Why Use a Doula?
"I am committed to providing love, care, and support to each family I work with. My goal is to help educate and empower each mother to feel capable, trust in themselves, find their voice, and feel supported during labour, birth, and postpartum.
No mother or family should ever feel alone, scared, or told what decision is best for their family. You know what is best for your family and I want to ensure that you have all the facts and information to make informed decisions.
I will help advocate for your needs and desires. I trust you and will honour and support your decisions judgement free, confidential, sensitive, and committed to your individual needs."
Proven Benefits of Using a Doula
25% decrease in the risk of cesarean
38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score
41% less likely to give birth with a vacuum extractor or forceps
Shortened length of labour
28% less likely to use any analgesia or anesthesia
33% less likely to be dissatisfied or negatively rate their birth experience
8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
This information has been gathered from the following studies:
Evidence Based Birth is a great resource to learn more about what a doula does and the beneficial effects of having a doula: