What is a Birth Doula?
A Birth Doula is a person for expectant parents that provides emotional and physical support during the labor and birth of their child.
What are the benefits of a Birth Doula?
Having a Doula significantly increases your chances of having the birth experience you envision and thus giving you a positive birth experience.
Fast facts: Studies show that patients who used Doulas for support were 28% less likely to have a cesarean birth, 31% less likely to use synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor, 9% less likely to use pain medication and 34% less likely to rate their childbirth experience negatively. So the benefits of a Doula are very real and supported by evidence.
What exactly does a Birth Doula do?
A birth doula has many tricks in their book for reducing pain, reducing stress and supporting expectant parents in their labor and birth. Birth Doulas are also your biggest advocate and work hard to keep your birth plan on track and supporting you in whatever choices you decide are right for you and your baby. We make sure you are being heard by everyone in the room and that you are staying informed about everything going on. We want nothing more than to help you get the beautiful childbirth memory you deserve.