Why Choose a Doula?
Birth is an amazing experience that can take on many forms and go in many different directions. A doula is there to support you and assist you on your journey.
Doula comes from a Greek word meaning "a woman who serves." As your doula, I will support you physically, emotionally, and mentally in a way that matches your natural rhythm. If you begin to stray from that rhythm, I'll be there to help you find it.
With a doula attending your birth:
*the use of medication for pain relief is reduced
*the risk of cesarean section is reduced
*the use of Pitocin is reduced
*the chance of interventions such as episiotomy and assisted delivery is reduced
*the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth is increased
*how a mama interacts with her baby is rated higher
*the relationship with her partner is rated higher
*her satisfaction with her birth is rated higher
It is my pleasure to help you, your partner and your baby have the positive birth experience that you deserve.
A collaboration of Doulaville Seattle Birth Services, Evidence Based Birth, and Improving Birth.org created and shared this AWESOME Improving Birth Doula Fact Sheet. Check it out!