Birth Doula Services

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

  • Shorter labors

 Birth Package 

  • Five virtual prenatal visits 

  • Email and phone support throughout your pregnancy including during early labor

  • On-call 24/7 from 38 weeks until your baby is born

  • Continuous labor support at home or virtual. Labor support will be provided at the hospital during active labor (if permitted due to Covid-19 restriction) and first 2 hours after birth

  • Assistance with initial feeding 

  • Birth Plan Coaching

  • ​Comfort measures and relaxation techniques exploration and practice

  • Preparing and planning for after the baby is born

  • One postpartum follow up visit to discuss your birth and assess future needs

      Planned C-sections receive the same support as above for an investment of $800

 

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"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it." -John H. Kennel, MD

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