My name is Gina Cantatore. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist with a specialty in prenatal and labor massage, a certificate in Spinning Babies, and a mother of beautiful Zoe. Since my own experience with birth, I have come to understand how important it is for a parent to have physical and emotional support throughout the birth process. It was this understanding that has led to my desire to become a birth doula.
A birth doula provides comfort for the birthing parent: physical, emotional, and informational. A doula is not always a replacement for other family, but a reinforcement. The doula takes on the burden when all parties involved need a rest. A doula never leaves the parent's side.
As a massage therapist, I have also learned the value of massage on expecting and laboring parents. Massage is proven to lower stress throughout pregnancy, assist in reducing swelling in the extremities, and even quicken the birthing process. Parents who receive massage and doula support during their labor have been found to need less intervention overall.
Combining these techniques with the emotional support and positive encouragement every pregnant and laboring parent needs, the birth experience can be everything you will ever hope for and more. I look forward to helping you bring your new little one into the world.
Kirkland, WA 98034