Birth Doula in Savannah, GA and surrounding areas

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A birth or labor doula is a non-medical professional who provides emotional, informational, physical, and practical support for the laboring mother or couple.  A doula will help the laboring couple be more effective and help them work together to form an ideal team.  Dozens of research studies have conclusively shown that birth doulas not only help the mother emotionally, but also increase the chance of her having a healthier birth and newborn.  Please e-mail Ann Carroll at ann@douladeliveries.com for availability, prices and to schedule an initial meeting.

 

Couples Toolbox to Prepare for Labor and Delivery

This hands-on two hour class is designed for a mom and her spouse, partner, friend, mom, or whoever will be supporting her during labor and delivery. It’s a unique and fun way to prepare for this special time.  We will talk about the different stages of labor and delivery and which comfort techniques are best at each stage.  Participants will learn a “toolbox” full of hand’s on comfort measures including breathing, massage, positioning, pressure points and much more from a labor doula.  Plan to bring an exercise ball with you. The class is offered quarterly.  Please e-mail Ann at ann@douladeliveries.com for dates, location, space availability and prices. Classes are offered bi-monthly and is also available as a private session.  Please e-mail for details. Preliminary dates for 2016 sessions to be held at 1319 Bull Street (Savannah Yoga Center) are: January 31 (3-5PM); March 20 (2-4PM); May 22 (2-4PM); August 14 (2-4PM); October 16 (2-4PM); December 4 (2-4PM)

Fertility Yoga and Hypnosis for Fertility Classes

Yoga is a system of techniques for balancing the body, mind and spirit and hypnosis is a way to calm and prepare moms for conception.  Women who have a goal to get pregnant can use yoga and hypnosis techniques to prepare their bodies to conceive. This class features yoga asanas (postures, breathing and relaxation techniques and meditation) to nourish the reproductive organs, calm the nervous system and reduce stress. and hypnosis is added to add in this process.  No prior yoga experience is necessary and the class is suitable for those who are just embarking on the magical path toward fertility or for those who are looking for a way to delve further into preparing their body, mind and spirit for fertility.  Please e-mail Ann at ann@douladeliveries.com for more information.

Pregnancy Yoga Classes in Savannah, GA

Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Pregnancy Yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Yoga strengthens the rapidly changing body and increases the ability to relax, and helps to prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood.  Pregnancy Yoga classes are offered as a 6 week session on Thursday evenings from 6pm – 7:15 pm.  The class is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. The cost for the six week session is $120 and is payable in advance.  Please e-mail Ann Carroll at ann@aikyayoga.com for dates, location and space availability.  To sign up, please click here.

Yoga Workshops in Richmond Hill, GA

The Yoga for Pregnancy Workshops in 2016 will be held on Tuesdays — March 8, June 14 and September 6 from 6PM – 8PM  in Richmond Hill. The classes will be held at Flourish Yoga and Fitness at 8872 Ford Ave. Ste 202, Richmond Hill, GA. This two hour workshop is designed for mamas-to-be. It is a nurturing class that will support and empower pregnant women while helping them bond with their babies. The class will utilize gentle hatha yoga postures, mudras, breathing practices, visualization and deep relaxation—all designed to assist women on this journey into motherhood. The workshop is held quarterly.  To sign up visit www.teamflourish.com.

Savannah Baby & Me and Toddler & Me Quarterly Workshops

Baby & Me and Toddler & Me quarterly workshops will be held on Sundays during 2016 at Savannah Yoga Center (1319 Bull St.)  The 2016 dates are:  March 6; June 26; September 18 and November 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM.  This 1 hour workshop is a unique opportunity to practice yoga while connecting with your little one and other moms.  Yoga helps babies to sleep, digest and build their brain and give moms a time to do yoga, rest and share their journey with other mothers.  Come and  join us for fun and commaraderie!  The Toddler class will be taught by Betsy Boyd-Strong.  To sign up click here.

New Mamas Retreat

Who needs a retreat more than new mamas?  We can’t think of a more important time in your life for a retreat than when you are a new mom!  Join us for a time to connect with other like-minded mamas and to relax and just take a break from the daily grind. This retreat is designed with you in mind!  We’re escaping to the peaceful beaches of Tybee Island, GA for a 1-day vacation featuring Baby & Mom Yoga, Deep Relaxation for Mommies,  Empowering Mama Art, Personalized aromatherapy, a Baby-wearing beach walk and delicious dated lunch and refreshments.  2016 dates are still being decided, however, we will hold one in the Spring and another in the Fall.  The retreat will run from 10-3 (you can stay the entire time – or come for a part of the day depending on your little one’s schedule.)  The cost of the retreat is $75 – paid in advance to Ann Carroll (PO Box 821, Tybee Island, GA or email her at ann@douladeliveries to pay via credit card.)  We will be on the beach all day — but Ann’s home is there for bathroom breaks or if you need to get inside.  We’ll have a tent and beach chairs — bring a baby carrier, a baby wrap if you have one and a blanket/towel and wear comfortable clothing appropriate for a day at the beach and for yoga.  Parking at or around 5 Fleetwood Ct,, Tybee, Island.  We look forward to seeing you there!

HypnoBirthing® The Mongon MethodHYB Gold Seal

HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method is a complete Pregnancy and Childbirth class.  Hypnosis before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth teaches the mom and her birth partner to use her natural instincts, trust her body, release emotions and facilitate relaxation. Using hypnosis, the mom is not in a sleep or trance state, she is aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.

The state of hypnosis eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before, during and after labor and can shorten the first stage of labor by hours. Hypnosis allows the mom to call on her body’s own relaxant to eliminate discomfort and the need for medication.  Hypnosis promotes deep breathing techniques that help the birth and eliminates stress from the baby’s body during and after the birth. It can even help assist to turn a baby that is in a breech presentation to a more appropriate birth position.  The use of hypnosis during birth has shown to result in significantly fewer surgical births while promoting the bonding between mom, baby and birth companion.

Hypnosis Applications:

  • Planning Pregnancy & Preparing the Body for Fertility
  • During Pregnancy
  • Delivery
  • Postpartum
  • Breastfeeding
  • Mother, Baby and Family Bonding

Ann Carroll is an affiliate of the HypnoBirthing® Institute and teaches HypnoBirthing® in a series of five 2 ½ hour classes. Teaching Mother and her birth companion the joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. Group and private sessions are available. Group classes are held on Monday evenings at 6PM and the next session begins in February 2016 at 216 E 41st St. In Savannah.  Please e-mail Ann Carroll at ann@douladeliveries.com for additional dates and availability.

HypnoMothering

HypnoMothering prepares moms for a gentle transition into mothering.  HypnoMothering is a one-time 2.5 hour class for moms to be, new mothers, and moms of young children. Developed by two hypnotherapists, each a mother of twins, this fun, practical class teaches mothers easy and fast self-hypnosis techniques to make the most of limited sleep, keep calm and balanced on challenging days, and find focus and mindfulness amidst the myriad of feelings that mothers face. Please e-mail Ann Carroll at ann@douladeliveries.com for additional dates and availability.

Special thanks for the photographs on our site which were provided by Tammy Williams.

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