What is a Doula?
A birth doula is a person trained and experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother and her family before, during, and just after childbirth.
Why hire a Doula?
Research has shown that having a trained labor companion by your side during the entire process can greatly reduce the length of your labor as well as your risk of needing labor inducing drugs and interventions such as cesarean sections, and the use of forceps. It is the job of the Doula to stay with you and your partner during active labor, during delivery, until after your child is born and breastfeeding is established.