Our Studios are based on Dorothy Guerra's Yoga Birth Method - A Step by Step Guide to Natural Childbirth
The Yoga Birth Method - Step by Step Guide to Natural Childbirth has been translated to 4 languages and published in 5 Countries to date. It has been nominated as a Finalist for one of the best health book in 2014 by Foreward Review and has been regarded as one of the fasted growing birth methods in the world. Yoga Birth Method has made great strides worldwide in helping women lower their chances in C-Sections for first time births and reducing interventions. Women have been empowered to birth naturally using this method and its guided labor techniques.
The Yoga Birth Method uses specific postures, comfort measures and breathing intentions in each stage of labor to create an enlightened and mindful childbirth experience. This method is the best way to achieve natural childbirth because it teaches you how to understand medical interventions, when to use them, when to avoid them empowering you to make informed birthing choices.
Yoga Birth Method - Step by Step Labor PosterThis handy poster can be printed and used during labor. It details the three stages of labor and outlined the Yoga Birth Method postures and breathing techniques to use in each stage. It also shows the hands on positions for labor partners to help relieve pain during labor. This poster is your perfect "go to" for managing your entire birth and makes a great tool for doulas, midwives, birth educators and other birth professionals
Passes for Prenatal Yoga in Milton & Streetsville
All passes may be used at Milton and Streetsville studios.
Please print and fill in the Client Waiver Form, and bring it with you, along with your receipt, to your first class.
All prices subject to HST
All passes are final sale, non-refundable and non-transferable.
Monday 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:45 am
Wednesday 7:30 pm
Saturday 11:15 am
4 weeks - $90 plus HST
Please for start date and to register.
Class is limited to 8 students per session
4 week specialized yoga class for women that incorporates yoga on the Ball, how to use the birth ball in labor, mediation for birth and breathing techniques during labor.
This is a 4 week preparation workshop that uses the Yoga Birth Method Techniques and should be taken at least once in your pregnancy. We discuss many aspects to childbirth including pain medications, interventions, how to ensure your birth is managed your way, we demystify some of your fears, while using yoga during class to guide us through to our best birth.
Interested in a one on one prenatal session to help prepare for labor ands obtain a healthy fit pregnancy? .
- $65 one hour in studio
- $80 in home one hour
- $180 - 3 sessions in studio
- $220 - 3 sessions in home
$145 plus hst per couple. We offer one workshop per month.
Please for start date and time.
Workshops are held every month, please to register for a different date.
Must register in advance maximum 5 couples. to preregister.
Our child Birth Education classes will educate you on how to have a positive labour experience and provide you with the skills needed for when baby arrives. Topics are covered through discussion, videos and exercises. By enabling yourself with knowledge you allow yourself the best possible pregnancy and birth.
This class is unique and a has been quoted as “a must for every woman and her partner” by other participants. Classes offered at the hospital or the city provide you with the basics of birth education. Our program will provide you with an in depth understanding of labor and a process to turn information into action. You will learn how to work through the decision making process to prevent unnecessary intervention, how to use yoga postures and breathing techniques that help encourage labor progression and manage discomfort and hands on assistance for partners to offer full support.
We use the Yoga Birth Method developed by Dorothy Guerra (RYT, Doula, CBE), incorporating prenatal yoga and pranayama (breathing) techniques suitable for each stage of labour. This method uses 8 principles of yoga philosophy that help you become connected with your body and teach you to mindfully deal with labour pain. The Yoga Birth Method, encouraging an enlightened and natural approach to childbirth.
Mom & Baby Classes - 5 weeks
Please for start date and time.
$90 plus HST
Drop in - $20 plus HST.
Enjoy a great workout combining yoga and pilates to help you get fit and feel great while spending time with your baby and other moms. All babies and young children welcome.
Fees vary based on number of services in the plan
Call or email for Service Package Pricing Fees vary $750-$1000
Doula Services - Labour Support
Experience a new way to give birth. Empower yourself and prepare for a healthy positive labour and childbirth experience. We provide Yoga Labour coaching which provides you and your spouse with holistic tools and support during your labour. The Labour coach provides assistants with breath focus, yoga postures for a more relaxed delivery and pain management techniques. This is a unique way to make your delivery a more personal holistic experience while using medical services.
Doula service includes:
- Home and hospital labour and birth support - Breath Focus, Yoga Birthing Techniques
- Support by telephone and email as needed during pregnancy and immediate postpartum
- 24 hour on-call availability 2 weeks either side of your estimated due date;
- Emotional; physical and informational support during labour, birth and up to two hours after the birth of your baby;
- One at home postpartum visit to see how you are doing and provide additional support and resources
Call us for a consultation.
Why Use a Doula?
Doulas improve birth outcomes for mothers and babies, and several evidence based studies have been done that show:
- reduces overall cesarean rate by 50% reduces length of labor by 25% reduces oxytocin (Pitocin) use by 40%
- reduces use of pain medications by 30%
- reduces the need for forceps by 40%
- reduces requests for epidurals by 60%
*Based on 6 randomized studies of over 1500 women
Benefits of Doula Care
A doula "mothers the mother" and in doing so, provides a level of personal care to enhance the experience of childbirth for the whole family.
Recognizes birth as a key life experience that the mother will remember all her life...
Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor...
Assists the woman and her partner in preparing for and carrying out their plans for the birth...
Stays by the side of the laboring woman throughout the entire labor...
Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, an objective viewpoint and assistance to the woman in getting the information she needs to make good decisions...
Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and clinical careproviders...
Perceives her role as one who nutures and protects the woman's memory of her birth experience.
A doula's presence
- helps fathers or partners participate at their own comfort level
- assists busy hospital staff
- saves money (fewer medical interventions, shorter hospital stays)
- increases breastfeeding rates and success
- supports overall family bonding
- greatly increases a mother;s overall satisfaction with her birthing experience
Private one on one training is also available.
Watch this video on Dorothy's labor technique: The Yoga Birth Method.
- If you are pregnant and are interested in our classes for pregnancy and in couples childbirth education
- Would like to have Dorothy as your Doula
- Interested in certification as a Prenatal Yoga Instructor or as Doula in the Yoga Birth Method
Please contact her at Dorothy@yogabirthmethod.com
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