Unlike OB's, midwives and birth attendants, birth doulas are non-medical professionals and they do not deliver babies; rather they are there to provide you with informational, emotional and physical support throughout pregnancy and birth at both home and hospital births.
The paragraph above is a rather informal description of what a birth doula does but the points below paint a better picture. These points are based on feedback our clients shared with us as to how we were most helpful to them during their pregnancy and labour.
Doula's are a Best Friend You Never Knew You Had:
We'll Bring You Peace of Mind:
Clinical Studies Favour Doulas:
Numerous clinical studies have found that a Professional Doula's presence at your birth, and throughout the postpartum period, can result in:
We Fall in Love With You:
There are not many professions that can claim this to be true. You don't just choose us, we choose you too. When we meet with you, we take the time to ensure that our personalities and philosophies around childbirth are a good match. It only makes sense as we'll be spending time together through one of the most (if not the most) momentous times in your life.
Doula's LOVE what they do because they are witness to the miracle of birth. Not just the birth of your baby, but the birth of a new family. Experiencing a mother seeing her baby for the first time, gazing in their fresh, little eyes. Witnessing partners fall in love in a whole new light....it's just one big love fest! Seeing all this would make anyone fall in love.
If the above reasons are still not enough for you, have a look through our Client Testimonials pages to see why hiring a doula is "the best money you'll ever spend".