Why Hire A Doula

“She walked us through what to expect and talked through different options at various stages along with pros and cons. She was never judgemental in her approach, and listened to what I wanted. She was also a great support for my husband, checking in with him and ensuring he felt empowered and informed as well. “- Alyson D

What does evidence say that hiring a doula provides?

  • Unbiased and continuous labor support for the birthing parent and their partner.
  • Increased chance of vaginal birth.
  • Decreased cesarean risk or other instrument assisted birth.
  • Increased VBAC success.
  • Lower usage of epidural and other pain medication.
  • Less time using pain medication when desired.
  • Reduced active labor length.
  • Higher APGAR scores.
  • Increased satisfaction of birth outcome.
  • Lower anxiety during pregnancy and labor.
  • Reduced pain scores during labor.
  • Higher success with breast/chest feeding baby.
  • Experience and knowledge at your fingertips.
  • Knowing you have options/choices even when you are made to feel as if you don’t, and what those are.
  • Evidenced-Based information to help you make those decisions.

Here are some of the things the Dedicated Doula Team provides, as our client…

  • Confident and experienced doula team, always on call, well rested, and available to you.
  • One long in-person prenatal visit to get to know each other and discuss your birth desires, plan, and concerns. (more if you need it)
  • Zoom calls to discuss concerns, answer questions or just check in.
  • 24/7 on-call doula support for your birth beginning at hire and continuing through postpartum. This can be for support, reassurance, or just needing some guidance or a listening ear.
  • Private Facebook support group with our other clients for advice, connections, and additional support.
  • Evidence- based education on interventions.
  • NonJudgemental support following your decisions.
  • General birth education and preparation.
  • Birth planning – includes assistance with a birth plan if desired.
  • Discussing previous births and working through any remaining trauma or concerns.
  • Utilize Spinning Babies, Miles Circuit, and other techniques for optimal positioning of baby.
  • Nutrition guidance and resources.
  • Suggestions and tools to help ease discomfort and for a more effective labor.
  • Physical support during labor to help with positions, comfort, and pain relief.
  • Constant support for both the birthing person and their partner before, during and after labor.
  • Helping you in creating your most ideal birth space with music, candles, lighting, sound, and more..and then protecting this during the birthing process.
  • Helping you discuss your preferences during birth with your birthing team.
  • Documenting your birth journey with professional, edited photography.
  • An experienced, solid support team that you can meet so that you have confidence.
  • Support after birth for up to two hours to help with feeding, bonding and getting settled.
  • One to two postpartum visits within two weeks of birth to make sure feeding and bonding are going well, to discuss your birth, and to answer any questions or provide resources.
  • Unlimited breast/chest feeding support and resources.
  • Continued availability for support in the future if you need it.

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