WHY USE DOULA SERVICES?
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 to both mothers and birth partners during labour and birth.
A Doula’s role is to guide, support and provide information in order to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. Doulas offer perspective, reassurance, support, respite for the birth partner, suggestions for positioning and other techniques for comfort and pain management such as soothing touch, massage, and breathing awareness.
Studies have shown having a Doula provide continuous labor support will decrease the risk of intervention and negative outcomes while simultaneously increasing satisfaction with the birth experience.
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
*find out more at evidencebasedbirth.com
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. They take pride in supporting each unique family’s values and desires with respect and compassion while providing competent, present, and tailored care.
Our Doulas also provide pre-natal and postpartum support during a number of appointments either in our clinic or at your home.