DOULA SERVICES

WHAT IS A DOULA

Doula comes from the Greek word for women’s servant. A doula is trained to assist another woman during childbirth and who may provide support to the family after the baby is born. As your labor support provider, I will draw on my knowledge and experience to provide emotional support and physical comfort for you during your labor. I will also act as an advocate for you to help you make informed decisions as they may arise during pregnancy and when you are in labor. I can make suggestions for natural induction methods, comfort measures, help with positions, massage, use of essential oils, and other techniques for comfort while you're in labor. 

WHY HIRE A DOULA

Several studies have shown that having a doula present can help with pain in labor.  Having the support of a doula has also shown to correlate with a decrease in the need for medical interventions in labor. 

According to DONA International, research shows that women who use a birth doula are:

  • less likely to need Pitocin
  • less likely to have a cesarean birth
  • less likely to use any pain medication
  • more likely to rate their childbirth experience positively

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

INTERESTED? LET’S CHAT

I would love to set up a time to talk about your upcoming birth! Contact me to check availability and ask me any questions you have!