Why use a doula?
Birth doulas mother the mother
Women have many needs during labor and the weeks that follow. In addition to medical care and the love provided by their partners, women need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect. They need individualized care based on their circumstances and preferences.
Birth doulas are educated and have experience in helping women during childbirth. They provide physical (non-medical), emotional and informational support to women and their partners during labor and birth. We offer a loving touch, positioning and comfort measures that make laboring women and families feel nurtured and cared for.
Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth:
Research shows parents who receive support can: