Offering Birth & Post Partum Services
What is a Doula? A Doula, (doo-lah) also known as a birth companion or post-birth supporter, is a nonmedical person who assists a Mother before, during, or after childbirth, as well as their spouse and family, by providing physical assistance and emotional support. The provision of continuous support during labor is associated with improved maternal and fetal health and a variety of other benefits, including lower risk of induction and interventions and less need for pain relief. These benefits are particularly significant when continuous support is provided by someone who is not there as family/friend or as medical staff. Additionally, a doula is sometimes hired to work with families beyond the postpartum stages, providing continued physical and emotional support, for as long as needed.
Doulas offer resources and education during prenatal and postpartum visits, provide emotional and physical support as comfort measures during birth, and advocate for your birth choices.
A Doula is perfect for first time moms, if you are planning a VBAC, plan to breastfeed, need help advocating your birth plan, having multiples, or if you could use assistance once you and your baby come home from the hospital and up to 8 weeks Post Partum.
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