Doula Care

Doula CareA Doula is someone who provides non-clinical support and care to a woman (and her partner) during childbirth. Studies show that women who use the care of a Doula during childbirth require less medical interventions and have more positive, satisfying birthing experiences.

Women have complex needs during childbirth. In addition to the safety of modern obstetrical care, and the love and companionship provided by their partners, women need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect. They need individualized care based on their circumstances and preferences. To this end, a Doula works with a woman and her family, physicians, midwives and nurses with an aim to enhance communication and understanding.

With a Doula present, the pressure on the partner is also decreased, allowing participation at an optimum comfort level and increasing the enjoyment of the birth of the baby. Ideally, the Doula and the partner make the perfect support team for the woman, complementing each other’s strengths.

Birth Doula Services include: two prenatal visits at the clinic, providing support during your labour and birth at your home and/or in hospital, and a follow-up visit in your home during the post-partum period. Please contact the clinic for more information or to book Dr. Joanna for your upcoming birth.

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