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Labor Doula

 
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Your doula will be by your side during labor and delivery. Using a labor doula decreases your chance of a cesarean, has been known to shorten labor and can decrease your need for medication. She will meet with you before your baby is born to learn your hopes and expectations for labor and be available throughout your pregnancy to address all your questions, needs and concerns. Your doula is on-call for you 24 hours a day, two weeks before and after your due date (approximately weeks 38-42).

Your Hip to Heart labor doula will support you in the following ways:

  • Emotional support before, during and after labor and birth

  • Help you write a birth wish list according to your preferences, guided by our expertise

  • Share physical comfort measures that she or your partner can provide during labor and birth such as light touch massage, breathing patterns and position changes

  • Help you advocate for yourself during birth

  • Understands birth process; helps you understand how labor is progressing

  • Gives one-on-one attention

  • Gently helps initiate breastfeeding within an hour after birth