Why a Doula should be Part of Your Birth Team

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Why I Love Doulas

In my last post about Why I Love MidwivesI spoke of a birth team. A doula is an integral part of that birth team both prenatally, during your birth and as you transition to motherhood.

Pelvic Floor and Diastasis Recti Assessment and Screening for Midwives

I did not have a Doula at my births (close to 10 years ago now!) because I didn’t know about them, but I certainly know about them now – in my business, I work closely with Doulas and have even trained as a Doula myself! 

In honour of World Doula Week here are a few things about Doulas that I think you should know along with a few sites I think you should check out.

  • Having a Doula at your birth tends to result in shorter labour with fewer complications
  • Having a Doula can help reduce negative feelings about your childbirth experience
  • Having a Doula may reduce the need for Pitocin (a labour-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction, and cesareans
  • Having a Doula can reduce the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals

Here are some great sites about Doulas that are well worth reading:

Evidence-Based Birth

Birth Takes A Village

Mama Goddess Birth Shop

Recommended Programs:

ABC Challenge is a short 7-day challenge that introduces you to my philosophy of pelvic floor fitness. It is available free and is a glimpse into my now-famous Buff Muff Challenge.