Birth is kind of a big deal. For most women, it is an experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives. If you are newly pregnant or a seasoned mom, you definitely want a birth coach/doula by your side for your big day.
If this is the first time you have heard of a birth coach or labor doula, let me share with you what one does. A birth coach/doula provides expecting women with education, physical and emotional support before, during and after childbirth.
What are the some of the benefits to hiring a birth coach?
Professional - Pregnancy and childbirth is our jam. It’s what we do. It’s our passion and our livelihood. We want the best for you and your family, it’s why we chosen this as our profession. We deliver our support in an unbiased and compassionate way.
Empower Partners - We are not here to replace your partner, mom or friend. Birth coaches are experts in the field of birth. Your partner, mom and friends are experts of you. We work together to provide you comfort and security during the birthing process.
Continuity of Care - Unlike nurses and doctors, birth coaches stay with you the ENTIRE time. We don’t leave to attend other patients. We don’t take breaks.
Education and Resources - Your time with your provider is short. Birth coaches provide education and resources through prenatal visits prior to birth. There are no questions or concerns too little or too big.
What does the research say?
Research shows that:
Women who give birth with a doula have a lower risk of cesarean section.
More likely to give birth spontaneously and without the use of vacuum or forceps
Have shorter labors and overall positive birth experience