Doula is professional childbirth assistance. The doula’s job is to help prepare for childbirth and be with the woman throughout childbirth, to provide support whenever the woman needs it and in the way that this particular woman needs. Typically, the doula is proficient in natural pain relief techniques, techniques for ensuring the optimal position of the baby, stimulation during labor, is able to do relaxing massage, and knows how a normal labor proceeds. The doula’s role is to “hold space” and help the woman in labor when the need arises.
Recent studies have shown that childbirth occurs with fewer interventions and complications if the woman is assisted by a doula throughout the labor.
Women who had continuous support for such a doula during labor versus women who did not have continuous support during labor:
Also, 4 factors were identified that significantly affect childbirth satisfaction:
The most strikingly positive effects of continuous support for a woman during childbirth are manifested when a woman is supported by a person who is not at the same time an employee of the maternity hospital, nor is part of the woman’s social network, and who is present at childbirth solely to take care of the mother.
What does a Doula do?
In short, a doula helps a woman become a mother with tasks such as:
It is also important to understand that the Doula:
You can read more research about doula here:
Birth Doula Services Include:
“Basic” Doula includes:
“Smart” Doula includes:
“Smart” Doula includes:
“Premium” Doula includes:
Emily is a mother of two and has lived on the Treasure Coast for over 17 years. She is certified as a Labor and Postpartum Doula through ProDoula. She has a passion for Doula work and the families she serves.
As your Doula, Emily will support you in your choices, along with providing knowledgeable advice, giving you peace of mind and comfort during your labor and postpartum care. Empowerment, love, care, connection, and understanding are the pillars that Emily stands on in her everyday life, bringing those same morals into the care she provides her clients.
Everyone deserves support, a good birth, and experience a happy and healthy transition during the postpartum period. Emily hopes to be that support system, offering clients a high level of care that is unique and special to them and their families