Birth Prep with Christa VanderVelde

“Don’t get an epidural, it’s bad for you AND your baby!” “Don’t try to be a “hero”, natural childbirth is agony!” “Are you sure you want a water birth/hospital birth/homebirth?” ….   You get the idea! It comes from all directions. We hear it from great aunties at family Easter celebrations, blogs, youtube videos, facebook ads, (it’s like they know you’re pregnant before you do… hello organic diaper ads). Sometimes that absolutely information overload can leave you feeling even more confused and wondering if there really ever was a time you were happy sobbing on the bathroom floor holding a pregnancy test! Birth – broken down I see you beautiful mamas! I see your fear, your overwhelm and your secret … Read More

Health & Wellness Practitioners Invited to Apply!

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Exciting Announcement: We’re now accepting applications for licensed health practice positions at Two Rivers Health. We’re set to open our beautiful new doors in May 2017 in downtown Guelph! If you’re a self-motivated, team-oriented, holistic or integrative health care practitioner with a strong commitment to helping our community build, maintain and own their health, get in touch with us to apply. Please call (519)265-6963 for application details.     Imagine welcoming your patients to a gorgeous, calming, inspiring treatment space where you feel wonderful practicing in. Your spacious treatment room has a view of the outdoor landscape and plenty of light and fresh air through brand new windows. Your patient finds dedicated parking and enters the clinic with ease through the secure … Read More

How to Avoid a C-Section: What Do Doulas Do?

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When I began working with women and children as a naturopathic medical student, I decided to become a doula when the connection between childbirth and trauma became a common thread among my patients and friends. It angered me to hear stories where these two seemingly opposite themes came together in a woman’s experience. And it inspired me to hear of colleagues who had become doulas and were supporting other women to have the kinds of birthing experiences they wanted and deserved. As a naturopathic doctor, I’m trained to see your health holistically, in the context of the many influences on health both in the present and past. Your health history predates your birth, (in fact your health history predates your … Read More