Labor Doula Support
Description on what a doula is and how she can meet the needs of couples during labor and birth in South Jersey.
Labor Doula Services
As a Certified Labor Doula (CLD) in the South Jersey/Philadelphia region, I am a trained and experienced birth professional who guides and supports families during one of the most important times in their lives- pregnancy and labor/birth.
Birth is Better When You Don’t Feel Alone
As much as having a baby is pure joy and a dream come true, the idea of birth can also feel scary and overwhelming to most people. There are so many negative perceptions of birth, but I truly believe that a positive birth can be experienced by all if they have a supportive birth team.
Having a dedicated support companion can change your experience in an amazing way. Making a laboring mother feel comfortable, respected, heard and honored is my goal as a Doula.
Birth is better when you don’t feel alone or afraid, and with the constant support of your partner and a Doula, this can change everything.
A Doula Guides You to Have an Easier Birth
Stands by a family’s side during your entire birthing and acts as a birth guide that listens, comforts, reassures, encourages and cares
Honors and helps to protect your special birthing day
Provides information during pregnancy and helps to translate medical terms and various situations that may arise during labor and birth
Helps coordinate prenatal resources for optimal health in pregnancy
Provides physical and emotional comfort measures in labor
Helps couples determine their vision for birth and encourages them to advocate for their birth wishes and supports their choices
Helps couples feel informed in their decision-making process and ensures that they are able to maintain autonomy in the choices they make surrounding their baby’s birth day
Supports the birth partner so that they are confident to help Mom during labor and relieves their pressure to be the sole support for her during labor and birth
Ensures that couples are adjusting well as a new family after birth and that breastfeeding is off to a smooth start
Benefits of Hiring a Labor Doula
It has been medically documented that the presence of a Doula can positively impact the birth experience, providing countless benefits for Mom, Partner and Baby.
Mom achieves a more comfortable birth with less fear
Shortens the length of labor
Requests less pain medication and reduces the use of epidurals
Less inductions and augmentations of labor
Fewer assisted births with forceps or vacuum
Increases the chance of a successful VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
Higher satisfaction of a Mom’s birth outcome
Decreases the rate of postpartum depression
Still Have Questions?
If you’re wondering about the details, there are answers!
Is a Doula worth the financial investment?
Are Doulas only beneficial for those trying for a natural birth?
I’m having a Midwife, is a Doula still necessary?
How is payment made?
What happens if my Doula gets injured or sick?