I am a certified birth doula through Childbirth International and I have the joy of serving my husband and two daughters. Its an honor to be invited into such a special time in peoples lives. I thank all the women and families who have given me the privilege of being a part of their birth experience.
What is a Doula?
A doula is a trained professional providing continuous emotional, physical and informational support to the mother before, during and after birth. They understand the physiology of birth and the needs of women in labor and recognize that birth is a deeply impacting experience that a women will be shaped by and remember her whole life. They do NOT replace a spouse or support person but are a compliment to them.
Studies show that having a doula present at a birth:
Reduces the need for epidural by 60% and the cesarean section rate by 50%
Reduces the need for forceps, vacuum assisted births, and Oxycontin use by 40%
Higher confidence in birth and more mothers pleased with their birth experience.