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

The Modern Doula: Restoring Respect & Confidence to Birthing Women

Doula Birth Prep Guelph

“I do not care what kind of birth you have… a homebirth, scheduled Caesarean, epidural hospital birth or if you birth alone in the woods next to a baby deer. I care that you had choices and that you were respected.” – January Harshe, author of Birth Without Fear The quote above is one I have referred to often when asked why I decided to become a doula. The answer to me, is so simple… because every birthing woman deserves to be heard. Having Choices   The most basic thing our health care system can do is listen to their patients and respect their choices. Unfortunately, most birthing women and their families are presented with a one size fits all, … Read More

2018 Women’s Health Workshops

Two Rivers Health Guelph Naturopathic Doctor Speaker

We love sharing our wisdom and helping you enhance your wellness through our popular workshops. This New Year, we have a sweet little lineup of wellness workshops coming up for you to help bring some sparkle back to your winter health and wellness plan, and give you some practical tips and tools to help you live & feel your best! Plan to join us & feel free to share this page with a friend! When Pregnancy Doesn’t “Just Happen” The 3 Hidden Fertility Obstacles Even Smart, Conscious Women Often Overlook That Keep Them From Getting Pregnant Now more than any time in history, women and couples face hidden challenges to their fertility. In this online seminar, Dr. Liz will share … Read More

Birth With Ease & Empowerment – New Childbirth Prep Class at Two Rivers Health

Childbirth Preparation Class at Two Rivers Health

Childbirth. If you’re like me, this isn’t something that you gave any real thought to until it became a reality – i.e. until I became pregnant with my son. And then it became something I thought about almost as much as I was studying for exams. Hollywood would have us believe that childbirth means ruined shoes from the heroic ‘her water just broke’ scene, followed by a screaming woman, in a hospital, who, after delivering a picture perfect baby, goes back to her pre-partum self within seconds. Oh Hollywood, how wrong you have it yet again, and yet how pervasive your myths are! While some women do have this kind of experience, for others it couldn’t be more inaccurate. There … Read More