Welcome

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Embrace Doula is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and offers birth and postpartum doula services to women and their families.  As a doula,I specialize in helping families create special birth memories.  It is my goal for the families that I have the privilege of working with have the most positive experience throughout their labor and delivery.  For them to feel confident, prepared and embracing of their upcoming journey into parenthood.

Please take a look around and if you have questions please feel free to contact me,       Amy MacAulay, at 902-817-4744 or amy@embracedoula.ca

Warmly,  Amy

 

 

 

Get a $5 Gift Card to Fiddleheads…

More Infant Massage Classes in Dartmouth

This 4-week class covers everything you need to know to harness the full potential of infant massage and bring the complete range of benefits to you and your baby. Class covers baby’s whole body: legs and feet, stomach, chest, face, arms and hands, back, and includes Gentle Movements.

* Promote restful sleep
* Improve digestion
* Reduce crying
* Promote communication
* Support brain & motor development
* Promote physiological & neurological function
* Soothe common discomforts
* Relax you and your baby
* Increase healthy attachment
* Deepen the parent-child bond

Enrollment in Complete Infant Massage INCLUDES:
* 4-Week Class
* Oil for use during class
* Handouts
* Photos
* Certificate

Dates: November 14, 21, 28 and December 5, Fridays
Location: Fiddleheads Kids Shop, Dartmouth
Time: 9:30-10:30am

To Register please call Fiddleheads at 902-405-8801

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NEW WORKSHOP

Are you expecting? Is there a child already in the household? Wondering how to transition into a family of four or more as smoothly as possible?

The arrival of a new baby can bring excitement and celebration but often presents a roller coaster of emotions for the soon-to-be big brother or sister.  Join me, Amy MacAulay, birth and post-partum doula and Early Childhood Educator for a ninety minute workshop about how to lovingly reassure your child as your belly swells and to learn strategies for making a smooth introduction when the new sibling arrives. We’ll also discuss how to handle various reactions to the baby in the weeks and months following the birth or adoption and provide practical options to make the transition as gentle as possible.

Date: Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 10-11:30am

Location: Fiddleheads in Dartmouth

Cost: $20

Register: call Fiddleheads at 902-405-8801

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2 NEW Infant Massage Classes

indexNEW Infant Massage classes with Embrace Doula,Amy MacAulay,
Certified Infant Massage Facilitator and Birth and Postpartum DoulaCome bond with your baby and learn how to improve sleep, aid in digestion, calm a crying baby and relieve gas pains.Ages 6 weeks – precrawling

Fluffy Bottom Babies in Bedford
629 Bedford Hwy
Fridays
September 12, 19, 26 and October 3
11am-12pm
$75 for all 4 sessions

To register call 443-5005

Fiddleheads in Dartmouth
300 Prince Albert Rd #100
Sundays
September 14, 21, 28 and October 5
10-11am
$75 for all 4 sessions

To register call 405-8801

LAST Infant Massage Class until late Spring 2014

Parents, parents-to-be and family members are welcome to join us for classes designed to educate and support you in the beautiful art of baby massage. Studies have shown that babies need loving touch to grow emotionally and physically strong. Infant Massage can relieve symptoms of colic and gas, stimulates babies body systems, relieve stress through increased relaxation for parent and baby and can help regulate sleep patterns and so much more. Infant Massage also offers special individual time for communication that builds love and respect.

At these classes you will learn the benefits of infant massage for the babies and parents, infant massage strokes, songs, receive handouts, have conversations on infant care and meet other parents, I hope to see you there!

Classes are best for ages 6 weeks – 7 months/ precrawling.

Location: Fluffy Bottom Babies
Dates: November 15th – December 6th, Fridays
Time: 10:30 – 11:30am
Investment: $75 for 4 weeks, 60 minute classes

To register please call Fluffy Bottom Babies at 818-2223

Postpartum Doula Special for September and October

Take advantage of my Labour Day Special on my Postpartum Doula Services for September and October 2013.

What a postpartum doula does changes from day to day, as the needs of the family 551095_469122216439336_702803440_n - Copychange. Postpartum doulas do whatever a mother needs to best enjoy and care for her new baby. They share information about baby care with parents, as well as teach siblings and partners to “mother the mother.” They assist with breastfeeding education. Postpartum doulas also make sure the mother is fed, well hydrated and comfortable. They are the great “mother’s helper” to make her feel comfortable but to also perform light household chores and organizational tasks; an extra set of hands. (from www.DONA.org)

SPECIAL:
Buy 3 hrs get 1 free (4 hours for $90)
Buy 4 hrs get 2 free (6 hours for $120)
Buy 5 hrs get 3 free (8 hours for $150)
Buy 6 hrs get 4 free (10 hours for $180)

If you are interested or want to find out more information please contact me at amy@embracedoula.ca