Why should you use the assistance and support of a Doula?
Studies have shown that births with Doula's in attendance have:
- 25% shorter labour
- 60% reduction in epidural requests
- 50% reduction in cesarian rate
- 40% reduction in artificial oxytocin use (Pitocin)
- 40% reduction in forceps births
- 30% reduction in analgesia use
- decreased postpartum depression
- improved breastfeeding rates
(taken from Kennel, Klaus and Kennel, Mothering the Mother)
A doula will not dictate or change your birth experience. A doula is there to support your process, to guide you through your own experience and manifestation of your birth.
A doula will create and hold space for you to be you, to make room for your story to unfold.
You are your own creator and a doula will walk beside you reminding you of that. Reminding you of your inherent abilities, of your power and your strength, to birth new life.
Because YOU CAN DO THIS!
So we are very excited to be able to offer you all sorts of consultations, services and workshops and packages with our trained birth doulas. Please go to our "Meet us" page for details about them.
Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with your interests and concerns so that we are able to tailor a program that is right for you.
Duration and prices depend on the services that you receive.
Please check with your insurance plan as some of the doula services may be covered by your health insurance provider.
If money should be a concern for you please contact us so we can find a solution for you.
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.
"Barbara Katz Rothmann"