Very few healing systems have such as complete impact on the nervous system as Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. The main purpose of craniosacral therapy is to release deep tensions centered around the central nervous system. It is only when we are free of pain cycles, chronic tensions and holding both in the body and the emotional system that we can be free to re-acquaint ourselves with our true nature.
It is a common miss-conception that doulas are only for women who plan to have a drug free, natural or un-medicated birth. While many women go into labor with a ‘birth plan’ and specific wished to how things will go, Birth is full of surprises. It is important to me that parents know I do not judge their decisions in the labor room and I will continue to support throughout their birth – no matter the outcome. My support is un-conditional. Choosing an epidural is not a decision made lightly. And there are situations in which I feel an epidural is the wisest choice, especially in situations where the labor is very long or un-usually painful due to the use of induction drugs. In fact, having a doula in the room can greatly increase the success rate of an epidural by encouraging massage and movement techniques to keep labor progressing along. One of the risks of an epidural is that is can greatly stall labor but having a doula that understands how to work with an epidural can work wonders. Below are some ways a doula can offer support around the use of an epidural: