Birth and Baby Services
Women have been helping women through the birthing process for centuries and have proven that support from another woman has a positive impact on the labor process. A birth doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. Countless scientific trials examining birth doula care demonstrate remarkably improved physical and psychological outcomes for both mother and baby. A birth doula has a positive impact on the well-being of the entire family.
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What do Birth Doula's Offer?
Position ideas for comfort and labor progression cross over with hands-on comfort measures like comforting touch, counter pressure, breathing techniques and other “doula magic” for families. A birth doula uses skilled hands and positioning tools that can help a baby find its way through the pelvis and into the birthing parent’s arms.
A birth doula helps families feel supported, easing the emotional experience of birth and also helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work their best. Whether a birth is completely un-medicated or medically very complex, every family can benefit from nurturing and connection at this tender, incredible time in their lives.
Whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend or another family member like the baby’s grandma, the birth partner’s experience matters in birth. A birth doula is there to support every birth partner in being as involved as they’d like with the birth. Physical and emotional support make a huge difference for everyone involved.
Evidence-Based Information and Advocacy
A birth doula is trained to help families connect with evidence-based resources so they can ask great questions and make informed decisions about their births. A birth doula serves as a bridge of communication between women and their providers, lifting them up to help them find their voices and advocate for the very best care.
Having a Birth Doula can lead to the following
Hodnett et al. (2017) “Continuous support for women during childbirth.” Cochrane database of systematic reviews: CD003766
Birth Doula Service includes