Doula is the Greek name given for a women’s servant. While it has grown in popularity in the modern age, women have in fact been serving expectants mothers during childbirth for centuries.
Doula – An Ancient Tradition
Certified labour support companions have been proven to make labour and delivery a much easier, safer and more positive, memorable experience for all involved.
If you are expecting, there are a few things you want to plan for during your pregnancy. A major consideration for the modern pregnant women, is whether or not they will hire a doula to help them through delivery.
Doula – What are the Benefits?
With the assistance of a professional Doula, women report that they required fewer medical interventions and had less complications. Studies have also shown that when professionally supported, a mother in labour experienced:
- Reductions in the caesarean rate by 50 percent!
- Length of labour was reduced by 25 percent;
- The use of Oxytocin reduced by 40 percent;
- Epidural requests reduced by an impressive 60 percent;
- and forceps delivery reduced by up to 40 percent.
Doula – White Owl Birthing Service
With a growing team of national birthing support Doula, White Owl Birthing is headed by Sharron White, a registered nurse with more than 20 years nursing experience in the acute hospital sector.
In addition to the Doula Service, we also provide the following professional services:
- private cord blood collections
- attending births as a doula
- further experience with natural therapies
- pregnancy and remedial massage
To discuss your upcoming birth and how our team of specialized Birthing professionals can enrich your special experience, feel free to call Sharron direct on 03 9723 6747 or call her mobile: 0408 390 113
Doula – Certified Labor Companion
Our team are highly trained and very respectful and grateful for the opportunity to share your birthing experience. Our services are tailored to suit your specific requirements and/or beliefs.
A Doula provides a little luxury for the expectant mother and will ensure you and your partner gain the most out of your experience.
A White Owl Birthing doula is trained DONA International professional who provides non-medical support (physical and emotional) to a woman leading up to and during her labor and delivery, an aspect of care that was traditionally practiced in midwifery.
A labor doula may attend a woman having a home birth or a woman labouring at home before transporting to a hospital or a birth centre, where she will continue support. Doulas do not perform clinical duties such as heart rate checks or vaginal exams, or give medical advice. Labor doulas rely on techniques like massage, aromatherapy, visualization, positive positioning, emotional support, encouragement, and nurturing to help women through labor.
Many offer phone and email support as well as prenatal and postpartum visits to ensure the mother is informed and supported. The terms of a labor/birth doula’s responsibilities are decided between the doula and the family. The doula is also an ally for the father or partner, who may have little experience with the labor process and may also find the process anxiety provoking. Often the doula will help the partner find ways to support the laboring woman.
Studies have shown that childbirth education can help reduce paternal anxiety and one of the doula’s roles is to educate. A responsible doula supports, encourages, and educates the father or partner in his or her support style rather than replacing them.
Contact Our Expert Doula team today to discuss your requirements using one of the following options:
Telephone: 03 9723 6747
Mobile: 0408 390 113
Doula Service – Natural Therapy Pages Australia
What is a Doula – Wikipedia
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