Why a Birth Doula?

“The birth of each baby has a long lasting impact on the physical and mental health of mother, baby and family. The importance of fostering relationships between parents and infants cannot be overemphasized, since these early relationships largely determine the future of each family. The quality of emotional care received by the mother during labour, birth and immediately afterwards is one vital factor that can strengthen or weaken the emotional ties between mother and child. There is evedience that when women receive continuous emotional support and physical comfort throughout childbirth, their obstetric outcomes may improve.

Women have complex meeds during childbirth. Women need consistent, continuous reassurance, cofort, encouragment and respect. They need individualized care based on their circumstances and preferences.” – Dona International

My role, as a birth doula, encompasses the non clinical aspects of care during childbirth.