Roncesvalles Duo: Doulas On Bikes
Pregnancy and birth are pivotal times, full of transformation. Undergoing certain processes in the body can be very demanding and may leave you feeling isolated or confused. With all the choices nowadays, it is important to understand and comprehend all choices and aspects of the birthing process.
You have many options of caregivers to consider when becoming pregnant. Choosing between midwives or an OB, and whether to add a doula, can become overwhelming for some.
The most important thing is to be informed and educated on all aspects of each practitioner while choosing the best option for you!
What is a Doula?
A doula is a qualified birth professional (often certified through an organization, such as CAPPA: Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association, or DONA: Doulas of North America). They are non-medical birth support, trained to assist the process of birthing through different methods.
They provide continuous support and information so that parents can make informed choices about their birthing experience. Doulas can specialize in many different things such as hypnobirthing, acupressure and even in-house postnatal care.
Doulas on Bikes
These Roncesvalles-based, sister-duo birthing doulas Mira and Vera support all things pre and postnatal. From placenta encapsulation to educating the community on pre and postnatal information, they truly embody “eco-community” educators. As doulas, they are specially trained to provide information, physical comfort and emotional peace of mind to parents prenatally, during labour/birth, and in the immediate postpartum period.
Mira and Vera have been on this path together and are so passionate about being doulas that when you meet them in person, their happiness shines through. They are professional, fun-loving, certified doulas that offer their services throughout downtown Toronto. You can find them biking around from client to client while exploring the holistic aspect of everything birth-related.
Mira and Vera are truly inspiring. Not only do they show passion for every person they meet, but their mission is to educate their community. They hold free talks (see below for 2017 dates) to ensure everyone is informed and has access to this important information. Not to mention, they also reduce their carbon footprint by biking everywhere and encouraging others to live a more sustainable life!
Connect with this inspiring local duo on their website!
Doula’s on Bikes Upcoming Winter 2017 Events (ALL FREE)
- Prenatal Bellydance: Sunday, Jan 8, 1:00pm to 2:30pm @ Omlaila Studio
- Sexulaity in Pregnancy & Postpartum: Tuesday, Jan 17, 6:30pm to 7:45pm @ Jill & The Beanstalk
- Baby Wearing: Slings, Wraps and Carriers: Friday, Feb 3, 6:30pm to 7:30pm @ Village Juicery
- Why Hire a Doula? What the Heck is a Doula Anyway?: Wednesday, Feb 15, 6:30pm to 7:30pm @ Village Juicery
- Being a Single Mom: How to Make it all Work: Sunday, March 5, 1:00pm to 3:00pm @Doulas on Bikes
- Mommies need to Talk it out: Commiserate with Other New Moms: Thursday, March 9, 11:30am to 12:30pm @Jill & The Beanstalk
- Baby Cues: Communicating with Baby: Friday, March 17, 6:30pm to 7:30pm @ Village Juicery
Cara Cipolla is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Team Lead at Village Juicery. Cara’s main focus is on the environment, sustainability through biodynamic farming and fermentation. She first became interested in Holistic Nutrition when she was living in Asia and witnessed the food culture centred around diverse environments; such as fermentation associated with anti-aging. Cara’s motivation and inspiration come from the land and creating an ecosystem for all aspects to thrive. Connect with her on Instagram @cc.organics.