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Birth Doula

What is a Birth Doula?

A Doula is a trained professional who provides on going physical, emotional, and informational support to a laboring person before, during and directly after childbirth. A Birth Doula's goal is to help you achieve a healthy and satisfying labor and delivery.

Why ongoing support during labor is beneficial?

In a 2012 study, Hodnett et al. published an updated Cochrane review of the use of continuous support for women during childbirth. The results of 22 trials that included 15,000 women revealed that overall, women who received continuous support were:

More likely to have spontaneous vaginal births.

Less likely to have pain medication.

Less likely to have negative feelings about childbirth.

Less likely to have vacuum or forceps-assisted births.

Less likely to have C-sections.

Labors shorter by roughly 40 minutes.

Higher APGAR scores.

Having a Birth Doula results in:

31% decrease in the use of pitocin.

28% decrease in C-section.

12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth.

9% decrease in the use of ANY medication for pain.

14% decrease of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery.

66%  increase in being satisfied with the birth experience.

Birth Doula Service

Birth Doula

Prenatal

Free initial consultation and interview at your home, where we'll get to know each other and build your birth preferences.

A second consultation in your home with your partner to discuss and practice coping techniques, and prep for baby.

On call for 3 weeks.

Unlimited calls and texts.

Access to my referral network of chiropractors, acupuncturists, pelvic floor physical therapists, pediatric dentists, etc.

Labor & Delivery

Continuous support at home during early labor.

On going support during labor and birth in your home, birth center or hospital.

Support immediately after birth during initial recovery and bonding.

Postpartum

Postpartum visit to your home within the first week of birth.

Written birth story.

3 weeks of support via calls and texts.

$1000

Everyone deserves to have a doula regardless of the cost. Please reach out to discuss how we can work together.

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