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What is a Doula?

Doula is ancient Greek for "a woman who serves". As a doula, I provide both birth and postpartum support.  My role is to provide families with gentle, judgement-free, nurturing physical, emotional and educational support. My goal is to support, empower and nurture.

Benefits of a Birth Doula

Clinical studies show that the support of a doula results in:

  • Reduced use of pain medications

  • Fewer Cesarean births rates

  • Decrease the length of labor

  • Higher breastfeeding rates

  • Higher satisfaction with birth experience

  • Reduced rates of postpartum depression/anxiety

 

Doulas can:

  • Suggest different positions & techniques to ease pain and encourage labor progression

  • Offer encouragement and affirmations

  • Help you understand what is happening in your body

  • Gather information you need to make informed decisions

  • Facilitate positive & effective communication between you and your care providers

  • Allow your partner to rest

 

 

 

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Benefits of a Postpartum Doula

  • Emotional support in the transition into parenthood

  • Encourages/educates on selfcare techniques

  • Guidance and support in newborn care

  • Assistance with infant soothing & sleep techniques

  • Support with infant feeding (breast & bottle)

  • Light housework and organization

  • Meal preparation

  • Assist with appointments, errands and outings

  • Screening & support for postpartum depression

  • Partner, sibling and family adjustment and support

  • Support with twins and multiples

  • Provide opportunities for parents to sleep

  • Provide trusted community resources & referrals, as needed

 

 

 

Benefit of an Overnight Doula

  • Allows for the family to get uninterrupted sleep

  • Sleep is healing (physically & emotionally)

  • Emotional support

  • Meal preparations

  • Light housekeeping/organization

  • Allows parents more time & energy for bonding

  • Reduce rates of postpartum depression/anxiety

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