The word "doula" comes from ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves."
A doula is a non-medically trained person that is an educational, emotional and physical support, before pregnancy, during labor and shortly after birth.
Research shows that women who use a birth doula are:
less likely to need Pitocin
less likely to have a cesarean birth
less likely to use any pain medication
more likely to rate their childbirth experience positively
(Source: DONA International Website)
Why I Dou-la
I decided to start the process of attaining my certification to become a DONA International Doula earlier this year. I had strong encouragement from many family and friends.
I have a true passion for women and infant health. I personally wish I had known about doula services when I delivered my children. The continuous support while in labor would have been so beneficial to understanding what part of labor I was in and different comfort measures I could have used.
While in my doula workshop I was given child birth education that I can pass on to my clients. I have learned different comfort measures for mom during labor. Training also focused on helping mom correct a malpositioned baby as well as different relaxation methods to get mother and birth partner through labor and delivery. I also received training on how to support a mother that has had an epidural or a cesarean.
There is a misconception that doula's only are necessary for women wanting drug free labor. That is not true. I will affirm, educate and support you in any outcome of your birth.
I believe Doulas for ALL!
An opportunity to meet and interview me to see if I am the right doula for you. Please contact me to set up an interview.
Birth Doula Package
While I work towards certification I am offering a special introductory rate.
The Birth Doula Package Includes:
2 Prenatal Appointments
On call 24/7- Starting 2 weeks before due date
Consistent support during labor and delivery
1 Postpartum appointment
Disclaimer: Doula services are not endorsed by The Creighton Model of FertilityCare™ System or NaProTECHNOLOGY™. The use of both doula services and the FertilityCare™ System is not necessary.