Why use a Doula?
Research showing advantages of Doula support
As a result of the continuity of care provided by birth doulas (professional birth support engaged by the client), the Cochrane 2017 research statistics show:
39% decrease in the risk of caesarean delivery and improved opportunity for mother-baby bonding and breastfeeding outcomes, further supporting the health of babies by building their immunity
15% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
decrease in length of labour by 41 m minutes on average
38% decrease in a baby presenting with a below 5 APGAR score on birth
What is a Doula?
Doulas are birth professionals dedicated to your overall wellbeing in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Doula’s offer you emotional and physical support, evidence based research, education, pain management, unconditional encouragement and continuous labour support in your home and in the hospital.
Why do I need a Doula?
Do we really need a third wheel getting in the way of our bonding? What do Doulas actually do? Families ask me these questions all the time …… This picture sums it up perfectly – just one example of how we help – your partner can’t hold you the way you want to be held in labour and do your counter pressure massage at the same time.
Doulas are incredible, we aren’t there to disturb you and your partner, we are there to ensure you are supported from top to bottom, emotionally, physically, spiritually. We ensure that bonding with your partner is increased by freeing up your partner to just hold you. Counter pressure massage is everything to a lot of women, it can be the difference between coping and not coping.
Danae is a Sydney birth doula and pregnancy support specialist. She works with families to provide guidance, information, emotional and physical support during pregnancy and birth.
If you have any questions about birth and pregnancy support and her doula services, don’t hesitate to contact Danae directly.