Description of Services and Treatments

Massage Therapy

Compass Rose Wellness has a team of massage therapists and offer massages that are 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes. We offer massage to all ages and stages of life. As per the College of Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario, massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. Massage therapy can be used as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.

Prenatal Massage

Compass Rose offers prenatal massage therapy treatments by qualified and experience registered massage therapists in the prenatal space. As per the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario: “Massage therapy can improve overall prenatal health for pregnant people, and should be considered an important option to consider along with regular prenatal care. In addition to relieving the typical aches and pains associated with pregnancy, massage therapy has also been associated with better pregnancy outcomes and a reduced risk of premature birth. Massage therapy during pregnancy, as with any condition, should depend on the needs and experiences of the individuals, and should be discussed with the RMT before treatment.”

Infant Massage

Compass Rose offers 30 minute Infant Massage sessions by a highly qualified and experience massage therapist who has been working with infants for over a decade. The benefits of infant massage can include helping ease the infants discomfort with the following: gas & colic, constipation, teething and abdominal pain. Infant massage is also show to help improve sleep patterns, increased flexibility and muscle tone, being able to calm themselves and reduce stress hormones.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a form of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones. The therapist may place the stones on specific spots or hold them while giving the massage. The heat of the stones warms and relaxes the muscles, allowing the therapist to work deeper with less pressure. Hot stone massage helps promote the flow of oxygen. Swedish massage techniques are typically used, which may include long strokes and kneading. The therapist uses gliding movements along the muscles. The typical length of a treatment is 60-75 minutes. People tolerate heat differently so it is important to let the therapist know if the stones are too hot. People frequently describe hot stone massage as deeply relaxing. Massage is generally safe. However hot stone massage should be avoided for children and pregnant women and for people with the following medical conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cancer
  • Use of blood thinners

Crystal Bowl Healing incorporated into Registered Massage Therapy

Incorporating Crystal Bowl healing into a massage therapy treatment is a wonderful way to get the advantages of both.  Our registered Massage Therapist, Paulette O”Neill can combine this therapy into any treatment you book with her. The concept of vibrational/sound therapy is based on the idea that every part of your body creates a vibration or resonates in some way. Sound therapy works by sending sound waves throughout your body. It is believed that our bodies are made of crystalline structures. For this reason, it is believed that crystal singing bowls significantly affect the organs and cells of the body, resonating the energy chakra.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic health physiotherapy (also called pelvic floor physiotherapy or pelvic physiotherapy) is the assessment and treatment of various conditions that involve the pelvic floor or symptoms that manifest in this area. The pelvic floor includes muscles, ligaments, nerves, and connective tissue. These appointments can be done in-person or virtually (yes, virtual appointments are still VERY beneficial).

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

This is the branch of physiotherapy concerned with the treatment of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments. Orthopaedic physiotherapy also includes pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation of hip, shoulder, and knee. Orthopaedic physiotherapy is a scientific approach to treatment following evidence-based guidelines. 

Initially, one of our physiotherapists will carry out a clinical assessment, and this is followed by appropriate treatments. It is important to get to the source of the problem and prevent a re-occurrence. The treatment goal of the orthopaedic physiotherapist is to provide pain relief, increase joint range, improve strength and flexibility, and restore our patient to full function.

Paediatric Physiotherapy

We offer orthopaedic and pelvic health paediatric physiotherapy. Our paediatric physiotherapist provides assessment and ongoing treatment for children 0-18 years old and specializes in children under three. Areas of care include pelvic health, exercises after tongue tie revision, difficulties in muscle strength, range and quality of movement, tone, and gross motor development. 

Birth and Push Preparation – Private appointment

This appointment is for women at any stage of labour to meet with a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist for strategies and education on who to train your pelvic floor muscles in preparation for labour. We will provide you with prenatal exercises, labour tips, optimal pushing practices AND postnatal recovery tips.

  • The physiology of labour & birth
  • How the nervous system is involved in labour & birth
  • Pain management & coping strategies
  • Pushing strategies that protect your pelvic floor

Concussion Rehabilitation through Physiotherapy

A physiotherapist, with specific training and education in concussion rehabilitation, can offer education and support to help ensure the best possible outcome following a concussion. It is recommended to seek physiotherapy treatment as soon as possible after a concussion.
During the initial assessment, the physiotherapist will review the full history of the injury/accident, any past medical history, and ask detailed questions about current symptoms.
The physiotherapist will then complete a physical evaluation of your neck and upper back in order to rule out any injuries to these areas. The may also perform an assessment of the visual and vestibular systems (your vision and balance). You will get a full explanation and will receive clear instructions to ensure the best recovery.
Our physiotherapist team work collaboratively with other healthcare practitioners at Compass Rose and will help patients understand if there is another discipline or treatment that would be beneficial in the post-concussion recovery.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary healthcare system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. 

Similar to Naturopathy, Functional medicine is a biology based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.

Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.

In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies—including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture—may also be used during treatments.

Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based
on your needs.

  • Stress & Anxiety: Stress is a normal part of life but when we have more than we can handle, our health may suffer
  • Hormone Health: Hormones are chemical messengers that help our body function and can affect all aspects of our health
  • Mental Health: Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It allows us to feel our best and enjoy life.
  • Digestive Health: Digestion is a part of each health picture and addressing any imbalances in digestive health is integral to feeling your best. Let our digestive health center help you.
  • Fertility: Fertility can be a challenging journey that benefit from an integrated team supporting all aspects of health.
  • Perinatal Care: treatments such as Late Pregnancy & Birth Preparation, as well as Post-Partum Wellness checks are extremely beneficial to support a woman’s physical and mental health through the prenatal, birth and postnatal stages
  • Concussions & CNS: Our nervous system is at the core of all of our health, and any injury or improper functioning can cause a cascade of problems.

We offer specific treatments for Late Pregnancy & Birth Preparation, Post-Partum Wellness Checks, as well as Puberty and Period Coaching for tweens and teens.

We also offer an Immune Support Visit:
This is a short, 15 minute, visit to review immune-supporting measures and includes a drinkable homeopath to help boost immunity.

Acupuncture and Cupping with a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Registered Acupuncturist in Ontario)

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was originated in ancient China and has a history of over two thousand years. Influenced by ancient Chinese philosophy, culture, and science and technology, Chinese medicine uses the theory of Yin and Yang and the theory of Wu Xing to explain the mechanism of balancing the function of the body.
What to expect at a typical TCM visit

When visiting a TCM practitioner and/or acupuncturist, patients should expect the following procedures: after the patient gives consent to treatment, the practitioner will gather information of the patient’s medical history, perform assessments and provide a diagnosis and treatment plan

Acupuncture is the insertion of thin, metal needles to stimulate specific points of the body that reach meridians. These stimulation points are called acupuncture points or acupoints. Traditional Chinese medicine holds that there are 365 commonly used acupuncture points on 20 meridians on the human body. Typically, it takes 15 to 30 minutes of manipulating the needles in these acupuncture points and 30 to 60 minutes of retaining the needles. By doing so, it regulates the flow of qi throughout the body and restore health to the mind and body, thus balancing the yin and yang. The insertions of needles are manipulated either by the hand or by electrical stimulation, called electroacupuncture.

Cupping, by a TCM Practitioner, is a form of therapy that involves the suction of the skin and the surface muscle layer to stretch and be drawn into a cup. Cupping is used to encourage the blood flow of the body and treat conditions such as acute or chronic pains, respiratory problems and musculoskeletal problems.  There are two methods of cupping: dry and wet. Each method includes different types of cupping

The two most common types of dry cupping are fire cupping and suction cupping. In the procedure of fire cupping, the inside of a glass cup is heated with fire, then placed onto the skin. As the air inside the cup cools, a vacuum is created causing the skin and muscle layer to rise and redden into the cup. In the procedure of suction cupping, a plastic or silicone cup, with valves at the top that attach to hand pumps, are placed on the skin then pumped to create suction by removing the air. The cups in both methods are to be left on the patient’s skin for 2 to 10 minutes.

In the procedure of wet cupping, the skin is punctured by sterile needles before either the fire cups or suction cups are placed on the skin. This technique draws out the blood, thus removing harmful substances and toxins from the body. The cups are to be left on the patient’s skin for 2 to 10 minutes.

Chinese Herbal Medicine:

Chinese herbal medicine is primarily plant based (using leaves, roots, stems, flowers and seeds), but some minerals and animal products are also used. These herbs are classified by its energy characteristics and taste property, where a combination of different herbs is used to balance the yin and yang energy patterns of the body. These formulas are packaged as powders, pastes, lotions or tablets, depending on the herb prescribed and its intended use.  This is incorporated into an Acupuncture or Cupping appointment if the patient is interested. 

Counselling and Psychotherapy

We offer an authentic and judgement-free space to explore your goals and process what has harmed your sense of wellbeing. We use a number of different evidence-based approaches in counselling, specializing in trauma and attachment-informed therapy. We also offer parenting education and consultations. The goal is to help you reach your goals so you can feel an increased sense of hope and wellbeing. 

We have a very large counselling team with different specialties. Feel free to call our Reception desk for more information.
Individual Counselling – age 18+

  • Ashley Fader, MSW
  • Tiffany Wood Lycett, MSW
  • Cheryl Hines, MSW
  • Kasha Herba, MSW
  • Gina Santos, MSW

Adolescent – age 13-17 years

  • Ashley Fader, MSW
  • Tiffany Wood Lycett, MSW
  • Gina Santos, MSW
  • Kasha Herba, MSW (age 16+)

Paediatric – age 6-12 years

  • Taralynn Dean, MSW
  • Gina Santos, MSW
  • Parenting & Family counselling
  • Ashley Fader, MSW
  • Tiffany Wood Lycett, MSW
  • Gina Santos, MSW

Couples

  • Ashley Fader, MSW
  • Tiffany Wood Lycett, MSW
  • Gina Santos, MSW

Sexual health – individuals and couples

  • Joanne, MSW (starting in September- virtual only)

Postpartum

  • Ashley Fader, MSW
  • Tiffany Wood Lycett, MSW
  • Cheryl Hines, MSW
  • Kasha Herba, MSW

Infant and Paediatric Sleep (infant to age 6 years)

  • Ashley Fader, MSW and Certified Baby-Led Sleep and Wellbeing Specialist

LGBTQ – Paediatric, Adolescent, Adult

  • Joanne (starting in September – virtual only)

Fertility:

  • Tiffany Wood-Lycett, MSW
  • Cheryl Hines, MSW

Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique), Meditation, Mindfulness

  • Cheryl Hines, MSW

Fertility and/or Surrogacy Coaching & Counselling

Our Fertility and Surrogacy Coach & Counsellor, Ariel Taylor is a Registered Social Worker who is passionate about helping people on their fertility journey. She is trauma informed, and offers safe and inclusive services. She personally has been in the fertility world for the past 6 years as a 4x gestational surrogate and offers support to clients who need help navigation and physical and emotional world of assisted reproduction, including egg and sperm donation, and surrogacy. She offers coaching and counselling, in-person or virtually.

Paediatric Occupational Therapy


Paediatric Occupational therapy (OT) is a branch of health care that helps children who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems. Occupational therapists help with barriers that affect a person’s emotional, social, and physical needs. To do this, they use everyday activities, exercises, and other therapies. OT helps kids play, improves their school performance, and aids their daily activities. It also boosts their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. At Compass Rose we have a Paediatric Occupational Therapist and Paediatric Physiotherapist who work well together to ensure their clients are getting the best care from both disciplines.
Occupational Therapy can help:

  • Develop fine motor skills so they can grasp and release toys and develop good handwriting or computer skills.
  • Improve eye–hand coordination so they can play and do needed school skills such as bat a ball and copy from a blackboard.
  • Master basic life skills such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing teeth, and self-feeding.
  • Learn positive behaviors and social skills by practicing how they manage frustration and anger.
  • Get special equipment to help build their independence. These include wheelchairs, splints, bathing equipment, dressing devices, and communication aids.

Occupational Therapists work with children and teens who have:

  • birth injuries or birth defects
  • sensory processing disorders
  • traumatic injuries to the brain or spinal cord
  • learning problems
  • autism
  • juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • mental health or behavioral problems
  • broken bones or other orthopedic injuries
  • developmental delays
  • post-surgical conditions
  • burns
  • spina bifida
  • traumatic amputations
  • cancer
  • severe hand injuries
  • multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other chronic illnesses

Breastfeeding Counselling

Our Breastfeeding Counsellor, Rebecca Robertson says “Parents who have support, breastfeed longer”.
If you have started your feeding relationship with your sweet baby and are looking for support in any way, she is here to help. Whether you are wanting to build your confidence as a new parent, or you are experiencing some challenges, she can offer exceptional knowledge and care to help guide you on your way. Breastfeeding may be biological, but it isn’t always easy. Having a private support session can help dispel some myths and ensure a happy feeding relationship. Feeding with confidence in the early days all the way through the toddler years. She offers appointments in our clinic, or in your own home, or virtually.

Sleep Coaching – Infants and Children up to age 6

Infant Sleep Consulting
Do you want to learn more about age-appropriate sleep behaviour and why children wake at night? Our infant sleep consultation includes discussing a strategy for reducing the night-waking without any formal sleep training. This service is geared towards families who want to understand what “normal” infant sleep looks like and how they can best support their child through these stages.  

Families are unique, and no two families have the same goals. Families will be encouraged to keep the pieces of their sleep routines that they love and will be supported to make changes to the pieces that are not working.  

Ages 0-6 years old.

Lip and Tongue Tie Consulting

Our Lip and Tongue tie expert (we also refer to her as a TOTS Consultant) is Alicia McGowan, a registered dental hygienist, and Director of the London Tongue Tie Network. In a 30 minute appointment with her, she can provide functional assessments from which the dentist confirms the diagnosis and recommended surgical treatment. She offers consultations at Compass Rose Wellness, or if it’s more convienient, on a virtual platform so you can stay at home. The assessment will also include her home myofunctional program to further facilitate optimal oral motor function. She may also be of assistance navigating fee and benefit codes. Let her be your support and friend through all the steps of remediation, pre and post operatively.

Reiki

What is Reiki? Reiki means “Universal Life -force Energy” and is a set of concepts that makeup an overall system. Mikao Usui developed this healing system in Kyoto, Japan around 1914, after experiencing a high -energy state on the mountain, Kuramayama. Apart of this system is a set of 13 main hand positions where hands are placed on the head, torso and back during a Reiki session as an aid to help the individual heal mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of the self. A Reiki Practitioner channels a higher vibrational force to help in balancing your energy. Healers do not use our own energy or manipulate your energy, we just put our hands on you and the Reiki energy goes where it needs to go.

What can one expect in a Reiki Session? During a Reiki session, a Reiki Master would place their hands on the body, with a light touch, in series of set hand positions. The individual receiving a Reiki session is fully clothed and usually lying down on a Reiki table. Distance Reiki can be sent to individuals or groups in the comfort of your own space. Sessions will last for 30, 60 or 90 minutes depending on the preference of the client.

Some of the areas Reiki can potentially help you are:

  • Creating a sense of overall relaxation and well-being
  • Relieving Stress
  • Reducing Pain and medication usage
  • Aiding in healing from injuries and illnesses
  • Infertility
  • Creating healthier habits or practices
  • Moving forward on aspects of your life
  • Overall balancing your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual self.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) theory and practice is based on understanding the continuous subtle movements of the cranial bones, which result in a rhythm of approximately six to twelve cycles per minute. This rhythm is understood as a response to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fluctuations within the spinal cord and brain environment. The subtle movement extends outward to the entire body, in response to the fluid pressure changes around the central nervous system.

What can one expect in a CranioSacral Therapy Treatment? During a CranioSacral Therapy treatment, you are typically laying on your back, fully clothed, on a massage table for an hour timeframe. As a light touch treatment, it helps to improve the overall functioning of the body and the central nervous system by releasing restrictions in the CranioSacral system.

Some of the areas CranioSacral Therapy can potentially help are:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Central Nervous System Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress/Tension Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Fertility challenge

Reflexology

Reflexology is the study of reflexes. Reflexology therapies are natural therapeutic methods derived from this study based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body that map to other parts, glands, and organs of the body. 

Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology therapy can relieve tension, improve circulation, and support the body’s efforts to function optimally.   

Reflexology helps manage many common ailments, such as:

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Hormonal and digestive issues
  • And more

Unlike other therapies that manipulate bones or muscle tissues, reflexology can provide much-needed relief through working the body reflex that ails patients on a part of the body that does not.  

Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage (IHM) is a Hindu massage technique, tracing back to the ancient ways of Ayurvedic Indian health care. Used for over 4,000 years to improve overall health, this massage has become more and more prevalent in recent years. It is also known as champissage or shiroabhyanga and, while not always is used, coconut, sesame or olive can be used to drip through the client’s scalp.

​​How Indian Head Massage Works:
Many holistic health clinics offer Indian head massage. The practice focuses on the parts of the body that are most prone to tension and stress: scalp, face, neck, arms, shoulders, upper back
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Indian Head Massage combines techniques to include various massage strokes and acupressure points. Treatment includes kneading and probing of the neck and shoulder areas. The scalp is then massaged, using squeezing, tapping, rubbing or prodding motions. The therapist will also manipulate facial pressure points to relieve sinus pressure, increase alertness and stimulate circulation.

A client’s ears will be gently massaged, pressed and tugged, and their hair will be tousled. The IHM treatments are done while a client is fully clothed and clients can choose to have their treatment in a massage chair or on a massage table.

Benefits of IHM

All treatments will include massaging of the back, arms, shoulders and neck, scalp, face and lymphatics.

  • aids in relief of migraines due to neck tension
  • promotes hair growth
  • stimulates lymphatic drainage
  • relieves insomnia and fatigue
  • relieves anxiety and depression symptoms
  • renews energy levels
  • boosts memory capabilities
  • May help to increase joint mobility and flexibility in neck and shoulders
  • may improve blood and lymph circulation
  • can free muscle knots
  • may relax connective tissue
  • may aid in elimination of toxins and waste product

Pediatrics Music Therapy

Music therapy is a research-based practice and part of the multidisciplinary team at Compass Rose Wellness. Our Certified Music Therapist uses music, within a therapeutic relationship, to support patients in improving areas of their health, functioning development and well-being. Sessions can be in-person or virtual. Music therapy can support any patient regardless of age, musical skill, severity of illness, ability or culture.
 Music therapy can help a patient in a variety of ways including:

  • Providing a distraction during procedures
  • Supporting pain management
  • Providing a sense of normalcy
  • Supporting coping with the hospitalization or illness
  • Providing an opportunity for self-expression
  • Encouraging verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Supporting relaxation/sleep
  • Providing developmental support
  • Supporting parent/infant bonding
  • Decreasing feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness and agitation
  • Aiding in physical and cognitive rehabilitation
  • Supporting the patient/family during end-of-life care

What to Expect in a Music Therapy Session
You do not need any musical skill in order to participate in music therapy. There are many activities that can take place in a music therapy session. Depending on the patient’s need, sessions can include:

  • Music listening/song sharing
  • Music-based discussion
  • Instrument playing
  • Singing
  • Song writing
  • Guided relaxation with music
  • Music-based play
  • Recording/mixing music tracks
  • Therapeutic instrumental tuition
  • Improvisation
  • Rehabilitation exercises

Human Design

Human Design outlines your unique blueprint using your birth date, exact time of birth, and where you were born, and draws from astrology, the chakras, iChing, the Kabbalah, genetics, and metaphysics. When receiving information from their Human Design chart you may feel like coming home to yourself and having a deeper understanding of your unique energy and make-up. It’s kind of like energetic life coaching, as it provides information on how you function best in the world, where you can feel the decision making process in your body, skills and strengths that come easily to you, and how to cultivate a life in flow with the Universe. With this information you may feel like you can breathe a sigh of relief, as now you have permission to live your life in the way that makes sense to you. You can eliminate the facade that you have put on in order to please those around you, or that society has identified as ‘normal’ or ‘beneficial’. With information from Human Design you can be in the world and have that energetic flow with the Universe that you are looking for. 
Human Design readings are 1 hour in length and include a print out of your human design chart and booklet of information about what your chart tells you.

Personal Training and/or Health Coaching

The philosophy of our Personal Trainer, Kristin Reid, has always been to provide an experience that allows women to feel safe, supported, and individual.
From Kristin:
“I teach movement from a functional training and anatomical perspective, and I integrate this with mindset and lifestyle habits to support the many demands of the modern world. I furthered my education in 2019 by completing my Health Coach Certification so that I can provide a more holistic approach to wellness. From my own experience as a Mother, the combination of movement and mindfulness practices have been invaluable for my mental and physical wellbeing. It is my true passion to share my learnings and experiences with other women to foster self-compassion, to trust their intuition, and to build mind-body resilience and strength.
I specialize in functional movement which is deeply rooted in core strength and stability I teach from a full body perspective – meaning nothing happens in isolation I provide. Coaching is focused on the complete person – again, nothing happens in isolation! I focus on, what I have called, the 5 Pillars of Health (movement, nutrition, rest, stress management, and connection). I teach a lot of yoga philosophy through my coaching programs I focus on intuitive living and intentional living. Cultivating self compassion is at the core of everything I provide.”

Our trainer has the education to understand the different physical needs of prenatal and postnatal clients to keep them safe and injury free. Our appointments are infant/child-friendly, so clients are welcome to bring them to the sessions if they wish. Our trainer can incorporate children into the activity or let them play independently, depending on each client’s wishes. 

Yoga and Fitness Classes

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six Āstika schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. 

Group Fitness Classes
We offer a variety of Fitness classes for every level. Our instructions are prenatal and postnatal certified and in addition work closely with our Physiotherapy team for client who are extending their physiotherapy treatments into our fitness classes.

Doula Services

Our doulas provide professional support to new and expectant parents before, during, and after birth and in the early postpartum period. There are many different types of doula support. At Compass Rose, we offer prenatal, birth and postpartum and overnight doula services.

Prenatal Doula: Our Prenatal Doula, Rebecca Robertson can assist with Birth Preparation, Baby Preparation and Breastfeeding preparation. In a prenatal doula appointment with Rebecca you can dive into the gritty work of building a birth plan. The most important thing to remember about a birth plan-it isn’t about deciding how your birth will unfold, it is about empowering you with information, knowing your options, and knowing how awesome your body is so that you can stand in your power as you birth your baby. You may also learn what life with a newborn looks like, so that you can begin preparing for your postpartum period. She can help you prep the nursery, set up your feeding stations, or even help with meal prep! She can also talk about breastfeeding and what rhythms and routines to anticipate with a baby.

Birth Doula: Our birth doulas work with clients to offer emotional, physical, and informational support. This often includes visits leading up to the labour experience, throughout the birth, and into the immediate postpartum period.

Postpartum Doula: Our postpartum doulas focus on assisting new families with the transition to parenthood, infant care, feeding information, recovery support, and education.

Overnight Doula: also known as Night Time Nanny, or Night Nurse (not an RN) are trained Doulas who can come into your home from 10pm-6am to help care, feed, and change babies through the night, so that parents can get some rest. They can help teach the parents how to care for the young babies if requested. They support the parent’s choices on feeding, whether it’s bottle feeding or brining the baby to mom for breastfeeding. While the baby is sleeping, they are able to quietly helping with household responsibilities that the parents requests, such as: laundry, dishes, tidying, sterilizing, cooking and more. Call us for more information or to schedule a free 15 minute Discovery call with our Overnight Doula to see if they are a good fit for your family.