Birth Doula Services

 

 

 

dou·la:
a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth.

Pregnancy and childbirth are natural experiences. A doula is a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth. We are like a really good friend that knows a lot about birth! A doula’s expertise is in offering comfort and reassurance. Her presence helps a laboring woman to feel safe and confident. Help with comfort measures and positioning means the mother’s partner can play an active support role in the labor and birth with confidence. Education and preparation will help you make this special event a positive experience for you and your family. Jessica will support you however you decide to birth your baby, whether in the hospital, at home, with medication, or naturally.

 

 

According to Evidence Based Birth, there have been 26 randomized trials that tested the effects of continuous labor support on more than 15,000 people giving birth. 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. 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.  

31% Decrease in the use of Pitocin

28 % Decrease in the risk of Cesarean

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 newborn admission to special care nursery

34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience. 

 

 

  • Free consultation visit

  • 3 prenatal visits (education, birth planning, resources and referral)

  • Continuous labor support (including hands-on comfort measures and positioning recommendations, informational and emotional support for mother and partner)

  • Customized Childbirth Education Option (to help you make truly informed decisions)

  • Postpartum visit

  • Breastfeeding support and referrals

  • Phone, Text, and Email Communication throughout entire pregnancy

  • Discounts on other services (Placenta Encapsulation & Childbirth Classes)

What is a Doula?
Evidence on Doulas
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