Reasons You Need A Doula to Support Your Pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Birthing a sweet baby into this world is both an exciting yet anxious time because each women experiences something different.

Much of what we know about pregnancy can’t really be explained until it’s experienced and now your here! Having a support system is going to be critical during this time because you’ll have questions and concerns and as your doula I want to help you be at peace. 

As a doula I’m your birth companion not only here to support you but your spouse and family. One of the top doula training companies (DONA International) lists some of the amazing benefits of having a doula and I want to share those with you today:

Physical Support

Position ideas for comfort and labor progression cross over with hands-on comfort measures like comforting touch, counter pressure, breathing techniques and other “doula magic” for families. A doula’s skilled hands and positioning tools can often help a malpositioned baby find its way through the pelvis and into the birthing parent’s arms.

Emotional Support

Doulas help families to feel supported, easing the emotional experience of birth and also helping to create a space where the hormones of labor can work at their best. Whether a birth is completely unmedicated or medically very complex, every family can benefit from nurturing and connection at this tender, incredible time in their lives.

Partner Support

Whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend or another family member like the baby’s grandma, the birth partner’s experience matters in birth. Our doulas are there to support every birth partner in being as involved as they’d like with the birth. Physical and emotional support make a huge difference for everyone involved.

Evidence-Based Information and Advocacy

Doulas are trained to help families connect with evidence-based resources so they can ask great questions and make informed decisions about their births. Our doulas serve as a bridge of communication between women and their providers, lifting them up to help them find their voices and advocate for the very best care.

 

Doesn’t that sound great? All of my clients have access to my pregnancy resource library so I help you by lending DVDs, books, and comfort tools as needed. Your family wins with the support of a doula!

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