A birth Doula is a trained professional who assists and supports in the journey of labor and birth.

At Coastal Roots, our certified and experienced Doulas provide continuous physical, emotional, and informational support. This support is given both to mothers and birth partners during labour and birth.

This is because a Doula’s role is to guide, support, and provide information to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. Doulas offer perspective, reassurance, support, and respite for the birth partner. In addition to suggestions for positioning, and other techniques for comfort and pain management. This includes methods such as soothing touch, massage, and breathing awareness.

Studies have shown that having a Doula provide continuous labor support will decrease the risk of intervention and negative outcomes. In addition to simultaneously increasing satisfaction with the birth experience.

Therefore, if you hire a Coastal Roots Doula to accompany you through labour and birth, you can expect:

31% decrease in the use of Pitocin
28% decrease in the risk of Cesarean
12% increase in the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth
9% decrease in the use of any medication for pain relief
14% decrease in the risk of newborn admission to special care nursery
34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with your birth experience

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Our Doulas are experienced in both hospital and home births. And will function as a member of your birth-team wherever you chose to labour and give birth. This is because they take pride in supporting each unique family’s values and desires, with respect and compassion. All the while providing competent, present, and tailored care.

Additionally, our Doulas provide pre-natal and postpartum support. This takes place during a number of appointments, either in our clinic, or at your home.