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

Meet Dr. Antoinette Falco, Guelph Naturopathic Doctor and Doula!

We’re excited to welcome Dr. Antoinette Falco to the Two Rivers Health team! After working as a naturopath and doula in London, Ontario, we’re thrilled she’s chosen to join us here in Guelph and put down roots together with her fiance, who’s a teacher here. Dr. Antoinette is well-known for her bright, friendly and compassionate approach and is especially good at making children’s health visits comfortable and fun. MEET Dr. Antoinette Dr. Falco is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, birth doula and natural health enthusiast. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, she graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), Canada’s largest naturopathic medical school. While at CCNM, Dr. Falco completed a one-year pediatrics rotation, receiving additional training … 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