Welcome to Precious Beginnings,
"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers- strong, competent, capable mothers that trust themselves and know their inner strength." ~Barbara Katz Rothman
"She believed she could, so she did."
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens Me." Philippians 4:13
What is your role as my doula/Why should I use a doula?
As a doula, I am here to assist you and your partner in making the most special labor and birth experience possible. I will provide you with education materials and ideas during your pregnancy to help equip you for your labor and delivery. I will be a constant presence during labor and delivery and shortly afterwards. I provide comfort measures continuously during labor and delivery. Such as, position changes, light massage, encouraging words and guidance on what's coming next. I will be in touch after baby is born by phone, email and post partum visit/s.
Can a doula help me if I am planning on medications?
Absolutely! My role as a doula is to be whatever you need me to be to ensure your labor and delivery is a success in your eyes. I will still help you with education materials, going through labor and delivery and post partum.
Women with continuous labor support by a doula have seen:
- 31% decrease in use of pitocin
- 28% decrease in the risk of c-sections
- 14% decrease in risk of newborns being edmitted to a special nursery
- 12% increase in likelihood of spontaneous vaginal birth
- 9% decrease in use of ANY pain medications
- 34% decrease in being dissatisfied with their birth experience
PLEASE CHECK OUT MY BLOG FOR EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS TO HELP YOU THROUGHOUT PREGNANCY AND LABOR.