Enjoy Birth's Doula Services
Currently not providing doula services due to fun family obligations. (3 busy boys!)
What do Doula's DO Exactly?
Doulas provide support to a mother and her family during her birth. We do this in many different ways...
Resource for Comfort Measures
Having a doula is like having your very own talking birthing guide. Doulas not only know what helps during birth, they also know what helps and how to do it. Your doula can either perform these comfort measures herself, or help your family or friends to support you with comfort measures. Your birth partners will feel more confident knowing that they are doing the right thing.
A doula not only encourages the mother to keep going, but she encourages the labor support to keep going as well. The process of labor can sometimes be long. A doula can keep you and your partner focused during the most intense part of labor.
Helps Explain Options:
A doula is also a source of information about ways to handle your birth. Medical attendants don't always have time to get into all the options available, and rarely give all the risks and benefits for the options they do give. A doula can help you understand what options are available, and what the pros and cons are. This can help you make better informed decisions.
The Advantage of having a Doula.
Having a Doula can give you extra support during your birthing time, no matter what type of birth you are planning.
Studies have shown the following benefits of having a doula present at birth:
45% reduction in c-section rates
25% shorter labor
60% reduction in epidural requests
50% reduction in pitocin use
31% reduction in analgesia use
34% reduction in forceps or vacuum deliveries
Women who have used a doula at birth are more satisfied with their births, feel more confident before and after the birth, show a quicker rate of bonding with their newborn, are less likely to have post-partum depression, and more likely to breastfeed.
Having a doula is a wonderful way to help you have an enjoyable birth. Doulas can assist moms in any birthing situation, from moms who want an un-medicated birth, moms who plan on epidurals to moms with planned cesarean births. We do have a special affinity for assisting VBAC moms.
Looking for a Post-Partum Doula?
What do post partum doulas do? Click here to find out how doulas can help you AFTER your birth!