Why a Doula?
A doula is a woman who is a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to expectant couples before, during and just after birth.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.
at a birth reduces:
- Caesareans by 50%
- Labor Time by 25%
- Epidural Request by 60%
- Use of Pitocin by 40%
- Use of analgesia by 40%
- Use of forceps by 40%
- Increased positive feelings about labor
- Decreased interventions
- Decreased need for medication
- Enhances maternal/infant bonding
- Decreased neonatal complications
- Shorter Labor
- Increased feelings of control and self-esteem
- Decreased postpartum depression
Childbirth is a transformative life experience. On your birthing day, not only is your baby being welcomed into the world, but you and your partner are simultaneously being transformed into parents. There is no single day in our lives when we are asked to do, be and experience so many things. Protecting the sacredness of this event is a doula’s top priority.