There is now a growing body of scientific research to reinforce what has anecdotally and traditionally been known for a long time: continuous female support in labour increases your chances of having a normal birth. It has also been shown to shorten your labour time and increase positive birth experiences as well as reduce perception of pain in labour – pretty great, eh?
If you are hoping to birth vaginally, hiring a Birth Doula can reduce your risk of intervention during labour making the likelihood of a normal labour requiring instrumental assistance or operative birth much less likely. Hooray!
For women who know that their baby will be coming out through the sun roof (planned Cesarean section), birth Doulas can still work as their advocate and assist in normalising the process and procedure.
Birth Doulas are expert birth support people and can help release your fears surrounding birth, whatever that birth looks like to you.
Whatever your birth journey looks like hiring a Birth Doula can help it feel SHORTER, LESS PAINFUL, MORE ENJOYABLE, EASIER & FULLY SUPPORTED.
Doulas act as a wonderful adjunct to your birth provider (midwife/obstetrician), but does not replace it. Doulas are also there to offer EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL & INFORMATIONAL SUPPORT to the whole family. Birth is a unique and intense period, and everyone involved needs a little hand-holding at times – that includes partners/siblings/grandparents – and Doulas are well placed to do that so that you can focus on doing what you need to birth a tiny person Earthside!
NatalieAnu also includes 2 free massages in The Birth Doula Package so that we get to spend more time together connecting in comfort & relieving some of those common pregnancy aches & pains