Birth Doula Services
Congratulations! You're pregnant!
Two amazing words that will change your world forever. While your soon-to-be son or daughter is growing and getting bigger in your belly, you have lots of months to think about and prepare for their arrival. You may have thought about names, and paint colors for the nursery. But have you considered the actual BIRTH and laboring that will happen to bring your baby into the world?
We are here to help you! DONA International defines a Doula as "a trained professional, who provides physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible." A birth doula is not a medical doctor, she is not a midwife, she is your support system during one of the most exciting times of your life!
Why you should hire a birth doula for your birth
Even science knows that there are many, many benefits to hiring a doula for your birth! Research has shown that women who use a birth doula are:
*Less likely to need Pitocin (to speed up/start delivery)
*Less likely to use or need pain medication during birth
*Less likely to have or need a cesarean birth.
*Decreases the risk of your infant spending time in the Special Care Nursery
*More likely to have a better breastfeeding relationship with their infant
*More likely to say they had a positive experience with birth.