Doula Birth Support and Post Natal Doula SupportA doula is a specially trained birth support person. She will provide important one on one emotional support, information, care and advice to help you feel more confident and guide you through your own unique transition through labour and birth to parenting and beyond.From support through pregnancy and birth choices to helping you settle in through the post natal period. Doulas have been shown to reduce labour time and medical intervention during childbirth and more importantly enhance the birth experience to be a positive transition into parenting. A doula supports the birth you want, helps you with the unexpected, assists in unmedicated birth and often help decrease the length of labor. Doulas offer physical and emotional support not only for the mum but the dad as well. Doulas improve the overall outcome and experience of women giving birth. Studies have shown that when women use a doula during labour, there are many benefits:
50% decrease in caesarean sections 25% decrease in the length of labour 30% decrease in use of forceps 40% decrease in use of oxytocin to speed labour up 60% decrease in use of epidurals 30% decrease in use of pain medicationsMarshall H.Klaus, MD, John H. Kennell, MD and Phyllis H.Klaus, CSW, MFT (2002). The Doula Book: How a trained labour companion can help you have a shorter, easier and healthier birth. Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing Contact the studio to set up your free consultation.