Doula Services

Are you considering hiring a birth doula but trying to figure out exactly what they do and if they are worth the investment? It is definitely a question worth investigating! 

A birth doula provides expecting parents with professional knowledge, tools and support to ensure a positive birth experience throughout pregnancy, labour and birth.

Dr. Shelly is proud to offer Doula Services in addition to Naturopathic Care.  She integrates her expertise in nutrition, nutritional supplementation, botanical medicine, acupuncture and homeopathy with labour support education and management.  Unlike traditional birth doulas who receive 16-hours of labor support education, Dr. Shelly has received over 5,700 hours of training including obstetrical and pediatric education as well as basic sciences, similar to that of a conventional medical doctor.    

Published studies show that women who receive birth support, both prior to and during labour:

  • Are more likely to give birth spontaneously

  • Experience shorter labour times

  • Are less likely to use pain medication

  • Are less likely to have a c-section delivery

  • Are 2 times less likely to have an assisted vaginal delivery (i.e. forceps or vacuum delivery) 

  • Are more likely to involve the father at the labour

  • Are less likely to experience birth complications

  • Are 4 times less likely to have low-birth weight babies

  • Are more likely to have higher 5-minute Apgar scores

  • Are more likely to report a higher self-esteem

  • Experience greater success with breastfeeding

  • Are less likely to suffer from postpartum depression

  • Are 100% more likely to report a positive birth experience!

Learn how Dr. Shelly Ordon can help you enhance your birth experience

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