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
Birth Doulas Offer:
Physical Support: Labor positions to provide comfort, hands-on comfort measures, such as counter pressure, breathing techniques and other "Doula Magic". A Doula's skilled hand & positioning tools can often help a malpositioned baby find its way through the pelvis and into the birthing parent's arms.
Emotional Support: Doulas help families to feel supported, easing the emotional experience of birth and helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work at their best.
Partner Support: Whether the birth partner is the spouce, a friend or another family member, the birth partner's experience matters in birth. Doulas encourage involvement in the birth.
Evidence-Based Information & Advocacy: Doulas serve as a bridge of communication between women and their providers, offering evidence-based resources & helping them to advocate for the very best care.
What are the benefits of hiring a Doula?
Doulas help make birth better!
They nurture, support and offer expert guidance for families during their pregnancy, birth and the early postpartum time. There is incredible evidence that shows how Birth Doulas improve outcomes!
According to a 2013 Cochrane Database Systematic Review "continuous support during labour has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants and no known harm. All women should have support throughout labour and birth."