As a doula, Holly accompanies women in labor to ensure a safe and positive birth experience. Holly Johnston, ND draws on her knowledge and experience as an ND doula to provide emotional support, physical comfort and communication with other caregivers to make sure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions as they arise in labour*. Holly will provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner (if present), make suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, positioning, and other techniques for comfort. In addition, she can provide massage, acupuncture, acupressure, herbs, and homeopathy to help when needed. Research has shown that having a doula present at your birth decreases the need for pain medications and the rate of medical interventions, such as epidurals and C-sections.
*Doulas are not primary health care providers. Primary health care providers include midwives, OB/GYNs, and family doctors (MD).
Please CONTACT Dr. Holly for more information on the doula services she offers.
Naturopathic Doula Care