A doula is a professional birth coach who provides emotional, informational, physical, and mental support to women during the prenatal, birth, and postpartum periods.
Doulas give emotional, informational, and even physical support to women, but they can also help the entire family with adjusting to their new lives with baby.
Why do I need a Doula?
The presence of a doula results in shorter labor and better delivery outcomes. Doulas offer pain-relief techniques including massage, acupressure, and aromatherapy.
Doulas can help you labor longer at home in comfort if you plan to birth in a hospital.
A doula can reassure you and your partner that things are progressing and proceeding normally in each stage of labor.
As your Doula?
I know that you are the expert on you. I trust that you will make the best informed decisions for you and your baby given the proper resources.
I will support you in your moments of vulnerability and in your moments of strength. I will listen with compassion and serve you wholly with my hands and my heart.
I recognize that you have the power of choice and I will honor that power whether or not they are choices I would make for myself.
We all need labor support. Not to do our work for us, but to see us naked and call us beautiful, to acknowledge we are more than a vessel, to witness our power and remind us when we have forgotten what we can do.