Research has shown that Doulas reduce cesarean rates and preterm births.
In most cultures women birth with the help of other women supporting them through their labor and into the postpartum period. Doulas fulfill that role.
Doulas are trained in the process of birth as well as how to support women and families emotionally throughout the birth and postpartum period.
We are trained in techniques to help with position changes that can help the labor to progress as well as guiding the couple through each of the stages of labor and delivery.
We also help with comfort measures and help the partner support the laboring mom.
We help the couple develop a birth and postpartum plan, guiding them to discover the choices that are best for them as a family.
It is my greatest honor to support a family while a new family member is being born.