Real benefits supported by evidence...
Having a doula by your side has been proven to provide enormous benefits that dramatically support a healthy delivery for both mother and baby, with increased likelihood of achieving a natural, non-medicated birth with decreased need for medical interventions. Benefits of continuous doula care from the onset of active labor include:
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*
*Source: Evidence Based Birth
Doula care benefits any mother and baby...
Pregnancy and birth is simultaneously one of the most powerful and vulnerable times in a woman's life. Whether you are becoming a first time parent or have experienced birth before, any birthing person is capable of receiving the enormous benefits of working with a doula as part of your birth support team.
A doula's purpose...
A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a person who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. The doula’s purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience.
A doula can never replace your partner or care provider...
But a doula can fill in all the other gaps and serve as a bridge with a combination of knowledge and experience with pregnancy and the birth process and a kind and compassionate presence with the ability to hold space and support both you and your partner through your journey to parenthood.