»What is a Doula?
The word Doula is a Greek word meaning “women’s servant.” A Doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
Following a difficult birth with her son, Sarah wanted a different birth experience when she became pregnant with her daughter. With greater prenatal education and the help of a HypnoBirthing® Practitioner and Doula in NYC, Sarah had a peaceful birth where she felt empowered and respected throughout her labor and birth.
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»Why use a Doula?
According to the American College of Gynecology and Obstetrics (ACOG):
Women benefit from continuous emotional support and the use of non-pharmacologic methods to manage pain. Support offered by trained labor coaches such as doulas has been associated with improved birth outcomes, including shortened labor and fewer operative deliveries.”