January 1, 2016
How Can a Doula Help You With Your Birth?
Doulas have knowledge and experience in almost everything related to pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum care. Doulas can offer recommendations and resources for an expectant mom and her partner. Doulas can answer non-medical question related to pregnancy, childbirth, epidurals, breastfeeding and so much more. Doulas can also provide support and encouragement for you and your partner during your pregnancy.
Research studies have shown that the type of support provided by a doula can result in many emotional and physical benefits for the laboring mother and new baby, including fewer medical interventions and improved mother-infant bonding.
Having a doula means you’ll benefit from continuous emotional and physical support from someone trained and experienced in assisting birthing women. In today’s busy hospital environment it is unlikely that a nurse will be able to provide this type of continuous support. A doula will get to know you and your wishes before the birth and can help you advocate for your choices during the birth. Every baby’s birth is the birth of a new family as well and a doula can support all members of the family, including fathers, siblings, and grandparents, as they welcome their newest addition.
As a childbirth and postpartum doula I enjoy assisting my clients with their pregnancy related questions and concerns. I give a lot of attention and information to my clients and am available for their needs during their pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period.
This blog written by Lisa Raynor , a childbirth and postpartum doula in Coral Springs, FL. She is also a mom of three boys, a wife, and loves to blog about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care and breastfeeding.