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Why Pregnant Couples Love Birth Doulas
Listens and Answers Questions
Teaches Comfort Techniques
Shares the Heavy Lifting at Birth
Lowers C-Section Chance and Medication Use in Labor.
Personal Birth Encyclopedia and Educator
Shines Up Dad's White Knight Armor
Doulas do not....
Deliver Babies (that is for your midwife or doctor to do.)
Provide physical, emotional, and educational support from pregnancy to beyond.
All moms benefit from a doula, no matter what type of birth you are planning.
A birth doula will:
physical and emotional support
information to help couples make informed choices before, during, and after the birth
utilize techniques and comfort measures which ease labor pains
guide moms in navigating their way through a sometimes confusing and overwhelming medical system
educate families and help them find the information they need to make confident choices for their family and their birth
stay with their clients throughout the entire labor, birth, and immediate postpartum time
provide steadfast, non-judgmental emotional support and reassurance.
Having this continuous support from a non-biased professional is associated with improved maternal and fetal health, lower risk of interventions, and less need for pain relief medications.
Explore other types of doulas: Postpartum, Sibling, Loss
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