Why should you hire a doula?

There have been several studies recently on the benefits a doula can have on your birth outcome. Many people still assume that a doula is only for those who want a “natural” birth. Doulas are there to support a laboring woman in whatever way that woman desires. Whether you are having an unmedicated birth, an epidural, an induction, or a caesarean a doula can support you through your pregnancy and labor.

Journal of Perinatal Education

Top 10 reasons you should hire a doula:

  1. A doula has knowledge and experience about labor and birth to provide answers to questions about the birthing process
  2. A doula provides constant support during labor
  3. A doula supports you before and after labor, not just during it.
  4. A doula learns your wishes and desires for your labor and birth and helps you achieve them
  5. A doula provides support to your partner so they feel confident and comfortable assisting during labor
  6. A doula can help lower birth risks
  7. A doula helps you get information for informed decision making
  8. A doula can help you with breastfeeding if that’s what you desire
  9. A doula provides encouragement and support without judgement
  10. A doula is there for YOU! Her primary focus is supporting you however you need.

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