Welcome and congratulations! This is an amazing time in your life!

You're probably bombarded daily with advice, information, and decisions.

Well let's just take a moment and breathe.

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How can you have the birth YOU want? A more peaceful, joyous, safe, or empowering birth?

Hire a doula.

WHAT IS A DOULA?

 

Doula- (doo•la) n;
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.

-DONA

 

Doulas provide physical support through the use of positioning, gentle touch, counter pressure, breathing techniques, providing water, etc. They also offer emotional support-- a nurturing, encouraging connection during the turbulence of labor. Doulas are advocates for parents in a medical setting; suggesting options and supporting decisions made by parents.  Doulas support birth partners (husbands, grandmas, girlfriends) in being as involved as they feel comfortable. Physical and emotional support makes a huge difference for the whole birth team.

 

It has been observed that when continuous labor support was provided by a doula the following was experienced :

  • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin*

  • 28% decrease in the risk of C-section*

  • 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth*

  • 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

  • 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery

  • 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience*

-Evidence Based Birth

Michelle Friesen

(805) 813-4709

Michelle@HappyMamaBirthServices.com

Service Area:

Eugene, Springfield, Veneta, Florence, Junction City, Noti, Mapleton, Crow, Goshen, Coburg, Walton, Cheshire, Creswell

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