A Doula's role & benefits:
A birth doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, & informational support during labor, birth & early postpartum. Recent studies show that the presence of a doula shortened first-time labor by an average of 2 hours, decreased the need for pain medication, decreased the chance of cesarean by 50%, helped birth partners participate with more confidence and increased the chance of successful breastfeeding!
As a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula I have provided support to women and their families in Buffalo and WNY for 15 years. DONA, International is the oldes&t doula organization in the world. My additional certifications and trainings include Certified Hypnobabies ® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, Acupressure for Pregnancy Labor, Rebozo certified, and a certified Dancing For Birth Instructor. Visit Doula Match for a complete listing. I am also one of the co-directors of WNY Doulas, a collaboration of local doulas who hold monthly client group meetings as well as host the annual Better Birth Conference. This year's event is April 15, 2018. Buy Better Birth Conference tickets here
How can Niagara Doula help YOU? During our prenatal meetings you will create a birth and postpartum plan, learn and practice various positions of comfort and much more! When early labor actually begins I am available to support you in early labor at home with acupressure and other physical comfort measures. I will remain with you & your birth partner during your active labor, birth and early postpartum.