My Role As Your Doula
What is a Doula?
A doula's goal is to provide emotional, physical, and educational support to help families have positive birth and postpartum experiences.
While a doula is a wealth of knowledge in many aspects of birth, doulas do not replace or provide any type of medical care. A doula is an asset to your birth team, along with your partner, medical professionals, and whoever else feels right to you. A doula's role is not to take the place of your partner, but to complement and enhance the experience for you both.
What Are The Benefits of Having a Doula?
Families report a higher rate of overall satisfaction when they have the support of a doula.
With the Support of a Doula there is:
- Reduced need for medical intervention.
- Decreased cesarean rate.
- Shorter length of labor.
- Reduced usage of pain medication.
- Reduced usage of an epidural.
If your birth doesn't go as planned, and there is a medical need for more intervention, your doula will be there to provide emotional, informational, and physical support to you and your family.
As Your Doula I Will:
Provide you with information and help you learn about the process of birth so you can make the choices that are right for you and your baby.
Listen to you with compassion and respect the decisions you make for you and your baby, unbiasedly.
Help you feel prepared going into your birthing experience and help you feel prepared for all the possibilities.
Offer you my full heart and hand in supporting your moments of vulnerability and celebrating your moments of strength.