Doula

As your doula, I provide phone, text, and email support, and will be on call for you 24/7 in the weeks before and during labor.  Our time together will include two prenatal preparation sessions, continual labor and birth support, one postpartum visit, and one massage. 

What is a Doula?

A doula provides continuous, unbiased, non-medical support before, during, and in the hours after labor. They help you make informed choices by providing evidence based information about the birth you desire, and advocate for those choices to be respected. We prepare for the birth together, discussing positioning options, comfort measures and pain coping techniques, breathing, massage, and much more. Whether you are planning a hospital, home, or birth center birth, a doula will be there to support your needs.

 

Why do I need a Doula?

It is known that the presence of a doula helps to:

~decrease cesarean rate by 25%

~increase likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth

~10% decrease in request and use of pain medication

~ 31% reduction in dissatisfaction rates

We provide constant emotional and practical support to you AND your partner, working together- not to replace your partner, but to ensure a unique experience for everyone.

 

"Published data indicate that one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes is the continuous presence of support personnel, such as a doula." - American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), 2014

 

VBAC Certified through The VBAC Link

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