Benefits of Birth Doula Services

What Does a birth Doula Do?

Emotional Support

Birth Doulas like myself provide impactful emotional support to their doula families.  

As a doula, my goal is to focus and care for my doula families by offering reassuring continuous support, empowering the family by encouraging them to become active advocates in their care, & supporting the family’s goals and priorities for pregnancy and birth journey. 

Physical Support

When it comes to physical birth support, I provide clients with everything from foot massages, labor position & birth tool assistance, to counter pressure during contractions throughout their labor and birth journey.  This physical support can be a huge help for partners/spouses. 

Informational Support

Feeling overwhelmed with the sheer volume of information about pregnancy and birth? 
Part of my commitment to my doula clients is to provide them with informative, evidence-based resources so that they can make informed choices about their care. These resources include books, videos, local & online classes and more all tailored to my client’s needs and goals. 
This streamlines the educational process for families.

What are the benefits of hiring Birth doula Support?

As a birth, bereavement, and postpartum doula, I nurture and support  my doula families with emotional, physical, and informational support throughout their pregnancy, birth experience, and their postpartum period.  

As a doula I respectfully  advocate on my client’s behalf by  supporting the birthing person in their right to make  decisions about their body and their baby.  My primary responsibility when providing birth doula services is to the my clients —not to a hospital administrator, nurse, midwife, or doctor.

Research has found that when a birthing person has continuous labor support from a doula– someone who is NOT a staff member at the hospital & who is NOT part of their social network during their labor experience there is a:

  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief.
  • 39% decrease in the risk of Cesarean.
  • Shorter labors by 41 min on average.
  • 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score
  • 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
    (Source)

Still have questions about the benefits of Birth doula services?

 Please check out the Doula FAQ page I created for you to answer the most common questions I am asked by clicking HERE