Congratulations, not only are you expecting, but you are looking for a doula! Doula's make a positive impact on the birth experience for the whole family!
What is a Doula?
A doula is not a medical professional. She is trained to be a coach. A coach for mother and her partner alike. A doula provides informational, emotional, and physical support. Doulas are able to provide care that medical staff are unable to provide because they have many patients laboring at any given time. The doula's role is not to replace Mother's partner during birth, but to compliment him/her. She brings to the birth her knowledge of relaxation techniques, laboring and birthing positions, breathing, massage and other various tools to help the laboring mother manage her labor.
The Value of a Doula
Women who are supported by a doula experience the following:
-25% decrease in their labor time
-50% drop in their risk of a Cesarean
-40% less need of Pitocin
-60% less likely to request an epidural
-30% less request of pain medications
-40% lower need for forceps delivery
I offer a sliding scale to fit your needs, wishes, and wallet. I will work with you to create a payment plan to fit your budget and will consider dropping my fees based on individual circumstances...
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