What is a Birth Doula?

A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical and informational support to the mother who is expecting, experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. The doula’s purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable and empowering birth experience with nonjudgmental support.

From DONA International:

Women have complex needs during childbirth and the weeks that follow. In addition to medical care and the love and companionship provided by their partners, women need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect. They need individualized care based on their circumstances and preferences.

We are prepared to provide physical, emotional, and informational support to women and their partners during labor and birth, as well as to families in the weeks following childbirth. We offer a loving touch, positioning and comfort measures that make childbearing women and families feel nurtured and cared for.

What Are The Benefits Of Having A Doula?

Numerous clinical studies have shown the use of a doula during labor and delivery can have the following beneficial effects:

50% reduction in the cesarean rate

25% shorter labor

60% reduction in epidural requests

40% reduction in synthetic oxytocin use

30% reduction in analgesia use

40% reduction in forceps & vacuum delivery

Long term benefits:

* Improved breastfeeding

* Increased time spent with baby

* Increased maternal satisfaction with birth experience

* Decreased postpartum depression

Packages

Just the Birth Package

Labor Doula Standard Package

Deluxe Labor & Postpartum Doula Package