Every woman deserves a doula

The aim of a doula is to help provide a supportive and safe environment for a woman to give birth.

You will be given unconditional emotional, physical, and informative support regardless of your choices for childbirth. A doula will provide a constant calming presence during labour.

Medical research has shown time and again the importance of emotional support during labour and birth to enhance the woman’s experience of birth as well as positively influencing the birth outcome and bonding experience.

Research has shown that having a doula present at birth can help with the following:

  • Shortening first time labour by on average 2 hours

  • Decreasing the chance of caesarean sections by 50%

  • Decreasing the need for pain medication

  • Helping the partner participate with confidence

If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.

~ John H. Kennell