By Beverly Isla
For expectant mothers, delivering a healthy child is their number one priority. Being healthy for your unborn during the 9 months is one journey, but crossing the finish line with labour and delivery is another. During pregnancy and delivery, there are many great options an expectant mother has, to ensure she and baby will be well taken care of.
For some, going to the regular routine appointments with the doctor is enough. For others, they want that extra support from other professionals such as a Doula or Midwife and a Homeopath that can make up a great team for an expectant mother.
So how can each professional help?
A Doula is a non-medical person that provides the expectant mother with emotional and practical support before, during and after birth. For example, a Doula can speak to the doctor on behalf of the mother who is stressed during delivery, or they can also help a family with the newborn.
A Midwife is a healthcare professional whose primary role is to provide clinical support during labour and delivery. She can perform the same pre-natal examinations as doctors including laboratory and diagnostics.
A Homeopath is a trained professional who can treat most medical conditions. In fact, Homeopathic remedies are gentle and effective for an expectant mother and the unborn babe.
Despite the fact that Homeopathy is a complete medical system on its own, pregnancy can also be a focus to a Homeopath. Homeopathic remedies can: transform the mother’s mood/perspective during labour, help decrease labour pains, breeches, stalled births, increase recovery time etc., and go on to effectively treat all the typical childhood illnesses that are encountered as the child grows up.
Having the above professionals can help expectant mothers address any emotional moments where they feel panic, uncertainty,or fear about their experience or circumstance, in addition to the physical symptoms that come with pregnancy.
The benefits of having a team such as above include:
· Less chances of labour complications
· Treatment for labour complications
· Physical support during recovery
· Possible shorter labour times
· Emotional support before, during and after