WHAT IS A DOULA?
So, what is this doula thing that so many pregnant women speak of? A doula enables a woman and her partner to have the most satisfying birth experience possible, from pregnancy and into motherhood. This type of support allows the whole family to relax and enjoy the experience too. A doula provides balanced information so the couple can make their own choices.
Many women consider doulas to be an absolute must, especially for those giving birth in a hospital. Due to the medicalization of birth, inductions of labor have skyrocketed, and are partly to blame for the 30% (that’s one out of every three!) American babies now born via c-section. Given the long term emotional and physical effects that medical births can have on the mother, her partner and baby, a doula is a valuable asset to your birth team. By amping up your support team with experienced, continuous care from a doula, you’re giving yourself an increased chance at a better experience. Your support team are the people you will rely on to get you through your toughest, most intense moments. How well they hold the space and support you can impact on the outcome of your birth.
With a doula, you know that someone is always on YOUR team, holding the space for you and your family. I work for you (and your partner) and have your best interests at heart.