Why a Doula?

Why work with a Doula?

As doulas, we are educated and experienced guides through pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood. We arrange individualized preparation for your unique birth. We know that you will make the best choices for your family based off of your own needs and desires, and we will do our best to make sure those expectations are honored by everyone surrounding your birth. We provide hands-on continuous support through your labor and birth. We utilize proven comfort techniques and continuous encouragement for a safer and more satisfying birth experience. We present you with evidence- based information, and act as a living resource to help you understand your body, your birth, your baby, and your choices.

Having continuous support from a doula has been proven to cause:

31%
decrease in use of Pitocin

28%
decrease in the risk of Cesarean birth

12%
Increase in the likelihood of Spontaneous Vaginal Birth

9%
decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

14%
decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery

34%
increase of being satisfied with the birth experience

 
 
What is the evidence on doulas?

"…Overall, people who receive continuous support are more likely to have a normal vaginal birth and less likely to have pain medication, negative feelings about childbirth, and Cesareans. In addition, their labors are shorter and their babies are less likely to have complications at birth or be admitted to a NICU. In these studies, the best results occurred when the continuous support was provided by a trained doula – someone who was not a staff member at the hospital and not part of the birthing person’s social network.”

- Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN of EvidenceBasedBirth.com

 

To read more about the evidence on doulas please visit https://evidencebasedbirth.com/theevidence-for-doulas/

 

We believe you can do this, and we are privileged to help!