A Good Doula Believes
Overall, a Doula believes it is a woman's rite of passage to birth her baby where, with whom, and how she wishes.
A Doula is knowledgeable in comfort measures such as relaxation breathing, massage and positioning, managing labour sensations using water, hot packs and aromas among other skills.
Doulas specialise in non-medical skills and do not perform clinical tasks. A Doula is skilled in supporting the birthing woman and her partner to meet the challenge of labour one contraction at a time - calmly, professionally and with purpose all the way up to the moment
you kiss your baby's face.
Picture by Doula and Photographer Maegan Hall.
These are the real benefits of a having a Doula at your birth.
A professional who can help you achieve…
50% reduction in caesarean rate
25% shorter labour
60% reduction in epidural requests
30% reduction in analgesia use
40% reduction in oxytocin use
40% reduction in forceps delivery
Improved breastfeeding, decreased incidence of postpartum depression,
greater maternal satisfaction and better mother-infant interaction