A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. The doula’s purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience.
I suppourt all families of all walks of life. It doesn’t matter to me how your family is made I want to be there to support your birth.
Numerous studies have documented the benefits of having a doula present during labor and postpartum. A Cochrane Review, Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth, showed a very high number of positive birth outcomes when a Birth Doula was present. With the support of a Birth Doula, women were less likely to have pain-relief medications administered and less likely to have a cesarean birth. Women also reported having a more positive childbirth experience. Here are some of the stats:
Oh course not! While I may have intimate knowledge of birth your partner has intimate knowledge about you. Birth Doulas offer a lot of support to the husband or partner, showing him and other loved ones how they can best help you, and reassure them about what’s normal.
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