Sorry about the hiatus while I move over the coming months. I would like to apologize to anyone who has waited longer than customary for me to respond to their inquiries. I am moving to Austin, April 2014, and will be ready to accept new clients in April 2014. Stay tuned…
Also, remember for each new referral who signs a contract with me you will receive $50 as my way of saying thank you for supporting small business.
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“When my partner and my midwife were busy, a Doula would have reminded me to focus and regain control. She would have explained to me that my labor was moving quickly and that I would be finished soon. She would have held my hand when I was frantically reaching out for connection.”
If I’m having a home birth, do I still need a Doula? « Bloomin’ Bellies.
Doulas reduce the labor time, reduce the need for medication, and reduce the need for Cesarean. Plus, there is the added bonus of a women there to support you.
The benefits of a trained doula are:
Continuous emotional and physical support for the birthing family.
Support for the father, which increases his confidence in his role.
Knowledge and experience in the birthing process.
Studies have also shown:
50% reduction in cesarean birth
30% reduction in requests for pain medication
60% fewer requests for epidural anesthesia
25% decrease in the length of labor
30% decrease in use of Pitocin
Reduction of medical cost
Increased breastfeeding success
Greater overall satisfaction
Source: Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus, Mothering the Mother, New York, Addison-Wesley, 1993.
Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth:
tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications
reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience
reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction and cesareans
reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals
Research shows parents who receive support can:
Feel more secure and cared for
Are more successful in adapting to new family dynamics
Have greater success with breastfeeding
Have greater self-confidence
Have less postpartum depression
Partner’s have more confidence in their ability to assist in the birth.