Welcome to Baby MAMA doula

 
 

What is a Doula?

A Labor Doula is a childbirth assistant who provides support and care for the expectant mother and her partner. 

Women who have the support of a doula statistically report a more satisfying birth experience, shorter labor, and fewer medical complications during labor. 

Doulas provide encouragement, support, and education throughout pregnancy, labor, the birth of the baby, and the following weeks after delivery.

What do Doulas do during labor?

From the very first labor contraction, your Doula provides guidance and support as you begin labor in the comfort of your home.  Once active labor is reached your Doula provides constant physical and emotional support, massage, guidance, and coaching.  She stays by your side throughout your labor and the birth of your baby in order for you to have the best birthing experience possible!  The role a Doula plays is very versatile depending on the unique needs of the mother.

What are the benefits of having the support of a Doula in labor?

-31% decrease in the use of Pitocin

-28% decrease in the risk of C-section

-12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

-9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

-14% decrease in the risk of newborn being admitted to a special care nursery

-34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

http://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/

Providing continuous support and education for the birthing mother since 1996!

“Ultimately, remember that doulas are support coaches; they are not supposed to impose their views on your birth.  Their job is to carry out your vision to the best of their ability, given the circumstances that arise, and help make it a day to remember.  It's a celebration, after all."

http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/giving-birth/doula/what-is-a-doula/

“Continuous support during labour should be the norm, rather than the exception.  Given the clear benefits and absence of adverse effects of continuous labour support, policymakers should consider including it as a covered service for all women.”

http://www.cochrane.org/CD003766/PREG_continuous-support-for-women-during-childbirth

To find out how I can support you as you prepare for your birth, please contact:


Julie Burns, RN, CLD

303 710-5686

Julie@babymamadoula.com