive and relaxed - the best state to be in for pregnancy and motherhood.
HypnoBirthing consists of a series of relaxation techniques used to help mothers decrease pain and emotional stress during childbirth without the use of drugs.
HypnoBirthing allows the mother to access a deeply relaxed state, enabling the body to work naturally through childbirth. The practice is founded in relaxation techniques and simple cues which are used to bring the mother into a deeper state of calm. The use of guided relaxation methods is also suggested.
Several university trials show a link between hypnosis therapies and a reduction in complications during childbirth. A 1990 study conducted by the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and Waukesha Memorial Hospital suggested that hypnotically prepared births showed higher Apgar Scores, fewer incidents of postnatal depression, and shorter labors. The Journal of Family Practice published a study in 2001 that showed similar benefits it its specific study of adolescent pregnancies
A postnatal doula offers assistance in the early weeks after your baby is born to allow you and your baby to gain the best possible opportunity for rest recuperation, feeding and bonding.
A postnatal doula MAY assist a new mother in the following ways (this is not an exhaustive list):
Light cooking and stocking the freezer
Running errands and grocery shopping
Mother and/or baby massage
Debriefing the trainsition to motherhood - providing information and contacts for other support services as required
Entertaining older siblings for short periodsto allow mother to bond with/feed new baby, or rest
Other tasks as negotiated by doula and mother
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