Birth & Postpartum Doula Services

Birth & Postpartum Doula Services from Oak & Acorn Doula Services

By: Oak & Acorn Doula Services  09-03-2012
Keywords: Doula, Labour Support, Natural Childbirth

Labour & Birth Support: (info taken from Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth: tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction reduces the requests for pain medication and epidurals, as well as the incidence of cesareans What effects does the presence of a doula have on the mother? When a doula is present during and after childbirth, women report greater satisfaction with their birth experience, make more positive assessments of their babies, have fewer cesareans and requests for medical intervention, and less postpartum depression. What effects do the presence of doulas have on babies? Studies have shown that babies born with doulas present tend to have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries, breastfeed more easily and have more affectionate mothers in the postpartum period. Postpartum Support: In those early, often overwhelming, days and months of having a new babe at home I’d love to come in to your home and help you with a variety of needs. Some of the areas I can help you with are overnight support, breastfeeding support, sibling transitions, baby soothing, and practical household tasks.

Keywords: Doula, Home Birth, Labour Support, Natural Childbirth, Newborn Care, Postpartum Care, Postpartum Doula

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