Childbirth, What is a doula?

Doula –(Du-La) Etymology: modern Greek Female helper

For me being at a birth is a true miracle and honor. I  have been truly blessed to be in attendance of so many beautiful births which were not only transforming for the families I assisted but for me as well. Here are some tips I can pass along to you to help decide if a doula is something you are considering for your birth.

Having doula at your birth can complete your circle of people who will assist with ensuring a healthy an peaceful birth Your doctor, or midwife, the nurses, your husband/partner, your family, your friends, your community support groups.

On one side of you is the person who loves you most and the other side is the person who knows birth best. You are in the middle and gain the strength, security and power by having those two pillars on either side.

Clinical studies

A doula can help reduce the mother’s need for pain medication

A doula can reduce the need for labor intervention and c-sections

A doula can greatly enhance having a positive birth experience!

have found that having a doula at your birth can result in shorter labor with fewer complications

Modern doula a woman experienced in childbirth, who provides advice, information, emotional support and comfort to woman before, during and after birth.

 

Hiring a doula

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Set up a interviews with 2-3 doulas

listen to her philosophy, her tone, personality does it meet your needs or clash, the most important gifts a doula should bring to your birth is that you feel safe

On call availability

Visits before the birth, postpartum what are her goals for those visits.

Experience and references

Does she have a back up doula?

Fees

in joy

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