What is a doula? 

A doula is a non medical support person who tends to the needs of a laboring mother. Her focus to to provide comfort measures, emotional support, and information. Doulas do not replace partners, but instead offer guidance through experience attending labors. 

 
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Statistics about Doulas

  • 28% decrease in the risk of C-section
  • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin
  • 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
  • These statistics are from www.evidencebasedbirth.com

INFORMATION AND ADVOCACY

  • Facilitates communication within your birth team
  • Helps with education of physiological and emotional aspects of pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum
  • Access to vetted references and referrals
  • Aid you in finding answers and resources based on your needs

Comfort Measures

  • Position changes 
  • Aroma therapy 
  • Rebozo 
  • Massage
  • Emotional support
  • And so much more based on your needs during labor!