A Doula is...

A Doula ‘mothers the mother’.

She will assist you and your partner in preparing and carrying out your plans for the birth of your child. A Doula also provides continuous support and comfort measures during labor and delivery.

A Doula will assist you during the postpartum period with knowledgeable, nurturing care for you and your newborn baby. This includes breastfeeding support, emotional support and referrals to additional services.

A Doula also helps you understand your options and will provide you with the necessary information to make the best decisions for you and your new baby.

The Benefits:

In over 15 years of worldwide research women supported by a Doula during labor have been shown to have:

• 50% reduction of caesarean rate

• 25% shorter labor

• 60% reduction in epidural requests

• 30% reduction in analgesia use

• 40% reduction in forceps delivery

Having a Doula also increases the father’s confidence during labor to better fulfil his vital role.

 

 

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All our Doulas have been trained by Nurturing Birth and/or Dona International.