Chinook City Doulas wants you to know exactly what we are talking about when we say support. This is Part One of our Three-Part Series on the different types of support you receive from your CCD doula.
Your skin has a multitude of sensory receptors that respond to touch, contact, temperature, pain, and more. Touch is powerful stuff. Psychology Today has a fantastic article about the language of touch.
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word or a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring all of which have the potential to turn a life around. " - Leo Busaglia
Physical support also includes counter pressure, compassionate touch (back rubbing, hugging, hand holding), position changes and reminding you to manage your basic physical needs, like eating, drinking and using the bathroom.
At Chinook City Doulas, we believe in the power of touch. We attune with you to provide you with the physical support you need throughout childbirth. In addition, our knowledge of pregnancy and birth allows us to know exactly when you might benefit from a specific type of physical support. Schedule a consultation to find out why a Chinook City Doula is the doula for you.
Want to know more about support with Chinook City Doulas? Read: Stages of Labor, Stages of Support