Doula Services

What is a Doula?

A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support during pregnancy, labor, and shortly after childbirth by reducing stress and anxiety and acting as an advocate to help Moms achieve the most safe, memorable, and empowering birth experience possible.

What is a Doula?

A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support during pregnancy, labor, and shortly after childbirth by reducing stress and anxiety and acting as an advocate to help Moms achieve the most safe, memorable, and empowering birth experience possible.

Why Do I Need a Doula?

A doula is especially important for first time moms, but can be incredibly helpful no matter how many babies a woman has delivered. Labor and childbirth are scary because they are a huge unknown, and not just for first time moms. Labor and birth can be very different from pregnancy to pregnancy for the same mom. We tend to envision the worst movie depictions of women sweating and screaming their babies into the world. And while this is sometimes reality, more often than not, birth is a more calm and peaceful experience than Hollywood would lead us to believe. We help to fill that spot in your brain between Hollywood horror and painless tranquility. We are calm and composed in the most stressful of circumstances. When a mom feels she has reached her breaking point, we are there to comfort and guide with that calm voice of experience. We can provide support in your home during early labor if needed and help you to decide when it is time to go to the hospital or birth center. We will enhance your birth experience by being by your side through labor, delivery, and settling in after baby is here. We make sure mom is comfortable, fed, and that breastfeeding gets off to a great start.

Why Do I Need a Doula?

A doula is especially important for first time moms, but can be incredibly helpful no matter how many babies a woman has delivered. Labor and childbirth are scary because they are a huge unknown, and not just for first time moms. Labor and birth can be very different from pregnancy to pregnancy for the same mom. We tend to envision the worst movie depictions of women sweating and screaming their babies into the world. And while this is sometimes reality, more often than not, birth is a more calm and peaceful experience than Hollywood would lead us to believe. We help to fill that spot in your brain between Hollywood horror and painless tranquility. We are calm and composed in the most stressful of circumstances. When a mom feels she has reached her breaking point, we are there to comfort and guide with that calm voice of experience. We can provide support in your home during early labor if needed and help you to decide when it is time to go to the hospital or birth center. We will enhance your birth experience by being by your side through labor, delivery, and settling in after baby is here. We make sure mom is comfortable, fed, and that breastfeeding gets off to a great start.

Having a Doula Present Leads to

  • 25% decrease in the risk of Cesarean; the largest effect was seen with a doula (39% decrease)*.
  • 8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth; the largest effect was seen with a doula (15% increase)*.
  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief; the type of person providing continuous support did not make a difference.
  • Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average; there is no data on if the type of person providing continuous support makes a difference.
  • 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score; there is no data on if the type of person providing continuous support makes a difference.
  • 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience; mothers’ risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience was reduced with continuous support provided by a doula or someone in their social network (family or friend), but not hospital staf

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Having a Doula Present Leads to

  • 25% decrease in the risk of Cesarean; the largest effect was seen with a doula (39% decrease)*.
  • 8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth; the largest effect was seen with a doula (15% increase)*.
  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief; the type of person providing continuous support did not make a difference.
  • Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average; there is no data on if the type of person providing continuous support makes a difference.
  • 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score; there is no data on if the type of person providing continuous support makes a difference.
  • 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience; mothers’ risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience was reduced with continuous support provided by a doula or someone in their social network (family or friend), but not hospital staf

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