We have been working together offering a team approach since 2007 and have a great love for supporting Mothers and their families. Having our own children, we understand the great life change a baby can bring, and we believe in a holistic approach of supporting you physically and emotionally, as well as providing you with the knowledge to help you in your journey of motherhood.Anette, Andrea & Ina May Gaskin
"Thank you to Andrea and Anette for helping my husband and I bring our little stubborn girl into the world - and for the moments before and after for their knowledge and love. Our delivery leaves me with pride and warm feelings, not in small part to their support throughout! My husband admits he would have been a nervous wreck without them and it made the experience so special for us all!"-Suzanne Bowers"I received prenatal massage treatments from Anette during my pregnancy. I enjoyed her massage treatments so much that I went weekly during the last trimester during my pregnancy. The massages relieved the pressure from my back and kept me feeling relaxed. I also feel that the massage treatments ultimately resulted in a more successful labour and delivery because of the overall benefits of massage to my body and mind." -Terra Sawlor
A midwife has graduated from exensive training in a bachelor program to perform necessary medical procedures to deliver the baby. She monitors the progress of pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum healing with physical check-ups. The doula deals with the emotional and psychological support for the mother and everyone involved. She promotes comfort measures and helps the laboring woman cope with pain caused by child birth.
A doula does not substitute the important role the father or partner offers to the woman giving birth. She is there to help the woman cope with the emotional and physical discomforts of birth, but can also be a staple support to the partner. She can guide them in providing comfort measures and let them be the best support to the laboring woman. As the hours pass and the partner may feel tired, she is there to give them much needed breaks.
Absolutely not. A doula does not dictate the way you should birth, but guides you through the birth plan you envision for yourself. She will advice you on the pros and cons of pain medications, but will let you decide what is best for you and your baby.
The doula will stay with you regardless if you are having a vaginal birth or a c-section. The IWK will let the doula attend the birth in the OR with the father and will stay with you in the recovery room.
Although it is generally safe to receive treatments in your first trimester, it is recommended to seek a referral from your primary care giver before booking your initial appointment. Anette takes great care to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for you and your baby.
Calming Presence Wellness is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.|
We provide our services to families in Halifax Regional Municipality and the surrounding areas. email@example.com Anette Goodwin- 902.719.2302
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