Shakti Births Services – Centurion Gauteng – Hypnobirthing. Shakti Births is run by Tamryn Schmahl, an accredited HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator and certified birth doula. Support birthing parents by providing HypnoBirthing® antenatal classes, doula services, and birth equipment for hire/sale. In-person and digital breastfeeding support and information to breastfeeding parents.
For more information please contact Tamryn Schmahl: 076 360 3724 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamryn Schmahl qualifications – birth-related certifications as a doula and HBCE (accredited HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator and certified birth doula); a BA degree in psychology and linguistics (cum laude).
Shakti Births Services:
The Mongan Method is a complete, evidence-based antenatal course for parents who desire a natural childbirth. It is as much a philosophy as it is a technique, and it teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labour.
HypnoBirthing prepares a birthing couple (physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually) through a well-thought-out programme of deep relaxation, special breathing techniques, visualisations, affirmations, and education, for an easier, more comfortable birth.
It is recommended that you start your course between 20 and 34 weeks of pregnancy.
Birth Equipment Hire/Sale:
Rent birth pools, CUB stools, rebozos, fairy lights, birth balls, peanut balls, and more!
Umbilical cord ties, bath soaks, and massage oil for sale.
Birth Doula Services:
A non-medical, professionally trained birth companion who provides birthing parents and their partners with informational, physical, and emotional support throughout pregnancy, labour, birth, and the early postpartum period.
Provides Informational Support, Physical Support, Emotional Support.
Benefits of a Doula:
Increased spontaneous vaginal birth
Shorter duration of labour
Decreased caesarean birth
Decreased use of pain medication (including epidural)
Decreased instrument use in vaginal birth
Increased five-minute Apgar score
Increased positive feelings about childbirth experience.
We provide birth doula support in the Gauteng area and surrounds, including, but not limited to, Centurion, Pretoria, Midrand, and Johannesburg.
Initiating the breastfeeding journey – antenatal expression of colostrum, the first latch, and skin to skin.
Information on breastfeeding positions to suit your individual needs.
Information and resources on achieving a deep latch.
Information on establishing milk supply and the transition to mature milk, including managing engorgement and preventing blocked ducts.
Information on fussy stages and growth spurts.
Advice and assistance on day-to-day management of breastfeeding, e.g. feeding cues, how often to feed, normal nappy output and weight gain.
Information on managing common breastfeeding niggles and challenges (within the scope of a doula).
Advice and assistance with pumping and returning to work; common challenges experienced by working mothers.
Advice on milk donation.
Resources and further referral when needed.