Doulas are trained to provide physical support, emotional care and information during this time. Doulas help to facilitate communication between you, your partner and the medical staff. Her presence helps a laboring person feel safe and confident throughout labor, delivery and the immediate postpartum period.
Doulas help with birth preparation teaching comfort measures, relaxation, breathing, massage, pain coping tools and positioning which allows the birthing partner to actively support with more confidence.
In 2017, Bohren et al.published a Cochrane review on the use of continuous support for women during childbirth. They combined the results of 26 trials that included more than 15,000 people. Labors with the continuous presences of a Doula:
39 percent less likely to have a cesarean birth
35 percent less likely to have a negative birth experience
15 percent more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth
8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
4 virtual sessions of birth preparation
Covered topics: childbirth education, infant feeding, comfort measures, relaxation techniques, birth planning
Email and phone support throughout pregnancy
On-call 24/7 from 38 weeks until your baby is born
virtual support in early labor
continuous in-person support during active labor until 1 hour after birth
1 postnatal to review your birth and provide resources
3 virtual visits, one per trimester
Virtual support of labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum
Weekly video chat support sessions for the first 3 weeks postpartum
Comfort measures and relaxation techniques exploration and practice
Birth Plan Coaching
birth Plan coaching
2 virtual prenatal visits
Review your health, birth history, and desires for your current birth
Review questions to ask your provider
Review hospital procedures/protocol
Discuss possible interventions
Review positions beneficial for labor progression
Comfort Measures demonstration
Advice on how to advocate for rights
Customized birth plan
Please mention any financial concerns during consultation.
Repeat clients receive a 20% discount.
"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it." - Dr. John H. Kennel, MD