Naturopathic Doula – What, Who & Where!

Naturopathic Doulas are trained professionals who provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to an expecting mother before, during and just after birth. Research has shown that when doulas attend births, labours are
shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. Naturopathic Doulas are trained to work alongside obstetricians and midwives whether it’s a hospital or home birth.

A Naturopathic Doula helps to:

  • Ease pain during labor using manual massage techniques and/or acupuncture/acupressure
  • Educate parents on all the options for the birth (ex. home vs. hospital birth), so that parents can make informed decisions
  • Provide emotional/physical support throughout pregnancy and labor
  • Facilitate communication between the labouring mother, partner and clinical care providers

As a Naturopathic Doctor & Doula, Dr. Kajal Chohan is able to provide prenatal care including assessing nutritional deficiencies, recommending supplementation if required, and various techniques for easing the challenges of labour.
Working with a Naturopathic Doula gives you the benefit of working with a medical professional educated in the physiology of birth and equipped with tools to aid in common challenges of birth and labour, including baby position, stalled labour, reducing induction, and pain management.

An added bonus to working with a Naturopathic Doula (as opposed to a non-Naturopathic Doula) is that this service is covered under the Naturopathic section in your health benefits package (if you have extended health benefits).

For a free 15 minute Naturopathic Doula meet and greet with Kajal Chohan BSc.H., ND, call 905-825-9996 today!

This blog has been brought to you by:

Dr. Kajal Chohan  BScH., ND
Naturopathic Doctor & Certified Doula