What is a Birth Doula?
A Birth doula is someone who is at your birth to support you and your partner. My main priority is to help make the birthing person the most comfortable you can be and make sure your needs are met. I help partners by coaching them on how to provide hands on support through touch, and encourage them to be apart of the birthing process. I do not take their place. I am here to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
What is a Postpartum Doula ?
A Postpartum doula is a birthing and baby helper. I am here to create a seamless transition into parenthood and help your family adjust to having a newborn in the home. I am an extra set of ears to talk to, someone to help with newborn care while you have a shower or go take a nap, I help with light house work and answer any questions you may have about mood disorders, chestfeeding, formula feeding, baby wearing, cloth diapers, and more.
What are the benefits of a Doula
31% decrease in the use of Pitocin*
28% decrease in the risk of C-section*
12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth*
9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery
34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience*
Doula Dos & Don'ts
Supports the birth you want, while offering physical and emotional support
Helps you through the unexpected
Can decrease your length of labour
Supports your birth partner
Ensures you make informed decisions
Reduces the need for C-section
Will not perform any medical or clinical procedures
Take over the roll of your partner or support team
Make decisions for you
Will not attend a planned unassisted birth
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