Hi! I’m Royah, a certified doula CD(DONA), lactation educator counselor (CLEC), and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE).
If you’re here, you might just be wondering what to expect from the birthing experience and would like to be better prepared. Or perhaps you’re anxious and fearful about the process, and would like to learn ways to avoid or cope with pain and contractrions. Maybe you’re here cause you want to be fully prepared for the labour and postpartum periods and could use additional help. You might be looking for knowledgeable support from a certified doula with expertise in breastfeeding and childbirth education. You may also want to know how to have a smoother transition into parenthood, while knowing the steps to take to care for your body after birth and how to bounce back, feeling healthier and stronger.
As a doula, I provide nonjudgemental, caring support and strive to make the labour and birth experience a satisfying one for my clients. I use various comfort measures and coping techniques to help women in labour. I also study and incorporate both ancient and up-to-date pain management techniques, such as utilizing the rebozo and virtual reality (a method recent studies have shown to significantly decrease pain in labour), among many others.
I’ve worked with women who’ve wanted unmedicated births and helped them achieve their goals. I’ve also worked with women and their partners who’ve wanted to have as many options as possible, such as a planned epidural or one just in case.
I want to make sure that you are fully prepared and have all the right information to make the choices that work best for you. Choices that will help you feel confident and knowledgeable so that you can go through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period knowing that you have support and that you can thrive.