A doula is a trained, professional birth worker providing support to woman and their families - emotional support, informational support and physical comfort measures.
The word doula is a Greek word meaning women’s servant. Women have been serving others in childbirth for many centuries and have proven that support from another woman has a positive impact on the labor process.
As your doula I am there to make your birthing experience positive and empowering. I believe strongly in the strength of woman and the birthing process. I am there to to help you and your partner achieve the birth you desire and to be your advocate throughout your childbirth journey.
When you hire me as you Doula I will visit you before your baby in born to get to know and connect with you and your partner and to learn your birth plan and preferences. I will be there for continuous support during your labour and childbirth and will visit you postpartum to process your birth and help with breastfeeding.
Your body be strong
Your womb be open
Your support be well
Your baby be born
Your mind be peaceful
In Health. Happiness,
The Birth Doula’s Contribution to Modern Maternity Care
Research shows that women who use a birth doula are:
less likely to need Pitocin
less likely to have a cesarean birth
less likely to use any pain medication
more likely to rate their childbirth experience positively