An Integrative Approach for Empowered Birth

Integrative Prenatal Course at Two Rivers Health

To all the beautiful pregnant mamas out there wondering and worrying about child birth: Join Dr. Antoinette Falco (ND, Doula), Dr. Alyssa Shepherd (DC, Doula) and Doula Christa VanderVelde for a four week long seminar series to help prep you in mind-body & soul to birth your little bundle of bliss with information and empowerment.   Over the span of these four classes, our empowered birth experts Dr. Antoinette, Dr. Alyssa and Doula Christa will teach you about: Pain What is it? What is its purpose? How can you decrease pain? How can you use pain to your advantage? Mindset How your thoughts, beliefs, emotions and expectations influence your birth experience, and how to leverage these things to your advantage … 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

“The Magic of Birth” – Guelph Doula Christa Vandervelde Joins Our Team

Guelph Doula

Growing up as the eldest of seven children, I knew a thing or two about birth. When I was just 13 years old, I discovered the idea of doula work as a profession when I began babysitting for a doula who lived down my street. During my frequent visits, I pulled books from her shelf and was introduced to a world of new ideas and inspiration. What I didn’t learn through my early experience with my siblings’ births, was that the approach to birth in the Western world at large was clouded by a culture of fear unlike any other time in history. If We Haven’t Met Yet… My name is Christa VanderVelde. I’m a Doula in Guelph, Ontario. I’m passionate … Read More