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Birth Doula Services

birth doula

A birth doula provides continuous labour support in accordance with a birthing person's wishes.  Service normally includes prenatal visits, on-call availability for weeks 37-42 of pregnancy, labour attendance, a postpartum visit and phone/text/email support for the duration of the contract. The safety net of a back-up doula (in case the primary doula has an emergent conflict) is included in the contract.

A doula's role is to provide information, facilitate communication and give physical and emotional comfort.. If a partner, friend or family member is attending the birth, a doula empowers them to be as involved in the birth as desired. A doula does not perform any clinical tasks and never makes a decision on behalf of those she is serving.

Doulas work in co-operation with both doctors and midwives, and we attend births at home, in hospital, and in birthing centres.

Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth:

  • tends to shorten the length of labour while simultaneously reducing the incidence of complications
  • enhances positive feelings about one’s childbirth experience
  • results in lower rates of forceps and vacuum-assisted births
  • reduces the incidence of Cesarean birth
  • decreases requests for pain medication, including epidural

Research shows parents who receive support are more apt to:

  • report feeling secure and cared for
  • successfully adapt to new family dynamics
  • experience greater success with breastfeeding
  • enjoy healthy self-confidence
  • have a lower incidence of postpartum depression

I am not accepting new birth doula clients at this time. However, I'm happy to connect you with other great doulas serving Hamilton-Halton and area. Please be in touch for a referral geared to your individual needs and preferences.